Comedy Central orders upcoming show 'The Reductress Hour' to be hosted by Abby Elliot

The show will be based on the Webby Award-winning website that mocks the absurdities of women's issues today using satirical potrayal of the same.


                            Comedy Central orders upcoming show 'The Reductress Hour' to be hosted by Abby Elliot
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Comedy Central has ordered a pilot for 'The Reductres Hour' — a satirical comedy show focusing on news pertaining to women's issues in today's world — all portrayed through a website. The Viacom-owned cable network discusses the absurdities of these issues in the form of its next late-night talk show.

The network is all set to be teaming with Reductress co-creators, Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo, while Saturday Night Live's Abby Elliott is supposed to start as the show's in character host. The show is set to be executive produced by Newell, Pappalardo, Elliott and JAX Media's Tony Hernandez, Brooke Posch, Genevieve Aniello and John Skidmore.

Among the topics discussed on the show will be women's news, trends, broader national subjects, and entertainment television. Yet that isn't all, as there will also be certain issues of the week, original segments and several field interviews too.

The in-character host being played by Elliot will share the same tone as women's media and the Webby Award-winning website, that is known in the sphere of online comedy for its hilarious articles. Take titles such as “Woman Quits Job In Order To Hydrate Full-Time,” and “8 Guys On Tinder That Have Been To Machu Picchu But Never To Therapy.”

As for the website, it operates mostly along its tagline "Women's News. Feminized." and was initially launched back in 2013 as a satirical women's website. Its prime focus has been to churn out content which discusses the best and the worst of regular magazines and blogs targeted at women and of course the modern day consumer culture. 

Ever since its launch, the website has been able to gather over 2.5 million unique visitors a month and has even launched a podcast called 'Mouth Time' and several other original theatricals and live events throughout the country.  The brand also has a mock self-help book called 'How to Win at Feminism: The Definitive Guide to Having It All – And Then Some!', which was published in 2016, by HarperCollins.

If the network takes up the show and moves forward with 'The Reductress Hour', the show would join a male-focused lineup of shows such as 'The Daily Show With Trevor Noah', 'The Opposition With Jordan Klepper', 'Tosh.0' and 'Nathan for You', among others.

Yet this show's pilot isn't the only one of its kind, neither the first one as it will follow the female-skewing entry, 'Broad City', which is supposed to end its fifth season in 2019. But since 'Inside Amy Schumer' is going to remain off air until Schumer decides to return to the sketch series, for now, the show will be the only running one. 

However, it seems quite promising, considering its past jokes like “How To Get Men To Chase You But Not When You’re Jogging At Night” and “How To Make The Most Of The Gap Between When He Interrupted You And When He Remembered What He Was Going To Say” so here's hoping it doesn't disappoint.