NBC Is Launching A New Sketch Comedy Series!

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nbcAccording to several of our sources and now The Hollywood Reporter, we have discovered that NBC is launching a brand new sketch comedy series!

Our sources have stated that the show will be similar to In Living Color with a touch of Saturday Night Live. The Hollywood Reporter’s sources have stated that the show is similar to In Living Color and The Carol Burnett Show. While both of our sources seems to disagree on some information, we both agree that the show is very early in production.

We also know that NBC is scouring the internet seeking good sketch and improv comedians.

NBC is launching this new show with former Comedy Central senior vp original programming Lou Wallach attached to executive produce, and is slated to begin a multi-city search for both new and veteran writer-performers on the stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy circuits.

According to THR: ‘Wallach will oversee the project under his recently inked overall deal with Universal Television’s Alternative Studio. The untitled effort comes as NBC is looking to experiment with alternative forms of comedy outside of the sitcom. NBC has not yet settled on a premise for the series, instead opting to search for writers/performers/comedians to build the show around…. The casting process is being described as in line with both Saturday Night Live and NBC’s Last Comic Standing — scouring clubs, the Upright Citizens Brigade, Second City and The Improv. Wallach will oversee the talent search — which will include stops in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Montreal and Toronto — for NBC’s president of alternative programming and late night, Paul Telegdy.’

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