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Comedy Central renews Inside Amy Schumer, Review, and TripTank, orders two new shows

Confirming we are moving past the days when Comedy Central gave shows to comedians, just to cancel them and add to the hurt and self-loathing that fuels their humor, the network today issued renewals to both Inside Amy Schumer and the Andy Daly-starring Review. A third season for Amy Schumer’s show seemed a given, considering what a strong second year it had, and numbers that confirm she’s especially beloved by the network’s young male audience. (Which is important, since young males are responsible for so much vandalism; Amy Schumer therefore deserves our praise for cleaning up the streets.)

Another season for Review was less of a certainty, since its debut season—one of the strongest opening runs of a series, possibly ever—told such a perfectly complete arc, it’s almost a shame to open it back up again. But presumably Andy Daly’s Forrest MacNeil will somehow find new, even darker corners of life to experience. Maybe running a dog fighting ring or necrophilia, which are pretty much all that’s left.

Comedy Central also gave a second season to its animation grab-bag TripTank, and announced series orders for two new shows: Another Period, starring Natasha Leggero and Garfunkel And Oates’ Riki Lindhome as two turn-of-the-century debutantes who spend their days trying to climb the social ladder of 1902; and Idiotsitter, developed from the web series of the same name, which stars Charlotte Newhouse as a woman hired to babysit an immature rich girl played by Jillian Bell. With these two new shows, more Inside Amy Schumer, and the already-renewed Broad City, Comedy Central has entered a golden age of strong female voices saying funny dumb shit.

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