January 2011

MuchMusic rang in the New Year with a new set of lies as audiences turned out in droves for the return episode of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, Monday, Jan. 4. The series won its 8-9 pm ET timeslot with 112,000 viewers in the key P12-34 demo and was the most-watched program of the day among teens, across all non-sports specialty networks. With 192,000 P2+ viewers, the return also marked an increase of 26% over the series premiere June 8, 2010. PRETTY LITTLE LIARS is available on-demand at muchmusic.com/prettylittleliars.

The drama continues next week when PRETTY LITTLE LIARS returns with an all-new episode, Monday, Jan. 10 at 10 p.m. ET on MuchMusic. The episode titled “Salt Meets Wound” sees Hanna return home from the hospital after last episode’s gripping cliff-hanger. Being stuck in a wheelchair and feeling haunted by “A” makes Hanna’s return feel more like a nightmare than a proper homecoming. The girls try to put their best efforts forward to support Hanna, but they all have their own problems to face. Spencer is still reeling from Melissa’s surprise, when an unexpected roadblock emerges in her relationship with Alex. Emily hopes that introducing Maya to her family will ease her parents’ doubts. Meanwhile, blackmail is in the air when Aria and Fitz suspect a student is on to them. 

 

9 p.m. Saturday, January 8 on E!

Josh, Angel and Laura throw an outrageous housewarming party at Holly’s new place. The event forces Holly into the role of peacemaker between an angry Josh and a frustrated Angel.

The ladies of E! are back to dazzle Canadians with glitzy episodes this Winter as new series KOURTNEY AND KIM TAKE NEW YORK and Season 2 of HOLLY’S WORLD premiere Sunday, Jan. 23 at 10 p.m. ET and 10:30 p.m. ET, day-and-date with E! in the U.S. In KOURTNEY AND KIM TAKE NEW YORK, the entertaining Kardashian sisters set their sights on opening a new boutique in New York City. Then, blonde beauty Holly Madison continues to work and play in Sin City in Season 2 of HOLLY’S WORLD. Viewers can catch up on the former playboy bunny’s antics, with back-to-back HOLLY’S WORLD Season 1 episodes on Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET on E!  (visit eonline.ca to confirm local listings).

Additionally, E! gets some blonde highlights this Winter as bombshell Kendra Wilkinson and her husband Hank Baskett are back in Philadelphia for the third season of KENDRA, premiering Tuesday, Jan. 25 with two back-to-back episodes beginning at 10 p.m. ET on E!. 

Please see below for more details about the upcoming E! premieres (subject to change; visit eonline.ca to confirm local listings):

KOURTNEY AND KIM TAKE NEW YORK – **NEW**

Sunday, Jan. 23 at 10 p.m. ET 

Veteran businesswomen Kourtney and Kim arrive in New York City ready to get to work on the construction and opening of their third DASH store. However, the sisters are a bit overwhelmed when they learn that things aren’t going according to plan. Meanwhile, Kourtney is thrilled to have Scott join her in his home state, and contemplates having him move into her hotel suite, much to Kim’s chagrin. But single-in-the-city Kim is excited to get a romance of her own started, and when she spots an old friend during a night out on the town, sparks fly. But his actions leave Kim wondering if his motives are pure. 

Also this season, mom Kris sees red when Kim finally agrees to make a red carpet appearance at an event Scott is organizing. When Kris reads Scott the riot act, Kim is finally forced to stand up to her mother. Later in the season, as the ladies prepare to return to Las Vegas for Kim’s 30th birthday bash, Scott wonders if he can maintain his sobriety in the same city where he ruined Kim’s last birthday. Kim has other things on her mind – with her 30th birthday looming large before her, she creates a “30 by 30” bucket list to cheer herself up over the fact she will be entering the third decade of her life. 


HOLLY’S WORLD – SEASON 2

Sunday, Jan. 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET

HOLLY’S WORLD follows the life of one of E!’s most familiar faces as she continues to make every day in Las Vegas more memorable than the next. Re-signing for another year as the lead in one of the Strip’s most sought after burlesque productions, Peepshow, Holly is busier than ever as she struggles with a successful career, demanding friends and the pursuit of love. This season, we see Holly’s bosom buddies take on a life of their own with new and unique life challenges. The lovable and sensitive Angel becomes immersed in Peepshow when she takes on the role as Holly’s understudy while continuing to raise her two-year-old son as a single mother. Peepshow co-star and Holly’s best friend Josh also reveals a new side to his often outspoken, yet sometimes shy self, when he starts on a search to find his birth parents. 

Viewers are also re-introduced to another Playmate Claire Sinclair, the girlfriend of Hugh Hefner’s son Marston, as she turns to Holly for advice and mentoring on how to succeed in Vegas. Can Holly maintain her roles as a mother figure, mentor, and matchmaker to her friends, or will she choose to focus solely on her own ambitions this season and let everyone else fend for themselves? 


KENDRA – SEASON 3

Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 10 p.m. ET and 10:30 p.m. ET

The third season begins as Kendra and Hank move back to Philadelphia for the start of the new NFL season. Hank tries out for the Eagles, meanwhile, Kendra considers posing for Playboy to feel sexy again. In the second episode, Kendra plans a birthday party for Hank, while he waits to see if he made the Eagles final roster. 

 

Saturday, January 8 at 8 p.m. ET and 8:30 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT and 5:30 p.m. PT on Bravo!

Bravo! presents the Canadian premiere of HOLLYWOOD TREASURE, a series that follows Joe Maddalena, the world’s largest auctioneer of pop culture collectibles, as he navigates his way through the complex world of showbiz memorabilia with his team of experts. With back to back episodes, viewers can behold magnificent and unforgettable props and costumes from classic movies, in a way they’ve never seen before. Uncover famous artifacts including Mary Poppins’ famous carpet bag (Jan. 1), the Wicked Witch of the West’s hat from The Wizard of Oz (Jan. 1), original set photography from King Kong (Jan. 8), props from Jurassic Park (Jan. 22) and more.

10:30 p.m. Friday, January 7 on E!

Joan Rivers brings her notorious and no-holds-barred fashion and pop culture commentary to viewers in this weekly series co-hosted by E! NEWS’s Giuliana Rancic, red carpet regular Kelly Osbourne and Hollywood stylist George Kotsiopolis.

10 p.m. Friday, January 7 on E!

Host Joel McHale highlights the best reality TV clips of the week, with biting commentary, hilarious skits and his ever-present sidekick Chihuahua, Lou. It’s the meatiest, juiciest sarcastic-est show on television.

Friday, January 7 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT and Friday, Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Bravo!

Bravo! goes back in time with the classic films BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II and BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III. Starring Michael J. Fox.

The cold days of winter are about to get a lot warmer. CTV announced today that DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES heartthrob James Denton is set to appear as the first celebrity guest on the highly anticipated daytime talk show, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW  . Premiering Monday, January 10, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW offers Canadians daily inspiration, lifestyle tips, fun conversation and endless entertainment. Joining Denton on the roster of guests for the show’s inaugural week are multi-platinum musician Josh Groban, actors Maggie Q (NIKITA), Clint Howard, and Jason Priestly, Canadian-born International fashion model Jessica Stam, and hairstylist to the stars, Oribe. Additional upcoming guests include actors, Wendie Malick (HOT IN CLEVELAND), Taylor Kitsch (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS), and Eric Braeden (YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS); fitness and health promoter Suzanne Somers, fashion designer Alfred Sung, celebrity chef Mark McEwan, and fitness model, columnist, and author Tosca Reno. Taped live in front of a studio audience, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW airs daily at 10 a.m. ET and 2 p.m. ET on CTV, and on /A\ at 5 p.m. ET (check local listings).

“I couldn’t be happier about the show’s lineup for January,” said Executive Producer Nan Row. “We’ve received a tremendous response from potential guests and have a diverse array of talent set to appear – from movie and TV stars, to big names in lifestyle and music. There is something for everyone!”

Fans of CTV’s DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES need no introduction to actor James Denton, who plays plumber Mike Delfino on the critically-acclaimed television series. Viewers can tune in on Monday, January 10 and settle in for some live, candid conversation with Marilyn Denis as Denton is first to visit Marilyn in her new digs and go one-on-one with the reigning queen of daytime television.

Next to take a seat in the guest chair alongside Marilyn is world-renowned musician and multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban. The man behind the indisputably beautiful voice has got a new album (Illuminations), a new producer (Rick Rubin), and a new first stop in Toronto as he visits Marilyn for a chat. Josh Groban appears on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW on Tuesday, January 11.

Clint Howard, brother to one of Hollywood’s most famed directors, Ron Howard, sits down with Marilyn on Wednesday, January 12 to discuss his role as a quirky plant specialist in the upcoming comedy The Dilemma, also starring Vince Vaughn, Kevin James and Winona Ryder.

Oribe, hairstylist to the stars, will share a few tips with Marilyn on Thursday, January 13. Styling some of the biggest names in the industry including Cindy Crawford for the cover of Vogue, Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell and Diana Ross, Oribe has been at it for years – and will give Marilyn the scoop on working with the most recent and highly anticipated AMERICAN IDOL judge, the lovely Jennifer Lopez.

The fun doesn’t stop and the laughter is sure to be heard across Canada on Friday, January 14 when fan favourite Jason Priestley checks in with Marilyn, spreading some daytime cheer. Priestley’s new television show, CALL ME FITZ, has been getting great reviews since it premiered in September, and has already wrapped shooting on its second season.

Also set to appear next week is actor Maggie Q who plays the title role on /A\’s NIKITA. Maggie takes some time away from shooting to visit Marilyn on set and let her know what she gets up to when she’s not playing television’s sexiest assassin.

Audiences of THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW are in for even more excitement with the jam-packed line up of special guests the week of January 17 – 21, including heartthrob Taylor Kitsch of The Bang Bang Club and FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS; everyone’s favourite leading man Eric Braeden who plays Victor on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; the always lovable fitness and health promoter Suzanne Somers; famed Canadian fashion designer Alfred Sung; celebrity chef and restaurant master Mark McEwan; actor Wendie Malick (HOT IN CLEVELAND), New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Project Gretchen Rubin; and fitness model, columnist and author Tosca Reno.

Each week Marilyn will play host to celebrity superstars along with interesting and entertaining guests from all walks of life. Viewers should stay tuned for details as they become available.

To be a part of THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW live studio audience, or to get the latest additions to the guest lineup and to stay up-to-date on behind-the-scenes gossip, fans can head to marilyn.ca.

*Guest line up subject to change.

 

Pinsent. Carr. Richler. Arden. Gould. These are just a few of many names synonymous with Canadian culture. This year, Bravo!’s original series GREAT CANADIAN BIOS   showcases the lives of twelve of our nation’s most iconic, accomplished and revered artists, premiering Sunday, January 16 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Bravo!

Kicking off with an insightful portrait of Canadian acting legend Gordon Pinsent, this year’s lineup features new and compelling biographies on Emily Carr, Ryan Larkin and Roy Kiyooka. Ensuring the season is packed full of Canada’s most celebrated cultural icons, Bravo! offers encore presentations profiling the extraordinary lives of Jann Arden, Yousuf Karsh, Des McAnuff, Mordecai Richler, Paul Quarrington, Ian Tyson, Denny Doherty and Glenn Gould, whose GREAT CANADIAN BIOS   profile was recently shortlisted for an Academy® Award.

Each of these GREAT CANADIAN BIOS was produced by a different independent production company in association with Bravo!. Air dates and times of each episode are below.

GORDON PINSENT: STILL ROWDY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS Bravo! Premiere
Sunday, Jan. 16
at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Saturday, Jan. 22
at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT
Canadian icon and international star Gordon Pinsent is a man of many talents. In this documentary, Bravo! offers a fresh perspective on the life and numerous sides of this acting legend. Brilliant on stage and screen, Pinsent is real and revealing as he takes the viewers through the complicated highs and lows of his life. GORDON PINSENT: STILL ROWDY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS offers a revealing looking at a man who has spent a lifetime captivating audiences on stage and screen. GORDON PINSENT: STILL ROWDY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS is written and directed by Barbara Doran, produced by Lynanne Sparrow and Barbara Doran of Morag Loves Company.

JANN ARDEN: FREE Encore Presentation
Sunday, Jan. 23
at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Saturday, Jan. 29
at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT
This documentary follows Canadian singer/songwriter Jann Arden as she opens up about her private life while preparing for a cross-country tour. With good humour and wit, JANN ARDEN: FREE gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the mounting of her show performances as she engages in frank conversation about her career and personal struggles. JANN ARDEN: FREE is produced by Pyramid Productions Inc. and directed by Matt Embry.

EMILY CARR: WINDS OF HEAVEN Bravo! Premiere
Sunday, Jan. 30
at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT
Saturday, Feb. 5
at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT
EMILY CARR: WINDS OF HEAVEN
is a ninety-minute film journey into the undeniable beauty of Emily Carr’s paintings. An entertaining glimpse into Carr’s connection to the First Nations people of the Northwest Coast of British Columbia, EMILY CARR: WINDS OF HEAVEN divulges the intimate details of Carr’s artistic life. From the overbearing challenges of her Victorian upbringing, through her fifteen-year retreat from the world of art, this documentary captures the essence of Carr’s spirit as she becomes a modern artist with passion and resolve. EMILY CARR: WINDS OF HEAVEN is produced by Cine Metu Inc. and White Pine Pictures and directed by Michael Ostroff.

KARSH IS HISTORY – Encore Presentation
Sunday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Saturday, Feb. 12
at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT

KARSH IS HISTORY takes an in-depth look at the life and work of legendary Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh. During his astonishing six-decade career, the more than 15,000 portraits Karsh produced (including the likes of Pope John Paul II, Nelson Mandela, and Albert Einstein) are arguably the portrait gallery of the most celebrated figures of all time. KARSH IS HISTORY won Best Arts Documentary at FIFA (International Festival of Films on Art) 2009. KARSH IS HISTORY is produced by Productions Grande Nord Quebec and directed by Joseph Hillel.

GENIUS WITHIN: THE INNER LIFE OF GLENN GOULD – Encore Presentation
Sunday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT
Saturday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT
Recently shortlisted for an Academy® Award, GENIUS WITHIN: THE INNER LIFE OF GLENN GOULD casts a fresh light on the mysterious pianist whose ideas were as controversial, and his private life as passionate, as his music. The film features never-before seen footage of Gould, photographs, and excerpts from his private home recordings and diaries. The biography also reveals personal memories from Gould’s most intimate friends and lovers, some who have never spoken about him publicly before. GENIUS WITHIN is produced by White Pine Pictures Inc. and directed by Peter Raymont and Michele Hozer.

RYAN’S RENAISSANCE Bravo! Premiere
Sunday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT
Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT
RYAN’S RENAISSANCE chronicles the compelling events which transpire after Academy® Award-nominated animator turned panhandler Ryan Larkin moves in with two musicians, when he begins to work on his first film after a 35 year hiatus. Raw and revealing footage captures moments of undeniable human pain alongside uplifting twists and turns. As he searches for a home, Larkin takes viewers on a journey of creativity, passion, and the yearning for a place to call homeRYAN’S RENAISSANCE is produced by MusiVision and directed by Nicola Zavaglia.

DES MCANUFF: A LIFE IN STAGES – Encore Presentation
Sunday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT
Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT
DES MCANUFF: A LIFE IN STAGES follows the theatre genius and Stratford Theatre Festival Artistic Director on a journey with a dual focus. While McAnuff searches for understanding from the father he never knew, he also reveals a creative zeal that defines his relentless passion for the world of musical theatre. Viewers follow McAnuff back to his Toronto high school, to Stratford for the Summer season, and to Australia for the launch of “Jersey Boys” in this biography. DES MCANUFF: A LIFE IN STAGES is produced by Ballinran Productions Ltd. and directed by Michael Savoie.

MORDECAI RICHLER: THE LAST OF THE WILD JEWS – Encore Presentation
Sunday, March 6
at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Saturday, March 12
at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT
MORDECAI RICHLER: THE LAST OF THE WILD JEWS an original and compelling glimpse into the life and character of Mordecai Richler, one of Canada’s most controversial literary geniuses.
Following Richler’s unique ascent through the ranks of Canadian culture, this documentary captures stolen moments in time as Richler takes his place among the “Wild Jews”. A cohort of great Jewish writers and intellectuals, the “Wild Jews”, would go on to become the most important writers of their generation by reshaping North American literature. Revealing the stories behind the men, Bravo! explores the making of Mordecai Richler and this generation of Jewish visionaries.  MORDECAI RICHLER: THE LAST OF THE WILD JEWS is produced by MOTSJO Inc. and directed by Francine Pelletier.

REED – Bravo! Premiere
Sunday, March 13 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
Saturday, March 19 at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT
In the 1960’s, Roy Kiyooka was a seminal force in the New York School of Painting, and his “hard edge” works received critical acclaim until he abandoned painting at the peak of his career. He became a poet in the tradition of the wandering monk Basho, took up photography and began to make music. REED is the story of extraordinary Japanese Canadian artist and poet Roy Kiyooka told by his daughter Fumiko. Interviews with his comrades reveal Roy’s philosophies as an artist and human being. Reed is produced and directed by Fumiko Kiyooka.

 
IAN TYSON: SONGS FROM THE GRAVEL ROAD Encore Presentation
Sunday, March 20 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT
Saturday, March 26 at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT
Canadian music legend Ian Tyson takes fans on a musical odyssey through his 50-year career, from folk music icon and popular television host, to rancher, horseman, and champion of a new generation of cowboy music. The five decades captured in the biography are marked by soaring successes, lasting friendships, surprising turns, and a legacy of timeless songs. Tyson tells his story with the help of old friends — Sylvia Tyson, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young, Corb Lund, John Hiatt and David Wilcox. IAN TYSON: SONGS FROM THE GRAVEL ROAD is produced by Pyramid Productions Inc. and directed by Matt Embry.

PAUL QUARRINGTON: LIFE IN MUSIC – Encore Presentation
Sunday, March 27 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT
Saturday, April 2 at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT
PAUL QUARRINGTON: LIFE IN MUSIC is a documentary about an artist whose sudden diagnosis of his terminal illness led him to embrace both life and art. Packed with intimate moments with Quarrington himself, this documentary features interviews with Quarrington’s family, friends, and members of the arts community. The list includes writer Roddy Doyle, musician and writer Dave Bidini, author Wayson Choy, musicians Dan Hill and Joe Hall as well as Paul’s life-long friend and fellow musician Martin Worthy. The documentary also includes dynamic performances from Porkbelly Futures, and a touching performance by Paul’s brothers Joel and Tony Quarrington.  PAUL QUARRINGTON: LIFE IN MUSIC is produced by BookShorts Inc. and directed by Bert Kish.

HERE I AM: DENNY DOHERTY AND THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS – Encore Presentation
Sunday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET/ 4:30 p.m. PT
Saturday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. ET/ 3:30 p.m. PT
HERE I AM is a heart-felt, intimate look at the remarkable life of Halifax’s Denny Doherty – actor, songwriter, and lead singer for The Mamas and the Papas. Music gems help document his journey, including mega-hits like “California Dreamin’” and “Monday, Monday”. The musical journey also includes recordings of Doherty and some of his closets friends: Scott McKenzie, Barry McGuire, McKenzie Phillips, Doris Mason, and Dennis Ryan and interviews with Michelle Phillips and John Phillips. HERE I AM is produced by Creative Atlantic Inc. and directed by Paul Ledoux.

 

The Comedy Network laughs in the face of winter blues this January with a fresh schedule and hilarious new shows.

Celebrating the most momentous fails of viral videos, Daniel Tosh is ready to take on the most mockable online wonders when Season 3 of TOSH.0 premieres Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Then, from the creators of the hilarious website and newspaper, The Onion, comes the new satirical series, ONION SPORTSDOME, premiering Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, only on The Comedy Network.

ONION SPORTSDOME is the most credible fake sports news source out there, offering viewers only the finest in phony in-depth analysis, rumour-mongering and petty personal attacks. 

Viewers can also catch up with both series on-demand, at THECOMEDYNETWORK.ca, and on-the-go on Bell Mobile TV.

TOSH.0 and ONION SPORTSDOME lead a full lineup of side-splitting, original programming all month long this January on The Comedy Network. See below for additional highlights of specials, premieres and new episodes.

 

About TOSH.0 – Season 3:

Weekly and topical, the hit series exposes and skewers the endless array of ridiculousness on the internet. In Season 3 of TOSH.0, host Daniel Tosh continues to give subjects of notorious viral videos a chance to recover from the embarrassment they’ve become synonymous with in their very own “Web Redemption”, highlighted by the following journeys back from infamy:

• Chocolate Rain: Daniel helps Tay Zonday (a.k.a. Chocolate Rain) record a follow-up to his hit song “Chocolate Rain.”

• Phil Davison: Tosh helps failed candidate for Stark County (Ohio) Treasurer launch his Presidential bid.

• Lizard Reporter: Reporter confronts and overcomes his fear of lizards.

Before the hilarity of Season 3 begins, viewers can hit refresh with the TOSH.0 Season 2 Marathon, Sunday, January 9 at 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. ET/PT on The Comedy Network.

 

About ONION SPORTSDOME:

Co-anchored by Alex Reiser and Mark Shepard, ONION SPORTSDOME is the #1 destination for fans seeking game reports, insights from former players and theme music heavy on bell tones and bendy guitar riffs. Shepard and Reiser are joined by the venerable “Dome” crew, including Senior sports insider Reggie Greengrass, who needs nine smartphones to hold the phone numbers of all the athletes he knows; update anchor Melissa Wells, who has more journalism degrees than the rest of her colleagues put together; “Wish Zone” host Jay Woodworth, who makes terminally-ill children’s dreams come true as long as they are sports-related; analyst Doc Webb, who holds the SportsDome record for the number of athletes he’s referred to as “overpaid garbage;” and investigative reporter Marc Howell, who mines sports’ most tragic elements for awards and ratings gold.

 

ADDITIONAL JANUARY PROGRAMMING: THE COMEDY NETWORK Specials & Premieres, in chronological order (all scheduling subject to change):

 

The year kicks-off with a bang on The Comedy Network … a BIG BANG that is. Now taking over daytime Mondays through Thursdays, THE BIG BANG THEORY also airs at 12 Noon and at 5:30 p.m. ET. Already a huge success in primetime strip on Comedy (Monday – Thursday at 9:30 p.m. ET), THE BIG BANG THEORY is the highest-rated series in the network’s history. 

Also making a move in Daytime this month are encore broadcasts of CONAN, now airing at 4 p.m. ET from Tuesday to Friday. 

Peppered throughout the month, catch up with the gals of HOT IN CLEVELAND with a Season 1 rewind! The spiciness kicks off on Friday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. All caught up? Good. Now don’t miss The Comedy Network’s Season 2 premiere of HOT IN CLEVELAND, Friday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Check out hilarious highlights of 2010’s hottest comedy acts with COMEDY CENTRAL’S HOT LIST, Saturday, Jan. 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. This stand up special boasts a bevy of break-out talent including Pete Holmes, Reggie Watts and Chelsea Peretti.

On Monday, Jan. 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, tune in to watch hilarious highlights of the upcoming season with COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS: THE BEST OF 2011, featuring sneak peeks from Al Jackson, Michael Kosta, Mike Vecchione, Louis Katz and more.

Denis Leary lays it all out on the line in his latest one-hour stand-up special DENIS LEARY AND FRIENDS PRESENT DOUCHEBAGS AND DONUTS, Saturday, Jan. 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Along with rising star and roaster Whitney Cummings and RESCUE ME costars Lenny Clarke and Adam Ferrara, Leary dispenses a blistering one-two punch to douchebags everywhere. 

And keep watching Monday, Jan. 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT for the Season 15 Premiere of COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS, unveiling an all-new, all-star line-up of today’s finest comedians kicking off with Tom Segura.

Don’t miss rising star Nick Kroll’s first stand-up special NICK KROLL: THANK YOU VERY COOL, Saturday, Jan. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.