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[04/05/05 - 12:00 AM]
Comedy InC. Set to Premiere on Spike TV

[via press release from Spike TV]

Comedy Inc. Set to Premiere on Spike TV

Hit Canadian Sketch Comedy Series Debuts Monday, April 18

NEW YORK, April 5 -- The hit 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 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 PM - Midnight, ET/PT).

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 and Winston Spear with Gavin Stephens and Jenn Robertson.

"Comedy Inc. features a very talented cast of comedic actors, who also double as the series writers," says Kevin Kay, Executive Vice President of Production and Development. "Their fast-paced mix of sharp and irreverent humor is just what our male audience is looking for."

Spike TV's acquisition of Comedy Inc. was brokered by Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, who also serve as executive producers.

Comedy Inc., which airs on CTV and the Comedy Network in Canada, is currently in pre-production for its third season.

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.

SOURCE Spike TV
Web Site: http://www.spiketv.com





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