Comedy Central gave the green light to a brand new scripted series from Rory Scovel. Titled Robbie, the half hour scripted series follows youth league basketball coach in a small southern town, living in his father’s shadow. He discovers a way to get out from under that shadow- by living in his son’s spotlight. Scovel wrote the series with Anthony King (Broad City, Silicon Valley). The eight episode run stars Beau Bridges as Robbie’s father as well as SNL alum Sasheer Zamata, and Mary Holland.
Scovel previously appeared on the series premiere of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour, and had an unforgettable role in truTV’s Those Who Can’t.
“I can’t wait to get started. I think our cast and entire production team is insanely talented,” said Scovel. “It’s exciting to work with Comedy Central and it’s especially awesome because they said they would never cancel us.” Comedy Central was also excited calling Rory “an incredible storyteller and comedic visionary.”
Looking ahead, Comedy Central has a stacked year to offer fans with a programming slate that will feature new and returning series including: the premieres of scripted half-hour series Awkwafina, The Other Two and South Side; sketch-comedy series Alternatino with Arturo Castro; stand-up series This Week at the Comedy Cellar and The New Negroes; new series from Jordan Klepper and Anthony Jeselnik; along with the final season of Broad City, the return of the critically acclaimed Corporate, and new seasons of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Tosh.0, Drunk History, and The Jim Jefferies Show.