Nicole Byer, Jessica McKenna, and Alison Rich Will Star in a New, Lonely Island-Produced, Paul Scheer-Directed Sketch Variety Series “Party Over Here” at Fox

(via Deadline)

Though it’s going to air on Saturdays, it’s not going against SNL.

Party Over Here, which is also the name of The Lonely Island’s production company, will be the new late night sketch show that will run on Fox’s schedule. For years, Fox didn’t have any late night programming to really speak of and let their last sketch series, Mad TV, live in the shadow of what all its cast did after the show ended (i.e. Key & Peele).

This time around, Fox has plenty of comedy fan buzzworthy talent in the ranks of Party Over Here. Not only are The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer) executive producing the series, but Paul Scheer is directing and the aforementioned Nicole Byer, Jessica McKenna, and Alison Rich, who have all gained comedic notoriety on their own over the last few years, are headlining the cast.

The series is set for a Sat. Mar. 12th premiere at 11PM and will very notably not air against Saturday Night Live. Party Over Here will only be a half hour and also not broadcast live.

All of those moves are probably for the best.