Baroness von Sketch Show is a tried and true sketch show. It's what happens when a few funny people get together to make shit and that shit turns out to be really good. IFC got the hint. It's going to keep Baroness around for a while. Splitsider says the sketch series will be coming back to the network next year. The series -- which stars Meredith MacNeill, Carolyn Taylor, Aurora Browne, and Jennifer Whalen -- debuted on American airwaves this past August following a Canadian premiere last year.
Okay, IFC. We get it. You like comedy. And you're really flaunting it. Per Splitsider, IFC reported this past weekend that it has 11 different shows slated for the 2017-2018 television season. These are on top of acquiring Canadian hit Baroness Von Sketch Show and Tim Greenberg's Living with Yourself. Keep in mind these are in delveopment. Some deals could fall through or pilots won't play well. Check out the full list of new shows below.
IFC's horror comedy Stan Against Evil was a welcome surprise last television season. The John C. McGinley starrer was as funny as it was dark and perverse. This new season looks to match that attitude.
Here's the synopsis: "Season 2 picks up again in Willard’s Mill, the small New England town where the perpetually disgruntled former sheriff Stan Miller (John C. McGinley) must begrudgingly get off his couch to solve the mystery of Sheriff Barret (Janet Varney)’s time-travelling disappearance. Through thick and thin, the unlikely team continues to battle against the unleashing of wicked demons trying to take over their town, which happens to be built on the site of a massive 17th century witch burning."
A back to back premiere will air on IFC starting Wednesday, November 1st at 10 PM.
IFC is going across the border to find a new show to syndicate. The network announced today via pres release that it has acquired Canadian sketch series Baroness von Sketch Show. The critically acclaimed and completely absurd comedy features Meredith MacNeill, Carolyn Taylor, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen in skits that skewer everday life.
The show features the all female cast "[drawing] upon 15 years of comedy experience and multiple collaborations to present an insightful, emotionally grounded series that captures the banalities and humor that comes from just trying to get along in the world."
IFC will being airing Baroness von Sketch Show's combined 13 episode first and second seaosns sometime this summer. Check out a clip form the show below.
IFC is really hedging its bets with its new shows. After canceling Comedy Bang! Bang! and with Portlandia ending soon, it's going to need to stick with the shows that aren't so old. That's why the network has already asked for a second season of Brockmire starring Hank Azaria -- hours before its first showing.
The show, starring Azaria as the titular character -- a disgraced baseball announcer, comes from the Funny or Die short of the same name. Deadline suggests the renewal follows a strong digital premiere after the network released it online. 2.3 million views have been accrued through IFC.com, VOD, social platforms and FunnyOrDie.com. Brockmire airs tonight on IFC at 10 PM.