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NBC's New Streaming Comedy Service Sounds Awesome

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There's a new comedy-centric streaming service for us to binge-watch coming in January of 2016, and the lineup of new series looks amazing. SeeSo is NBCUniversal's new, ad-free streaming comedy service. When it launches, it will cost $3.99 a month, according to The Hollywood Reporter. You'll be able to stream older series, such as The Kids in the Hall, 30 Rock, The Office, Parks and Recreation and Monty Python's Flying Circus, but the most exciting part is several new scripted, sketch and improv series:

The UCB Show will be hosted by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh, and will be feature stand-up and sketch comedy filmed at UCB's new Sunset Boulevard location in Hollywood.

HarmonQuest is derived from a segment during Dan Harmon's live 'Harmontown' show and podcast at Meltdown. The Community writer and cohorts like Erin McGathy and Jeff Davis play Dungeons and Dragons, helmed by dungeon master Spencer Crittenden. HarmonQuest takes us through their misadventures.

Before the Morning After will feature hosts Jena Friedman, Alex Edelman, Greg Proops and other comics getting drunk at a diner in the early morning hours.

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Take My Wife comes from comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher, and follows a young couple who use their relationship as the foundation for their stand-up.

Gentleman Lobsters is based on the GQ cartoon series of the same name. It's about two roommates, Garrett and Quinn, who are also lobsters. Another animated series, The Cyanide & Happiness Show is based on the web comic of the same name.

Dave & Ethan: Lovemakers is a game show where Dave Ahdoot and Ethan Fixell try to match random strangers they find in New York City. There's also a little sketch thrown into the program.

Hidden America with Jonah Ray is a faux travel show features Jonah Ray going to real places and meeting fake people. Meanwhile, The Comedy Show Show is a show about themed comedy shows around the U.S.

Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ follows seven real estate agents who work at a luxury real estate firm in Los Angeles.

Big Jay Oakerson's What's Your F*@#ing Deal is an improv show in which Big Jay Oakerson and various comics interact with a live audience.

Flowers is a scripted comedy about the dysfunctional Flowers family starring Juilan Barratt and Oliva Colman, written and directed by Will Sharpe.

Live from the Barrel House is a standup showcase filmed at the Barrel House in San Francisco, while New York's Funniest is an open mic comedy competition filmed at the Carolines on Broadway in New York City.

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac features the former Daily Show correspondent in a filmed version of his live comedy and music New York show.

Sammy J & Randy in Ricketts Lane is a musical comedy about Australian comedy duo Sammy J and his puppet, Randy.

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Soul Mates is a scripted show about two spirits, played by Australian actors Nick Boshier and Christiaan Van Vuuren, and their interactions over four lifetimes.

The Amazing Gayle Pile is a scripted show about a man just trying to become the king of home shopping.

Thingstarter is about a startup that comes up with weird products and then asks for feedback from various experts and potential users.

Matt Besser, Rory Scovel and Cameron Esposito all have hour-long stand-up specials on the network as well.