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Andy Samberg to Rival 'Saturday Night Live' With New Sketch Show … 0

Andy Samberg to Rival 'Saturday Night Live' With New Sketch Show …

“” will soon have a rival on Saturday nights. FOX has greenlit “”, a half-hour sketch series that will be executive produced by comedy trio , which consists of , Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, as well as Paul Scheer (“”). Set to air Saturdays beginning March 12 at 11 P.M., “Party Over Here” will feature short skits and in-studio segments filmed in front of a live audience at L.A.’s Alexandria Hotel.

Nicole Byer (“”), Jessica McKenna (“”) and former “SNL” writer Alison Rich (“Resident Advisors”) will star. “When we first conceived this idea, we thought of it as a spin-off of ”,” The Lonely Island said in a statement. “We failed miserably … now it’s much more of a sketch comedy show.” Scheer added, “In an age where most millennials don’t even know what a TV is, we are really excited to be getting into the TV business.” While it has been dubbed an “SNL” rival, “Party Over Here” actually won’t air exactly at the same time the veteran show does. “One of our stipulations to Fox was that we wouldnt air at the same time as @nbcsnl,” The Lonely Island explained via Twitter. “This show is over at 11:30.” Moreover, “SNL” boss Lorne Michaels has given his blessing as the group added, “We called Lorne first to get his blessing.” Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone were all part of “SNL”. Samberg was a featured player, while Schaffer and Taccone were hired as writers before the three departed the show in the early 2010s.