Fall programming announced for The Comedy Network

Summer may be ending, but the fun(ny) will continue on The Comedy Network this fall, as new series and specials, returning fan favourites, and two new Comedy original series join the schedule.

Poised to reduce stress levels of Canadians across the country, Comedy’s fall schedule delivers side-splitting laughter with its all-new original series Just For Laughs: All Access, premiering Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Filmed at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal this July, the 13-episode series features The Muppets, Bill Hader, Joel McHale, and Jack McBrayer, among others. Keeping the laughs going is the first English-language remake of the classic comedy game show Match Game.

Premiering Monday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and airing Monday to Friday, Match Game challenges competitors to try to match their responses to fill-in-the-blank questions, to the witty, nonsensical answers of favourite Canadian comedians and celebrities.

School has never been so fun, as Comedy hits the books in September with lawyer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, The Soup) and his study group at Greendale Community College in The Comedy Network premiere of Community, airing Monday to Thursday at 9:30 p.m. ET beginning Sept. 4. Airing exclusively in Canada on Comedy beginning Monday, Sept. 10 are new series Men at Work (10 p.m. ET/PT), which follows four misfit men who work together at a magazine, and Sullivan & Son (10:30 p.m. ET/PT), about an attorney who realizes that he really belongs back home running the family business.

Also joining Comedy’s schedule this fall is one of the most buzzed-about new series of the season, Anger Management. Starring Charlie Sheen (Two & a Half Men) as a therapist specializing in anger management while dealing with anger issues of his own, the series is sure to be a #winning addition to the schedule when it premieres Friday, Sept. 14 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Rounding out the fall lineup are the season premieres of returning fan favourites TOSH.0 (Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. ET), Workaholics (Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10:30 p.m.), South park (Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 10 p.m. ET), and Key & Peele (Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 10:30 p.m.).

See below for premiere dates and descriptions for new and returning series and new specials. All dates are subject to change. All times ET/PT. Visit TheComedyNetwork.ca to confirm local broadcast times.
New Fall Programming on The Comedy Network Includes:

COMMUNITY – *New to Comedy*
Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 9:30 p.m.
Airs Monday to Thursday at 9:30 p.m.
From EMMY® Award-winning directors Joe and Anthony Russo (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT), COMMUNITY is about higher education – and lower expectations. The student body at Greendale Community College is made up of high-school losers, newly divorced housewives, and old people who want to keep their minds active. Within these not-so-hallowed halls is a band of misfits, at the centre of which is fast-talking lawyer Jeff Winger (Joel McHale, THE SOUP), whose degree has been revoked. The group forms a study group and, in true The Breakfast Club fashion, they end up learning a lot more about themselves then they do about their course work.

MEN AT WORK – *New Series and Canadian Exclusive*
Premieres Monday, Sept. 10 at 10 p.m.
Four friends. One office. Recently dumped Milo (Danny Masterson, WHITE COLLAR), photographer and successful ladies man Gibbs (James Lesure, MR. SUNSHINE), features writer Tyler (Michael Cassidy, PRIVILEGED), and somewhat nebbish reporter Neal (Adam Busch, COUNT JEFF), serve as each other’s wingmen while they deal with misadventures and navigate work, friendship, and women.

SULLIVAN & SON – *New Series and Canadian Exclusive*
Premieres Monday, Sept. 10 at 10:30 p.m.
Steve Byrne (THE MIDDLE) stars as Steve Sullivan, a successful corporate attorney from New York who brings his girlfriend home for his father’s 60th birthday, and learns that his parents are planning to sell the family business – a bar known as Sullivan & Son. It doesn’t take long for Steve to realize that where he really belongs is in his old neighbourhood, behind the bar.

Premieres Friday, Sept. 14 at 9:30 p.m.
Charlie Sheen (TWO AND A HALF MEN) stars as “Charlie,” a successful yet non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management. He has a successful private practice, holding sessions with his group of primary patients each week, as well as performing pro-bono counselling for an inmate group at a state prison. Thriving on the chaos in his life, Charlie still battles his own anger issues, and his life is complicated by his relationships with his own therapist/best friend (Selma Blair, Replicas), an ex-wife (Shawnee Smith, Saw VI), and their 13-year-old daughter (Daniela Bobadilla, AWAKE) who has obsessive-compulsive disorder.

TOSH.0 – *Season 4C*
Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10 p.m.
Daniel Tosh is back to break down the vast field of twarties, vlogs, hashtags, and deluded YouTube sensations. It’s a brand new season of Tosh’s takes on the online universe.

Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10:30 p.m.
Blake (Blake Anderson, COMMUNITY), Adam (Adam DeVine, SAMANTHA WHO?), and Ders (Anders Holm, 5TH YEAR) continue to find trouble wherever they go, and take a business trip while tripping, cheat on their dealer Karl, and attempt to throw the best summer kick-off party ever.

SOUTH PARK – *Season 16B*
Premieres Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 10 p.m.
The super sweet 16th season continues with another batch of all-new episodes. Last season Kyle, Stan, Cartman and Kenny refused to let a meme die, searched for the Jewpacabra, and experienced the horrors of zip lining, and the foul-mouthed fourth graders are sure to get into more trouble as the season continues.

KEY & PEELE – *Season 2*
Premieres Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 10:30 p.m.
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, two lively comedic actor-writers used to being on the outside looking in, examine life in a provocative and irreverent way through a combination of filmed sketches and live stage segments. Whether it’s satirizing the President, spoofing musical acts, or discussing their love for the badass Liam Neeson, the pair showcases their chemistry, camaraderie and unique point of view.

JUST FOR LAUGHS: ALL ACCESS – *New Original Series*
Premieres Friday, Oct. 12 at 10 p.m.
Shot live from the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal in July, the 13-episode series is hosted by The Muppets, Bill Hader, Joel McHale, Jack McBrayer, Jeremy Hotz, Jason Jones, and John Pinette. Making Canadians laugh throughout the series are Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, Debra DiGiovanni, Caroline Rhea, Chris D’Elia, Mario Cantone, Paul F. Tompkins, Seán Cullen, Darrin Rose, Wayne Brady, Danny Bhoy, and many, many more.

MATCH GAME – *New Original Series*
Premieres Monday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m.
Airs Monday to Friday at 8 p.m.
The first English-language revival of the hit comedy game show, MATCH GAME features an entertaining host, two competitors and a panel of six celebrities, leading to unlimited homegrown hilarity. The series will put some of Canada’s funniest people in the spotlight, as the competitors have to ‘match’ their answers to fill-in-the-blank questions to those of the panellists. Through three rounds of play, only one competitor is left to go up against three of their chosen celebrities, with each matching answer increasing their winnings. In the final round, competitors spin the Star Wheel and play against the celebrity the wheel lands on.

THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART and THE COLBERT REPORT – Live Election Night Coverage on Tuesday, Nov. 6
THE DAILY SHOW at 10 p.m. and THE COLBERT REPORT at 10:30 p.m.
Both shows will once again air live on U.S. election night. Host Jon Stewart and The Best F#@king News Team – correspondents Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi, John Oliver, and Jessica Williams – provide the quality news coverage fans have come to be crushed by, while Stephen Colbert will be preaching truthiness. The special episodes of the award-winning news parodies will air well before most polls have closed, and will incorporate many commercial interruptions so as to avoid any appearance of complete legitimacy.

New Fall Specials on The Comedy Network Include:

Premieres Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9 p.m.
Nothing is off-limits for Amy Schumer in her first original stand-up special. From the historic Fillmore in San Francisco, Schumer shares every hilarious, messed up detail of her dating and sex life in her matter-of-fact raunchy style, which is at odds with her self-described “Cabbage Patch Kid” appearance.

Premieres Saturday, Sept. 22 at 9 p.m.
Todd Barry brings his signature deadpan delivery and observational style to a live audience at the Gramercy Theatre in New York, as he reflects on his history as a germaphobe, provides important travel tips, and explains what you’re really paying for when you order spaghetti at a restaurant.

Premieres Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m.
Matt Braunger enthusiastically brings awkward to a whole new level of funny with his descriptive and inventive wit. From the Gramercy Theatre in New York, he shares his genius business ideas – from a strip club that women will really want to visit, to a frighteningly realistic frozen dinner. With his expressive style, and perhaps a little song, Braunger also imparts key life advice.

Premieres Sunday, Oct. 7 at 9 p.m.
Worldwide comedy sensation and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham pulls out all the stops, just in time for Halloween. It’s the ultimate haunted house as Walter transforms into something grumpier than he already is, beer-swilling redneck Bubba J rises from the dead, Peanut becomes his alter ego ‘The Purple Avenger of the Night,’ and Achmed dresses in an outfit that would terrify even the most terrifying terrorist.

Premieres Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9 p.m.
Actor and comedian Hal Sparks takes the stage to poke fun at the issues that some folks view as beyond reproach. In addition to blasting a hole in the theory that men and women hail from different planets, Sparks also ridicules the idea that rural people are more authentic than their urban counterparts, and offers a unique perspective on the plight of the non-smoker.

Premieres Saturday, Nov. 17 at 9 p.m.
A regular panellist on E!’s hit show CHELSEA LATELY, Loni Love has never forgotten the people and places that made her the entertainer she is today. After growing up in the projects of Detroit, Love regales her hilarious experiences from all over the country.

Premieres Saturday, Nov. 24 at 9 p.m.
Jamie Kennedy reveals all, as he shares his life observations and talks about dating Jennifer Love Hewitt.

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