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Robin Thede’s comedy series, “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” has been renewed for a third season.
“Making A Black Lady Sketch Show is a dream come true and I’m honored to continue our incredible series and wonderful partnership with HBO, Issa Rae, JAX Media and our entire producing team,” Thede said in a statement.
“I can’t wait to push the show even further in Season 3 and to keep delivering the laugh out loud content our audience loves to see! I see this show as a budding comedy institution, where Black women can play fully realized, non-stereotypical characters and I am so grateful for the opportunity to continue to create that space for today’s premiere comedians.”
“A Black Lady Sketch Show is a narrative series set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests,” according to the HBO website.
Featuring a “core cast of Black women, including Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis, Laci Mosley and Skye Townsend all starred in the show’s second season.
Last year, the show was nominated for three Primetime Emmys (including for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and guest actress Angela Bassett. Dime Davis, director of the show, became the first Black woman to nab an Emmy nom for directing a variety series.
Amy Gravitt, HBO Comedy Programming, Executive Vice President, expressed her delight over the show’s renewal. “Robin continues to break new ground in the world of sketch comedy. She delivered a hilariously sharp second season, and we’re looking forward to seeing where Robin, Issa Rae and the A Black Lady Sketch Show team take us in Season 3,” she said.
The season finale of “A Black Lady Sketch Show” airs this Friday, May 28th on HBO Max.