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TORONTO (September 9, 2014) – This Fall, The Comedy Network’s family gets a funny new face when JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! joins its late night line-up. Beginning Monday, Sept. 22, the Kanye-baiting comic brings his irreverent talk show exclusively to Comedy, weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT in simulcast with ABC. Jimmy joins talk show brethren Jon Stewart and THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART team (Monday – Thursday at 11 p.m. ET/PT), and fake political pundit Stephen Colbert and THE COLBERT REPORT (Monday – Thursday at 12:37 a.m. ET/PT beginning Sept. 22). As announced last April, Colbert is set to retire his “truthy” alter-ego and eponymous series this December.
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! joins a line-up on Comedy that is currently the #1 entertainment specialty network during the late-night time slot (11 p.m. ET/PT – 12 midnight ET/PT) currently held by THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART and THE COLBERT REPORT, with more than twice the audience of the closest entertainment specialty competitor in the timeslot for A18-49. Filled to the brim with late-night heavyweights, with 29 Emmy® Awards and over one hundred Emmy® nominations between the all three series, Comedy viewers can expect their nights to be full of hilarious segments and bits, insightful interviews, up-to-date coverage of current pop culture and political events, including features and interviews with local municipal figures embroiled in drug scandals.
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THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART
Monday to Thursday at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, featuring TV's most irreverently relevant political and pop culture commentary, has conquered the very world of media mavens and political blowhards it set out to parody. Led by Time magazine's "Best Talk Show Host," Jon Stewart's intrepid team of correspondents and commentators – including Samantha Bee, Jordan Klepper, Jason Jones, Jessica Williams, Lewis Black, John Hodgman, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi, Kristen Schaal, and Larry Wilmore – take the show out of the studio and brave the wilderness of America and beyond, with field pieces and on-the-spot coverage of important news events.
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
Monday to Friday at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Sept. 22
The weeknight, late night talk show, is packed with hilarious, often viral, comedy bits, including regular segments such as “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” and features a diverse lineup of guests including celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. Emmy®-winner Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!. Jill Leiderman, Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca and Erin Irwin serve as co-executive producers. Jimmy Kimmel Live! is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios.
THE COLBERT REPORT
Monday to Thursday at 12:37 a.m. ET/PT as of Sept. 22
Hosted by Stephen Colbert, the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning THE COLBERT REPORT features no-holds-barred discussions in which the important topics of our time and the daily news are treated with absolutely no seriousness whatsoever. Stephen Colbert preaches truthiness — his version of the truth and the only version that matters.
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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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