Nearly two months ahead of its Season 1 debut, Comedy Central has given an early second-season renewal to its new animated series Legends of Chamberlain Heights. The network announced the early pickup during the show’s panel today at San Diego Comic-Con.
Legends of Chamberlain Heights is an urban coming-of-age animated series mixing raucous comedy and social commentary that centers on three high school freshman basketball benchwarmers: Jamal, Grover and Milk. The friends tackle life with some wins and some losses, but failure doesn’t faze them because they’re legends — even if it’s just in their own minds.
“This show pushes the envelope far enough to warrant a second season before Season 1 even airs,” Comedy Central President Kent Alterman said.
The series is set to premiere at 10:30 PM Wednesday, September 14, following the 20th season premiere of South Park.
Legends of Chamberlain Heights is executive produced by Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers, Brickleberry, The Awesomes) co-founders Scott Greenberg and Joel Kuwahara, along with co-creators Brad Ableson (The Simpsons, Good Vibes) and Michael Starrbury and showrunner Devon Shepard (Everybody Hates Chris, Being Mary Jane, House of Lies, Weeds), with co-creators Quinn Hawking (Fox Sports, NFL Network) and Josiah Johnson (Showtime, NFL Network) producing.