HBO’s Groundbreaking Emmy Award Winning Comedy Series
The Black Ladies Sketch Show is wrapping up its most recent fourth season.
Creator, showrunner, writer and star Robin Thede released a statement about the move, which he described as a creative A joint decision to end on a high note.
“Thank you to all the talented cast, guest stars, writers, directors, editors and crew who made the Black Ladies Sketch Showcase
to Emmy success,” Thede wrote. “I would especially like to recognize Black women and other women of color who have excelled in every sector of ABLSS. I am also forever grateful to Issa Rae and Jax Media, Amy Gravitt, Casey Bloys, and the entire team at HBO, Max, and Warner Bros. Discovery.”
According to HBO, “Robin Thede is a wealthy Visionary comedic genius who has been stellar for four seasons of The Black Ladies Sketch Show
and we are thrilled to be partnering with her on this groundbreaking, hilarious series Robin, along with HOORAE, Jax Media, and the incredible cast and crew, has left an indelible legacy not only in sketches, but in TV comedy as well, and we look forward to continued creative collaborations with her and us ”
Under her three-year master agreement, Thede is developing a new half-hour comedy series on HBO called Disengagement.
Black Ladies Sketch Show
Received Emmy nominations and three wins, including the first black woman to win directing for a variety show (Bridget Stokes). The show will consist of six episodes, with the fourth and final season premiering in April and wrapping up in May.