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Comedy Central Renews ‘Amy Schumer,’ Orders Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome Series, More

Comedy Central is beefing up its female-focused content, renewing “Inside Amy Schumer” for a third season and giving series orders to “Another Period” starring Natasha Leggero and Garfunkel and Oates’ Riki Lindhome and “Idiotsitter,” the digital project created by Charlotte Newhouse and Jillian Bell.

“Another Period” is set at the turn of the century and follows the misadventures of a Rhode Island family who — apart from their exceedingly deep pockets — have absolutely nothing to offer the rest of the world. The series is written by, executive produced by and stars Leggero and Lindhome and is executive produced and directed by Jeremy Konner (“Drunk History”) and executive produced by Red Hour’s Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein. The pilot also stars Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Beth Dover, Brett Gelman, Tom Lennon, Jason Ritter, Rosa Salazar and Armen Weitzman.

“Idiotsitter,” which follows Ari Shaffir’s “This is Not Happening” as a CC:Studios series to make the transition to an on-air series, centers around a straight arrow forced to take a job babysitting a wealthy womanchild who is under house arrest in her father’s mansion.

Both will bow in 2015.

The cabler has also given second season orders to Andy Daly’s critic parody show “Review” and animated comedy shorts series “TripTank” and is boosting its digital series lineup with projects like director Nick Goossen’s “6 Guys 1 Car,” which documents the Dormtainment’s comedy troupe of the “Broke and Famous” YouTube series. The digital series will be produced by CC:Studios and distributed across multiple platforms, including cc.com and the recently-released Comedy Central App throughout 2014.

“Schumer” was created by Schumer and Daniel Powell, who executive produce along with Jessi Klein, the series’ head writer. Steve Ast is co-executive producer and production services are provided by Jax Media, helmed by veteran producer Tony Hernandez. Brooke Posch and Cory Stern are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central. The second season of “Review” will be executive produced by Daly, Jeffrey Blitz and Charlie Siskel. Jim Sharp and Gary Mann are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central. “TripTank” is executive produced by ShadowMachine’s Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico, with Monika Zielinska and Ian Friedman serving as Comedy Central’s executives in charge of production.

The full list of CC:Studios digital series orders:

“6 Guys 1 Car” – written and starring Dormtainment’s comedy troupe and directed by Nick Goossen, the series follows six guys from Atlanta to Los Angeles, documenting the “Broke and Famous” lifestyle of their YouTube popularity.

“300 Sunnyside” – the six roommates of 300 Sunnyside aren’t worried about their stagnant existence; they have too many petty, meaningless squabbles to occupy their attention. Written by Barry Rothbart and Danny Solomon, the series stars Rothbart, Brian Huskey, Betsy Sodaro, Nick Rutherford, Chris Reinacher and Cornell Reid and is directed by Andy Landen.

“New Timers” – written by, directed by and starring comedy duo Good Cop Great Cop, aka Matt Porter & Charlie Hankin, “New Timers” follows Matt and Charlie, two friends who managed to survive the apocalypse. The world has changed, Matt and Charlie have not.

“Pie Guys” – written by and starring Jon Barinholtz, “Pie Guys” follows the lives of three very different breeds of idiot, who work as delivery drivers for a pizza shop. “Pie Guys” also stars Mort Burke and Rob Belushi and is directed by Ike Barinholtz and David Stassen.

“Roustabout with Kurt Braunohler” – written by Kurt Braunohler and Scotty Landes and directed by Jeff Tomsic, “Roustabout” features Braunohler creating sweeping feats of absurdity to make the world a better place. Each season will feature a specific act of stupidity to make the world a bit brighter.

“Team Tiger Awesome” – written by Nick Mundy, Michael Truly and Clint Gage, who will direct, the series follows a loose cannon detective, played by Chris Jericho, and his by-the-book partner, played by Mundy, who kill time on an endless stakeout by doing the one thing that ruins a good detective tream…sharing feelings with each other.

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