Channing Tatum, Amy Schumer projects in development at Comedy Central
A Channing Tatum show might be coming to a TV near you: The actor has scored a production deal with Comedy Central, the network announced Thursday. Amy Schumer, Chris Hardwick, Olivia Wilde, Jack Black, Eva Longoria, Ed Helms, Melissa McCarthy, and Ben Falcone are also developing projects for the network, as well as Daily Show correspondents Jessica Williams and Jordan Klepper.
Comedy Central also announced that they’ve ordered two stand-up series from Kevin Hart, a follow-up to Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals called Jeff Ross Roasts the Police, a series of comedy documentaries from Drunk History and Another Period executive producer Jeremy Konner, and a digital series titled Typical Rick starring Nick Swardson and Simon Rex. They also gave the greenlight to stand-up specials from Kurt Braunohler, Deon Cole, Pete Davidson, Joe DeRosa, Trevor Moore, Big Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, and The Goddamn Comedy Jam.
“As anyone can see, we are continuing our tradition of collaborating with the smartest, funniest talent — both established and emerging, and in front of or behind the camera — to develop content across every imaginable platform, whether through long form, short form, or ephemeral form, that is always bound by a strong, distinctive point of view,” Kent Alterman, Comedy Central’s president of original programming, said in a statement.
This announcement comes on the heels of news that the network has renewed shows like Tosh.0 and Drunk History. See the full list of what’s returning here.