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[08/04/16 - 11:11 AM]
Comedy Central, Kids at Play, Lexus' L/Studio Partner to Launch "Junketeers" Original Multiplatform Series, Premiering Today
Guest stars include Josh Duhamel, Kristen Bell, Gillian Jacobs, Chloe Grace Moretz, Eli Roth, Emily Ratajkowski, Tom Felton, Matt Bomer and many more.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL(R), KIDS AT PLAY AND LEXUS' L/STUDIO ANNOUNCE DIGITAL CONTENT PARTNERSHIP FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE ORIGINAL MULTIPLATFORM SERIES "JUNKETEERS"

Created and produced by Josh Horowitz and Ben Lyons, in partnership with Kids at Play, the Eight-Episode Multiplatform Workplace Comedy Series Set in the Behind-The-Scenes World of Celebrity News Correspondents Stars Brian Unger, Barak Hardley, Austin Lyon, Phil Augusta Jackson and Amanda Lund

"Junketeers" Will Feature Appearances by Josh Duhamel, Kristen Bell, Gillian Jacobs, Chloe Grace Moretz, Eli Roth, Emily Ratajkowski, Bella Thorne, Tom Felton, Matt Bomer and Many More

"Junketeers" Premieres on August 4 and Will be Distributed on Comedy Central's YouTube Channel, Across Comedy Central Social Platforms Snapchat Discover Channel, Facebook, and Twitter, and on L/Studio (LStudio.com)

LOS ANGELES, CA/NEW YORK, NY, August 4, 2016 - Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, has joined forces with Los Angeles-based production company Kids at Play along with series creators Josh Horowitz and Ben Lyons and Lexus-owned digital content channel L/Studio (LStudio.com) to launch the multiplatform series "Junketeers." Debuting today, the eight-episode workplace comedy is set in the absurd behind-the-scenes world of celebrity news correspondents and stars Brian Unger, Barak Hardley, Austin Lyon, Phil Augusta Jackson, and Amanda Lund. The series is available to binge watch now, with all episodes distributed today on Comedy Central's YouTube Channel, Comedy Central's social platforms - including Snapchat Discover, Facebook and Twitter - and L/Studio (LStudio.com).

Each five-minute episode of "Junketeers" centers on Unger, Hardley, Lyon, Jackson and Lund hitting the junket circuit and features hysterical and outrageous appearances by Josh Duhamel, Kristen Bell, Gillian Jacobs, Chloe Grace Moretz, Eli Roth, Emily Ratajkowski, Tom Felton, Matt Bomer and many more.

Jason Berger and Amy Laslett of Kids at Play and Lisa Eisenpresser of FullCourtPress are executive producers alongside Josh Horowitz and Ben Lyons. Josh Horowitz and Amanda Lund wrote the series, and Kimmy Gatewood directed all episodes.

Horowitz, a longtime correspondent for MTV News, says, "This is a love letter to our profession, if a love letter was filled with backstabbing, profanity, violence, and generally poor decision making and value systems. In all seriousness, Ben and I couldn't ask for more supportive creative partners than Kids at Play, Comedy Central, and L/Studio. They've [perhaps foolishly] given us exceptional creative freedom and we're truly thankful."

"Josh and I have collectively spent over 20 years working as on-air hosts in the world of Entertainment 'News,' and a combined 1 million hours waiting in fancy hotels around the world for celebrities

to show up to be interviewed. We are beyond thrilled for the opportunity to shine a light on the underbelly of Hollywood, better known as the 'press junket,'" states Lyons, a veteran former correspondent at E! and Extra.

About Kids at Play:

Hollywood-based Kids at Play develops and produces TV, digital, film, commercial and theatrical content. Kids at Play are currently working on The 5TH Quarter, a scripted comedy sports mockumentary series that will premiere on Verizon's go90 platform later this year. Recent projects include Attention Deficit Theatre on CW Seed starring Jaime King, The Thinning for Legendary Digital Films, You're Doing It Wrong for PBS Digital starring Jason and Randy Sklar, and Ithamar Has Nothing To Say exec produced by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Past titles include award-winning series Tiny Commando featuring Ed Helms and Zachary Levi and We Need Help with Cheryl Hines. Other partnerships include Comedy Central, Food Network, CMT, AMC, LG, Budweiser, Yahoo!, Pepsi, FX, AOL, and Freeform. Kids at Play are repped by UTA and Principato-Young.

About Comedy Central:

Available on-air, online and on-the-go, Comedy Central (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB).

About L/Studio:

Currently in its seventh year, the Lexus-owned digital content channel L/Studio hosts an eclectic collection of programming designed to engage audiences outside of the traditional automotive encounter. Notable recent projects include the mockumentary live-action series "Cop Show" starring Colin Quinn, with a third season debuting this summer, and inspirational docuseries "It Got Better." L/Studio also has archived original work from the worlds of art, fashion, science, architecture and beyond.





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