Comedy Central has faith in their upcoming animated series, Legends of Chamberlain Heights. The cable channel has handed out a second season renewal, nearly two months before the comedy show is supposed to debut.
Legends will launch on Wednesday, September 14th. The premiere will follow the 20th season debut of South Park.
Here’s the renewal press release and a teaser:
COMEDY CENTRAL(R) ANNOUNCES A SECOND SEASON RENEWAL FOR “LEGENDS OF CHAMBERLAIN HEIGHTS” AT COMIC-CON
Executive Produced by Bento Box Entertainment, Showrunner Devon Shepard and Co-Creator Brad Ableson with Producers and Co-Creators Quinn Hawking and Josiah Johnson
First Season Set to Premiere September 14 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, Following “South Park”
SAN DIEGO, July 21, 2016 – Winners before their season even gets started! Comedy Central has renewed the urban, coming-of-age animated series “Legends of Chamberlain Heights” for a second season, months before its debut, it was announced today at Comic-Con. The first season is set to premiere on Wednesday, September 14, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, following the 20th season premiere of “South Park.”
“Legends of Chamberlain Heights” is executive produced by Bento Box Entertainment (“Bob’s Burgers,” “Brickleberry,” “The Awesomes”) co-founders Scott Greenberg and Joel Kuwahara, along with co-creator Brad Ableson (“The Simpsons,” “Good Vibes”) and showrunner Devon Shepard (“Everybody Hates Chris,” “Being Mary Jane,” “House of Lies,” “Weeds”), with co-creators Quinn Hawking (Fox Sports, NFL Network) and Josiah Johnson (Showtime, NFL Network) producing.
“This show pushes the envelope far enough to warrant a second season before season one even airs,” said Alterman.
“We are so lucky to be working with Comedy Central and their strong executive team,” said Kuwahara. “They’ve been nothing but supportive and getting a second season is like hitting a game winning 3 pointer!”
“Legends of Chamberlain Heights” is an urban animated series mixing raucous comedy and social commentary that centers on three high school freshman basketball benchwarmers: Jamal, Grover, and Milk. The three friends tackle life with some wins and some losses, but failure doesn’t faze them since they’re legends… even if it’s just in their own minds.
“The Simpsons” veteran artist Ableson developed the original concept with Hawking, Johnson, Mike Clements and Michael Starrbury. Former UCLA Bruin basketball players, Hawking and Johnson used their own legendary benchwarming experience to provide inspiration for the main characters.
About Bento Box Entertainment
Bento Box Entertainment (bentoboxent.com) is an Emmy(R) award-winning studio that creates premium content for all distribution platforms worldwide. The company is the leading producer of primetime animated comedy series, with studios in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Toronto. Bento Box Entertainment is currently developing and producing several broadcast, cable and digital projects, including “Bob’s Burgers” on FOX with 20th Century Fox Television and creator Loren Bouchard and “Legends of Chamberlain Heights” on Comedy Central, among many others. The company can be followed across social media channels @bentoboxent.
About Comedy Central
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What do you think? Do you like the sound of Legends of Chamberlain Heights? Do you plan to check it out? Are you more likely to give it a chance, knowing that it’s already been renewed?