Months ahead of its debut, Comedy Central announced at San Diego Comic-Con that it has renewed its new urban, coming-of-age animated series Legends of Chamberlain Heights for a second season. The show is set to premiere Wednesday, September 14 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, following the 20th season premiere of South Park.
Legends of Chamberlain Heights is executive produced by Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers, Brickleberry, The Awesomes) co-founders Scott Greenberg and Joel Kuwahara, along with co-creator Brad Ableson (The Simpsons, Good Vibes) and showrunner Devon Shepard (Everybody Hates Chris, Weeds), with co-creators Quinn Hawking (Fox Sports, NFL Network) and Josiah Johnson (Showtime, NFL Network) producing.
“This show pushes the envelope far enough to warrant a second season before season one even airs,” said Alterman. “We are so lucky to be working with Comedy Central and their strong executive team,” adds Kuwahara. “They’ve been nothing but supportive and getting a second season is like hitting a game winning three-pointer!”
Legends of Chamberlain Heights is an animated series mixing raucous comedy and social commentary that centers on three high school freshman basketball benchwarmers: Jamal, Grover, and Milk. The three friends tackle life with some wins and some losses, but failure doesn’t faze them since they’re legends…even if it’s just in their own minds.
Veteran Simpsons artist Ables developed the original concept with Hawking, Johnson, Mike Clements and Michael Starrbury. Former UCLA Bruin basketball players, Hawking and Johnson used their own legendary bench-warming experience to provide inspiration for the main characters.