Esquire Network and Oxygen have greenlit two docu-series that will center around stand-up comedians, but each will focus on a different part of their lives, the NBCUniversal Lifestyle Networks announced Monday.
Oxygen’s Living With Funny will showcase their personal lives and relationships with their partners, while the Esquire series, Comedians of L.A., will focus on their work life. The series will air on each network during the same time span so viewers can keep up with both sides of the story. EW confirmed that Brandon T. Jackson is the first comedian to commit to both series.
Oxygen also announced they will be increasing their original programming with eight new series including the show Pretty. Strong, centering around a women’s football league and The Hustle, a series that follows the hardworking assistants behind big bosses.
The network also ordered a second season of Sisterhood of Hip Hop and secured the exclusive cable distribution rights for Crazy Talk, the half-hour syndicated daily comedy that analyzes reality TV.
Bravo announced additions to its lineup of original programming, with 10 new shows including, My Fab 40th, which showcases extravagant 40th birthday bashes and a road-trip reality show featuring Real Housewives of Atlanta stars NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak Biermann. The network has also placed new season orders for the shows Ladies of London, Don’t Be Tardy, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles and Manzo’d with Children.