Comedy Central has ordered a new series calledThe Burn, starring comedian Jeffrey Ross, the network announced Wednesday.
You probably know Ross as the ruthless leader of Comedy Central's infamous celebrity roasts, but now the so-called Roastmaster General is expanding his scope. In the weekly show, which is set to premiere this summer, Ross will take on (and presumably annihilate) the week's hot topics and current events with the help of fellow comics.
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"Thank you Comedy Central," Ross said in a statement. "My mission is clear. To rip the world a new a--hole one crack at a time. I can't wait to get started."
The network also announced the pick-up of two other original series: Review with Forrest MacNeil, a starring Eastbound & Down's Andrew Daly, and Nathan For You, starring writer-comedian, Nathan Fielder. Both half-hour comedies are slated to premiere in 2013.