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Comedy Central Expands Snapchat Programming Slate

Comedy Central is expanding its Discover channel on Snapchat with a slate of original series created exclusively for the digital platform.

The network announced renewals for Quickie With Nikki, its most popular Snapchat series, which will return April 19, as well as Swag-a-Saurus With James DavisLike It With Liza and Hot Takes With Brandon Wardell. It also has greenlit nine new series encompassing animation, sketch, stand-up, reality and late night.

The new series are the comedian-focused 7 Mins in Purgatory, animal facts-rich Animal-Lolz, animated Bert’s Dreams, competition series spoof Deadliest Chef, sketch series Guber Pool, time traveling Messages From the Future, the Hudson Brothers’ animated series The Lounge, Mike Lawrence’s You’re Wrong, and an untitled late night series from Emily Candini and Dave Horwitz.

Snapchat Discover launched in January 2015, offering snackable clips from entertainment outlets.

Read more at broadcastingcable.com.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.