Sketch comedy show “Party Over Here” premieres March 12 to bring late-night laughs to your Saturday nights


FOX is getting back into late-night sketch comedy with a new series called “Party Over Here,” which is premiering tomorrow at 11 p.m. EST/PST. The half-hour show is brought to you by executive producers The Lonely Island – or the trio known as Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. Actor/comedian Paul Scheer is also an executive producer and one of the show’s directors.

“Party Over Here” will star comedians Nicole Byer, Jessica McKenna and Alison Rich. The show will feature sketch comedy shorts and in-studio segments filmed in front of a live audience at the Alexandria Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

“When we first conceived this idea, we thought of it as a spinoff of ‘Empire,’” said The Lonely Island when the show was announced. “We failed miserably…now it’s much more of a sketch comedy show.”

“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,” Paul added.

David Madden, president of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company, chimed in with less tongue in cheek: “The late-night landscape is wildly competitive, and we thought long and hard about the kind of audacious, attention-getting voices we needed. Andy, Akiva, Jorma, Paul and our three stars – Nicole, Jessica and Alison – are the ideal group of talent to do just that. They’re fearless, original and, of course, very, very funny.”

Party Over Here” premieres Saturday, March 12, at 11 p.m. EST/PST on FOX. Follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up-to-date and access exclusive content.