Comedy Central has given a 10-episode series order to a new interview show from “2 Dope Queens” host Phoebe Robinson.
The untitled half-hour series will see Robinson host pop culture luminaries and “create experiences with her guests that take us into their world and out of her comfort zone,” according to the network. “As a workaholic who has the luxury of working from home most days at the expense of experiencing the world, Phoebe is getting out of the house and meeting the people she’s admired from afar.”
“This show will hit that sweet spot between educational and charmingly ignorant,” Robinson said in a statement. “Who doesn’t love that? Well, all older black people who struggled and marched for my rights. But besides that, everyone else does!”
“Phoebe is everything we look for in a creative partner. She’s hilarious, brilliant, relatable and not afraid to be provocative,” said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, co-heads of original content for Comedy Central. “This unique format is the perfect vehicle for her, as she gets some of today’s most fascinating people to show us a new side of themselves, while we also get to spend more time with the incredibly compelling Phoebe. We’re fortunate to be working with her on this series and can’t wait to get started.”
The series will be Embassy Row and Robinson’s recently formed production company, Tiny Reparations. Robinson will executive produce in addition to hosting, with Michael Davies serving as executive producer for Embassy Row.
Christian McLaughlin and Samantha Schles will oversee for Comedy Central.