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Iliza Shlesinger to star in own Netflix sketch series

Iliza Shlesinger arrived in New York City last weekend, telling comedy club audiences she’s on the East Coast to work on a project, and now we know what that project is: Her very own sketch comedy series on Netflix!

The streaming giant announced the news today.

Netflix has ordered The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show, with six half-hour episodes shooting this fall and airing in 2020. It’s described as: “From the mind of Iliza Shlesinger comes a secret world filled with absurd characters, insight into the female experience, and irreverent yet poignant social commentary.”

It comes from Avalon Television, directed by Laura Murphy (Girl Code, Adam Ruins Everything), and executive produced by Shlesinger alongside Kim Gamble, Kara Baker, David Martin, Richard Allen-Turner, and Jon Thoday.

Shlesinger has four stand-up specials available on Netflix currently, with a fifth premiering later in 2019. She previously also starred in her own digital sitcom, Forever 31, for ABC, and won Last Comic Standing before that.

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