Seeso has four new series set to premiere during the first quarter of 2017. NBCUniversal’s streaming comedy channel will debut Fancy Boy and Whan Bam, Thank You Ma’am in January and My Brother, My Brother and Me in February and Shrink in March.
Seeso also gave premiere dates for a quartet of new stand-up comedy specials in Q1 from the likes of Adam Newman (January 28), Nick Di Paolo (February 16), Fahim Anwar (March 9), Sasheer Zamata (March 30). It also said that Season of The UCB Show will premiere January 12 and Season 3 of The Cyanide & Happiness Show will bow February 2.
Here are Seeso’s descriptions of its four new series, along with a quartet of stand-up specials set to air during Q1:
- FANCY BOY (Premieres January 12) A new six-part sketch comedy show that swings between moody and manic. An itch that starts out small but becomes a weeping sore.
- WHAM BAM, THANK YOU MA’AM (Premieres January 12) From Skit Box, the all-female comedy group behind the viral sensation “Activewear,” comes Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am — a twisted sketch comedy from a uniquely female perspective. Join a world of yoga moms and superheroes, travel back to a ’70s swingers party and Ancient Rome and meet our all-female police force and the world’s biggest pop band – The Sheetles. Written, directed, created by and starring Sarah Bishop, Greta Lee Jackson and Adele Vuko.
- MY BROTHER, MY BROTHER AND ME (Premieres February 23) My Brother, My Brother and Me is a comedy advice show that barely offers any advice (and usually spirals out of control). In each episode, real-life brothers Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy pick a question from a viewer and spin it into a ridiculous adventure set in their hometown of Huntington, W.Va. With cameras in tow, the brothers end up dragging their families, local luminaries, celebrity guests and supernatural entities into their whirlpool of comedy chaos. The TV show is an adaptation of the McElroys’ popular podcast that has more than 45 million downloads and an already expansive community of fans. Produced by Embassy Row with Michael Davies, J.D. Amato, Debbie DeMontreux and Stacey Altman serving as Executive Producers. Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy also serve as Executive Producers.
- SHRINK (Premieres March 16) A recent medical school graduate (Tim Baltz) loses his residency and finds himself unemployed with a half million dollars of student loan debt. With his dream of becoming a “real doctor” dashed, he discovers a loophole to becoming a therapist by recording 1,920 supervised clinical hours, which he begins by soliciting patients from Craigslist and conducts the free sessions in his parent’s garage. Created and Executive Produced by Tim Baltz and Ted Tremper, Executive Produced by Chuck Martin, Jean Doumanian, Patrick Daly and Jonathan Stern.