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[03/18/08 - 10:55 AM]
BBC America Announces All-New Comedy Acquisitions
Among the additions: digitally remastered episodes of "Monty Python's Flying Circus" beginning Monday, May 26.

[via press release from BBC America]

BBC AMERICA ANNOUNCES ALL-NEW COMEDY ACQUISITIONS

Deals include a remastered version of Monty Python's Flying Circus

BBC AMERICA has acquired new series and specials featuring top UK talent, including Graham Norton, Lee Mack and the all-time legends of British comedy, Monty Python's Flying Circus, as never seen before.

� Monty Python's Flying Circus (S1: 13 x 30, S2: 13 x 30, S3: 13 x 30, S4: 6 x 30) and Fliegender Zirkus (2 x 60), a Python Pictures Ltd. Production, distributed by BBC Worldwide.

� The Graham Norton Show (S3: 13 x 60) a So Television Production for BBC, distributed by So Television Ltd.

� Not Going Out (S1: 6 x 30, S2: 7 x 30, S3: 8 x 30, Christmas special: 1 x 30), an Avalon Production, distributed by BBC Worldwide.

Monty Python'S FLYING CIRCUS � U.S. PREMIERE

Nearly 40 years ago, Monty Python's Flying Circus changed television forever with their surreal, no-holds-barred brand of sketch comedy. BBC AMERICA has the exclusive on newly-remastered episodes from the all-time legends of British comedy, as never seen before. This ten-hour marathon features classic episodes which have been digitally remastered, bringing fans right into the room with Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and John Cleese.

Digitally remastered episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus premiere Monday, May 26, 9:00 a.m. ET/6:00 a.m. PT.

THE GRAHAM NORTON SHOW, SEASON THREE � U.S. PREMIERE

Leave your inhibitions at the door and sit down to the most outrageous talk show in the U.S., as the irrepressible Graham Norton stars in the third season of his very own talk show, The Graham Norton Show. Featuring a devilishly potent mix of glamorous guests, audience interrogation and interactive mischief, the inimitable cheeky host uses his charm and delicious humor to take his celebrity guests and audience one-step further than other talk shows dare. The second season of The Graham Norton Show featured Courtney Love, Rufus Wainright, Josh Hartnett, John Waters, Elle McPherson, KT Tunstall, Marilyn Manson, Rihanna and Ashley Jensen � and the third season promises to be even better, keeping American audiences in the loop while their favorite stars are in London.

The Graham Norton Show, season three, premieres Saturday, April 26, 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

NOT GOING OUT � U.S. PREMIERE

BBC AMERICA premieres thirteen brand-new episodes of sitcom, Not Going Out, starring top-UK comedian, Lee Mack. In the series premiere, Lee looks for a roommate and gets more than he bargained for. He ends up sharing a place with a California girl, Kate (Megan Dodds), and it isn't long before they become more than friends and roommates. To make matters more complicated, Lee's best friend, Tim, is Kate's ex-boyfriend, and he's looking to get back into her good graces. Who will remain friends? Who will remain more?

Not Going Out premieres Friday, May 2, 9:20 p.m. ET/PT.

BBC AMERICA brings audiences a new generation of award-winning television featuring news with a uniquely global perspective, provocative dramas, razor-sharp comedies and life-changing makeovers. BBC AMERICA pushes the boundaries to deliver high quality, highly addictive and eminently watchable programming to viewers who demand more. BBC AMERICA is distributed by Discovery Networks. It is available on digital cable and satellite TV in more than 60 million homes.





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[03/03/15 - 11:07 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 04:07 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 03:18 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 03:12 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 02:39 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 02:22 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 02:21 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 12:56 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 12:54 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 12:37 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 12:31 PM]
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[03/03/15 - 11:52 AM]
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[03/03/15 - 11:45 AM]
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[03/03/15 - 11:13 AM]
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[03/03/15 - 11:11 AM]
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