MEET THE BELLACOURTS...THE ORIGINAL BALLERS.
COMEDY CENTRAL'S(R) NEW HISTORICAL AND SATIRICAL SCRIPTED SERIES "ANOTHER PERIOD" PREMIERES TUESDAY, JUNE 23 AT 10:30 P.M. ET/PT
Series is Executive Produced by Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome, Jeremy Konner and Red Hour's Ben Stiller, Debbie Liebling, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein
Lauren Ash, Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Beth Dover, Brett Gelman, Christina Hendricks, Brian Huskey, David Koechner, Jason Ritter, David Wain and Armen Weitzman Appear alongside Series Stars and Creators Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome
Series Premiere Episode Available on cc.com and the Comedy Central App Beginning June 15
NEW YORK, May 27, 2015 - The original out of touch reality family is coming to Comedy Central in "Another Period," a turn-of-the-century historical and satirical scripted series that follows the insanely ridiculous and debaucherous life of the Bellacourts, who have more servants than relatives and whose days are filled with money, sex, drugs and more money. The ten-episode debut season, co-created by Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome and executive produced by Ben Stiller's Red Hour, will premiere on Tuesday, June 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT following all-new episodes of "Inside Amy Schumer."
Before others claimed their fame, there was one American family that stood for all that was spoiled, shameless and stupid. Meet the Bellacourts - Newport, RI's First Family of the Gilded Age. They have tons of money, live in a big-ass mansion and employ a whole team of Fonzworth Bentleys. However, the Bellacourts' servants have to do a lot more than hold umbrellas. "Another Period" centers on the Bellacourt sisters, Lillian (Leggero) and Beatrice (Lindhome), who only care about being rich and becoming super famous (which is a lot harder in 1902).
Lauren Ash, Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Beth Dover, Brett Gelman, Christina Hendricks, Brian Huskey, David Koechner, Jason Ritter, David Wain and Armen Weitzman will appear alongside Leggero and Lindhome. Guest stars for the series' first season include Matt Besser, Jack Black, Jon Daly, John Ennis, Kate Flannery, Rich Fulcher, Tim Heidecker, Moshe Kasher, Lauren Lapkus, Thomas Lennon, Kate Micucci, Chris Parnell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Missi Pyle, Will Sasso, Betsy Sodaro, Shoshannah Stern, Stephen Tobolowsky and Brian White.
In the series premiere episode, Lillian and Beatrice prepare to entertain a Newport power broker, played by guest star Thomas Lennon, and Chair (Christina Hendricks) gets used to her new life and new name in Bellacourt Manor.
Beginning on June 3 viewers can watch an extended trailer for "Another Period" at cc.com/anotherperiod. In the weeks leading up to the show's premiere the Comedy Central Vine account will release "Silent Movie" clips from the show to celebrate #TBT and Comedy Central's Instagram will feature short videos introducing the show's unique vernacular. New video pieces focusing on each character will roll out on cc.com throughout the month of June. On Monday, June 15, the series premiere will be available on cc.com and the Comedy Central App. Fans can follow "Another Period" on Facebook for new clips and updates throughout the season and can interact with Leggero (@natashaleggero) and Lindhome (@rikilindhome) on Twitter.
Episodes of "Another Period" will be available the day after air on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox Video, Vudu, Verizon Flexview and Google Play, as well as in the Comedy Central App to fans that sign in via their cable or satellite provider. The Comedy Central App is available for free for iOS on the App Store, for Android on the Google Play store, and on Chromecast and Xbox One.
"Another Period" is written by, executive produced by and stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, is 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. Monika Zielinska and Tara Schuster are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian who has garnered attention across film, television and online. Stemming from her breakout appearance on the "Comedy Central Roast of James Franco," Leggero was recently lauded as a standout Roaster on the "Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber." She has also recently appeared in NBC's "Marry Me" and the longtime hit ABC series "Modern Family."
Leggero has built her body of work with numerous roles on prominent television series including Comedy Central's "Reno 911," "Drunk History," "The Half Hour" and "Key & Peele," and "Community," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Arrested Development," "Suburgatory," "Comedy Bang! Bang!," "Chelsea Lately" and "The Tonight Show," among many others. Leggero also provided voices for a number of animated series including Comedy Central's "Ugly Americans" and "Brickleberry," HBO's "The Life and Times of Tim" and Cartoon Network's "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" and "China, IL" on Adult Swim. On the big screen, Leggero has appeared in "Neighbors," "Let's Be Cops" and "He's Just Not That Into You." In 2012, she was featured in the Emmy(R) nominated web series "Burning Love."
Riki Lindhome is an actress, writer and one half of the comedy duo "Garfunkel and Oates." She's been in movies such as "Last House on the Left," "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Hell Baby" and has appeared on TV shows such as "New Girl," "Big Bang Theory" and "Enlightened." With her "Garfunkel and Oates" partner Kate Micucci, Lindhome created, wrote and starred in the IFC series "Garfunkel and Oates." Together the duo has appeared on "Conan," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," and "The Tonight Show." On Comedy Central they had their own special featured in the premiere season of "The Half Hour" and were seen on "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail."
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.
About Comedy Central
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