NBCUniversal’s Seeso Sets 4 New Series, Standup Specials

NBCUniversal’s Seeso comedy streaming service has set four new series and four standup specials to bow in the first quarter of next year.

The series include a “comedy advice show” inspired by the podcast “My Brother, My Brother and Me,” featuring the McElroy brothers (Justin, Travis, and Griffin) from Huntington, West Va. The series hails from Michael Davies’ Embassy Row banner and will bow Feb. 23. The McElroy brothers, Davies, J.D. Amato, Debbie DeMontreux, and Stacey Altman are exec producers.

The Seeso slate serves up two sketch comedy series premiering Jan. 12. The all-female comedy troupe Skit Box will front “Wham Bam, Thank You Ma’am”; and Australia’s Fancy Boy troupe will craft a six-part series featuring sketches that swing between “moody and manic,” according to Seeso.

“Shrink” (March 16) follows a recent medical school grad who begins seeing patients solicited from Craigslist in his parent’s garage after losing his medical residency. Tim Baltz stars and co-created the series with Ted Tremper. Chuck Martin, Jean Doumanian, Patrick Daly, and Jonathan Stern exec produce with Baltz and Tremper.

The quartet of standup specials on the slate will come from Adam Newman, Nick DiPaolo, Fahim Anwar, and Sasheer Zamata.

Seeso has also set a second-season renewal for its tentpole comedy showcase “The UCB Show,” and a third season of animated sketch comedy “The Cyanide and Happiness Show.”

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