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Comedy Central Renews Inside Amy Schumer and Broad City

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Comedy Central knows whats up. The network has officially announced renewals for “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Broad City.”

The variety sketch series, “Inside Amy Schumer,” has been renewed for a fifth season after the comedian’s breakthrough year including a 2015 Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and a hit debut film, Trainwreck. She was named to Time Magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People. The fourth season of “Inside Amy Schumer” begins this April.

“Broad City” has been renewed for both a fourth AND a fifth season. Ilana and Abbi have been loved by critics since its premiere. The show’s third season premieres on Feb. 17 at 10:00 p.m. EST.

Hillary Clinton to Appear in Season Three of Broad City

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“Saturday Night Live” is usually the show that presidential candidates like to cameo on but Hillary Clinton will be making an appearance on the Comedy Central show “Broad City” during its third season.

The news was announced in a release last week though it was not revealed which episode the former Secretary of State will be appearing in or in what role. All we have are a couple publicity stills. But we can can assume is it will be amazing simply because it is Abbi and Ilana.

Season three of Broad City premieres Feb. 17, 2016 at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central.

Broad City Gets Season 3 Premiere Date!

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“Broad City,” one of the BEST comedies on television right now, has finally gotten a third season premiere date. Time to get excited. The series on Comedy Central stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. It will return for a third season on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Our favorite girls in the city will return for ten episodes right after Valentine’s Day which as a few other blogs have pointed out, sounds like it could mean a hilarious intro episode for us regarding Abbi and Ilana’s holiday of love. (Here’s hoping.)

Among the adventures we can expect in season three reportedly: “a trip to the DMV, a rat in the apartment, going clubbing, taking on new job responsibilities, visiting Abbi’s dad and new hook ups.”

The show was renewed for a third season just days before it’s season two premiere, and it will be interesting to see if Comedy Central repeats that show of confidence in next couple months. This is one of the more well-written shows about a friendship between 20-something females I have ever seen. So I hope it goes on even longer.

Key & Peele Ending With This Season

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In a bit of sad news for a good reason, the Comedy Central series “Key & Peele” will be ending with this season. The show’s stars and writers Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele revealed the news to The Wrap earlier today.

The duo told the outlet,

“This is our final season. and it’s not because of Comedy Central, it’s us. It was just time for us to explore other things, together and apart. I compare it to Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. We might make a movie and then do our own thing for three years and then come back and do another movie… There will be Key & Peele productions coming up. We’re doing the reboot of ‘Police Academy,’ and there’s a TV show in the works that me might do for Comedy Central. There’s lots of stuff we have cooking up.”

“Key & Peele” is currently in its fifth season but both stars have only gotten busier and more in demand since the show first started. They are working on an upcoming New Line comedy film titled Keanu which is also set to star  Gabrielle Union, Will Forte and Method Man. The film follows Key and Peele as two friends who, in an an attempt to rescue a kidnapped kitten (presumably named after the John Wick star). They decide to pose as a pair of gangsters but their charade attracts the attention of a murderous drug lord (Method Man).

On top of that, Paramount Pictures also has a Substitute Teacher movie on the way, based on Key’s “Key & Peele” sketch character Mr. Garvey, an inner-city substitute who doesn’t quite fit in when he’s assigned to teach a room full of middle-class white students.

“Key & Peele” is concluding after this season and there are about 8 episodes left.

Trevor Noah Will Replace Jon Stewart as Daily Show Host

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After weeks of wondering who would be replacing Jon Stewart in hosting “The Daily Show,” Comedy Central has confirmed that 31-year-old correspondent Trevor Noah would be taking over the reigns.

Despite hopes that Jessica Williams would take over, Noah was also rumored to be favored by CC to replace Stewart. Among the talented people suggested to host the program, such names as Jason Jones, Samantha Bee, and Tina Fey. (A female host was heavily suggested as many of the late night programs are male dominated at Comedy Central.)

Noah is a relative newcomer to “The Daily Show” He joined the program in December of last year and has only appeared so far in three segments. However, previously he hosted a late-night talk show of his own in South Africa as well as a few radio programs and the South African Music Awards.

Stewart commented about the announcement saying,

“I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor. He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with…In fact, I may rejoin as a correspondent just to be a part of it!!!”

Reportedly, Stewart will be staying until sometime between July and December.

Comedy Central Adapting Web Sensation “BriTANick”

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Comedy Central has announced that they are adapting the popular web series “BriTANick.” The series will be a half-hour scripted show according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“BriTANick” the series, will star Nick Kocher and Brian McElhaney as fictional best friends in a farcical series of adventures based on their real lives. In the pilot, Nick fakes his own death to get out of a relationship as Brian tries to buy his way back into one.

The duo have an incredibly popular series of online videos which have millions of views and even some famous fans such as Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion.

Kocher and McElhaney created BriTANick in 2008 after the duo graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. The duo writes, directs, edits and acts in all of their videos. So far they have created more than 30 shorts with millions of views each.

This is also not the first time that Comedy Central has adapted a web series for television. They just renewed “Broad City” for a second season.

If “BriTANick” is picked up for an official series, it would join fellow comedy/skit shows “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Key and Peele,” and “The Kroll Show,” among others.

Comedy Central Taps Larry Wilmore For New Show

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Larry Wilmore will be taking over the late night news front after Stephen Colbert’s departure at the end of the year on Comedy Central. Wilmore will host a new weeknight show titled “The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore,” which is set to premiere in January.

You might recognize Wilmore already as he has been working on “The Daily Show” since 2006. He appears as the show’s “Senior Black Correspondent.”

It was revealed in April that Colbert would take over David Letterman’s spot on “Late Show” on CBS. Comedy Central also lost another “Daily Show” contributor, John Oliver, after he landed a late night deal on HBO.

“We are thrilled to be expanding our relationship with Jon Stewart and Busboy Productions, and are looking forward to the world getting to know Larry Wilmore even better,” said Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless. “He’s a spectacular talent in front of and behind the camera. The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore follows in the Comedy Central tradition — bringing new perspectives to the day’s events and breaking ground in the world of late-night television.”

The “Minority Report” executive producer, John Stewart, extended a welcome to Wilmore.

“While Larry Wilmore is a brilliant comic and showrunner, this is all just a complicated ruse to get him to move to New York and turn him into a Knicks fan.”

“The Jeselnik Offensive” Canceled at Comedy Central

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Comedy Central has official cancelled the “Jeselnik Offensive.” Is anyone upset about this or are too busy watching “@Midnight” like me? The news was confirmed by the network on Monday. The series, which has run for two seasons, was a topical talk show that was hosted by stand-up comic Anthony Jeselnik.

Jeselnik also recently completed a three-month, multicity comedy tour sponsored by the Viacom-owned cable network. During the final night of the tour, at the New York Comedy Festival, Jeselnik said from the stage that the series would not move forward and he had no future plans with the network.

Comedy Central also likely cancelled the faltering show after the immense success of the Chris Hardwick hosted show “@Midnight.”  which in its first week finished third among adults 18-49, trailing only The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report.

Comedy Central Renews Key & Peele, Brickleberry and Drunk History

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Comedy Central has announced the renewal of three of their hit shows,  “Key & Peele,” “Brickleberry” and “Drunk History,” for next season. The news was announced by Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, Comedy Central.

“Key & Peele” is being renewed for a fourth season. It is executive produced by Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ian Roberts, Jay Martel and Joel Zadak. Each episode of the show consists of several pre-taped sketches starring the two actors, introduced by Key and Peele in front of a live studio audience. The sketches cover a variety of societal topics, often with a focus on Black-American culture and race relations.

“Brickleberry” is heading into its third season and is produced by Fox 21 and executive produced by Daniel Tosh, Waco O’Guin and Roger Black. The series follows a group of Park rangers as they work through their daily lives in the fictional Brickleberry National Park.

“Drunk History” was renewed for a second season renewal and is executive produced by Derek Waters, Jeremy Konner, along with Gary Sanchez Productions’ Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and Owen Burke. In each episode, an inebriated narrator struggles to recount an event from American history, while actors enact the narrator’s anecdote, lip syncing any dialog. The show guest stars several famous actors portraying the historical events.

“We are covering several genres with these pickups: one sketch; one animation; and whatever ‘Drunk History’ is,” said Alterman.

All three new seasons will premiere in 2014.