In a move that will come as a surprise to no one, Comedy Central has announced that Inside Amy Schumer is being renewed for a third season. The critically acclaimed series has some of the best writing on television and is one of the best sketch shows currently running. It’s also hip, entertaining, funny and original.
The Los Angeles Times hailed the latest season as “brilliant, biting…outrageous” and Entertainment Weekly said it was “sharper than ever.” The weekly guest appearances are a comedy “who’s who list” that includes an unending list of great stand up performers performers like Kurt Metzger, Jim Florentine, Jim Norton, Dave Attell, Neal Brennan, Robert Kelly, and Big Jay Oakerson as well as Hollywood actors like Paul Giamatti, Zach Braff, Amber Tamblin, and Parker Posey. Even the show’s music is original and tight– composed by Questlove.
The series was created by Schumer and Daniel Powell, who executive produce along with Jessi Klein, the series’ Head Writer. Steve Ast is co-executive producer and production services are provided by Jax Media, helmed by veteran producer Tony Hernandez. Brooke Posch and Cory Stern are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
Comedy Central freshman series Review and Triptank are both being renewed for second seasons. Review stars Andy Daly (you remember him as the principal from Eastbound & Down) as a life critic and is getting raves from television critics like AV Club and Paste Magazine. Daly plays Forrest MacNeil who reviews life itself: the adrenaline rush of stealing, the dangers of drug addiction, the joys of sleeping with a celebrity.
Triptank is a collection of animated shorts, spanning a wide variety of styles and formats, with outstanding guest voices like Larry David, Duncan Trussell, Zach Galiafinakis, Kumail Nanjiani, and Kyle Kinane. Featuring recurring sketches as well as insular pieces– some of the storylines covered in season one included a man falling in love with an artificial vagina, and Larry David having lunch with Larry Flynt.
The two new series greenlit by the network both involve super rich and super obnxious women– almost picking up where the reality world of the Housewives and Kardashian-esque shows leave off. Another Period will star Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome playing uber-wealthy but useless sisters but set at the turn of the century in 1902, navigating the party life and trying to become famous. Idiotsitter, which is currently a digital series for Comedy Central, is now the second digital series produced by CC:Studios to transition to on-air series. Idiotsitter is about a young woman hired to babysit a mega-rich woman-child under house arrest in her daddy’s mansion. The series stars its creators, Charlotte Newhouse and Jillian Bell.
And finally, Comedy Central has placed an order for six new digital series, including “6 Guys, 1 Car”, “300 Sunnyside”, “New Timers”, “Pie Guys”, “Roustabout with Kurt Braunohler” and “Tiger Team Awesome.”