Spike TV 'Nyuks' It Up With the 'The Three Stooges' Seven Days a Week, Starting Monday, June 6
"Slap Happy Hour," The Network's Summer One-Hour Stooge Block
Features Facts and Trivia
NEW YORK, May 25 -- One of the world's wackiest comedy teams,
The Three Stooges comes to Spike TV seven days a week this summer beginning
Monday, June 6 - Friday, September 2 (9:00-10:00 AM, ET). Moe, Larry and Curly
are back on TV every day, showcasing their extremely physical brand of
hilarious slapstick comedy that has made them one of the most famous comedy
troupes in history.
"Do the Stooges fit on Spike TV? Why, soit'nly," said Rob Friedman,
Senior Vice President, Programming, Spike TV. "The Fools Rule marathon we ran
on April Fool's Day showed us that the Stooges are more popular than ever, and
we're thrilled to give a whole new generation a pie in the face."
Spike TV's The Three Stooges "Slap Happy Hour" is a one-hour summer comedy
block that incorporates tidbits of Stooge facts and trivia within two classic
shorts, including "A Guide to Self-Instoogement."
The Three Stooges kicked-off on Spike TV with a nine-hour April Fool's Day
marathon, before moving to its regular timeslot on Saturdays and Sundays
(9:00-10:00 AM, ET/PT). The marathon exceeded year ago time period averages
by +150% in M18-49, +73% in P18-49 and increased the average audience by +82%.
After six weeks on Spike TV, its weekend telecasts averaged 348,000 viewers,
an increase of 23% versus last year.
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