Comedy Central has ordered a second season of Kroll Show, their sketch comedy show that stars Nick Kroll. They’ve ordered 10 episodes this time.
The first season of eight episodes is currently airing on Wednesdays and is expected to finish airing on March 6th.
Here’s the press release:
AMAAAAZEEEEING NEWS FOR “KROLL SHOW!” COMEDY CENTRAL(R) RENEWS SKETCH SERIES FOR A SECOND SEASON
Network Orders 10 Episodes
Series Premiered to 1.2 Million Total Viewers and Was #1 Show in All of Television In Its Timeslot among Men 18-34 and Men 18-24
NEW YORK, January 30, 2013 – The “PubLIZity” girls can’t wait to spread this good news! COMEDY CENTRAL has renewed Nick Kroll’s sketch pop culture series “Kroll Show” for a second season, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, COMEDY CENTRAL. The second season of “Kroll Show,” which is executive produced and written by Kroll, John Levenstein (“Arrested Development”) and Jonathan Krisel (“Portlandia”), will consist of 10 episodes.
“Nick plays his characters with such comedic conviction, it’s become obvious he has a serious personality disorder,” said Alterman. “We hope another season will help him discover who he really is.”
“All of me are very excited,” said Kroll.
The premiere episode of “Kroll Show” on January 16 drew 1.4 million total viewers and was the #1 show in all of television on Wednesday in its 10:30 p.m. timeslot among Men 18-34 and Men 18-24. It was also #2 in cable with Men 18-34 and #3 in all of television with Men 18-24 on Wednesday night. Across the premiere and two encore replays that night, “Kroll Show” attracted over 2.0 million total viewers and 1.6 million People 18-49. (Source: Nielsen Media Research. 1/16/13. Most current data)
Known for his role as “Ruxin” in the FX comedy “The League,” along with his stand-up specials and roles on “Community,” “Childrens Hospital,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Portlandia,” among other credits, Nick Kroll returned to COMEDY CENTRAL as the creator/writer/star of “Kroll Show.” Not just a sketch show, the series is ultimately Kroll’s smart and absurd take on of-the-moment pop culture topics like internet life, professional sports, nightclub culture and the television landscape.
Fans of the show and of Kroll (@nickkroll) are treated to sketches featuring many of their favorite characters, including Kroll and Jenny Slate as two publicists both named Liz in the reality series “PubLIZity;” Kroll as “Bobby Bottleservice” and Jon Daly as his sidekick, “Peter Paparazzo;” “Aspen Bruckenheimer” and “Wendy” (a.k.a. the “Rich Dicks”); “Dr. Armand,” the premier canine plastic surgeon; and the incomparable “Fabrice Fabrice.” Guest stars from the first season included Fred Armisen, Andy Daly, Kathryn Hahn, Ed Helms, Rob Huebel, Andy Milonakis, John Mulaney, Chelsea Peretti and Adam Pally.
“Kroll Show” is executive produced and written by Kroll, John Levenstein (“Arrested Development”) and Jonathan Krisel (“Portlandia”), who is also directing. Jon Daly (“Happy Endings”) serves as Supervising Producer and actor in the series. Jim Sharp and Monika Zielinska are the Executives in Charge of Production for COMEDY CENTRAL.
Available on-air, online and on-the-go, COMEDY CENTRAL (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB).
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