HBO’s Emmy-nominated narrative sketch comedy series A Black Lady Sketch Show has been renewed for a third season.
HBO has also announced that The Shop: Uninterrupted will return for its fourth season in May and will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.
Amy Gravitt, Executive Vice President, HBO Comedy Programming, said the following about A Black Lady Sketch Show: “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.”
Robin Thede, Creator, showrunner, executive producer, writer and star, added: “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.
She added: “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.”
Season 2 of A Black Lady Sketch Show once again featured a core cast of Black women living relatable, hilarious experiences in a magical reality that subverts traditional expectations.
The Season 2 finale will air on Friday, May 28. Season 1 and 2 episodes to date are currently available to stream on HBO Max.
Season one of A Black Lady Sketch Show received three Primetime Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series and Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series (Angela Bassett).
Robin Thede is the creator, showrunner, executive producer, writer and star. Executive producing are Issa Rae for HOORAE, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry for 3 Arts Entertainment, and Tony Hernandez and Brooke Posch for JAX Media.
The head writer/co-executive producer is Lauren Ashley Smith. The producers are Deniese Davis and Montrel McKay for HOORAE, and John Skidmore for JAX Media.
Joining LeBron James and Maverick Carter for the season premiere are iconic music mogul, 23-time Grammy winner and 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Jay-Z; rapper, singer and songwriter Bad Bunny; WNBA superstar Nneka Ogwumike; and marketing executive Paul Rivera.
On this episode, the star-studded group discuss confidence on the big stage, parenthood and WrestleMania.
The Shop: Uninterrupted, staged periodically throughout the year, offers conversation and debate between a unique ensemble of some of the biggest names in sport and entertainment.
Past guests include Drake, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Diddy, Jimmy Kimmel, Patrick Mahomes, Lil Nas X, Will Smith, Megan Rapinoe, Kevin Hart, Rob Gronkowski and most recently, the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama.
The Shop: Uninterrupted is presented by HBO Sports and UNINTERRUPTED. The executive producers are LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson, Devin Johnson and Philip Byron.