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Comedy Central Orders ‘The High Court’ with Doug Benson

15-Minute Comic Strip to Launch in 2017

Comedy Central has greenlit a 15-minute comical strip called “The High Court,” featuring comedian Doug Benson (“Getting Doug with High,” “@midnight”) presiding over the highest court in the land as he adjudicates real small claims court cases. Loosely based on Benson’s show “Getting Doug with High,” the series follows Benson as “Judge Doug” as he rules on real small claims court cases “before retiring to his chamber with a guest bailiff to get very stoned and deliberate on the matter.” Unlike Comedy Central’s other series, Benson’s show will take on the Adult Swim-style format.

Benson will exec produce with Bruce Smith, JASH’s Daniel Kellison and Propagate’s Ben Silverman, Howard Owens and Kevin Healey. Gary Mann and Daniel Wolfberg are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central. The 15-minute strip series will be co-produced by JASH and Propagate for an early 2017 launch.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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