Comedy Central sets premiere dates for Daily Show, Moonbeam City, South Park and more
Comedy Central has outlined the network’s fall programming slate, including the debut of Trevor Noah’s takeover of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series “The Daily Show” on Monday, September 28.
Also premiering this year is the new animated cop extravaganza series “Moonbeam City,” which will premiere on Wednesday, September 16. Fans can also look forward to all-new seasons of “South Park,” “Nathan For You,” and “TripTank,” as well as an original stand-up special from Steve Rannazzisi.
In addition, Comedy Central will premiere several new short form series including “Alternatino,” “Lucky Loser” and “White Flight,” along with new seasons from returning short form series “New Timers” and “Six Guys One Car,” available for streaming on digital platforms including cc.com and the Comedy Central App.
“South Park” (Season 19 Premiere Wednesday, September 16) – 10:00 p.m.
Five-time Emmy Award-winner “South Park” returns in its 19th season with 10 all-new episodes. Last season, the foul-mouthed fourth-graders launched a Kickstarter campaign, discovered Randy’s true passion, flew a drone and explored the world of virtual reality. Tune in to see what Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny get into this season.
“Moonbeam City” (Series Premiere Wednesday, September 16) – 10:30 p.m.
“Moonbeam City” is an absurdist, retro-futuristic 80s cop extravaganza. Comedy Central’s new animated series follows Dazzle Novak (voiced by Rob Lowe), a handsome, idiotic detective who commits more crimes than most criminals. His sexy, tyrannical chief Pizzaz Miller (Elizabeth Banks) won’t get off his back. His obnoxious rival Rad Cunningham (Will Forte) will stop at nothing to destroy him. Dazzle must team up with the city’s only competent police officer, Chrysalis Tate (Kate Mara), to protect their beloved, neon-soaked metropolis.
“TripTank” (Season Two Premiere Wednesday, September 23) – 11:00 p.m.
“TripTank” showcases a wide range of fast-paced, hard-hitting animated comedy shorts presented in an anthology style, weaving together stand-alone and recurring narrative pieces. Executive produced by ShadowMachine’s Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico, “TripTank” season two takes things just a little bit further through a variety of mind-bending animation styles, featuring a broad range of formats including 2D, stop-motion and CGI. Season one favorites ‘Suck It Gary,’ ‘Ricky the Rocketship,’ ‘Bethiffer,’ ‘Jeff & Some Aliens‘ and ‘Animal Hitman’ are coming back for more, and season two will introduce ‘Rest Assured,’ created by Mike Clattenberg (“Black Jesus”), among hundreds of other animated shorts. Voice talent this season includes Amy Schumer, Britanny Snow, Margaret Cho, Jemaine Clement, David Cross, Andrew Dice Clay, Key & Peele, Kristen Johnston, Cheryl Hines, Nick Swardson and Niecy Nash.
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” Premieres Monday, September 28 at 11:00 p.m.
It’s the dawn of a new, exciting era of Comedy Central’s groundbreaking late-night franchise as “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” debuts on Monday, September 28 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. Noah will bring his smooth delivery of cutting-edge comedic commentary in the fresh incarnation of the iconic series. “The Daily Show” will continue its coverage of the day’s news and events with the incisive and insightful humor of host Trevor Noah and the incredibly talented roster of “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!” including Jordan Klepper, Jessica Williams, Lewis Black, John Hodgman, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi, Hasan Minhaj and Kristen Schaal.
“Nathan For You” (Season Three Premiere Thursday, October 15) – 10:00 p.m.
“Nathan For You,” the series critics have called “insanely brilliant,” returns Thursday, October 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT with eight all-new episodes. Self-proclaimed business expert Nathan Fielder helps real small businesses turn a profit with marketing tactics no ordinary consultant would dare to attempt. From creating a rebate that can only be redeemed by climbing a mountain, to founding a coffee shop called “Dumb Starbucks,” Nathan has always gone to the limit to make his ideas come to life. In the new season, Nathan will go even further as he attempts to start a nationwide fitness craze, help a hotel cater to sexually active parents, and pull off the most astonishing life transformation ever to be broadcast on television. With his unorthodox approach to problem solving, Nathan’s genuine efforts to do good often draw the real people he encounters into an experience far beyond what they signed up for.
STAND-UP SPECIALS (all times ET/PT)
“Steve Rannazzisi: Breaking Dad” – Saturday, September 19 at 11:00 p.m.
Filmed at The Wilbur in Boston, the world premiere of Steve Rannazzisi’s second one-hour special, “Steve Rannazzisi: Breaking Dad,” debuts on Comedy Central on Saturday, September 19 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. His first one-hour stand-up special, “Steve Rannazzisi: Manchild,” debuted in 2013 on Comedy Central.
“Brian Regan: Live” – Saturday, September 26 at 9:00 p.m.
“Brian Regan: Live” will be the first live stand-up special in Comedy Central history, airing live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Saturday, September 26 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Trevor Noah Stand-up Special (title and premiere date TBA)
Trevor Noah’s latest stand-up special, filmed at The Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C., will premiere later this year on Comedy Central. Noah makes his debut as the new host of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” on Monday, September 28 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. This is Noah’s first stand-up special since “Trevor Noah: African American” in 2013.
SHORT FORM SERIES (Premiere Dates TBD)
“Six Guys One Car” (Season Two Premiere)
Created by and starring YouTube stars Dormtainment (Mike Anthony, Rome Green Jr., Tay Dier, Cameron Miller, Chaz Miller and Amanuel Richards), season two follows the guys as fictional versions of themselves, living their lives on a shoestring income from their shows and videos while they try to make it in LA.
“New Timers” (Season Two Premiere)
From writers and stars Matt Porter and Charlie Hankin, “New Timers” follows “Matt” and “Charlie” as they live in what’s left of Brooklyn following an apocalyptic event. Everything in the world has changed…except Matt & Charlie.
“White Flight” (Series Premiere)
In the year 2042, all white people have been transported to The New United States (formerly known as Canada), leaving struggling actor Gary (Matt Braunger) as the last white guy and only Caucasian representative in Los Angeles. If you feel bad for him, you’re racist. Directed by Nisha Ganatra (“Transparent,” “The Mindy Project”).
“Alternatino” (Series Premiere)
A sketch comedy series from Arturo Castro (“Broad City”), that takes a look at millennials through the lens of his unique cultural background.
“Lucky Loser” (Series Premiere)
Comedian Big Jay Oakerson is the world’s most unlikely matchmaker. In each unscripted episode of this new series, Big Jay pairs a self-proclaimed loser with a potential hook-up. The catch is that Big Jay never leaves the couple’s side, roasting the lucky loser and his/her date all night long.