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Legends of Chamberlain Heights 

"Legends of Chamberlain Heights" review by Suzanne 9/15/16
Airs Wednesdays 10:30/9:30c on Comedy Central

I didn't expect this show to be very funny because most TV comedies, animated or not, are not very funny.  There have only been a few exceptions, like "South Park," which airs before this one.  However, I was pleasantly surprised to find myself chuckling while watching this. Now, it's not highbrow humor at all, so don't expect it to be like "Modern Family" -- more like "Tosh.0"

The show is about three high school freshman who are on the basketball team, but they're also the school nerds and are fighting to get with girls as well as to play more and to be more popular. The characters on the show use very modern jargon, but even if you don't recognize exactly what they're saying, you should be able to figure it out from the context. If you're a teen, you probably would have no problem understanding it.

It's very juvenile humor, which is fine. Even more so than "South Park." The characters are very broad and silly (ridiculous even), and a lot of the jokes come from the kids making fun of each other. If you don't mind insult humor, you might like it. Some of it is also shock humor. They really push the envelope on this show. I just laughed every time the white kid tries to imitate his friends and use the N word, and the other guy just smacks him. I found that hilarious.  In some ways, the type of slapstick humor of the show can be traced back to "Abbott and Costello" or "Laurel and Hardy." It has a lot of sex jokes, though, which those didn't have, of course.  I must not be the only one who likes it, though, because they already renewed it for a second season back in July!  Check it out for yourself and see if it's your thing.

MORE INFORMATION:

COMEDY CENTRAL® HITS THE COURT WITH THE “LEGENDS OF CHAMBERLAIN HEIGHTS” SERIES PREMIERE ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH AT 10:30 P.M. ET/PT
  • Executive Produced by Bento Box Entertainment, Showrunner Devon Shepard and Co-Creator Brad Ableson with Producers and Co-Creators Quinn Hawking and Josiah Johnson
  • The First Two Episodes Available on the Comedy Central App and cc.com; Season One Episodes Available Same Day as Air

Comedy Central shoots and scores! Your new favorite benchwarmers from the coming-of-age animated series “Legends of Chamberlain Heights” will make their debut on Wednesday, September 14, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, following the 20th season premiere of “South Park.” The first two episodes are available on the Comedy Central app/ cc.com and VOD – authenticated.  The first episode will premiere two weeks out on August 29 on iTunes, Amazon Video, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Verizon Multi-Screen, Vudu, and Sony.

“Legends of Chamberlain Heights” is an urban 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.

In the first episode, “Jamallies”, the Chamberlain Heights police confiscate all of the students’ drugs on the eve of the biggest high school party of the year. The Legends decide to take matters into their own hands and find a way to sneak drugs into the party. Chaos ensues when Jamal’s homemade cocktail of “Jamallies” brings on unexpected side effects.

On Wednesday, August 17, the new animated series will launch on Comedy Central’s Snapchat Discover channel.” Original content featuring the “Legends of Chamberlain Heights” characters will debut each week, building to the linear series launch. Leading up to premiere and throughout the season, Comedy Central’s Snapchat Discover channel will feature custom “Legends of Chamberlain Heights” content created specifically for the platform. Custom videos will also be rolling out on cc.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, along with highlights, full episodes, memes and gifs to expand the world of the “Legends.” Fans can get in on the action by following the show on Facebook and Twitter.

Episodes will launch day of air on the Comedy Central app/ cc.com as well as becoming available the day after air on iTunes, Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Verizon Multi-Screen, Vudu, and Sony.

Premiere episodes of “Legends of Chamberlain Heights” will be available the same day they premiere via cc.com and the Comedy Central app and will be available next day on iTunes, Amazon Video, VUDU, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, and Verizon Multi-Screen.

“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,” “Being Mary Jane,” “House of Lies,” “Weeds”), with co-creators Quinn Hawking (Fox Sports, NFL Network) and Josiah Johnson (Showtime, NFL Network) producing.

About Bento Box Entertainment

Bento Box Entertainment (bentoboxent.com) is an Emmy® award-winning studio that creates premium content for all distribution platforms worldwide. The company is the leading producer of primetime animated comedy series, with studios in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Toronto. Bento Box Entertainment is currently developing and producing several broadcast, cable and digital projects, including “Bob’s Burgers” on FOX with 20th Century Fox Television and creator Loren Bouchard and “Legends of Chamberlain Heights” on Comedy Central, among many others. The company can be followed across social media channels @bentoboxent.

About Comedy Central

Available on-air, online and on-the-go via the Comedy Central App, Comedy Central (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB). For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Comedy Central’s press Web site at press.cc.com and follow us on Twitter @ComedyCentralPR for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in 180 countries. Viacom’s media networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Channel 5 (UK), Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick and Paramount Channel, reach over 3.5 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com. Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom’s blog at blog.viacom.com and Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/viacom.


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