Comedy Central has renewed Inside Amy Schumer for a third season and has greenlighted a new series titled Another Period starring Natasha Leggero (pictured) and Riki Lindhome (of Garfunkel and Oates fame) as well as Idiotsitter, co-created and starring Charlotte Newhouse and Jillian Bell. It’s little surprise that Inside Amy Schumer was re-upped, seeing as the sketch comedy series has become one of the most popular shows on Comedy Central and Schumer, herself has been selling out theaters across the nation and working on her own movie Trainwreck with Judd Apatow.
Leggero and Lindhome’s series Another Period – set in 1902 – centers on wealthy sisters Lillian (Leggero) and Beatrice (Lindhome). They’re part of Newport, Rhode Island’s “first family” and thus care only about becoming famous, which they’ll find a tad difficult since they’re living during the turn of the century. Leggero and Lindhome are executive producers and writers on the series; the show is directed by Drunk History’s Jeremy Konner. By the way, Lindhome will also star in Garfunkel and Oates on IFC, premiering Aug. 7.
If Idiotsitter seems a bit more familiar to you, it’s because it already exists as a digital series through CC: Studios, Comedy Central’s Web-based arm of its original programming and, as we’re seeing, a sort of incubator for shows that could make the transition to television. Idiotsitter revolves around Newhouse who is hired to watch after a wealthy “womanchild” (Bell). The pilot also stars Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Beth Dover, Brett Gelman, Tom Lennon, Jason Ritter, Rosa Salazar and Armen Weitzman. Newhouse’s Idiotsitter is the second show to make the transition from Web to television for Comedy Central. Ari Shaffir’s This is Not Happening was the first digital series to make the leap; it’ll premiere on the smallscreen this fall.
Comedy Central has also renewed comedian Andy Daly’s series Review, which stars Daly as “life critic” Forrest MacNeil who doesn’t review the arts but “life itself.” Animated shorts series TripTank has also been renewed for 20 episodes.
The following digital series have been greenlighted by Comedy Central:
6 Guys 1 Car – written and starring Dormtainment’s comedy troupe and directed by Nick Goossen, the series follows six guys from Atlanta to Los Angeles, documenting the “Broke and Famous” lifestyle of their YouTube popularity.
300 Sunnyside – the six roommates of 300 Sunnyside aren’t worried about their stagnant existence; they have too many petty, meaningless squabbles to occupy their attention. Written by Barry Rothbart and Danny Solomon, the series stars Rothbart, Brian Huskey, Betsy Sodaro, Nick Rutherford, Chris Reinacher and Cornell Reid and is directed by Andy Landen.
New Timers – written by, directed by and starring comedy duo Good Cop Great Cop, aka Matt Porter & Charlie Hankin, “New Timers” follows Matt and Charlie, two friends who managed to survive the apocalypse. The world has changed, Matt and Charlie have not.
Pie Guys – written by and starring Jon Barinholtz, “Pie Guys” follows the lives of three very different breeds of idiot, who work as delivery drivers for a pizza shop. “Pie Guys” also stars Mort Burke and Rob Belushi and is directed by Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen.
Roustabout with Kurt Braunohler (previously announced) – written by Kurt Braunohler and Scotty Landes and directed by Jeff Tomsic, “Roustabout” features Braunohler creating sweeping feats of absurdity to make the world a better place. Each season will feature a specific act of stupidity to make the world a bit brighter.
Team Tiger Awesome – written by Nick Mundy, Michael Truly and Clint Gage, who will direct, the series follows a loose cannon detective, played by Chris Jericho, and his by-the-book partner, played by Mundy, who kill time on an endless stakeout by doing the one thing that ruins a good detective team…sharing feelings with each other.