Mumbai, March 3, 2006: After creating history in television programming with its first season, Star One’s The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, is back with a bang! The Great Indian Laughter Challenge Dwitiya (TGILCD) opened strongly with 5.06 TVR (CS4+ HSM Base). The first week’s episode, which aired on Friday, February 24 2006 between 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., burst through the TRP scales with 7 million viewers tuning-in from across the country. This nationwide search for the best comic talent, provided the viewers, the much needed - Doosra dose of Fun, Laughter and Entertainment!
Its also a double whammy for Star One as another new show – Mano Ya Na Mano, that premiered on the same day at 11:00 p.m. also made a grand entry with 2.16 TVR (CS4+ HSM Base). The response from viewers has indeed made the Channel’s new programming property absolutely - FANTASTIC!
Mr. Deepak Segal, Executive Vice President, Content, Star India Pvt Ltd, said, “After the unprecedented success of the first season, Star One’s commitment to bring the best to its viewers has been proven once again, with the outstanding debut of the Great Indian Laughter Challenge ‘Dwitiya’. We aim to sustain this level of success through such shows and reach greater heights in this year.”
The first season of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, launched in June 2005 had become an instant hit amongst viewers. Redefining the ‘comedy’ genre on television, it created a never-before platform for the upcoming comedians. Today, Sunil Pal, Navin Prabhakar, Raju Shrivastav and other participants have become household names, gaining phenomenal recognition and popularity amongst viewers across the country.
TGILC Dwitiya features an impressive array of outstanding comic routines, teamed with the presence of judges - Shekhar Suman & Navjot Singh Siddhu, better known to audiences as “The Wizards of Wit”. The hostess is none other than the stunning Parizaad Kolah. Produced by Endemol, a global leader in television and other audiovisual entertainment, TGILC Dwitiya will have a total of 18 episodes. Nitin Desai of Devdas fame, has designed the fantabulous sets of this show.