Amy Schumer fans can expect to see another season of the comedian’s popular show thanks to a new deal with Comedy Central. Schumer, who recently hosted the MTV Movie Awards this year, will also be receiving a Peabody Award for her show “Inside Amy Schumer.”
Schumer was also announced as being named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, and Comedy Central has also confirmed that the network has renewed her hit series for a fourth season. The renewal was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, Comedy Central. The third season of “Inside Amy Schumer” premieres tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT with the first of ten all-new episodes.
Said Alterman, “We love being ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ and are thrilled our audience agrees.” Said Schumer, “I’m so happy to keep the ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ family together. Excited and scared for everyone to see what we do next.”
The now Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated “Inside Amy Schumer” explores topics revolving around sex and relationships and is made up of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy, and man-on-the-street interviews. The series was created by Schumer and Daniel Powell, who executive produce along with Head Writer Jessi Klein. Tony Hernandez and Steve Ast also serve as executive producers, Kim Caramele and Kevin Kane as producers.
During the series’ third season, which premieres tonight, Schumer dates a rapper, tries to get birth control, meets her heroes and watches as her fate is decided by an all-male jury. Guest appearances during the new season feature a stellar lineup including Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Giamatti, Dennis Quaid, Jeff Goldblum, Josh Charles, Method Man, Colin Quinn, Kumail Nanjiani, Rob Morrow, Kathy Najimy, America Ferrara, Natasha Lyonne, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Jemima Kirke, Justin Long, Amber Tamblyn, Wyatt Cenac, Jennifer Coolidge, Mike Birbiglia, Michael Ian Black, Rachel Dratch, Eugene Mirman, Bill Nye and Jon Dore.
In addition to her hit Comedy Central series, Schumer also recently hosted the 2015 MTV Movie Awards and scripted and stars in “Trainwreck” (Universal), which marks her feature film debut. “Trainwreck,” which will be released on July 17, was developed with Judd Apatow, who also directed, and produced with Barry Mendel through his Apatow Productions. Schumer will also receive CinemaCon’s “Breakthrough Performer of the Year” award on April 23 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
“Inside Amy Schumer” is directed by Ryan McFaul, with additional segments directed by Schumer and Powell. Nicole Holofcener also guest-directed a sketch. Theme and Interstitial music composed by Questlove. Production services are provided by Jax Media, a New York based film and television production company, helmed by veteran producer Tony Hernandez. Cory Stern is the Executive in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.