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'Another Period'

Comedy Central, June 15th
"You're only pretty in Massachusetts!" "That's the worst thing you can say to a woman!" Another Period was one of last year's most welcome comedy surprises — the depraved adventures of a filthy-rich upper-crust Rhode Island family in the early 1900s, with creators Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome as the shamelessly spoiled Bellacourt sisters. The Downton Abbey-style setting is really just an excuse for a rapid-fire barrage of gleefully offensive gags about incest, racism, abusing the servants and a coked-up Helen Keller. Leggero has the most virtuosically sarcastic eyebrows in the game, and she heads a full house of sick aristocrats and, with great moments from Michael Ian Black, Christina Hendricks, David Wain and Beth Dover and Jason Ritter, who keeps discipline by yelling at the domestic staff: "You are this close to losing your ball-washing privileges!"

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