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Comedy Central Renews ‘Legends of Chamberlain Heights’

Second season renewal of new animated series from Bento Box Entertainment announced at San Diego Comic-Con International ahead of season one premiere.

Winners before their season even gets started! Comedy Central has renewed the urban, coming-of-age animated series Legends of Chamberlain Heights for a second season, months before its debut, it was announced today at Comic-Con. The first season is set to premiere on Wednesday, September 14, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, following the 20th season premiere of South Park.

Legends of Chamberlain Heights is executive produced by Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers, Brickleberry, The Awesomes) co-founders Scott Greenberg and Joel Kuwahara, along with co-creator Brad Ableson (The Simpsons, Good Vibes) and showrunner Devon Shepard (Everybody Hates Chris, Being Mary Jane, House of Lies, Weeds), with co-creators Quinn Hawking (Fox Sports, NFL Network) and Josiah Johnson (Showtime, NFL Network) producing.

“This show pushes the envelope far enough to warrant a second season before season one even airs,” Ableson said. “We are so lucky to be working with Comedy Central and their strong executive team,” added Kuwahara. “They’ve been nothing but supportive and getting a second season is like hitting a game winning 3-pointer!”

Legends of Chamberlain Heights is an urban animated series mixing raucous comedy and social commentary that centers on three high school freshman basketball benchwarmers: 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.

Veteran Simpsons artist Ableson developed the original concept with Hawking, Johnson, Mike Clements and Michael Starrbury. Former UCLA Bruin basketball players, Hawking and Johnson used their own legendary benchwarming experience to provide inspiration for the main characters.

Source: Bento Box Entertainment

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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.

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