EXCLUSIVE: Always on the lookout for actresses with breakout potential for R-rated comedies, Judd Apatow thinks he has found a winner in Amy Schumer, and Universal Pictures agrees. The studio has optioned an untitled script that Schumer is writing as a star vehicle for herself. Apatow, who as producer guided early turns from Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids and Lena Dunham in HBO’s Girls, is producing through his Universal-based Apatow Productions. He is working with Schumer to develop the story and shape the script.
Related: Comedy Central Renews ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ For Second Season
Schumer first came on the radar with standout turns on Comedy Central roasts of Roseanne Barr and Charlie Sheen. That led the network to launch her as writer/star and exec producer of the series Inside Amy Schumer, which premiered to Comedy Central’s highest ratings this year. Before that, she starred in the hourlong special, Mostly Sex Stuff for Comedy Central. Schumer and Apatow are represented by UTA and manager Jimmy Miller of Mosaic.
The sketch comedy show fronted by comedian Amy Schumer will return for Season 2, Comedy Central confirms. Schumer tweeted the news on Monday. Inside Amy Schumer airs Tuesdays at 10:30 PM on Comedy Central. It debuted last month with strong ratings, notching 1.6 million total viewers and 1.2 million adults 18-49 and a 2.4 rating among men 18-34 in its first episode. UPDATE: The network made it official with a press release Tuesday morning announcing a 10-epiosde order for next year. Here it is:
NEW YORK, May 28, 2013 – Viewers have been inside the mind of comedian Amy Schumer and they love what they see and so does COMEDY CENTRAL, which has renewed the new hit series “Inside Amy Schumer” for a second season, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, COMEDY CENTRAL. The second season of “Inside Amy Schumer” will consist of ten episodes and is scheduled to premiere in 2014.
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Comedy Central‘s latest original series, Inside Amy Schumer, debuted last night to 1.6 million total viewers and 1.2 million Adults 18-49 (1.1 rating) and a 2.4 rating among Men 18-34. The show starring comedian … Read More »