COMEDY CENTRAL ORDERS THIRD AND FINAL SEASON OF “CORPORATE”
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SCRIPTED COMEDY SET TO RETURN IN 2020
Season two, which claims a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, premiered in January 2019 to laudatory reviews.
NEW YORK, June 10, 2019 – Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, today announced a greenlight for the third and final season of critically-acclaimed scripted series Corporate, set to premiere in 2020.
Season two of Corporate, which claims a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, premiered in January 2019 to laudatory reviews. Led by stars Jake Weisman, Matt Ingebretson, Lance Reddick, Aparna Nancherla, Anne Dudek and Adam Lustick, the season featured star-studded guests Kyra Sedgwick, Elizabeth Perkins, Kristen Schaal, Sasheer Zamata, Baron Vaughn and Andy Richter. The first season, equally praised, was included in numerous “Best of 2018” lists from outlets including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire and TIME.
Created by Pat Bishop, Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman, Corporate is a dark, edgy look at life as a Junior-Executive-in-Training at your average, soulless multinational corporation. Matt and Jake (Ingebretson and Weisman) are at the mercy of a tyrannical CEO Christian DeVille (Lance Reddick) and his top lieutenants, sycophants John and Kate (Adam Lustick and Anne Dudek). As Matt and Jake navigate an ever-revolving series of disasters, their only ally is Hampton DeVille Human Resources rep Grace (Aparna Nancherla), who is beleaguered by both her job and her exhausting relationship with the very needy Matt and Jake.
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