With Broad City coming to its final season, you’re getting a look at Comedy Central’s hopes for their future.
Arturo Castro, who plays Jaime on Broad City, will be the next bet for the cable network’s sketch series with Alternatino (there were pretty fun digital episodes of this by the way) . Also, in connection with Broad City, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer will EP Gabe Liedman’s animated pilot Mall City USA.
This Week at Comedy Cellar will be the latest edition of Comedy Central’s vast collection of stand-up showcases series. However, this show will be focusing on comics developing fresh material including what they do behind the scenes.
Awkwafina, who audiences will get to know a little better when Ocean’s 8 comes out, is developing a pilot based on her life.
There is a pilot, Robbie, which probably affords the chance for Rory Scovel give a half-time sports speech. We are so on board for that.
If you though that the sketch show Friends of the People came to an end too early, there’s a chance you’ll get to enjoy alums Kevin Barnett and Josh Rabinowitz once more if their pilot Kevin vs. Josh goes to series.
Overall, there is plenty of promise here, leaving us to wonder if this will keep Comedy Central in the race with streaming services and premium cable networks that seem to be expanding their comedy line-ups more every season.