Summer and fall 2006 will be chock full of brand spanking new comedy on Comedy Central. Viewers have a large plate to choose from: new series ("Dog Bites Man," "Freak Show") to new specials (Blue Collar Comedy Tour
: One for the Road, "Jamie Kennedy
: Unwashed") to returning series (Chappelle's Show
, RENO 911!
) and acquisitions (Scrubs
NEW SERIES "Dog Bites Man"
(premieres Wednesday, June 7, at 10:30 p.m.)
Local news just got a whole lot funnier (and this time it's intentional). It's an outrageous, part improvisational, part mockumentary, single camera show featuring a group of dysfunctional fake newscasters interacting with real people. "Live at Gotham"
(premieres Friday, July 21, at 11:00 p.m.)
The topical stand-up series was taped this spring at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Segments from the standup shows first premiered as "MotherLoad" exclusives and will now make their debut on air on Comedy Central as six one-hour hosted episodes.
(premieres Wednesday, October 4 at 10:30 p.m.)
"Freak Show" chronicles the adventures and misadventures of the illustrious Freak Squad, a band of freaks secretly employed by the United States government. When the Squad is not busy undertaking low-priority missions for the Pentagon, pitting them against the world's most notorious second-rate villains, they retreat to their alternate lives as performers in America's last independently owned traveling freak show, Bob and Helen Hartsdale's Funtyme Freak Show. "Naked Trucker and TBones"
Dave Koechner and Dave "Gruber" Allen are hitting America's highways and collecting stories from the road. "Naked Trucker" takes place at a truck stop featuring a naked trucker (Allen) and his ne'erdowell sidekick, Gerald "TBones" Tibbons (Koechner), who are backed by a hellraising band. Each week they will join viewers from a truck stop in Middle America to refuel and tell their story of being on the road in pursuit of the American dream.
NEW SPECIALS "Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road"
(premiere Sunday, June 4 at 8:00 p.m.)Tune in for the World Premiere of the latest standup concert from the original Blue Collar boys, Jeff Foxworthy
, Larry the Cable Guy
, Bill Engvall
and Ron White
. "The Comedy Central Roast"
It is a hip, free-for-all, rock ‘n roll feel as contemporary legends are "Roasted," to the delight of all. "Legends: Rodney Dangerfield"
With "Legends," Comedy Central is developing a new type of documentary series, one that takes an inside look at the legends of comedy as told through the voices of comedy insiders and those that worked with and knew each legend intimately. "Comedy Love Call"
(premieres Sunday, October 15 at 10:00 p.m.)
"Comedy Love Call" is a benefit for Autism education and research programs. Live from New York City's Beacon Theater, many of comedy's leading lights and celebrity all-stars will perform to raise money to help ease the severe shortage of effective schools and education programs for autistic children and adults.
RETURNING SERIES "Chappelle's Show: The Lost Episodes"
(season 3 premieres Sunday, July 9 at 9:00 p.m.) Finally, the wait is over! The highly anticipated lost episodes of "Chappelle's Show" third season are ready to hit the air. Longtime "Chappelle's Show" collaborators and cast members Charlie Murphy
and Donnell Rawlings proudly take the stage to present the sketches we've all been waiting to see. "RENO 911!"
(season 4 premieres Sunday, July 9 at 10:30 p.m.)
The Reno police force is back in action for a fourth season! Find out if Dangle and Garcia freeze to death, if Deputy Wielga's serial killer husband gets a lethal injection and what happens when Jones and Garcia are transferred to the Reno mounted patrol in 14 new episodes of the hit comedy series. "Mind of Mencia"
(Season 2 premieres July 9 at 10:00 p.m.) Shot in the studio and on location, "Mind of Mencia" is based on Mencia's unique point of view of the world including such topics as ethnic stereotypes, race relations, immigration, war, patriotism, capitalism and family and is presented with brutal honesty and unrelenting provocation. "South Park"
(season 10 Premieres October 4 at 10:00 p.m.)
ACQUIRED SERIES "Scrubs"
(weeknights at 7:00 p.m. beginning Monday, September 19)
"Scrubs" focuses on the strange experiences of fresh-faced medical resident John "J.D." Dorian (Zach Braff
) as he embarks on his healing career in a surreal hospital crammed full of unpredictable staffers and patients where humor and tragedy can merge paths at any time.