COMEDY CENTRAL® SECURES ALL-STAR CAST FOR NEW SCRIPTED SERIES “ANOTHER PERIOD”

  • Lauren Ash, Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Beth Dover, Brett Gelman, Brian Huskey, David Koechner, Jason Ritter, David Wain and Armen Weitzman Join Series Stars and Creators Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome
  • Executive Produced by Leggero, Lindhome, Jeremy Konner and Red Hour’s Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein

NEW YORK, September 30, 2014 – Comedy Central’s historical and satirical scripted series “Another Period,” produced by Red Hour, has added a stellar cast of actors and comedians as the show commences production in Los Angeles, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, Comedy Central. The 10-episode first season will premiere in 2015.

Lauren Ash (“Super Fun Night”), Michael Ian Black (“You’re Whole”), Paget Brewster (“Criminal Minds”), Beth Dover (“Childrens Hospital”), Brett Gelman (“Married”), Brian Huskey (“Veep”), David Koechner (“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”), Jason Ritter (“Parenthood”), David Wain (“Childrens Hospital”) and Armen Weitzman (“Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous”) will appear alongside series stars and executive producers Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome.

Set at the turn of the century, “Another Period” follows the misadventures of the Bellacourts, Newport, RI’s first family, who have absolutely nothing to offer to the world, but who have so much money it doesn’t matter. The series focuses on sisters “Lillian” (Leggero) and “Beatrice” (Lindhome), who care only about how they look, what parties they attend and becoming famous, which is a lot harder in 1902. The series is written, executive produced and stars Leggero and Lindhome, executive produced and directed by Jeremy Konner (“Drunk History”) and executive produced by Red Hour’s Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein.

About RED HOUR

Founded by Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld, Red Hour is a production company dedicated to discovering new writers and filmmakers while developing projects with a mainstream sensibility across multiple media platforms. In 2012, Debbie Liebling joined Red Hour to head the company’s newest division, Red Hour Television. Since its inception, the company has produced IFC’s popular series “The Birthday Boys,” which was recently picked up for a second season, in addition to three series for Comedy Central: “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,” “Big Time in Hollywood, FL” and “Another Period.” RHT is also in development on projects at HBO, FX, and USA, among others. Red Hour will soon begin developing and producing exclusive content for both the television and digital sectors through a recently formed multi-platform deal with Legendary Television and Digital.

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Jenni Runyan
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Eve Kenny
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