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[03/13/07 - 01:22 PM]
NBC New Improv Series 'Thank God You'Re Here' - Television's Most Dangerous New Comedy Challenge - Adds More Daring Actors to Try Their Hand at Improv
Kevin Nealon, Bill Bellamy, Jane Lynch, Richard Kind, Edie McClurg, Wendie Malick, Brian Poeshn and Harland Williams are all set to appear on the upcoming series.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC NEW IMPROV SERIES 'THANK GOD YOU'RE HERE' � TELEVISION'S MOST DANGEROUS NEW COMEDY CHALLENGE � ADDS MORE DARING ACTORS TO TRY THEIR HAND AT IMPROV

Entering a Never Before Seen Sketch With No Script Will be "SNL" Alum and "Weeds" Star Kevin Nealon, "Last Comic Standing's" New Host, Bill Bellamy, "For Your Consideration's" Jane Lynch, Sitcom Favorites Richard Kind, Edie McClurg and Wendie Malick as Well as Comic Actors Brian Poeshn and Harland Williams

New "America's Got Talent" Host Jerry Springer to Guest in Surprise Appearance

BURBANK, Calif. -- March 13, 2007 -- NBC's new improv comedy challenge series "Thank God You're Here" -- television's most dangerous new comedy challenge premiering Monday, April 9 (9-10 p.m. ET) -- has added a few more brave actors to the guest-star line up.

Joining host David Alan Grier and improv judge Dave Foley will be Kevin Nealon ("SNL," "Weeds"), Bill Bellamy ("Last Comic Standing"), Jane Lynch ("For Your Consideration," "Best in Show"), Richard Kind ("Mad About You"), Edie McClurg ("Ferris Bueller's Day Off"), Wendie Malick ("Just Shoot Me"), Brian Poeshn ("The Sarah Silverman Program") and Harland Williams ("Dumb & Dumber").

In addition, new "America's Got Talent" host Jerry Springer will make a surprise appearance in an upcoming episode.

They join previously announced guest stars including Jennifer Coolidge ("For Your Consideration," "Best in Show"), Bryan Cranston ("Malcolm in the Middle"), Joel McHale (E! Entertainment's "The Soup"), Tom Arnold ("Best Damn Sports Show"), Fran Drescher ("The Nanny"), Fred Willard ("For Your Consideration," "Best in Show"), Nicole Sullivan ("Mad TV," NBC's "Raines"), Angela Kinsey ("The Office"), Kurtwood Smith ("That 70's Show"), George Takei ("Star Trek," "Heroes"), Shannon Elizabeth ("American Pie"), Eddie Kay Thomas ("American Pie"), Former "Seinfeld" Stars Jason Alexander and Wayne Knight and former "SNL" cast member Ana Gasteyer as well as comedians Paul Rodriguez, Tom Green, Chelsea Handler and Mo'Nique.

From the producers of "American Idol," the improv comedy series which originated in Australia -- and continues to be Australia's number one hit for the past two years -- is hosted in America by David Alan Grier ("In Living Color") and presided over by improv judge, Dave Foley ("NewsRadio," "Kids In the Hall"). "Thank God You're Here" showcases the improv skills of a group of four brave actors each week, as they walk into the high wire act known as improv, into a live sketch without a net � or script, their only armor and motivation is an unforeseen and unexplained wardrobe change. The only thing the celebrity can count on when walking into the scenario is a desperate greeting from a fellow actor in the skit, proclaiming upon their arrival, "Thank God You're Here!"

"Thank God You're Here" is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO of FremantleMedia North America ("American Idol"), is the executive producer. Fax Bahr and Adam Small ("The Jamie Kennedy Experiment," "Mad TV") are executive producers. David Alan Grier is producer.





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· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (NBC)
· HEROES (NBC)
· JAMIE KENNEDY EXPERIMENT, THE (WB)
· JUST SHOOT ME (NBC)
· LAST COMIC STANDING (NBC)
· MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE (FOX)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· RAINES (NBC)
· SARAH SILVERMAN PROGRAM, THE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· SOUP, THE (E)
· THANK GOD YOU'RE HERE (NBC)
· THAT '70S SHOW (FOX)
· WEEDS (SHOWTIME)











[03/04/15 - 03:03 PM]
Nickelodeon Renews Two Live-Action Hits "Bella and the Bulldogs" and "The Thundermans"
Year-to-date, "Bella and the Bulldogs" is the number-one show on Nickelodeon with premieres averaging two million total viewers.

[03/04/15 - 01:43 PM]
Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, Samantha Droke, Katie Sarife, Pam Grier and Joe Morton Star in the Lifetime(R) Original Movie "Cleveland Abduction" Premiering April 25
The film explores the true story of Michelle Knight, a 21-year-old single mom whose life was irrevocably changed by a chance encounter with an unsuspected criminal.

[03/04/15 - 12:39 PM]
Adventure Junkies Take Off-the-Beaten Path and Brave Nature's Extreme Elements in Animal Planet's "100 Miles from Nowhere"
Beginning Sunday, April 5, weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-fueled best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the planet where cameras - let alone people - rarely have gone.

[03/04/15 - 11:38 AM]
National Geographic Channel and Acclaimed Actor Kal Penn Explore the Hidden Ways Information, Data and Maps Provide Insight Into the World Around Us... And Our Daily Lives
"The Big Picture with Kal Penn" launches Monday, March 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[03/04/15 - 11:30 AM]
Starz Releases New, Darker Key Art for Continuation of "Outlander" Season One
The series returns with the remaining eight episodes from season one beginning on Saturday, April 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/04/15 - 11:10 AM]
Eight New Episodes to Be Presented Over Four Days of "Tune in 4 What?!" Programming Event, March 26-29 on Disney Channel
Each episode in the "Tune In 4 What?!" event will be available to verified viewers on WATCH Disney Channel the morning of its premiere.

[03/04/15 - 10:15 AM]
TNT Extends "Cold Justice" with Additional Spring & Summer Episodes, Plus Two New Justice Served Specials Hosted by John Walsh
The show's winter finale is set for March 6, with the spring episodes slated to launch April 10.

[03/04/15 - 10:01 AM]
From Rainn Wilson's Production Company SoulPancake, "Impress Me" Set To Make Exclusive Television Premiere Wednesday, March 18 on Pop
The scripted comedy centers on celebrity impressionists Ross Marquand and Jim Meskimen who are trying to quit doing impressions and transition into serious, dramatic actors.

[03/04/15 - 09:18 AM]
Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio to Partner on Upcoming Documentary Projects
Netflix and DiCaprio will work together to identify and develop potential fact-based projects, with a particular focus on environmental and conservation themes, including original documentaries and docu-series as well as acquired existing projects.

[03/04/15 - 09:04 AM]
ABC Entertainment and Marvel Television Launch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Double Agent" on MarvelsDoubleAgent.com, ABC.com and the WATCH ABC App
The five-part original web series follows the actions of a newly hired production assistant who is actually working as a double agent on behalf of an unknown enemy known only as The Mastermind.

[03/04/15 - 09:02 AM]
TV One to Premiere Original Film "Hear No Evil" Starring Jahnee Wallace, Jill Marie Jones, Richard T. Jones and Jackie Long
Russ Parr, from Up To Parr Productions, serves as the Director and Screenwriter.

[03/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
NBC Dominates the Night, "Voice" Delivers Its Second-Most-Watched Tuesday Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 3.

[03/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Chicago Fire" Claim Top Spots
The latter gets a boost from a two-hour edition of the former.

[03/04/15 - 07:32 AM]
ESPNU Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary Today
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[03/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
ESPN, NHL & NHLPA Reach Agreement for 2016 World Cup
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