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[06/18/18 - 09:21 AM]
CNN's "The History of Comedy" Returns for Season Two on Sunday, July 15
The six-part docuseries examines what makes people laugh and how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.

[04/11/18 - 09:53 AM]
CNN Adds Six New Original Series to 2019 Slate
The network has also renewed "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown," "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell," "This is Life with Lisa Ling," and "Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies."

[06/19/17 - 12:56 PM]
CNN's "The History of Comedy" Returns Sunday, July 16
The series returns with an episode about racial humor and how comedy about shared experiences can cross cultural barriers.

[05/17/17 - 06:02 AM]
CNN Greenlights Five New Original Series for 2018
Plus: "Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown," "United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell," "This is Life with Lisa Ling," "The History of Comedy," "Believer with Reza Aslan," "The Wonder List with Bill Weir" and "The Hunt with John Walsh" are all due back.

[05/18/16 - 05:23 AM]
CNN Greenlights Three New Original Series for the 2017 Programming Slate
Also on tap are new seasons of "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," "This is Life with Lisa Ling," "The Hunt with John Walsh," "Finding Jesus," "Death Row Stories" and "The Wonder List with Bill Weir."

[05/18/16 - 05:16 AM]
Turner Comes to 2016-17 Upfront with a Powerful Brand Portfolio & Bold Moves, Delivering More Content, More Solutions and More Results
Turner's portfolio of leading entertainment, kids, news and sports brands - including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, CNN, Great Big Story, HLN, TBS, TNT, truTV and Turner Sports - are being highlighted throughout the presentation.







HISTORY OF COMEDY, THE (CNN)
Returns Sunday, July 15
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/9/17 - ???
STATUS:
returning this summer (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
sundays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (6 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from CNN's press release, June 2018) The critically-acclaimed CNN Original Series The History of Comedy returns for a second season on Sunday, July 15, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). From executive producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (Hazy Mills) with Emmy Award winners Mark Herzog and Christopher G. Cowen (Herzog & Company), and showrunner Stephen J. Morrison, the six-part docuseries examines what makes people laugh and how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history. The History of Comedy uses archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends, scholars and current stars including Sean Hayes, Judd Apatow, Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Mo'Nique, Conan O'Brien, Tim Allen, Billy Eichner, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Kenny and Keith Lucas, Mike Myers, W. Kamau Bell, Marc Maron, Whitney Cummings, Jim Jefferies, Rachel Bloom, Jim Gaffigan, Sinbad, Catherine O'Hara and many more. The series returns with an episode about sexual humor and how it pushes the limits of both comfort and political correctness. Additional episodes, airing Sunday nights at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), will explore comedy duos/teams, comedy in animation, sketch comedy, family-friendly comedy and comedy legends gone too soon.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Christopher G. Cowen as EP
· Mark Herzog as EP
· Sean Hayes as EP
· Todd Milliner as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Hazy Mills Productions
· Herzog & Company