Comedy Central has picked up to series Problematic With Moshe Kasher, a weekly talk show that tackles “today’s most polarizing topics” for premiere in 2017. The network had ordered a pilot for the project in March.
On the series, Kasher will invite viewers to log off and bring their online outrage into the studio for a raucous discussion. Per the network, Problematic “will crawl into the social media muck and put out flame wars and raise provocative questions with the help of experts, comedians, and the studio audience,” Kasher, Serious Business’ Alex Blagg, Jason Nadler and Jon Zimelis (@midnight with Chris Hardwick), as well as Dave Becky and Josh Lieberman of 3 Arts Entertainment will executive produce.
“I see myself as the Phil Donahue of the Internet Age except not as funny or dialed into millennial culture,” said Kasher.
This is believed to be the only weekly talk show on Comedy Central at the moment. The network has The Daily Show and @midnight airing nightly.
Kasher has a long history with Comedy Central. He’s co-executive producer and cast member on Another Period, and has appeared on @midnight with Chris Hardwick, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, This Is Not Happening, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,and Drunk History. He also appeared on series including Portlandia, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The League, Shameless, Maron, Garfunkel and Oates and The New Normal. As a writer, Kasher’s credits include Wet Hot American Summer, Zoolander 2, Another Period and The Comedy Central Roasts. He co-hosted the popular podcast The Champs and hosts The Hound Tall Discussion Series on the Nerdist Network.