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Ezra Edelman, John Oliver to EP HBO docuseries starring Wyatt Cenac

HBO is set to debut a new comedic docuseries next spring starring Emmy and WGA Award-winning comedian Wyatt Cenac. Produced by Avalon Television, the half-hour late-night series will offer a satirical ...
October 17, 2017

HBO is set to debut a new comedic docuseries next spring starring Emmy and WGA Award-winning comedian Wyatt Cenac.

Produced by Avalon Television, the half-hour late-night series will offer a satirical look into social and cultural issues from Cenac’s perspective.

Cenac previously served as a writer on news satire program The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, garnering three Emmy Awards and one WGA Award during his tenure. His past TV credits include scripted series People of Earth, Archer, Maron, Bojack Horseman and Bob’s Burgers. Brooklyn, Cenac’s hour-long standup special, was nominated for a 2015 Grammy for Best Comedy Album.

“We’re thrilled to give Wyatt this opportunity to showcase his bold take on today’s social issues,” said Nina Rosenstein,¬†EVP, HBO programming, in a statement. “His ability to tackle tough topics with humor and insight makes this show a perfect addition to our late-night lineup.”

Cenac serves as an executive producer on the series, in addition to Ezra Edelman (O.J.: Made in America), John Oliver (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) and Hallie Haglund (The Daily Show), who also serves as head writer. Diane Fitzgerald (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) is co-executive producer.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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