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If you’re a fan of Comedy Central’s Another Period, it’s time to grab some cocaine wine and celebrate. The network has renewed the freshman comedy series for a ten-episode second season. Another Period was created Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, who also star as the two oblivious, obnoxious, and self-centered Bellacourt sisters, Lillian and Beatrice. The series, which is also executive produced by Jeremy Kroner, Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld, and Mike Rosenstein, centers on the Bellacourt family and particularly focuses on Leggero’s Lillian and Lindhome’s Beatrice, who only care about being rich and becoming super famous (which is a lot harder in 1902). “Another Period is a beautiful reflection of a great American truth: the more things change, the more they stay the same,” said Kent Alterman, Comedy Central’s President of Original Programming, in a statement. “We are thrilled that Comedy Central has such good taste, »
- Chris King
The historical satire, which co-stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome as two sisters who want to become as rich and famous in 1902 as the Hilton siblings did in the modern age, will get a second-season run on the Viacom-owned cable network.
The network said full episodes from the series’ first season have been seen by more than 9 million viewers, while clips have received 4.6 million views in various digital venues.
“Another Period” is written by, executive produced by and stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, is exec produced and directed by Jeremy Konner and executive produced by Red Hour’s Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein. Monika Zielinska and Tara Schuster are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central. Red Hour is Stiller’s production company.
- Brian Steinberg
IFC is developing comedy “Start Making Sense” (working title) from creator and writer Jake Fogelnest (“Billy on the Street”), beginning the relationship with a multiple script order. The series, which is in contention for the comedy network’s 2016 lineup, is produced by Legendary Television and executive produced by Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein through Red Hour. “Start Making Sense” follows Jack desperately clinging to his fading relevance as a best-selling author, and his son Shane basking in popularity by expressing his teen angst in 140 characters or less. As these generational voices collide they must navigate new waters of texts, »
- Tony Maglio
The standup comedy showcase is shot documentary style in the back of Los Angeles comic-book store Meltdown Comics. The first season featured performances by Eric Andre, Maria Bamford, Jim Gaffigan, Garfunkel and Oates and Nick Offerman, among others.
The series features intimate and hilarious backstage moments with comedians and celebrities who stop by just to hang out in the green room. Toni Magon and Ryan Moran are the executives in charge for Comedy Central.
- Brian Steinberg
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