This is what we know about Amy Schumer & Channing Tatum's new shows on Comedy Central
Comedy Central has announced plans for a really, really funny 2016 and 2017. The network has picked up five new series’ and ordered 11 pilots and 10 new specials, Deadline reports. Amy Schumer and Channing Tatum are both on that roster.
Here’s what we know about Schumer’s new show:
Schumer will be executive producing a pilot starring friend and fellow hilarious comedian Rachel Feinstein. You may remember Feinstein from her appearance on several episodes of Inside Amy Schumer. Or from Schumer’s Instagram. Or both.
Feinstein will also be an executive producer on the currently untitled series, along with Kim Caramele, Brennan Shroff, Steve Ast and Tony Hernandez. The show will be a field-driven sketch show focusing on Feinstein “out on the street using her social experiments and character-based comedy to explore and skewer gender, class and stereotypical issues in sketch and character-driven pieces,” according to Deadline.
And just for a brief history on Feinstein, she was a finalist on season 7 of Last Comic Standing, and has since done two Comedy Central specials and co-headlined the Showtime stand-up show Women Who Kill with Schumer in 2012.
So yeah, she’s rocking it.
And here’s what we know about Tatum’s new show:
Tatum will star in and produce the pilot presentation titled Germany, and it’s going to be animated!!!
But you guys, it kind of sounds insane.
“Germany (pilot presentation) – an animated series about a community of germs living in a Petri dish at the University of Berlin,” according to the write-up. “Executive produced by and starring Channing Tatum, Germany explores the trials and tribulations of diverse microorganisms living in a microcosm of our world – complete with political scandals, climate change and vaccination deniers. Germany is a unique world in which both the laughter and the characters are contagious. The show was created by Aaron Karo and is also executive produced by Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan.”
Since right now it’s only a pilot presentation, there’s no telling whether or not the show will get picked up for air. But we kind of hope it does, because… what?