Hiccups

8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Thursday, June 16 on Comedy Network

After Stan’s suggestion to exercise, Millie creates a gym in her condo and doesn’t seem too fussy about who works out with her. Taylor overcompensates after Joyce insinuates that he’s a bit of a dandy.

8:00pm – Monday, June 13 on CTV

After Stan’s (Brent Butt) suggestion to exercise, Millie (Nancy Robertson) creates a gym in her condo and doesn’t seem too fussy about who works out with her. Meanwhile, Taylor (David Ingram) overcompensates after Joyce (Laura Soltis) insinuates that he’s a bit of a dandy.

8:30 p.m. ET/PT – Thursday, June 9 on Comedy Network

A voice audition turns Millie off the spoken word and Stan has to dig deep in his bag of coaching tricks to repair the damage. Taylor uses Joyce’s influence to convince Haddison House employees to buy into his scheme to get a new leather jacket.

It was a powerful Spring on The Comedy Network and this Summer’s going to be a beast! The Comedy Network kicked butt in April as it was the most-watched month in the network’s history, ranking the channel as the #5 non-sports commercial specialty network in Canada.

April showered The Comedy Network with a weekly average of 3.7 million viewers aged 18-49. With big laughs on the horizon, returning fan favourites and hot new series premieres, The Comedy Network is set to deliver a hilarious summer lineup. 

This summer, two original Canadian productions, the Pythonesque sketch-series PICNICFACE (August, TBD) and the ground-breaking comedy-horror series, TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL (June 5 at 9 p.m. ET/ PT) come down the pipeline just in time to rev up viewers. The Comedy Network also dishes out stellar new acquisitions including the much-anticipated comedy series, JON BENJAMIN HAS A VAN (June 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT). 

The Comedy Network welcomes back fan favourites including Season 2 of HICCUPS (June 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT), DAN FOR MAYOR (June 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT), and UGLY AMERICANS (June 30 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) as well as Season 14 of COMEDY NOW! (July 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT). The punches keep rolling in August when THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF KID ROCK (date & time to be determined) promises to bring cringeworthy laughs sure to dominate water-cooler chat the next day.

Below is the list of Summer series on The Comedy Network. All programming is subject to change. 

 

HICCUPS (Season 2 Premiere)

Thursday, June 2 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

As a new season begins, it’s still a case of the lost leading the lost, with the best of intentions and very little chance of success. In the Season 2 premiere, a trip to Hollywood is in order for Millie, Stan and Taylor to investigate some options for a Grumpaloo movie. Back at Haddison House, Joyce uses Anna and Crystal as guinea pigs to test homemade skin care products.

 

UPLOAD YOURS (Season 2 Premiere)

Friday, June 3 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT

Season 2 shines a spotlight on videos uploaded to The Comedy Network’s user-generated comedy site: uly.thecomedynetwork.ca

 

TODD AND THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL (Series Premiere) 

Sunday, June 5 at 9 & 9:30 ET/PT

Todd is the only one standing between the Book of pure evil and the end of the world as we know it. The book of pure evil has power that will make your deepest, darkest dreams come true…but at a horrifying cost. Check out the series premiere and watch as Todd transforms into a heavy metal god to impress Jenny. 

 

THE SPORTS SHOW WITH NORM MACDONALD (Season Finale)

Wednesday, June 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PTThe season finale features the ever- sarcastic Macdonald with his unique and comedic take on the most topical and controversial stories from the sports world.

 

SOUTH PARK (Season 15A Finale)

Wednesday, June 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Set in a small town nestled in the Colorado Rockies, the Emmy-award winning, critically acclaimed, animated series, South Park ends season 15 with hilarity and intrigue. 

 

DAN FOR MAYOR (Season 2 Premiere)

Friday, June 10 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

In Season 2, Dan Phillips is now the Mayor of Wessex. This season, he gets himself in trouble with the Chief of Police, a neighbouring mayor and a dodgy Ethics Commissioner. Dan haplessly navigates his way through his relationship with Claire while attempting to have a not-too-weird friendship with Claire’s ex, Mike. Dan also struggles to find time to have a beer with his old pal Jeff, the new owner of Fern’s Bar and Grill.

 

WORKAHOLICS (Season Finale)

Monday, June 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

When the CEO of TelAmezriCorp arrives to liquidate the company, it’s up to the guys to change his mind and save the day. 

 

JON BENJAMIN HAS A VAN (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, June 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

The series premiere features a newsmagazine-style sketch show. Benjamin stars as an investigative reporter hitting the streets in his custom van doing human interest stories

 

HOT IN CLEVELAND (Season 2B Premiere)

Friday, June 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

Elka’s in jail as the ladies bring on the heat in the season 2 premiere. It’s 24 hours after the storm and the ladies start picking up the pieces, while continuing to pick up men. 

 

JOHN OLIVER’S NEW YORK STAND UP SHOW (Season 2 Premiere)

Friday, June 24 at 12 a.m. ET/PT

Oliver plays host to a night of stand-up featuring today’s hottest comedians. Each episode opens with Oliver’s witty observations before introducing his guests’ show-stopping performances

 

UGLY AMERICANS (Season 2A Premiere)

Thursday, June 30 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Comedy gets uglier with Ugly Americans. Set in an alternate universe New York City, the animated series follows the life of Mark Lilly, a social worker at the “Department of Integration,” as he helps new citizens, both human and “other,” adapt to hectic city life. 

 

YUK YUK’s GREAT CANADIAN LAUGH-OFF (2011) (Special Premiere)

Saturday, July 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PTWhy go out to the clubs when YUK YUK’s GREAT CANADIAN LAUGH OFF brings a big night out to the small screen? Eight comedians go head-to-head in an ultimate comedy smack-down for a shot at fame and $25,000, exclusively on The Comedy Network. 

 

COMEDY NOW! (Season 14 Premiere)

Friday, July 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

The all-Canadian, uncensored stand-up series features a bevy of new up and coming comedians including Mark Little, Peter White and Rebecca Kohler.

 

CANADIAN COMEDY AWARDS (Special Premiere)

Wednesday, August 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Canucks take centre stage in 11th annual Canadian Comedy Awards showcase, featuring the best and brightest Canadian comedians in the industry. 

 

PICNICFACE (Series Premiere)

August – date & time to be announcedThe Comedy Network original series is a fast-paced, mash-up comedy mixing contemporary animation and absurd sketch comedy. 

 

ROAST OF KID ROCK (Special Premiere)

August – date & time to be announced 

The five-time GRAMMY®-nominated artist is roasted by a star-studded group of comedians and friends. 

8:00pm – Monday, May 30 on CTV

In Season 2 of HICCUPS, Nancy Robertson returns as the hot-headed children’s author Millie Upton, who continues to give her “life coach” Stan Dirko (Brent Butt) a run for his (lack of) money. In the season premiere, a trip to Hollywood is in order for Millie, Stan and Taylor (David Ingram) to investigate some options for a Grumpaloo movie. Back at the Haddison House, Joyce (Laura Soltis) uses Anna (Paula Rivera) and Crystal (Emily Perkins) as guinea pigs to test homemade skin care products.

The cast of Canadian series Hiccups chat about the series ahead of its 2011 return.

Canada’s most-watched new Canadian comedy series returns to CTV with the Season 2 premiere of HICCUPS on Monday, May 30 at 8 p.m. ET (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times).*

Stan (Brent Butt) and Millie (Nancy Robertson) resume their adventures in baby-sitting…err…life-coaching, in Hollywood for the season premiere, setting the tone for an even more exciting season full of laughs and mishaps.

Adding to the fan experience in a distinct way this season is an up-close look at the cast and crew of HICCUPS with the all-new HICCUPS.tv. The entertaining new 

Web site promises some hiccup-free hilarity with original, exclusive webisodes, interviews and behind the scenes footage for viewers, as they play to win prizes with new Facebook game, “What Would Millie Do”.

HICCUPS kicks off with the first three episodes airing Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET, before moving to its regular slot of Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET starting June 19. HICCUPS caps off a new red-hot Sunday night comedy line-up on CTV, following all-new episodes of HOT IN CLEVELAND at 8 p.m. ET.

Premiering to more than 2 million viewers in March 2010, Season 1 of HICCUPS was a hit with viewers and critics alike.

As a new season begins, it’s still a case of the lost leading the lost, with the best of intentions and very little chance of success. Millie’s motley crew of colleagues and supporters includes Laura Soltis (THE GUARD) as Joyce, David Ingram (SMALLVILLE) as Taylor Rymes, Emily Perkins (Ginger Snaps) as Crystal, and Paula Rivera (FLASHPOINT) as Anna.

In the Season 2 premiere, a trip to Hollywood is in order for Millie, Stan and Taylor to investigate some options for a Grumpaloo movie. Back at Haddison House, Joyce uses Anna and Crystal as guinea pigs to test homemade skin care products.

Here’s a sneak peek at more hilariously strange moments of Season 2:

Millie stops talking

Stan takes lessons in hypnotism

Millie writes a novel

Millie starts a club house in her storage locker

Anna and Joyce put Millie on a cleanse

Stan learns more about himself than expected in Taylor’s journey towards abstinence

Stan wows the ladies in his pottery class

Millie plans a living funeral

Stan takes up babysitting

 

Viewers can also enjoy encore broadcasts of HICCUPS on The Comedy Network, Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning June 2. Also following the television broadcast premiere, episodes of HICCUPS are available on demand on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca and thecomedynetwork.ca.

Sparrow Media Company Inc., in association with CTV and The Comedy Network announce that production is underway on Season 2 of Brent Butt’s hit comedy series Hiccups.

This season, Millie goes to Hollywood to firm up a Grumpaloo movie deal, Stan (Brent Butt) and Anna’s (Paula Rivera) life gets interrupted when Millie (Nancy Robertson) moves in, and Millie obsesses about the sound of her voice when a talking Missy Grumpaloo doll is introduced.

On the heels of securing international distribution rights with Electus Distribution for Season 1, the 13-episode half-hour series will shoot its second season in Vancouver until December, 2010.

Ben Silverman, the award-winning producer and CEO of Electus, has secured the international distribution rights for the first season in a sub-distribution deal with Thunderbird Films through Electus Distribution.

Season 1 of Hiccups premiered to 1.9 million viewers on March 1, making it the most-watched premiere of any scripted Canadian series and the new #1 comedy program (Canadian or American) of the year.

Viewers can catch encore broadcasts of Season 1 on The Comedy Network Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT and on demand at watch.ctv.ca.

Hiccups stars Nancy Robertson (Corner Gas, Robson Arms) as Millie Upton, a successful children’s author who is socially unpredictable, except for being predictably inappropriate. She is prone to sudden outbursts of laughter, sadness and rage. All traits that her life coach Stan (Brent Butt) tries to subdue, her publisher Joyce (Laura Soltis, The Guard) fails to keep under wraps and her slick but useless agent Taylor (David Ingram, Queer As Folk) is too self-centred to notice. Meanwhile, Stan finds life-support in his wide-eyed and slightly bewildered wife, Anna (Paula Rivera, Flashpoint), who does her best to support his impractical dream of becoming a life coach. All observed by the sardonic eye of Joyce’s spoiled receptionist, Crystal (Emily Perkins, Gingersnaps).

Created, written and executive produced by Brent Butt (Corner Gas), Hiccups is also executive produced by Laura Lightbown (DaVinci’s Inquest, Intelligence) and David Storey (Corner Gas). Producers are Nancy Robertson (Corner Gas) and Arvi Liimatainen (Da Vinci’s Inquest, Intelligence) and supervising producer is Andrew Carr (Corner Gas).

7 p.m. ET/PT – Thursday, July 1 on Comedy Network

Catch up on Season 1 of HICCUPS with Millie Upton, a successful children’s book who suffers from emotional “hiccups” that get her in to no end of trouble. She impulsively enlists the aid of a life coach Stan Dirko, to help set her straight. Although he’s got a big heart and big ideas, Stan has very little life-coaching experience.

6:30 p.m. ET/PT – Thursday, July 1 on Comedy Network

Millie is not happy about being nominated for a prestigious literary award and Joyce gets a lesson on social skills from Taylor.