Comedy Central announced today that it has picked up "Sports Show with Norm Macdonald", with an initial eight-episode order. The new series is slated to begin production this month with an April premiere.
"Sports Show with Norm Macdonald" will feature Macdonald's unique and comedic take on the most topical and controversial stories from the sports world. Taped in front of a live studio audience, the fast-paced and informative show will cover all sports – from the popular to the obscure – delivered with Macdonald's unforgettable style, reminiscent of his hugely popular run as "SNL"'s Weekend Update anchor. The series will be executive produced by Macdonald, Marc Gurvitz, Lori Jo Hoekstra and Jackhole Productions' Daniel Kellison. Jim Sharp and Gary Mann are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central.
Norm also has an upcoming original one-hour special, "Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Stand-Up" which premieres on Comedy Central on Saturday, March 12 at 11 p.m.