Comedy

ALTERNATINO WITH ARTURO CASTRO
Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Avalon Television
TEAM: Arturo Castro (w, ep), Nick Jasenovec (d, ep), Sam Saifer (ep)
LOGLINE: Sketch show based on Arturo Castro’s experiences as a Latino millennial in the United States.
CAST: Arturo Castro

AWKWAFINA
Picked up to series; 10 episodes
STUDIO: Artists First
TEAM: Awkwafina (w, ep), Karey Dornetto (w, ep), Teresa Hsiao (w, co-ep), Lucia Aniello (d, ep), Karey Dornetto (ep), Peter Principato (ep), Itay Reiss (ep)
LOGLINE: Awkwafina is a twentysomething writer, actor and rapper living in Queens who strives for a larger-than-life existence while living with her father and grandmother.
CAST: Awkwafina, BD Wong, Lori Tan Chinn

ROBBIE
Picked up to series; eight episodes
STUDIO: Gary Sanchez Productions
TEAM: Rory Scovel (w, ep), Anthony King (w, ep), Scott Moran (ep), Will Ferrell (ep), Adam McKay (ep), Betsy Koch (ep), Owen Burke (ep)
LOGLINE: A delusional small-town Christian youth league basketball coach lives in the shadow of his father until he realizes he has his son of his own who can lead him to greatness.
CAST: Rory Scovel, Beau Bridges, Sasheer Zamata, Mary Holland

THIS WEEK AT THE COMEDY CELLAR
Ordered straight to series
STUDIO: Ish Entertainment
TEAM: Noam Dworman (ep), Ray Ellin (ep), Michael Hirschorn (ep), Jessica Antonini (ep), Ian Gelfand (ep)
LOGLINE: An unprecedented look inside New York City’s hottest comedy club and the country’s top comedians as they tackle all the freshest topics of the week. Each 30-minute episode will showcase the best topical jokes generated in the Comedy Cellar in the days immediately leading up to premiere. Accompanying the stand-up is a behind-the-scenes look at the prestigious “comics’ table,” where comedians debate the week’s topics and discuss the origins of their material.
CAST: Arturo Castro