Icons Join Late-Night and Superstars Drop by Dog River During The Comedy Network’s Nationwide Freeview, June 25 – July 29

— June 18, 2019

– Comedy’s most-watched series, CORNER GAS ANIMATED, returns July 1 with back-to-back episodes every Monday during the freeview –
– New two-part, one-hour gala specials JEFF DUNHAM @ JFL premieres July 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT –
– David Spade stars in new late-night series LIGHTS OUT WITH DAVID SPADE premiering July 29 –

TORONTO (June 18, 2019) – Beginning June 25, The Comedy Network unlocks a nationwide freeview showcasing an impressive lineup of new, exclusive content debuting this July:

  • Season 2 of Comedy’s most-watched original series, CORNER GAS ANIMATED
  • Two one-hour specials with superstar host Jeff Dunham in JEFF DUNHAM @ JFL
  • The critically-acclaimed family comedy THE DETOUR and satirical police procedural ANGIE TRIBECA return for their fourth seasons
  • Comedy icon David Spade joins the late-night fold with an all-new daily pop culture focused series LIGHTS OUT WITH DAVID SPADE
  • All-new episodes of its buzz-worthy late-night series THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH, and FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE

Comedy’s freeview is available through participating television service providers across the country, including but not limited to Bell, Bell Aliant, BellMTS, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, Rogers, SaskTel, and participating members of the CCSA. Subscribers and non-subscribers alike can sample select Comedy programming during the freeview on demand via set-top box with participating TV providers.

 See below for premiere dates and descriptions for new and returning Comedy series available during Comedy’s freeview. All dates are subject to change.

July 1

CORNER GAS ANIMATED Season 2
Mondays at 8 p.m. ET and 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

 CORNER GAS ANIMATED returns for Season 2 with back-to-back new episodes beginning July 1 at 8 p.m. ET. The new, 11-episode, half-hour series sees Brent (Brent Butt), Hank (Fred Ewanuick), and Emma (Corrine Koslo) compete to make viral videos; Karen (Tara Spencer-Nairn) and Davis (Lorne Cardinal) trying to scam the town at the annual Turkey Shoot; Wanda (Nancy Robertson) going power mad during Darts Night; Oscar (Eric Peterson) launching an eyebrow-raising website for the local paper; and Lacey (Gabrielle Miller) organizing a Bachelor auction and attracting high bids for Brent.

As recently announced, Michael J. Fox will make a special guest appearance in the Season 2 premiere episode. Fox joins an all-star lineup of previously announced cameos from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Chris Hadfield, Russell Peters, Jann Arden, and EPIC MEALTIME's Harley Morenstein.

 

July 2

THE DETOUR Season 4
Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Off-the-wall family comedy, THE DETOUR returns for Season 4 starring Jason Jones alongside Natalie Zea, Ashley Gerasimovich, and Liam Carrol. The season follows the wildly dysfunctional Parker family on a world-wide adventure in search for their runaway teen daughter, Delilah (Ashley Gerasimovich). From Tibet to Paraguay and every place in between, the Parkers will stop at nothing to get their baby girl back – and piss off everyone in the process. THE DETOUR is distributed by Warner Bros. Television and executive produced by real-life couple, Jason Jones, and Samantha Bee.

 

 July 3 & 10
JEFF DUNHAM @ JFL *Special Premiere* (2 parts x :60)

Comedy presents an exclusive two, one-hour original stand-up gala specials with global superstar host and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham. After 22 years, Dunham makes a triumphant return to the stage at the Just For Laughs festival at Montreal’s legendary Place des Arts. The superstar comedian boasts some of the most top-rated comedy specials to ever air on The Comedy Network and also holds the Guinness World Record for “most tickets sold for a stand-up comedy tour’. The provocative puppeteer’s lineup includes:

  • JEFF DUNHAM  @ JFL: VOLUME 1 (premiering July 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT):  

Brent Butt, Deon Cole, Brad Williams, Robert Kelly, Sterling Scott, Pat McGann, and Mamrie Hart

  • JEFF DUNHAM  @ JFL: VOLUME 2 (premiering July 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT):

DJ Demers, Tom Papa, Rachel Feinstein, Matteo Lane, Lavell Crawford, Godfrey, and Dave Hughes

 

July 4

ANGIE TRIBECA Season 4
Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

ANGIE TRIBECA delivers a satirical look at police procedurals following a squad of committed LAPD detectives who investigate the most serious cases, from the murder of a ventriloquist to a rash of baker suicides. It’s been 20 years since the law wrongfully turned on Detective Angie Tribeca (Rashida Jones), tossing her in jail. After serving time, Tribeca is released and reunited with her team, Captin Chet Akins (Jere Burns), Dr. Scholls (Andrée Vermeulen), Angela Geils Jr. (Bobby Cannavale), Maria Charo (Kiersey Clemons) and Detective Hoffman, the team’s K9 German Shepard with an aim to fight for the good guys, whoever that is.

ANGIE TRIBECA is executive produced by Golden Globe® winner Steve Carell and Nancy Walls Carell and distributed by Warner Bros. Television.

 

July 29

LIGHTS OUT WITH DAVID SPADE *Series Premiere*
Monday through Thursday at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT

Comedy icon David Spade will lead a new late night talk show series featuring his signature take on the pop culture news of the day. The nightly series LIGHTS OUT WITH DAVID SPADE will include a rotating group of Spade’s comedian and celebrity friends, while also incorporating field segments that mirror his popular Instagram stories.

The show is executive produced by Spade, Alex Murray, and Marc Gurvitz. Brad Wollack and Tom Brunelle of Free 90 Media serve as executive producers and showrunners. Check out Spade’s show announcement here.

About The Comedy Network
Canada’s first specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24-hours-a-day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, Comedy broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy – as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an unrivalled slate of original Canadian programming, Comedy reinvests nearly 50 per cent of its revenues into home-grown productions. Comedy is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and is available in nearly six million households across the country.

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