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HBO Greenlights Specials Based on ‘2 Dope Queens’ Podcast

HBO will bring the popular 2 Dope Queens podcast to television in 2018 in the form of several specials, the network said Thursday.

The podcast, hosted by Jessica Williams (The Incredible Jessica James) and Phoebe Robinson (Broad City), will air as a series of four hour-long specials, according to HBO president Casey Bloys.

Launched in 2016,2 Dope Queensis a weekly standup and storytelling podcast that touches on such subjects as sex, romance, race, hair journeys, living in New York and Billy Joel, according to HBO. 

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R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.