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[08/17/09 - 10:03 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Laughs It Up This Fall with All-New Series and Specials as Well as Returning Favorites
"South Park" to return on Wednesday, October 7 followed by the premiere of "Secret Girlfriend."

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL� LAUGHS IT UP THIS FALL WITH ALL-NEW SERIES AND SPECIALS AS WELL AS RETURNING FAVORITES

New Original Series Include "Secret Girlfriend" And "The Jeff Dunham Show"

Returning Favorites Include "South Park," "Live At Gotham" And "Tosh.0"

All-New One-Hour, Stand-Up Specials From Jeff Garlin, Nick Swardson And Jon Reep

NEW YORK, August 17, 2009 -- COMEDY CENTRAL fans, get ready! Fall 2009 will be chock full of brand spanking new comedy. From new series ("Secret Girlfriend," "The Jeff Dunham Show") to returning series ("South Park," "Live At Gotham," "Tosh.0") to new stand-up specials ("Jeff Garlin: Young and Handsome," "Nick Swardson: Seriously, Who Farted?," "Jon Reep: Metro Jethro"), COMEDY CENTRAL is the best place to tune-in and LOL in the months to come.

The following are descriptions of new series, specials and returning series premiering this fall:

SEPTEMBER 2009

"Jeff Garlin: Young and Handsome" - World Premiere Stand-up Special
Premieres Friday, September 25 at Midnight
Tune in for Jeff Garlin's ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") personal foibles, innermost secrets and heartfelt belief in his youth and handsomeness in this World Premiere stand-up special.

OCTOBER 2009

"South Park" - Continuation of Season 13
Premieres Wednesday, October 7 at 10:00 p.m.
In the first half of season 13, the boys of South Park took on the economic crisis, pirates and Kanye West and they even managed to earn an Emmy� nomination while doing it. From life lessons and religious intolerance to sexual exploration and racism, the newest exploits of Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny are anybody's guess.

"Secret Girlfriend" - Series Premiere
Premieres Wednesday, October 7 at 10:30 p.m.
From "American Idol" producers, FreemantleMedia North America, this new, original series gives the viewer the chance to be the star! Shot in the first-person format, "Secret Girlfriend" breaks the fourth wall, making the viewer the central character in the life of a twenty-something guy, his fame-seeking friends (played by Michael Blaiklock and Derek Miller) and the multiple girlfriends (played Sara Fletcher and Alexis Krause) he tries to keep secret from one another.

"Tosh.0" - Continuation of Season 1
Premieres Thursday, October 8 at 10:00 p.m.
The show that everyone diggs and laughs their Facebook off is back with new episodes. "Tosh.0" features razor sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh and delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious in this weekly, topical series. In addition, the series features viral clips of the week and original videos created by and starring well-known actors and comedians. Each episode features the segment "Web Redemption," which gives subjects of infamous viral videos (i.e. Afro Ninja and Miss Teen South Carolina 2007) a second chance to redeem themselves from the embarrassment with which they've become synonymous.

"Nick Swardson: Seriously, Who Farted?" - COMEDY CENTRAL Original World Premiere Stand-up Special
Premieres Sunday, October 11 at 10:00 p.m.
Join party king Nick Swardson as he talks about how he wants to mess with movie trailers and the time he lost all of his money in Vegas to a spider monkey. It’s a night filled with ninjas, figure skating, confusing suicide attempts, cocky drunk girls, wasted party texts and alcohol poisoning. So sit down, drink up and start partying with Nick.

"Live at Gotham" - Fourth Season Premiere
Premieres Friday, October 16 at Midnight
Up-and-comers and household names join forces in the fourth season of "Live at Gotham," as each week a roster of rising stars perform at New York's Gotham Comedy Club. Join hosts Charlie Murphy, Rob Riggle, Doug Benson, Jo Koy and Paul F. Tompkins as they bring viewers the funny men and women of the future.

"Jon Reep: Metro Jethro" - World Premiere Stand-up Special
Premieres Saturday, October 17 at 11:00 p.m.
Country bumpkins and city folk alike can rejoice, because Jon Reep is in town and he's dishing out redneck knowledge. Want to know the meaning behind the term "Metro Jethro?" Then tune in to this "Last Comic Standing" champion's new special to find out.

"The Jeff Dunham Show" - Series Premiere
Premieres Thursday, October 22 at 9:00 p.m.
"The Jeff Dunham Show" is a new half-hour comedy-reality show from Levity Entertainment starring ventriloquist-comedian Jeff Dunham. Building upon the breakout success of his COMEDY CENTRAL stand-up specials, the most recent of which, "Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special," was the most-watched telecast in COMEDY CENTRAL history with 6.6 million viewers, "The Jeff Dunham Show" brings his beloved characters, including Walter, Peanut, Bubba J and Achmed the Dead Terrorist, to a live studio audience and also places them in real world scenarios in and around Los Angeles.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 95 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.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 350 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Noggin, The N, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, Atom, Gametrailers and Xfire.





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· JEFF DUNHAM SHOW, THE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· SECRET GIRLFRIEND (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· SOUTH PARK (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· TOSH.0 (COMEDY CENTRAL)









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