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On Wednesday NBCUniversal’s digital comedy channel, Seeso, announced a new slate of original programming set for premiere this summer. Seeso has also optioned worldwide rights for feature-length documentary The Pistol Shrimps, about the Los Angeles-based female basketball team by the same name.
The announcement arrived Wednesday during the 2016 NewFronts, an annual presentation opportunity for media companies looking to sell series to advertisers. NBCUniversal does not have a slot at the 2016 NewFronts and instead will present on May 16 as part of the Broadcast TV Upfronts. The announcement for Seeso today could be a strong attempt to stay in the minds of digital buyers, who are expected to make buys against premium content despite the comedy brand's subscription model.
Below is a rundown of the new programming from Seeso’s public announcement:
- Gentlemen Lobsters (8 episodes), premieres June 16
Based on the Webby Award-winning hit GQ digital series, Gentlemen Lobsters features Garrett and Quinn, best friends and roommates, who struggle to survive the devastating reality that is being 20-something lobsters. Starring and executive produced by Kevin Burrows and Matt Mider. For Condé Nast Entertainment, executive producers are Dawn Ostroff and Antonio Hernandez. For HotHouse Productions, executive producers are Michael J. Rizzo and Sean Conroy.
- Night Train with Wyatt Cenac (6 episodes), premieres June 30
A mix of standup, music, and other surprises, where anything can happen and anything is welcome, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac captures the amazing talent and spontaneity that has made the live show a staple of the New York comedy scene for the past three years. Executive produced by Cenac and Marianne Ways. Produced by Avalon Television, with David Martin, Jon Thoday, and Richard Allen-Turner also executive producing.
- HarmonQuest (10 episodes), premieres July 14
A comedic journey into the hilarious world of fantasy role-playing with Dan Harmon and his Comedian Companions. The show will feature Executive Producers Dan Harmon and Spencer Crittenden, as well as Erin McGathy and Jeff Bryan Davis with new guest appearances each episode. Produced by Universal Cable Productions.
You can check out the full list below.