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[02/24/11 - 12:40 PM]
Comedy Central April 2011 Programming Highlights
Newcomers "Sports Show with Norm Macdonald" and "Workaholics" are on tap, as is season 15 of "South Park."

[via press release from Comedy Central]

Comedy Central April 2011 Programming Highlights

(all times are et/pt)

THE PREMIERE OF THE FIRST ANNUAL "THE COMEDY AWARDS" WILL AIR ACROSS COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE TV, VH1, CMT, TV LAND, LOGO AND NICK AT NITE SIMULTANEOUSLY ON SUNDAY, APRIL 10 AT 9:00 P.M. ET/PT

CARTMAN, KENNY, KYLE AND STAN ARE BACK! "SOUTH PARK" KICKS OFF ITS 15TH SEASON ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT

NORM MACDONALD RETURNS TO THE SMALL SCREEN AND IS TAKING ON THE WORLD OF SPORTS WITH THE SERIES PREMIERE OF "SPORTS SHOW WITH NORM MACDONALD" ON TUESDAY, APRIL 12 AT 10:30 P.M. ET/PT

COLLEGE IS OVER. WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD. THE SERIES PREMIERE OF "WORKAHOLICS" DEBUTS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 AT 10:30 P.M. ET/PT

This April, comedy gets feted like never before with the premiere of "The Comedy Awards," the first-ever multi-network, multi-platform, annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy. The month will also see the return of the Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning "South Park" for its historic 15th season and the premiere of two new original series, "Sports Show with Norm Macdonald," which brings Norm Macdonald back to the anchor desk to deliver the news... sports news, and "Workaholics," a workplace comedy featuring three post-college friends who work together from 9 to 5 and party together from 5 to 9. Award-winning comedy continues throughout April with all-new episodes of the Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report," and "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show," bringing non-stop laughter to COMEDY CENTRAL all month long.

SPECIALS

"The Comedy Awards" - World Premiere

Sunday, 4/10 at 9:00 p.m.

COMEDY CENTRAL and MTV Networks have tapped New York City to host "The Comedy Awards," the first-ever multi-network, multi-platform, annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy. A night for comedy of all kinds, "The Comedy Awards" will be taped at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, March 26 and premieres on Sunday, April 10, simultaneously across MTV Networks' COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, VH1, CMT, TV Land, Logo and Nick At Nite. The extraordinary night will pay homage to the genre and honor the year's best comedy actors, films, television series and digital content. The event celebrates the talented writers, directors and performers who have literally changed the laugh track of our lives: the pioneering legends who pushed boundaries; the TV shows that we rushed home to watch; the movies that are indelibly etched into our collective pop culture memory and the stand-up comedians that make us think while we laugh.

SERIES

"Workaholics" - Series Premiere

Wednesday, 4/6 at 10:30 p.m.

Just because you've left college doesn't mean you can't take the party with you. For three post-grad pals trying to make their way in the real world, the revelry continues all day and night, whether they are in their office cubicles grinding out a paycheck or back at their house partying it all away! From the minds of the hilarious and irreverent Internet sketch group Mail Order Comedy, "Workaholics" is a single camera comedy featuring three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5 and live together from 5 to 9. Dress codes, deadlines and waking up before noon are not things these guys are used to. They do their jobs and sometimes they even do them well, but they show up late, leave drunk and always live for the day... even if they don�t know what day it is. Co-created by Mail Order Comedy's Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck and 5th Year�s Dominic Russo and Connor Pritchard, the series stars Anderson, Devine and Holm and is directed by Newacheck and Chris Koch ("Modern Family").

"Sports Show with Norm Macdonald" - Series Premiere

Tuesday, 4/12 at 10:30 p.m.

He made a name for himself as the anchor of "SNL's" Weekend Update, and now Norm Macdonald is taking the same approach, but with his sights set on the sports world. "Sports Show with Norm Macdonald" will feature Macdonald's unique and comedic take on the most topical and controversial stories from the sports world. Taped in front of a live studio audience, the fast-paced and informative show will cover all sports - from the popular to the obscure - delivered with Macdonald's unforgettable style, reminiscent of his hugely popular run as "SNL's" Weekend Update anchor. The series will be executive produced by Macdonald, Marc Gurvitz, Lori Jo Hoekstra and Jackhole Productions Daniel Kellison.

"Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Stand-Up" (premieres Saturday, March 12 at 11:00 p.m.)

"South Park" - 15th Season Premiere

Wednesday, 4/27 at 10:00 p.m.

Last season Cartman, Kenny, Kyle and Stan took on sex addiction, social networking, NASCAR and New Jersey and uncovered the mystery of Mysterion's identity. What's in store for the boys during the historic 15th season of the Emmy(R) and Peabody(R)-Award-winning "South Park?" Tune in beginning Wednesday, April 27 to find out, followed by all-new episodes of COMEDY CENTRAL's upcoming series, "Workaholics."

MOVIES

"Run, Fatboy, Run" - Network Television Premiere

Saturday, 4/9 at 2:30 p.m.

Starring Simon Pegg and Thandie Newton. After leaving his pregnant fianc�e at the altar, Dennis realizes he has made a big mistake and begs her to take him back. However, she has moved on to the smart, suave and successful Whit. Determined to win her back, portly, beer-bellied Dennis tries to prove that he can finish something by running the London marathon. Tune in to see if he makes it to the finish line.

"Fired Up!" - Network Television Premiere

Saturday, 4/16 and Sunday, 4/17 at 9:00 p.m.

Starring Nicholas D'Agosto, Eric Christian Olsen, Sarah Roemer and Molly Sims. The stars of the high school football team, Nick and Shawn, are not looking forward to another season of summer training. Instead, they come up with a plan to hang out with hot girls all summer - at cheerleading camp. Everything goes great until Shawn falls for Carly, the beautiful head cheerleader who sees right through them. To win Carly over, the boys have to come up with an awesome new routine to win a summer camp competition.

"Hot Shots" - Comedy Central Premiere

Saturday, 4/30 at 3:00 p.m.

Starring Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Jon Cryer and Kristy Swanson. A group of misfit Navy pilots are trained for special missions and ace pilot Topper Harley is recruited back from the Native Americans to help in this comedy classic.

STUNTS

"Your Highness" Weekend (working title)

Saturday, 4/2 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 4/3 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

This weekend, join hosts James Franco, Danny McBride and Natalie Portman on an epic journey as they take a look at their new comedy adventure, "Your Highness," in theaters April 8. Join them as they attempt to escape from Guantanamo Bay with Harold & Kumar, work the field in "The Ladies Man" and understand the world of chain restaurants in "Still Waiting."

"South Park" Shall Rise Again

Friday, 4/22 from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Saturday, 4/23 from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and Sunday, 4/24 from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

For three days, "South Park" is going to stand up and fight back. From what, you ask? From pan flute players, Cthulhu, the whale poachers, redheads and so much more. So put on your Mysterion costume and get ready for this three-day battle of heroic proportions.

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MTV Networks, a division 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 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.





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· JOHN OLIVER'S NEW YORK STAND-UP SHOW (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· SOUTH PARK (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· SPORTS SHOW WITH NORM MACDONALD (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· WORKAHOLICS (COMEDY CENTRAL)









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