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[01/06/06 - 12:00 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces the 2006 Development Slate for Its Broadband Channel 'Motherload'

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL(R) Announces the 2006 Development Slate for Its Broadband Channel 'MotherLoad'

This Mother Is Loaded!

'MotherLoad' Original Programming for Early 2006 Includes Animation, Live-Action Narratives, Topical Stand-Up Performances and Sketch Comedies

'MotherLoad' Returning Series Include 'Meet The Creeps' and 'Odd Todd'

To View COMEDY CENTRAL 'MotherLoad' Log-On to http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 -- COMEDY CENTRAL continues to expand the comedic landscape with quality programming beyond the boundaries of television. The network's broadband original development slate for early 2006 was announced today by Lou Wallach, senior vice president, original programming and development, COMEDY CENTRAL.

COMEDY CENTRAL is taking original broadband programming to new heights. "COMEDY CENTRAL MotherLoad," which launched on November 1, 2005, is one of the first network broadband channels to premiere original series. In 2006, COMEDY CENTRAL plans to unveil an extensive line-up of original programming including animation, live-action narratives, topical stand-up performance and sketch comedies.

"Our 2006 broadband development slate further represents COMEDY CENTRAL's commitment to developing and producing quality programming exclusively for this digital platform," said Wallach. "There is such a wealth of talent and content in the broadband arena. With the launch of 'MotherLoad' we have become the comedic hub for broadband content. Top comedians, actors and writers are looking to COMEDY CENTRAL as the launching pad for their broadband shows."

Projects in consideration to premiere on "MotherLoad" include (all titles listed are working titles):

"All Access: Middle Ages"

This hilarious VH1 clip-show parody is from Littleman, the gang behind MotherLoad's hit series "I Love the Thirties." The new show includes such episodes as "Most Awesomely Bad Plagues," "Worst Breakups: Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn" and "Best Crusade Ever."

"How To Live"

From writer Steve Kerper, "How To Live" is a show about a modern dysfunctional family, but produced in the style of 50's-era educational reels.

"Fanboy"

"Fanboy" is a live-action scripted series about an obnoxious comic-book geek. The series was developed by Hungryman, the commercial production company that works with Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry.

"Good God"

"Good God" is a live action comedy, a la "The Office," about God's workplace environment. This show is another Hungryman production.

"Golden Age"

This animated show comes from Augenblick Studios, whose animation has appeared in COMEDY CENTRAL's "Shorties Watching Shorties" and MTV2's "Wonder Showzen." Each episode of "Golden Age" features a profile of what happened to long-since-retired cartoon characters. For example, "Jerome" the gumdrop from the "Let's Go Out to the Lobby" film strips that played before movies in the 70s, was afflicted with numerous abuse problems.

"Daisy Garden Story Time"

A dark & twisted "Reading Rainbow" parody from Nick Gurewitch, the artist behind cult comic strip "The Perry Bible Fellowship."

"My Wife, The Ghost"

This series is a dark parody of the 50's-era supernatural sitcoms such as "My Mother the Car" and "Bewitched."

"MotherLoad Presents"

Taped in front of a live audience at New York's own Ars Nova Theater, this series features some of the funniest, strangest and most unique bits from NYC's alternative comedy scene.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 87 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 http://www.comedycentral.com/press.

SOURCE COMEDY CENTRAL
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