Baroness von Sketch picked up by IFC

The U.S. network will begin airing seasons one and two of the half-hour comedy this summer.
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AMC Networks-owned channel IFC has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to seasons one and two of Baroness von Sketch Show.

The half-hour comedy, produced by Winnipeg’s Frantic Films in association with CBC, will begin airing on IFC in late summer. Banijay Rights, the international distribution division of Paris, France-based Banijay Group, handles international distribution on the show.

The six-episode first season of Baroness premiered on CBC in June 2016, drawing an average 2+ audience of 265,000, according to Numeris data provided by CBC. The series was subsequently greenlit to a second season in July 2016, with seven new episodes set to launch later this year.

Baroness is created by Carolyn Taylor (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Meredith MacNeill (This Hour has 22 MinutesBook of Negroes), Aurora Browne (The Ron James Show) and Jennifer Whalen (The Ron James Show), all of whom star in and executive produce the show. Frantic Films CEO Jamie Brown also serves as exec producer.

In March, Baroness picked up three Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series.