Network also orders new series “Idiotsitter” and “Another Period”
Fear not, Amy Schumer fans; another batch of delightfully tasteful sketch comedy from your favorite funny lady is on its way.
Comedy Central has renewed “Inside Amy Schumer” for a third season, the network said Monday. The Andy Daly comedy “Review” and animated series “TripTank” have also been renewed for second seasons.
The network has also given the green light to a pair of new series, “Another Period” and “Idiotsitter.” Starring Natasha Leggero (“Brickleberry”) and Riki Lindhome (“Garfunkel and Oates”), the series, set at the turn of the century, focuses on the Bellacourts, the first family of Newport, R.I., who have have absolutely nothing to offer to the world, but who have so much money that it doesn’t matter. Leggero and Lindhome, who are also writing and executive producing the series, play a pair of sisters who care only about how they look, what parties they attend and becoming famous, which is a lot harder in 1902.
“Idiotsitter,” meanwhile, was created by and stars Jillian Bell (Comedy Central’s “Workaholics”) and Charlotte Newhouse (“Brainstorm”). In the series, Newhouse plays a straight-and-narrow young woman who’s hired to babysit a megarich womanchild (played by Bell) who is under house arrest in her daddy’s mansion.
In addition to the new and returning on-air shows, the network has given the go-ahead to a number of digital series — “6 Guys 1 Car,” “Team Tiger Awesome,” “300 Sunnyside,” “New Timers,” “Pie Guys” and the previously announced “Roustabout with Kurt Braunohler” — which are being produced by CC:Studios and will be distributed across platforms such as cc.com and the new Comedy Central App. The digital series will premiere throughout 2014.
“There are two significant things that unite this disparate slate of shows,” Comedy Central president, content development and original programming Kent Alterman said. “1. They are all super funny, and 2. We hope our fans agree.”