Comedy Central Greenlights Three Series


Comedy Central has picked up three series from comedians Anthony Jeselnik, Amy Schumer and Beh Hoffman.

All three are scheduled to premiere in 2013.

Jeselnik, who has appeared on the last two Comedy Central Roasts (Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen), will host a weekly topical series. The untitled series is executive-produced by Jeselnik and head writer Tom Johnson. Krysia Plonka and Mosaic's Christie Smith are also executive producers.

Schumer, who was also on The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, will star in a sketch comedy series. The untitled show will feature Schumer playing different versions of herself, interspersed with the comedian's stand-up footage. The untitled series is executive-produced by Schumer and Daniel Powell and produced by Levity Entertainment's Itay Reiss and Derek Van Pelt.

The network also picked up The Ben Show, which stars comedian Ben Hoffman in a hybrid man-on-the-street/sketch series. Each week, Hoffman will take viewers on a different "life journey" which includes forming a band and auditioning for a reality show. The Ben Show is executive-produced by Hoffman, Mike Gibbons, Reiss, Van Pelt and Judi Brown Marmel and produced by Levity Entertainment.

"These three shows have one thing in common, and I dare viewers to watch every single episode to find out what it is," said Kent Alterman, head of original programming and production, Comedy Central.