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[09/10/19 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 10
Updates include: John C. Reilly to replace Michael Shannon as Jerry Buss in HBO's "Showtime" pilot; Ricardo Chavira, Gabriel Chavarria tapped for Netflix's "Selena: The Series"; and Hope Davis boards "Your Honor" at Showtime.

[09/09/19 - 09:00 AM]
Comedy Central Unveils Show Title for Superstar Awkwafina's Upcoming Series, "Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens"
The project is a half-hour scripted comedy loosely based on Awkwafina's (Nora Lum) real life growing up in Flushing.

[08/14/19 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 14
Updates include: HBO orders "Skate Kitchen"-inspired comedy to series; Tiffany Lonsdale joins the cast of Freeform's "Siren"; and Josh Berman to bring "St. Elmo's Fire" TV series to NBC.

[07/31/19 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 31
Updates include: Ariana Grande to drop by Showtime's "Kidding"; Lisseth Chavez lands recurring role on NBC's "Chicago PD"; and "The Last American Vampire" finds second life at Quibi.

[07/24/19 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 24
Updates include: HBO renews "Los Espookys"; Hulu eyes "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" TV series; and Netflix axes "Designated Survivor," "Tuca & Bertie."

[07/19/19 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 19
Updates include: Rose Leslie confirms exit from "The Good Fight"; Mehcad Brooks sets departure from "Supergirl"; and Thomas Doherty boards The CW's "Legacies."

[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 IS NORA FROM QUEENS (COMEDY CENTRAL)
Premieres in January 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, September 2019) Comedy Central today announced the official name of the highly-anticipated, Awkwafina-led series: Awkwafina is Nora From Queens. The #1 brand in comedy also announced the slate of predominantly female and diverse directors for the 10-episode series: Emmy(R) Award-nominated actress/director Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll), Lucia Aniello (Broad City), Jamie Babbit (But I'm a Cheerleader), The Daniels (Swiss Army Man), Steven Tsuchida (Younger) and Anu Valia (The Other Two). Currently in production in New York, Awkwafina is Nora From Queens is slated to premiere on Comedy Central in January 2020. Starring one of the hottest names in Hollywood, Awkwafina is Nora From Queens is a half-hour scripted comedy loosely based on Awkwafina's (Nora Lum) real life growing up in Flushing. Raised by her Dad (BD Wong) and Grandma (Lori Tan Chinn) alongside her cousin (Bowen Yang), Nora leans on her family as she navigates life and young adulthood in outer borough-NYC.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· B.D. Wong as Wally
· Bowen Yang
· Chrissie Fit as Melanie
· Jennifer Esposito as Brenda
· Jonathan Park as Doug
· Lori Tan Chinn as Grandma
· Ming-Na Wen as Sandra
· 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/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Artists First