Two comedy stars who’ve been missing from our screens for a while are coming back.
Sarah Silverman has signed a deal for a new comedy special with HBO, and the premium cabler is also giving Silverman a pilot order for a late-night talk show series. Silverman, Judd Apatow and Amy Zvi serve as executive producers on the pilot.
A little under a year ago Hulu cancelled Silverman’s Emmy-nominated talk show “I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman” after two seasons. On that, she served as host and executive producer.
Comedian and former talk show host Craig Ferguson is returning to screens with “The Hustler,” a new trivia game show series in which one player will already secretly know all the answers.
The format sees five contestants working together on a series of trivia questions, with the aim of growing and winning a collective prize pot. Despite knowing the answers, the Hustler must conceal their identity in order to have a shot at winning the grand prize.
During each episode, the Hustler anonymously eliminates two contestants, leaving three contestants. If the Hustler and the two remaining contestants answer correctly, they share the prize. If the other two are wrong, the Hustler gets to take home the full pot.