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Comedy Central Orders Uncensored Late-Night Series B&C

Comedy Central will bring a new entry to the late-night landscape. B&C reports that the cable channel has ordered a stand-up series that will be hosted by comedian Dave Attell.

The channel placed an order for eight episodes, the piece reports.

"The untitled series, which will be uncensored, will feature Attell and other comedians unfiltered," B&C reports. "The series will feature sets from up-and-coming comedians and well-known ones, as well as interstitial moments throughout the episodes. The series is expected to premiere in 2014."

Also on tap is a one-hour stand-up special featuring Attell, which Comedy Central will air in 2014.

Ken Alterman, president, content development and original programming for Comedy Central, said: "When I was first approached for this, I thought someone said 'Dave Chappelle.' I immediately said yes. I love Dave Attell, too, so it's fine."

B&C notes: "Attell is no stranger to the network, having hosted 'Insomniac With Dave Attell' from 2001-04, as well as appearing on a variety of the network's series including 'The Daily Show.'"

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