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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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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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