Comedy Central Sets Summer Premieres for ‘Review,’ ‘Key and Peele,’ ‘Drunk History’
Most of broadcast TV has begun packing it in for the summer, but your old friends on cable and Comedy Central would never let you down. To wit, find out when Key & Peele, Drunk History and the breakout Review come back for new seasons, as well as where to find new comedies from Hannibal Burress and Natasha Leggero!
First things first, Leggero’s new comedy Another Period will debut on June 23 at 10:30 P.M., starring the acclaimed Roast comedienne alongside Riki Lindholme, and a host of other guests from Michael Ian Black to Christina Hendricks, David Wain and David Koechner. So reads the official press release for the period comedy:
Before others claimed their fame, there was one American family that stood for all that was spoiled, shameless and stupid. Meet the Bellacourts – Newport, RI’s first family of the Gilded Age. They are The Original Ballers. They have tons of money, live in a big-ass mansion and employ a whole team of Fonzworth Bentleys. However, the Bellacourts’ servants have to do a lot more than hold umbrellas.
The original out of touch reality family is coming to Comedy Central in “Another Period,” a turn-of-the-century historical and satirical scripted series that follows the insanely ridiculous and debaucherous life of the Bellacourts, who have more servants than relatives and whose days are filled with money, sex, drugs and more money. “Another Period” centers on the Bellacourt sisters, Lillian (Natasha Leggero) and Beatrice (Riki Lindhome), who only care about being rich and becoming super famous (which is a lot harder in 1902).
The following weeks will see Season 2 of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail arriving on June 30 at 12:30 A.M., and including performances from Fred Armisen, Pete Holmes, John Mulaney, Bridget Everett, Ken Marino and Hannibal Buress. Buress will also premiere his own series Why? With Hannibal Buress on July 8 at 10:30 P.M., following the newest episodes premiere of Key & Peele.
July 20 will see the critically-acclaimed Review making its return, while the new synopsis provides plenty of misery for Forrest MacNeil:
Season two finds Forrest once again eschewing the boring subjects like film, food or art and heading straight for the tough subjects like bare-knuckle brawling, joining the mile high club, and even leading a cult. As always, he approaches these challenges with unwavering commitment, regardless of the personal consequences.
August 25 will see episodes of Tosh.0 return, while the third season of Drunk History will imbibe its tales on September 1, this year getting mixed up in “Cleveland, New Jersey, Miami, New Orleans, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, space, inventors, games, spies, and journalism, covering everything from the invention of motion pictures to the rise and fall of the Cocaine Godmother and the truth behind Roswell.”
Trailers have yet to arrive, but which of Comedy Central’s 2015 summer offerings will best keep us rolling through the summer?