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Kroll Show: Season Two Renewal from Comedy Central

kroll show season twoComedy 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).

What do you think? Are you a fan of the sketch comedy series?

 

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NotSoObvious January 13, 2014 at 2:41 pm

I just can’t believe my eyes! …. People (real people?) are actually calling this burning dog turd fungus of a show GOOD?!?! hmmmm.
Just another step leap & stumble down the hole of mediocrity & steaming the ever grimy window of our culture – the TV
It’s gotta be his own batch of engineered test tube babies that go online post rosy reviews for this toilet clog of a show show that has about the same laugh factor as a sack of drowning kittens (don’t worry the kittens will be fine – in never having to endure the Kroll Show).
It’s basically the same screamingly unfunny screaming characters in different wigs every episode or lame over the top skits that are attempts at making fun of shows that other people already slammed years ago.
I don’t hate Nick Kroll. he’s a decent enough dude and an alright writer I guess, but writing for other more talented performers – with definitely more depth and acting chops than he can handle
As much as I’m burned out on reruns of Chapel show – sorry, I can’t stomach this not a single one of my diverse set of friends has any appetite for such lukewarm schlock – Just tries way to hard and that’s probably what makes it so sucky – strange because I hate me tha bland Portlandia for the polar opposite reason of just being so blahhhh

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Anonymous January 3, 2014 at 9:47 pm

One of the worse shows on comedy central. If Jeff Dunham wasn’t on comedy central this show would be the worse

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