Amazon Goes Funny for Fall


Amazon Studios is going bold for back to school.

Speaking to a crowd of TV reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills Sunday morning, head of half-hour programming Joe Lewis announced that September would be Amazon’s “month of comedy,” with the premieres of three new comic series and the return of its crown jewel.

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Calling the lineup Amazon’s “riskiest” slate, Lewis stated that each week of the month would see a bow, starting with comedian Tig Notaro’s self-biographical One Mississippi (from executive producer Louis C.K.) on September 9, followed a week later by the very British Fleabag on September 16, the launch of the third season of the Golden Globe-winning standout Transparent on the 23rd and finally, Woody Allen’s Crisis in Six Scenes on September 30.

As for the streaming service’s other award-winning offering, Mozart in the Jungle, it was confirmed that fans can expect new episodes on Amazon Prime starting on December 9.