Comedian Anthony Jeselnik (The Jeselnik Offensive, Caligula) is returning to Comedy Central, signing a multiplatform development deal with the network.

Under the pact, Jeselnik will star in and executive produce an untitled, half-hour TV series (premiere date TBA) and host a new, original weekly podcast, The Jeselnik and Rosenthal Vanity Project. The podcast will join Comedy Central’s Global Podcast Network line-up on Tuesday, September 11 and is co-hosted by Jeselnik’s best friend, NFL Network analyst Gregg Rosenthal. It will have a digital video component to be released on Comedy Central social platforms. The deal also encompasses Jeselnik’s role as one of the Season 3 judges for Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle, which wrapped its third season last month.

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The as-yet untitled half-hour series will use Comedy Central’s library of stand up as a springboard for conversation, insight and humor with well-known comics. The series’ initial run will consist of six episodes. The podcast centers on Jeselnik and Rosenthal’s shared appreciation for all things professional football. The duo previously did a version of the podcast on (See trailer below).

Jeselnik created, wrote, executive produced and hosted The Jeselnik Offensive which aired for two seasons on Comedy Central in 2013. His stand-up special Caligula also aired on Comedy Central.

“Anthony’s sardonic humor and critical eye are a big part of what makes him such an incredible comedian,” said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Executive Vice Presidents and Co-Heads of Talent and Development, Comedy Central. “Those attributes are also why he’s a perfect fit for the host’s chair in his own series, the Roast Battle judge’s chair, and the podcast booth.”

“Sometimes the best move is a lateral move!” said Jeselnik.