Comedy Central to give more comedians their own shows
Seemingly resorting to the "throw things at the wall until something sticks" approach, Comedy Central recently greenlit three new series by comedians of varying levels of prominence as Anthony Jeselnik, Amy Schumer, and Ben Hoffman are all set to debut their own programs. Jeselnik is probably the most recognizable of the three, though only in comparison to the rest. In the past, he has been completely overshadowed on the Comedy Central roasts of Charlie Sheen and Donald Trump by the likes of Jeff Ross and even Mike Tyson, though Jeselnik does have some notable writing credits to his name (including an Emmy nomination). His will be a weekly news/topical show, though it's unclear how it'll stand apart from The Daily Show.
Amy Schumer shared the stage with Jeselnik at the Roast of Charlie Sheen, and was a finalist on Last Comic Standing, along with appearances on 30 Rock and Curb Your Enthusiasm, among other credits. Her pilot is a single-camera sketch show, a setup that has been done before, though allows for a good bit of freedom and a fighting chance at making it.
Ben Hoffman is the least well-known of the trio, and he's getting a meta-reality Curb Your Enthusiasm-esque series. Hoffman has collaborated with Norm Macdonald in the past, and was in Arrested Development briefly-- which is promising, as long as it wasn't the "Mr. F" storyline.