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Comedy Central Greenlights Bento Box’s ‘Legends of Chamberlain Heights’

Ten-episode season of ‘Legends of Chamberlain Heights,’ based on an original concept by Mike Clements, Quinn Hawking, Josiah Johnson and Michael Starrbury to premiere in 2016.

Brace yourself to meet these “legends” as Comedy Central has greenlit the urban coming-of-age animated tale, Legends of Chamberlain Heights, a weekly primetime comedy series.

Legends of Chamberlain Heights is executive produced by Bento Box Entertainment’s (Bob’s Burgers, The Awesomes) Scott Greenberg, Joel Kuwahara, Mark McJimsey and Mike Clements (Good Vibes, The Life & Times of Tim), along with Brad Ableson (The Simpsons, Good Vibes) and Michael Starrbury (The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete), with creative team Quinn Hawking and Josiah Johnson ( producing. The series’ ten-episode season will premiere in 2016.

“This show is so relatable because no matter how much of a legend we are in our own minds, deep down we know we have some benchwarmer in us, too,” said Kent Alterman, President, Original Programming, Comedy Central, in making the announcement.

“We have an amazing creative team behind Legends of Chamberlain Heights and we couldn’t think of a more perfect home for the show than Comedy Central,” added Bento Box Entertainment co-founder and CEO Scott Greenberg. “We are extremely excited to continue to grow our relationship with Comedy Central.”

Legends of Chamberlain Heights is an urban animated series mixing raucous comedy and social commentary that centers on three high school freshman: Jamal, Grover and Milk. The three friends tackle life with some wins and some losses, but failure doesn’t faze them since they’re legends…even if it’s just in their own minds.

The Simpsons veteran artist Ableson developed the original concept with Clements, Hawking, Johnson and Starrbury. Retired UCLA Bruin basketball players Hawking and Johnson provided inspiration for the characters.

Source: Comedy Central

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.