Nick Swardson gets his own cable show

Comedy Central will premiere half-hour sketch series in 2010

Comedy Central regular Nick Swardson has received his very own sketch comedy series.

The new weekly, half-hour sketch show will begin production next month and premiere next year.

"We love Nick at Comedy Central and even more importantly, our audience loves Nick," said Comedy Central programming president Lauren Corrao. "We've seen it in his movies, his stand-up, with his 'Reno 911!' character 'Terry,' and in the work he's done developing 'Gay Robot.' We can't wait to expand his creative voice into a sketch series."

The series will include digital shorts, man-on-the-street segments and animation inspired by Swardson's online character, "Gay Robot" (about a gay robot and his frat boy friends).

"I'm very excited to be working with Comedy Central," said Swardson. "They are great people who understand me creatively. They also are very good looking...a lot of 8 and 9's in the office, guys are probably in the 4's."

Exec producers include Swardson, Tom Gianas, Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions and Sony Pictures TV.