Paramount+ has released a trailer for the highly anticipated sixth season of Inside Amy Schumer. The personality-driven sketch comedy show went on hiatus in June 2016 and returns with five new episodes. Two will air on Thursday, October 20, and the remaining three episodes will air weekly thereafter on the streaming platform, which will take on the former Comedy Central show. The announcement ties in nicely with the recent news that Inside Amy Schumer will be leaving HBO Max, suggesting it’s likely those seasons will come to Paramount+the streaming company behind Comedy Central’s parent company, along with this one soon enough.
Even as far back as 2016, many fans assumed that Schumer’s hiatus was going to be a permanent, silent cancellation of the show. Schumer denied it at the timeand it took a while, but she is now in the right.
“Inside Amy Schumer hasn’t been cancelled,” Schumer tweeted in August 2016. Comedy Central has given us a beautiful home and we couldn’t be happier there. I’m just touring, doing stand-up and focusing on writing more for the next year “We are scheduled for a season 5, but not in the near future. I’m grateful that Comedy Central is giving me this time to work on other projects.”
You can watch the season 5 trailer below.
The Inside Amy Schumer hiatus began not long after the Schumer vehicle’s box office success Train wreck, when it seemed like she was positioning herself to go to the movies more. She was cast as Barbie in a project she was expected to produce at Sony not long after, but she left the project and then that version of the film eventually fell apart. Mattel took it to Warner Bros., and the newer, presumably more “traditional” take on the property will star Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.
Here’s the synopsis for the season (as is) of Paramount+:
That’s right, she’s back! Amy Schumer makes her return to Inside Amy Schumer with brand new over-the-top sketches, huge laughter and something for everyone.
Stream the premiere of Inside Amy SchumerOctober 20 and every Thursday thereafter, exclusively on Paramount+.