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YouTube Orders New Comedy ‘Liza on Demand’

Eight Half-Hour Episodes Ordered

YouTube has greenlit “Liza on Demand,” a new sitcom from the writers and directors of “Josie & The Pussycats” and “Mary + Jane.” Produced by digital-first comedy studio Above Average, “Liza on Demand” will follow the chaotic misadventures that ensue as the eponymous character takes on various gigs, tasks and odd jobs in her quest to climb the ranks and become an “elite tasker.” The eight episode, half-hour comedy will make its debut on YouTube Red in 2018 with Liza Koshy starring and executive producing.

Koshy will executive produce alongside writers Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont (“Josie & The Pussycats” and “Mary + Jane”). Courtney Carter will serve as an additional executive producer and Sam Childs will serve as producer.

“Liza on Demand” marks the second time Koshy has partnered with YouTube and Above Average following the release of her YouTube Red holiday special “Jingle Ballin’” in 2016.

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 ( 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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  1. A show about and with someone nobody knows but who is buds with someone at the company… Once again streaming shows how it is slavishly copying the failed practices of the networks… 🙁

    Soon FX will do another pseudo-study telling us this is indeed a golden age… 🙁

    So depressing.