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[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)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/9/17 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (8 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 8/13/17; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from CNN's press release, June 2017) The critically-acclaimed CNN Original Series The History of Comedy is back with all-new episodes beginning Sunday, July 16, 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), the hour-long 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 Norman Lear, Carol Burnett, Larry David, Betty White, Judd Apatow, Sarah Silverman, Senator Al Franken, Margaret Cho, Samantha Bee, Jimmy Kimmel, Kathy Griffin, George Lopez, Keegan-Michael Key, Conan O'Brien, Patton Oswalt, Dick Cavett, Ali Wong, W. Kamau Bell, Marc Maron and more. The series returns with an episode about racial humor and how comedy about shared experiences can cross cultural barriers. The remaining episodes, airing Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, will explore comedy ripped from the headlines, parody and satire, the dark side of comedy, and political humor.
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