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Comedy Central is beefing up its female-focused content, renewing “Inside Amy Schumer” for a third season and giving series orders to “Another Period” starring Natasha Leggero and Garfunkel and Oates’ Riki Lindhome and “Idiotsitter,” the digital project created by Charlotte Newhouse and Jillian Bell.
“Another Period” is set at the turn of the century and follows the misadventures of a Rhode Island family who — apart from their exceedingly deep pockets — have absolutely nothing to offer the rest of the world. The series is written by, executive produced by and stars Leggero and Lindhome and is executive produced and directed by Jeremy Konner (“Drunk History”) and executive produced by Red Hour’s Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein. The pilot also stars Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Beth Dover, Brett Gelman, Tom Lennon, Jason Ritter, Rosa Salazar and Armen Weitzman.
- Whitney Friedlander
The Variety Breakthrough of the Year Awards, which recognizes a select group of rising stars in entertainment and technology, will be held Jan. 9 at the Consumer Electronics Show.
It’s 9 p.m. on a Tuesday night in December, and Amy Schumer is hard at work. Closing her 20-minute set with a bit about getting stopped by TMZ (“They thought I was Paula Deen”), she exits the stage to thunderous applause. Upstairs from the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village, where she performs nearly every evening she’s home in New York City, she slides into a booth adjacent to the jukebox at the Olive Tree Cafe. A glass of red wine appears as if by magic. Her fellow comics trade barbs from the next table. Audience members stop by to tell her how much they enjoyed her set.
But she’s not done. After a full day spent knocking out her own writing and production tasks, »
- Julie Seabaugh
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