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Comedy Central(R) Pits Best Friends Against Each Other in Pick-Up of Canadian Series "Kenny VS. Spenny" Created by and Starring Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice
"South Park's" Matt Stone and Trey Parker will executive produce the new season, which premieres Wednesday, November 14.

[via press release from Comedy Central]




Network Licenses 10 All-New Episodes And Acquires 10 All-Time Classic Episodes


NEW YORK, September 28, 2007 -- COMEDY CENTRAL has reached an agreement with BLUEPRINT ENTERTAINMENT and BREAKTHROUGH FILMS & TELEVISION to license 10 new episodes of the reality/comedy series "Kenny vs. Spenny," it was announced today by Lauren Corrao, executive vice president original programming and development, COMEDY CENTRAL. As part of the deal, COMEDY CENTRAL will also acquire 10 existing episodes from the "Kenny vs. Spenny" library. The series is set to premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL on November 14.

"'Kenny vs. Spenny' is a show that everyone can directly relate to. Who among us hasn't challenged someone to a staring contest or dared a friend to wear a dead octopus on their head longer than you can?" said Corrao. "Viewers in Canada have really taken to the on-going rivalry between Kenny and Spenny, taking sides and rooting for their favorite. When Matt Stone and Trey Parker wanted to be involved in bringing the show to COMEDY CENTRAL, it was a collaboration we couldn't resist."

"South Park" creators Stone and Parker explained, "When we first saw 'Kenny vs. Spenny,' we thought it was really funny. And the fact that they are Canadian somehow makes it even funnier. Truthfully, the show isn't just funny, it's the most accurate examination of male friendships that we've ever seen."

"Thank God for COMEDY CENTRAL. We were about to sign a deal with Al Jazeera," said Kenny Hotz.

"Kenny vs. Spenny" is a reality/comedy series that pits childhood friends against each other in ridiculous competitions. The winner achieves short-term glory and bragging rights, while the loser is forced to perform a humiliating stunt of the winner's choosing. Some of the challenges include; "Who Can Stay Naked the Longest?," "Who Can Sell More Bibles?," "Who Can Last the Longest Without Arms?" and "Who Do Gay Guys Like More?"

The new episodes will be produced by BLUEPRINT ENTERTAINMENT and BREAKTHROUGH FILMS & TELEVISION in association with Shocase in Canada. Hotz, Rice, Stone and Parker executive produce with John Morayniss, Noreen Halpern, Peter Williamson, Ira Levy and Abby Finer.

BLUEPRINT ENTERTAINMENT is a leading television production company involved in the development, production, financing, packaging and exploitation of dynamic and innovative programming for the worldwide marketplace. Established in January of 2002, by its two principals, John Morayniss and Noreen Halpern, BLUEPRINT ENTERTAINMENT is a Canadian company with offices in Los Angeles, Vancouver and Toronto.

BLUEPRINT ENTERTAINMENT has an extensive development and production slate that encompasses a number of �-hour and 1-hour prime-time and children's series, movies and miniseries targeted at a mix of broadcast and cable/satellite networks based in the US, Canada and the international marketplace. Recent productions include "Whistler," "Til Death Do Us Part (aka Love You To Death)," "The Best Years," "Exes and Oh's, Iggy Arbuckle, Shoebox Zoo," "Noah's Arc," "Intimate Strangers," "Cradle of Lies," "Crazy for Christmas," "Playing House," "Absolution," "The Road to Christmas," "Gospel of Deceit," "Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story" and "Chasing Freedom." www.blueprint-corp.com

BREAKTHROUGH is a major producer and distributor of film, television and new media worldwide. Founded over 20 years ago by award-winning producers Ira Levy and Peter Williamson, it is now Canada's most prolific independent producer providing for all the major television and new-media genres. BREAKTHROUGH has an extensive new production slate including: Drama series � "Easton Meets West," "Less Than Kind," "Porn Addict!," "Paradise Falls-season 3"; Animated series include "Jimmy Two Shoes," "Atomic Betty," "Captain Flamingo"; Factual series � "Shaye," "Bright Sparks" and "Uncovering the Battlefields." Recent releases in the New Media division include a mobile game entitled Kenny vs. Spenny: Best Friends/Worst Enemies and an online and iTV game based on Captain Flamingo.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 91 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is www.comedycentral.com. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL's press Web site at www.comedycentral.com/press.

  [september 2007]  


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