All New Series THE DETOUR and Season 4 of INSIDE AMY SCHUMER Premiere April 21, Exclusively on The Comedy Network

— April 7, 2016

– Created by hilarious real-life funny-couple Jason Jones and Samantha Bee, THE DETOUR premieres Thursday, April 21 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT –
– Emmy® Award-winning series INSIDE AMY SCHUMER returns with Season 4, Thursday, April 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT –
– Seasons 1-3 of INSIDE AMY SCHUMER streaming now on CraveTV™ –

“…[THE DETOUR] has a serious National Lampoon's Vacation feel. Everything that can go wrong will go wrong, so if you like road trips from hell, you will love this show.” – Bustle

 “Schumer’s wholesome, disarming Brady Bunch looks, belie and enhance a comic intelligence that’s smart, distinctively female and amiably profane” – The Globe and Mail

TORONTO (April 7, 2016) – This April, Canada’s most-watched entertainment specialty network among the key A18-49 and A18-34 demos, builds upon its solid lineup of laughs with an all-new series and a hotly-anticipated return. Beginning Thursday, April 21, Comedy has the exclusive Canadian premiere of THE DETOUR and the Season 4 premiere of smash-hit INSIDE AMY SCHUMER. Already renewed for a second season, THE DETOUR is created by Canadian comedic super-couple Jason Jones (THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART) and Samantha Bee (FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE). Starring Jones, who also writes and executive produces THE DETOUR with Bee, the 10-episode, half-hour series is inspired by their true-life family vacations, with plots reminiscent of their own experiences. In THE DETOUR, premiering Thursday, April 21 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, Jason Jones stars as unfiltered dad Nate, who loads up the car with his wife Robin (Natalie Zea, THE FOLLOWING), and their twins Delilah (Ashley Gerasimovich, We Need To Talk About Kevin) and Jared, (Liam Carroll, THE NEIGHBORS), to take a trip down to Florida. With the family in close quarters and traveling cross-country, the trip has no shortage of unexpected encounters and disastrous mishaps along the way. After taking home the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER returns with its fourth season on Thursday, April 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Overexposed (as diagnosed by a real fictional doctor), and with no intention to stop, Amy Schumer is back with more sketches, stand-up, and on-the-street interviews. This season of INSIDE AMY SCHUMER features a who’s who lineup of guest stars, including Oscar® winner Julianne Moore, Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton); Steve Buscemi (BOARDWALK EMPIRE), and pop star Selena Gomez. Viewers looking to catch up on INSIDE AMY SCHUMER can stream the first three seasons on CraveTV™. The last season of INSIDE AMY SCHUMER was Comedy’s #1 program in key A18-49 and A18-34 demos. Season 3 more than doubled its audience for total viewers and all key adult demos, compared to Season 2. It had a weekly reach of 454,000 viewers, and reached more than 2.4 million viewers during its run.

Source: Numeris, Program Rank 9/1/2014 to 8/30/2015, Canadian Entertainment Specialty Network Rank 8/31/2015-3/27/2016

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