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'Comics Unleashed' Renewed in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago
The syndicated half-hour comedy series is a go for next season in New York on WCBS, Los Angeles on KABC and in Chicago on WCIU.

[via press release from Entertainment Studios, Inc.]

'Comics Unleashed' Renewed in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago

Announces a Firm Go for Two More Years

LOS ANGELES, July 9 -- Entertainment Studios, Inc., the largest independent producer/distributor of first-run syndicated television programming, announces the renewal of its daily half-hour comedy series "Comics Unleashed" in New York on WCBS, Los Angeles on KABC and in Chicago on WCIU for Fall 2007.

Comics Unleashed has also renewed 17 markets with Clear Channel Television. Offering a solution to broadcast television stations with declining numbers of off-network sitcoms, "Comics Unleashed" excels as a half-hour daily comedy talk show.

Produced and delivered in High Definition, Comics Unleashed was created and developed by Byron Allen, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios, Inc. "I have had the time of my life hosting this show. We are thrilled to be able to offer audiences the best comedians of our time every day. The brilliance of this series is in the minds of our talented comics. You never know what they are going to come up with but it's always very funny," says Allen.

Comedians appearing this season include: Dane Cook, Howie Mandel, Margaret Cho, Pauly Shore, Dennis Miller, Kim Coles, George Wallace, Tommy Davidson, Adam Carolla, Norm MacDonald, Larry Miller, Aries Spears, Anthony Anderson, Bill Bellamy, Brad Garrett, Caroline Rhea, Rich Little, Cedric The Entertainer, Chelsea Handler, David Brenner, David Alan Grier, Tom Arnold, Mike Epps, Don "DC" Curry, Earthquake, Carol Leifer, Harland Williams, Finesse Mitchell, Monique, Jamie Kennedy, Jimmy "JJ" Walker, Jon Lovitz, Rita Rudner, Sinbad, Tom Green, Wayne Brady, Katt Williams, and many more.

The series, currently cleared in over 90% of U.S. television households, boasts clearances with group owned stations including: CBS, ABC, Weigel, Cox, Clear Channel, Hearst Argyle, Acme, Belo, Granite, Scripps Howard, Gannett, Raycom Media, Nextstar, Pegasus, Hubbard, Meredith, Post Newsweek, LIN, Entravision, Lincoln Financial, Landmark, Freedom, Barrington, Banks, Gray, and Comp Corp.

Entertainment Studios, Inc. distributes and sells advertising for 15 television programs, making it the largest independent producer/distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, video content for mobile devices, and the World Wide Web. Our mission is to provide excellent programming to our viewers, online users, and Fortune 500 advertising partners. Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded the company in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, and Atlanta.

SOURCE Entertainment Studios, Inc.

  [july 2007]  


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