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Comedy Central is readying three new series and a broader set of late-night options in an effort to, with a singular goal in mind, according to the Viacom network’s top executive: “We are opening our aperture, so we are appealing to more than just a young, white male audience,” said Kent Alterman, the cable network’s president.
The network best known for programs like “The Daily Show” and “Broad City” has picked up three new series and ordered nine pilots in an effort to make the comedy-content outlet relevant to a wider set of viewers, he said. “We are all really trying to be responsive to our audience and the times we are living in,” he said in an interview. Comedy Central isn’t just starting the effort, he said. The network has already tried new programs featuring female producers and protagonists, including “Broad City,” “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser.” “We »
- Brian Steinberg
Comedy Central is adding to its late-night offerings.
Writer, actor and stand-up comedian Jim Jefferies has been tapped to host a weekly late-night talk show on the Viacom-owned cable network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The 10-episode series will debut in the summer and feature Jefferies taking on culture, politics and more in the untitled series.
Jefferies, Scott Zabielski and Brillstein Entertainment Partners' Alex Murray and Tim Sarkes will exec produce, with Jason Reich (The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee) on board as co-executive producer and head writer. Monika Zielinska and Adam Londy will oversee »
- Lesley Goldberg
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