After just a few episodes on the air, Comedy Central has already picked up Nick Kroll's new sketch show, Kroll Show, for a second season.
Deadline reports that the network has ordered an additional ten episodes of the show just two weeks into its current season. Kroll Show has already become a hit for the network, scoring bit ratings and even winning its time slot in its key demographic (men 18-4). That's great news for Kroll, a very funny comic who is more than deserving of the success he has found in recent years. Kroll is also one of the cast members of the fantastic FX sitcom The League, which was recently picked up for its fourth season.
The pickup is something of a miracle for Comedy Central, a network known for canceling shows left and right and not always giving new series a chance to find their footing. It's always nice when a show becomes a genuine hit on Comedy Central; the last one before this was Key & Peele, and before that you probably have to go all the way back to Tosh.0 to find an original series with lasting power. I'd much rather see Kroll Show find success than Tosh.0, but Kroll Show is a sketch comedy with location shoots, costume changes and production value. Tosh.0 is Daniel Tosh standing in front of a green screen making jokes about YouTube. One of those is much cheaper to produce.
If you haven't already been watching Kroll Show, you should. "Ghost Bouncers" is a funnier sketch than Saturday Night Live has aired this entire season.
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