Comedy Central Picks Up “Detroiters” From Tim Robinson, Sam Richardson, And Jason Sudeikis



Central has given the green light to DETROITERS, a new comedy series created by and starring SNL’s and Veep’s . The series is being executive produced by through his and SNL alum . Richardson and Robinson will also executive , along with co-writers and .

The series, which the network has picked up for a 10 episode first season, centers around Richardson and Robinson’s characters, “two small-time Detroit ad men who aspire to help turn their hometown back into the glittering jewel of the Midwest that it once was.”

Robinson and Richardson have a long history together, coming up in the comedy scene in Detroit before performing together on the coveted Second City Mainstage in Chicago. In announcing the pick up of the project, Central’s Kent Alterman said, “The creative team on Detroiters is so ridiculously funny, we’re not even sure we deserve them.” That’s high praise from the network who recently saw two other Second City performers, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele, sign off from their mega-hit sketch comedy series Key and Peele earlier this fallwhile Amy Schumer recently took home an Emmy for her work on Inside Amy Schumer.

Richardson may be best known for his work on Veep, as well as his supporting roles in films like Spy and the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot. Robinson is a former cast member-turned-writer for Saturday Night Live, with recent appearances on IFC’s Bang Bang and Documentary Now!

Richardson is repped by and .
Robinson is repped by and .


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