NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer may be coming to an end, but COMEDY CENTRAL is riding the heat wave into the fall! This autumn, the network will premiere a sizzling hot line-up of hilarious new series and specials as well as returning favorites including: the return of brand hits ("Tosh.0," "Key & Peele," "South Park" and "Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution"); the debut of a new animated series from Daniel Tosh ("Brickleberry") and a unique new half-hour stand-up series hosted by T.J. Miller (Mash Up); live election night coverage from everyone's favorite fake news anchors ("The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" Live Election Night Coverage); the fourth collaboration between COMEDY CENTRAL, Jon Stewart's Busboy Productions and The New York Center For Autism for the biennial benefit for Autism education programs ("Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs") and brand new one-hour stand-up specials from Demetri Martin, Jeff Dunham, D.L. Hughley, Chris Hardwick and Russell Peters.
Following are descriptions of new series, specials and returning series premiering this Fall:
Original Series and Specials
"Tosh.0" (Fall Season Premiere)
Tuesday, September 25 at 10:00 p.m.
Daniel Tosh is back to break down the vast field of twarties, vlogs, hashtags, and deluded YouTube sensations for your viewing pleasure. Tune in for a brand new season of Tosh's takes on the online universe.
"Brickleberry" (Series Premiere)
Tuesday, September 25 at 10:30 p.m.
In the series premiere of the animated half-hour series, Brickleberry National Park is facing closure, but not if the park's dysfunctional park rangers can help it! Steve has been "Ranger of the Month" every month for years, so he feels threatened when Ethel is transferred from Yellowstone National Park to help whip the park into shape. Connie and Denzel are two unique rangers that each bring special skills (or in Denzel's case, lack of skills) to the job, and Woody is the hapless Head Ranger who puts nothing above his beloved park, except his adopted bear cub, Malloy. Tune in to see the crazy bunch of park rangers as they do their worst to keep the park running in this new animated series created, written and executive produced by Waco O'Guin (MTV2's "Stankervision) and Roger Black (MTV2's "Stankervision") and executive produced by Daniel Tosh ("Tosh.0").
"South Park" (Fall Season Premiere)
Wednesday, September 26 at 10:00 p.m.
"South Park's" 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 ziplining. Tune in to see what everyone's favorite foul-mouthed fourth graders get into this season Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m.
"Key & Peele" (Season 2 Premiere)
Wednesday, September 26 at 10:30 p.m.
This fall the hit sketch-comedy show "Key & Peele" returns for season two on COMEDY CENTRAL. 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 introducing Mary Magdalen/Pimp, "Key & Peele" showcases their chemistry, camaraderie and unique point of view, born from their shared background and experiences growing up biracial in a not quite post-racial world.
"Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution" (Season Two Premiere)
Thursday, October 4 at 10:00 p.m.
It's time for another revolution! Gabriel Iglesias is back at it and taking over the Ft. Lauderdale Improv with his funniest friends for the second season of "Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution." Iglesias opens each of the six episodes with all-new material, introducing several stand-up guests throughout each show. Comedian and long-time friend Martin Moreno returns as the show announcer, and guest commentator and three-time Grammy® award winners Ozomatli are also back to rock the house. Keep the party going and make it loud with Fluffy and friends Thursday nights this fall on COMEDY CENTRAL.
"Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs" (Fourth Biennial Event)
Sunday, October 21 at 9:00 p.m.
COMEDY CENTRAL has once again joined forces with Jon Stewart's Busboy Productions and the New York Center for Autism for its fourth biennial special event, "Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs." Taping on Saturday, October 13 from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the benefit for Autism programs will feature Stewart hosting an evening filled with live performances, sketches and short films from a roster of comedy all-stars. This year's event will premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL on Sunday, October 21 with additional live wrap-arounds featuring a celebrity phone bank, allowing viewers to call in during the airing to donate and speak with comedic and celebrity heavyweights.
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" Live Election Night Coverage
Tuesday, November 6
"The Daily Show" from 10:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PT)
"The Colbert Report" from 10:30 p.m. – 11:10 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PT).
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" will once again televise live on election night. On Tuesday, November 6 fans can tune in to COMEDY CENTRAL for live primetime coverage of the 2012 Presidential Election. 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) will be on hand to provide the quality news coverage fans have come to be crushed by from 10:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PT) and Stephen Colbert will be preaching truthiness from 10:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PT). With start times of 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., the special episodes of the award-winning news parodies will air well before most polls have closed and incorporate many commercial interruptions, so as to avoid any appearance of complete legitimacy.
"Mash Up" (Series Premiere)
Tuesday, October 9 at 12:30 a.m.
"Mash Up" is a unique new half-hour stand-up series – an exciting mix of stand-up, sketch comedy, and visualizations, hosted by T.J. Miller. Featuring stand-up performances from a host of comedians including Chris Hardwick, Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, Pete Holmes, and Reggie Watts, Mash Up bolsters the sets with stylized recreations of the jokes being said on stage. Tune in to check out this exciting new series and catch some high profile special guests.
"Demetri Martin. Standup Comedian" (COMEDY CENTRAL Original World Premiere)
Saturday, September 29 at 10:00 p.m.
Demetri Martin is back on COMEDY CENTRAL to tell jokes while standing up, with his easel in tow. Filmed at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, the world premiere of Martin's second one-hour special features more of what fans love about his signature style – sly observations on cultural norms, sayings, customs and conventions, bolstered by his signature illustrations, diagrams and charts.
"Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters:" (World Premiere)
Sunday, October 7 at 9:00 p.m.
Worldwide comedy sensation Jeff Dunham will debut his fifth comedy special, "Minding the Monsters," on COMEDY CENTRAL just in time for Halloween. Join Walter, Peanut, Bubba J, Jose Jalapeno (on a STEEK!), and Achmed the Dead Terrorist as they've never been seen before! Enter the ultimate haunted house where 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 to kill in an outfit that would terrify even the most terrifying terrorist. In "Minding the Monsters," Dunham's phenomenally successful comedy to is taken to a whole new level that's so funny it's scary!
"D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List" (COMEDY CENTRAL Original World Premiere)
Saturday, October 27 at 11:00 p.m.
D.L. Hughley embarks on a mission to get the black man classified as an endangered species. In the world premiere of this one-hour special, Hughley crisscrosses the country to examine the state of the black man. From gang-bangers in South Central to black farmers in Tennessee to white supremacists in Michigan, he collects his evidence to present his case to lawmakers in Washington DC - that is, if he doesn't get thrown out first. From Daily Show producers Timothy Greenberg, Miles Kahn, and Stuart Miller.
"Chris Hardwick: Mandroid" (COMEDY CENTRAL Original World Premiere)
The Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick gets onstage at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City for the world premiere of his first original one-hour special.
"Russell Peters: The Green Card Tour" (World Premiere)
Canadian native Russell Peters brings his wry observational style to the O2 Arena in London for the world premiere of his first original one-hour special.
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