Comedy Central cancels The Opposition, but orders new Jordan Klepper series
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Comedy Central has canceled The Opposition with Jordan Klepper after one season, but it’s not all bad news for Klepper! The host will remain at Comedy Central with a new half-hour weekly series, currently titled Klepper.
“We are excited to announce Klepper, a new, primetime weekly series created by and starring Jordan Klepper,” the network said in a statement Friday. “The new series will premiere in early 2019 with production beginning in July. Accordingly, production on The Opposition will cease after its June 28 episode. We thank the cast and crew of The Opposition for their incredible efforts in creating such a bold, provocative show and look forward to the launch of Jordan’s new primetime series next year.”
According to the new show’s logline, the primetime series will see Klepper get out of the studio and into the real world, “speaking to real people and addressing issues important to him and to the country.” The series also aims to “drive the narrative” instead of regurgitating it, while “engaging people and challenging attitudes, perceptions and bias” to “give the forgotten folks the attention they deserve.”
“I couldn’t be more proud of the hard working, creative staff of The Opposition who tirelessly filtered the world through the chaos of America’s fringe,” said Klepper of the alt-media satire series that he created and debuted in September 2017. “This staff is remarkable. Moving forward, I will be leaving The Opposition’s paranoid Jordan Klepper character behind. I figured maybe, right now, the world could use one less a–hole. This new Jordan Klepper guy I know intimately cause I’ve been him for the better part of my life. He’s eager to get into the field, talk to real America and make a kickass television show.”
The Oppositions’ executive producers Stuart Miller and Kim Gamble will accompany the host for the new series, as will executive producer and co-creator Trevor Noah.