Studio C is a sketch comedy television show created by original cast member Matt Meese and BYUtv content development director Jared Shores. They envisioned an expansion of the popular Brigham Young University sketch comedy troupe “Divine Comedy.” They created a television show that would appeal to a national audience and that would offer something the family could watch together. Meese brought the idea to Shores at a time when BYUtv was expanding its programing. The first episode premiered in the fall of 2012. The name Studio C refers to the Brigham Young University studio where the show is filmed before a live audience. The show was originally directed by Craig Camp.
The original cast members feature Whitney Call, Mallory Everton, Jason Gray, and Meese, all of whom are former members of "Divine Comedy." Supporting cast members Adam Berg, Stacey Harkey, Natalie Madsen, Stephen Meek, James Perry, and Jeremy Warner became main cast members with the fifth season.
Studio C’s slot on BYUtv is on Monday nights and the show is broadcast via 866 cable channels, DISH Network, and DirecTV. BYUtv releases all episodes to the Studio C YouTube channel. As of December 2018, the Studio C YouTube channel had more than 2 million subscribers. The channel’s number one video, “Top Soccer Shootout Ever With Scott Sterling” has garnered over 68 million views on the channel and more than 40 million views across all media platforms. Other top favorites include “The Hunger Games Musical: Mockingjay Parody—Peeta’s Song” with over 6 million views.
The ten original cast members announced in August 2018 that after their ninth and final season, they would be leaving Studio C to start a new venture, JK! Studios.
Studio C continues with two cast members—Tori Pence and Dalton Johnson—who joined Studio C in the eighth season. In March 2019, BYUtv announced new cast members after a nationwide search: April Rock, Arvin Mitchell, Austin Williams, Garet Allen, Ike Flitcraft, Jessica Drolet, Jetta Juriansz, Matthew Galvan, and Tanner Gillman.
Producer and writer Jim O'Doherty of NBC's "Third Rock from the Sun" and Fox’s "Grounded for Life" also will lead the cast under BYUtv's partnership with Kaleidoscope Pictures to produce Season 10.