‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Renewed by Comedy CentralBy: Shana Norris - June 10, 2014
Amy Schumer’s sketch comedy show Inside Amy Schumer has been picked up for a third season by Comedy Central.
It’s a move some see as part of the network’s attempt to add more comedies created by women to its programming lineup.
Inside Amy Schumer has been lauded as “the most consistently feminist show on television.”
Indeed much of the show’s content, which consists of sketches, standup, and interviews deals in some capacity with gender politics.
Schumer’s creation has been called “always just a little dangerous – but with enough big laughs to justify any possible offense.”
That’s meant a ratings surge for the network, which until now has been predominately male-driven.
Comedy Central has obviously decided to keep a good thing going. They’ve added two more women-created comedies for 2015.
Another Period is written by and will star Natasha Leggero (He’s Just Not That Into You and Neighbors) and Riki Lindhome. Jeremy Konner (Drunk History) and Ben Stiller will executive produce.
Idiotsitter is written by Jillian Bell (Bridesmaids and 22 Jump Street) and Charlotte Newhouse (Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos.) Newhouse stars as a buttoned-down woman hired to babysit spoiled “womanchild” Bell who is serving out house arrest in her father’s mansion.
Earlier this year Comedy Central renewed Broad City for a second season. Created by and co-starring Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, the series has been hailed as “the weirdest, freshest, funkiest new comedy of the season.”
Schumer, who has said she was stunned by the initial success of her show, is in the running for a 2014 Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category.
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