Season 3 of the Award-Winning Sketch Series to Premiere Thursday, November 8 at 9PM
NEW YORK – August 23, 2018 – IFC announced today that it has picked up the upcoming fourth season of the all-female sketch series Baroness von Sketch Show which will air on the network in 2019. The series is performed and written by Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne and Jennifer Whalen. Whalen also serves as the season’s showrunner.
Season 3 of the series will premiere on IFC Thursday, November 8 at 9PM with two back to back episodes. The remaining episodes of the 10-episode third season will air weekly, with episodes airing two at a time Thursdays starting at 9PM. Originally airing on Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC, and produced by Frantic Films, IFC acquired Seasons 1 and 2 of Baroness von Sketch Show from Banijay Rights and debuted both seasons last summer to strong critical acclaim.
“Three years ago, we fell in love with the brilliant, inspired and ‘slightly off’ point of view that embodies Baroness von Sketch Show, and we have never looked at red wine, healthy salads, workplace politics and dry shampoo the same way since,” said Christine Lubrano, SVP Original Programming at IFC. “Truly, it is the only sketch show to be created, written, directed by women and star four female leads. Their insane brand of comedy, while appealing to absolutely everyone, has a particularly resonant tone right now. We are thrilled Carolyn, Meredith, Aurora and Jennifer will be returning to IFC for a fourth season in 2019.”
Hailed as “fabulous” by The New York Times and “the best thing to come out of Canada since Ryan Gosling” by Vogue, Baroness von Sketch Show provides an insightful, satirical look at our everyday modern lives. Fast-paced and irreverent, the female-driven sketch comedy series celebrates the absurd and mines the embarrassing, offering a fresh, witty take on relatable moments such as crying at work, waiting in airport security lines, dealing with gossip-obsessed co-workers, co-parenting and more. The series recently was awarded “Best Sketch Comedy Program or Series” at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards.
Baroness von Sketch Show is executive produced by Jamie Brown, Taylor, MacNeill, Browne and Whalen. Taylor served as showrunner for the series’ first three seasons. The series is produced by Frantic Films and originates on CBC in Canada. It is distributed internationally by Banijay Rights. Season 3 will premiere in Canada on CBC, the CBC TV streaming app and cbc.ca/watch on Tuesday, September 18 at 9PM (9:30NT). Season 4 is set to begin production in Toronto in the coming month.
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About Banijay Rights
Banijay Rights is the international distribution division of Banijay Group, a leading creator and producer of TV content worldwide. Banijay Rights represents quality, excellence and experience in the business of television and ancillary sales across all platforms. It is one of the world’s biggest independent distributors, with a catalogue of more than 20,000 hours of globally best-selling content across all genres including drama, formats, factual, entertainment, theatrical. 50% of the catalogue is third party programming from independent producers and networks throughout the world.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.
About Frantic Films
Since its inception, Frantic Films has had a reputation for creating outstanding programming for a global audience. In addition to its success in Canada and the U.S., Frantic’s award-winning TV series, features and documentaries have sold to well over 100 countries worldwide.
Frantic has won over a hundred awards and set numerous ratings records in lifestyle, factual, reality, sports, comedy and drama. Frantic’s lifestyle and documentary programs include Backyard Builds, The Stats of Life, long running series Til Debt Do Us Part, the hit series Pitchin’ In (Food Network), and many more. Its comedy series include the critically acclaimed sketch series Baroness von Sketch Show, live shows such as the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, scripted series such as Todd & the Book of Pure Evil, prank shows such as Meet the Family and our multiple award winning, hybrid comedy-factual series Still Standing. Its TV movies and mini-series have attracted top talent including Judd Hirsch, Danny Aiello, Mercedes Ruehl and Gil Bellows, and have been enjoyed by millions of viewers. Frantic made its first feature film, Lucid, over a decade ago, and went on to make films such as Faces the Crowd, starring Milla Jovovich and Julian McMahon to this year’s feature “Strike!”
Frantic has over 20 years’ experience collaborating with a wide variety of partners. We take great pride in our excellent relationships with co-producers, creatives and networks alike. Our team understands the needs of various stakeholders and we ensure productions are brought in on time, on budget and to the highest creative standards.
IFC is the home of offbeat, unexpected comedies. Series Brockmire, Stan Against Evil, Baroness von Sketch Show and Documentary Now! air alongside fan-favorite movies and comedic cult TV shows. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and available across multiple platforms. IFC is Always On, Slightly Off.
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