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[11/29/18 - 09:01 AM]
Awkwafina Coming to Comedy Central in New Scripted Comedy Series
"Awkwafina" is a half-hour scripted narrative starring writer, actor and rapper Awkwafina as a twenty-something living in Queens, striving for a larger than life existence while living with her father and grandmother.

[04/17/18 - 09:58 AM]
Comedy Central Announces 2018-2019 Development Slate Including Two Series Pick-Ups and Five Pilot Orders
The slate is headlined by orders for sketch series "Alternatino with Arturo Castro" and stand-up series "This Week at the Comedy Cellar."

[04/18/17 - 08:10 AM]
Comedy Central Announces 2017-2018 Development Slate Including Three Series Pick-Ups and Nine Pilot Orders
"There is more high-level talent in this announcement than I could ever hope to convey in a corporate quote," said Kent Alterman.

[03/31/16 - 08:05 AM]
Comedy Central Announces 2016-2017 Content Development Slate, Including 5 Series Pickups, 10 New Specials and 11 Pilot Orders
Highlights include two projects from Kevin Hart's Hartbeat Productions.







AWKWAFINA (COMEDY CENTRAL)
Premieres in TBA 2019 or 2020 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Comedy Central's press release, November 2018) Comedy Central is working with ascendant multi-hyphenate Awkwafina, as the #1 brand in comedy ordered 10 episodes of her self-titled scripted series, it was announced today by Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Executive Vice Presidents and Co-Heads of Talent and Development for Comedy Central. Awkwafina is a half-hour scripted narrative starring writer, actor and rapper Awkwafina (Ocean's 8, Crazy Rich Asians) as a twenty-something living in Queens, striving for a larger than life existence while living with her father and grandmother. Awkwafina, Karey Dornetto (SMILF, Portlandia) and Teresa Hsiao (Family Guy, American Dad) wrote the pilot directed by Lucia Aniello (Broad City, Rough Night). The cast is rounded out by Bowen Yang as Awkwafina's more successful cousin, BD Wong as her father, and Lori Tan Chinn as her grandmother. Awkwafina is executive produced by Awkwafina, Dornetto, Aniello, Karey Dornetto, Peter Principato and Itay Reiss of Artists First, and co-executive produced by Hsiao. Monika Zielinska, Adam Londy and Rachel Olson are Executives in Charge of the show for Comedy Central.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· B.D. Wong
· Bowen Yang
· Lori Tan Chinn
· Nora Lum as Awkwafina
CREW INFORMATION:
· Itay Reiss as EP
· Karey Dornetto as CRTR/EP
· Lucia Aniello as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Nora Lum as CRTR/EP
· Peter Principato as EP
· Teresa Hsiao as CRTR/CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Artists First