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Comedy Central updates Diwali schedule; adds films

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MUMBAI: Comedy Central is all geared to take the viewers on a laughter riot with its new line-up. In a first of its kind initiative, the channel, apart from its remarkable shows, will air stunning movies. Apart from all-time-favorites-F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Mom, Community, The Mindy Project, Awkward, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon- shows like The Detour, Crowded, Man with a Plan, The Great Indoors, etc will be also be added to the line-up.

New seasons will be added for the shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Dr. Ken, and The Graham Norton Show.

CC Blockbustered, the channel’s movie slot, has an electrifying movie line-up with Grown Ups 2, The Ugly Truth, Sleepless in Seattle, Anger Management, Bewitched, etc. The films would air on Sunday afternoons 12 pm onwards, with a primetime repeat at 9 pm.

“We have received terrific responses from our viewers in the past, proving time and again, that Comedy Central is, in fact, their Happy Place! We’ve decided to enter October with some fantastic watch with the world shows and some all-time favorites. We’ve also decided to amplify our engagement with our viewers through their most loved movies. By introducing these blockbusters in our line-up, we aim to continue to spread more happiness and cheer," said Viacom18 youth and English entertainment head of programming Hashim D’Souza.

The channel will air the fourth season of cop show Brooklyn Nine-Nine on 1 October at 8 pm followed by second season of Dr Ken, a multi camera sitcom based on his experience as a doctor prior to becoming a stand-up comedian at 8:30 pm. The 20th season of The Graham Norton Show, a British comedy celebrity chat show will be aired on 8 October at 10 pm. Matt LeBlanc’s comedy series Man with a Plan will be premiered on 29 October at 9 pm. Following that will be Joel McHales’ The Great Indoors which is based around the online team of so-called journalists at 9:30 pm.

The on-road comedy series The Detour will be premiered on 5 October at 10 pm, while the American sitcom Crowded will be broadcasted on 14 October at 10.30 pm. The Mindy Project season 1 to 4 will be makes its way back to the channel and will be premiered from 19 October 9 pm. Season 1-5 of Awkward will be aired at 9:30 pm whereas The Jim Gaffigan Show will air at 10 pm.

The channel’s festival special programming for Diwali will be celebrated with shows like The Carmichael Show on 29 and 30 October 4 pm onwards. Its Halloween special is wacked with the entire third season of Deadbeat on 31 October 10 am onwards.

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