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[03/27/06 - 12:00 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces the Series Pick-Up of the Torrid, Twisted Tales of the "Naked Trucker and T-Bones"

[via press release from Comedy Central]

Comedy Central� Announces The Series Pick-Up Of The Torrid, Twisted Tales Of The "Naked Trucker And T-Bones"

Series To Premiere In Late Summer

NEW YORK, March 27, 2006 -- Dave Koechner as Gerald �T-Bones� Tibbons and Dave �Gruber� Allen as the �Naked Trucker� are hitting America�s highways and collecting stories from the road. COMEDY CENTRAL has given a series pick-up to the "Naked Trucker and T-Bones," a half-hour variety show, it was announced today by Lauren Corrao, executive vice president, original programming and development, COMEDY CENTRAL. The network has ordered six episodes of the series and is set to premiere in late summer.

Developed at the COMEDY CENTRAL Stage in Los Angeles, �Naked Trucker� takes place at a truck stop featuring a naked trucker and his ne�er-do-well sidekick, Gerald �T-Bones� Tibbons, who are backed by a hell-raising band. Each week they will join viewers from a truck stop in middle America to re-fuel and tell their story of being on the road in pursuit of the American dream. The pilot was executive produced by Allen (�Freaks and Geeks�), Koechner (�Anchorman�), Norm Hiscock (�King of the Hill�) and J.P. Williams (�The Blue Collar Comedy Tour�).

"�The Naked Trucker� has been a favorite stage show for comedy lovers in Los Angeles for years,� said Corrao. "I�m so pleased to be able to introduce these two iconic characters to the television viewing audience. Koechner and Allen are a force to be reckoned with and we look forward to hearing their outrageous stories from the road.�

�We are happy to feed COMEDY CENTRAL�s and, indeed, America�s insatiable appetite for hobos, hillbillies, intellectuals, political non-conformists, free thinkers, free ballers and truckers,� said Koechner and Allen.

Long-time comedic mainstay, Dave �Gruber� Allen began writing and performing for stage and TV with the �Higgin�s Boys and Gruber.� He appeared as Mr. Rosso in NBC�s �Freaks and Geeks� and worked on a wide range of shows including the �Gilmore Girls,� �King of the Hill� and �Fraiser.�

David Koechner began his career in Chicago at the ImprovOlympic and Chicago�s Second City Theater, which led to a role on �Saturday Night Live.� He appeared as Champ Kind, the chauvinistic sportscaster in the comedy, �Anchorman� and will appear in the upcoming films �Thank You For Smoking,� �Let�s Go To Prison,� �Snakes On A Plane,� �Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby� and a voice in the animated film, �Barnyard.�

Allen, Koechner and Williams will executive produce the series. Gary Mann and Scott Landsman will serve as executives in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 88 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL is a registered trademark of Comedy Partners. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is http://www.comedycentral.com. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit COMEDY CENTRAL's press-only Web site at www.comedycentral.com/press.





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· FRASIER (NBC)
· FREAKS & GEEKS (NBC)
· GILMORE GIRLS (CW)
· KING OF THE HILL (FOX)
· NAKED TRUCKER & T-BONES SHOW, THE (COMEDY CENTRAL)









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