Comedy Inc. Set to Premiere on Spike TV
-- Canadian Sketch Comedy Series has its US Debut April 18 --
Toronto, Ontario (April 5, 2005) – The award-winning Canadian sketch comedy series Comedy Inc. crosses the border to entertain American audiences this April, with the series set to premiere on Spike TV. The cable network has picked up the first two seasons of the series, featuring 26 half-hour episodes. Comedy Inc. will premiere weekly on Spike TV starting Monday, April 18 (11:30 p.m. ET/PT).
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Comedy Inc. is an off-beat and inventive sketch comedy and parody series that bristles with political/social satire and vigorous physical comedy. The series, which recently won a gold medal at the prestigious New York Festivals, stars comedian/writer Roman Danylo and co-starring Second City alumni Aurora Browne and Jen Goodhue, comedians Terry McGurrin, Jenn Robertson,Winston Spear and Gavin Stephens with Albert Howell and Ian Sirota.
The inaugural season of Comedy Inc. premiered on CTV and the Comedy Network in Fall 2003. Season Two is slated to air on the networks this summer. The series is currently in pre-production for its third season.
Spike TV’s acquisition of Comedy Inc. was brokered by Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, who also serve as executive producers.
Spike TV, the first network for men, is available in 88 million U.S. and more than 7 million Canadian households and is a division of MTV Networks. MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), owns and operates the following television programming services -- MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, mtvU, VH1, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, MTV INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 12 digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.
Comedy Inc. is produced by NTM Productions Inc. in association with CTV and The Comedy Network, with the assistance of the Canadian Film and Video Tax Credits and The Ontario Film and Television Tax Credits.