EXCLUSIVE: Comedy Central has ordered new series starring comedians Anthony Jeselnik, Amy Schumer and Ben Hoffman for a 2013 launch. Jeselnik’s show is a weekly, topical series reflecting his dark and twisted point-of-view, Schumer will topline a sketch series, and Hoffman will star in a sketch/man-on-the-street hybrid. “These three shows have one thing in common, and I dare viewers to watch every single episode to find out what it is,” said Kent Alterman, Comedy Central’s Head of Original Programming and Production.
The untitled Anthony Jeselnik series is written and executive produced by Jeselnik and head writer Tom Johnson. Showrunner Krysia Plonka and Mosaic’s Christie Smith are also executive producers. Jeselnik is probably best known for his appearances on Comedy Central’s roasts of Charlie Sheen and Donald Trump. Jeselnik, who recently taped a one-hour stand-up special for Comedy Central, Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula, had this response to the news of his pilot getting picked up to series: “Money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money, money.” (more…)