Comedy Central Announces ‘Futurama’ Premiere Date, ‘South Park’ Marathon, & ‘Bonnaroo’ Special
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COMEDY CENTRAL: June 2012 Programming Highlights
(all times are et/pt)
WHAT’S SUMMER WITHOUT PIZZA, ROBOTS AND ONE-EYED ALIENS? “FUTURAMA” RETURNS TO COMEDY CENTRAL(R) WITH A TWO-EPISODE PREMIERE ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 AT 10:00 P.M. AND 10:30 P.M. ET/PT
COMEDY CENTRAL TEAMS UP WITH BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL TO TAPE AN ORIGINAL ONE-HOUR COMPILATION STAND-UP SPECIAL PREMIERING ON SATURDAY, JUNE 23 AT 11:30 P.M. ET/PT
MERRY HALF CHRISTMAS! CELEBRATE THE “WORKAHOLICS'” FAVORITE HOLIDAY ON MONDAY, JUNE 25 WITH A BLOCK OF CHRISTMAS THEMED MOVIES, SPECIALS AND SERIES EPISODES
SHARE SOME LAUGHS WITH DAD THIS FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND! TUNE-IN FOR A RANDY MARSH “SOUTH PARK” MARATHON ON SATURDAY, JUNE 16 AND A FUTURISTIC FATHER’S DAY “FUTURAMA” MARATHON ON SUNDAY, JUNE 17
This June, viewers are advised to fasten their seatbelts for the return of everyone’s favorite intergalactic pizza delivery boy from the future. Fry, Bender, Leela and their alien friends are back on COMEDY CENTRAL to premiere a brand-new season of the Emmy(R) Award-winning series “Futurama.” The season kicks off with a two-episode premiere on Wednesday, June 20. For the first time ever, COMEDY CENTRAL and the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival are joining forces to produce an original compilation stand-up special. Select performances from Bonnaroo’s Comedy Theatre will be filmed and edited into the one-hour special, debuting on Saturday, June 23. Celebrate the “Workaholics'” favorite holiday, Half Christmas, with the gang and watch holiday themed episodes of network favorite series, movies and specials on Monday, June 25. Make sure to give Dad the gift he’s been dreaming of – spend quality time together watching dad-centric episodes of “South Park” and “Futurama” on Father’s Day weekend. In addition, check out all-new episodes of the “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Colbert Report,” “Tosh.0,” “Workaholics” and “The Half Hour.”
“Futurama” (Season Seven Premiere)
Wednesday, June 20 at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
Prepare to be transported to the year 3000 for the return of Fry, Bender, Leela and the usual cast of twelve-dimensional space monsters. Back by popular demand, Matt Groening and David X. Cohen’s brilliantly subversive animated sci-fi comedy “Futurama” debuts its seventh season on COMEDY CENTRAL this summer. In 2011, the series earned two Emmy(R) Awards for Outstanding Animated Program and Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for Maurice LaMarche. “Futurama” follows the life of Philip J. Fry (Billy West), a pizza delivery boy who accidentally stumbles into a freezer on December 31, 1999 and wakes up a thousand years later. In his future home of New New York City, Fry goes to work for the Planet Express Intergalactic delivery company, where he befriends Bender (John DiMaggio), a booze-fueled robot, and sets his romantic sights on Leela (Katey Sagal), a sexy cyclops who enjoys beating him up.
“COMEDY CENTRAL Live At Bonnaroo” (working title) – COMEDY CENTRAL Original Stand-Up Special (World Premiere)
Saturday, June 23 from 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. ET/PT
Didn’t get a chance to go to the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee? Don’t worry, COMEDY CENTRAL has your ticket! Tune in to see stand-up performances featured at the Comedy Theatre at Bonnaroo, which has become a favorite stop at the festival and has hosted some of the biggest comics touring today. Experience the Roo without having to sleep in a tent.
Father of the Year “South Park” Marathon (working title)
Saturday, June 16 from 9:00 p.m. – Midnight ET/PT
Get ready for Father’s Day by spending Saturday night with America’s favorite Dad: Randy Marsh. Join Randy as he fights for his honor, searches for the Internet, gets a marijuana card, produces a musical, and more. No need to get him a present, just watch some “South Park” and make Dad proud!
Futuristic Father’s Day (working title)
Sunday, June 17 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
Honor Dad this Father’s day by getting psyched for the new season with nine episodes of “Futurama,” all about being a father. Watch as the Professor clones a son, Bender adopts a dozen orphans, Fry becomes his own grandfather, and Kif gets knocked up by a girl. Fans don’t have to watch with their dad, but he’d probably like them more if they did.
Monday, June 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
The smell of chestnuts roasting over an open fire and sunscreen can only mean one thing: it’s Half Christmas! It’s the “Workaholics'” favorite time of year. Finish up the last minute shopping and decorating, and gather the family around the television for holiday favorites like “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” “Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special,” and more holiday cheer starting at 10:00 a.m.
“Grandma’s Boy” – COMEDY CENTRAL Premiere
Saturday, June 2 from 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET/PT
Starring Nick Swardson and Jonah Hill. Evicted from his apartment, video game tester Alex has no choice but to move in with his grandmother and her two eccentric roommates who fill his free time with chores around the house. Though exhausted from working all day and designing his own video game by night, Alex must figure out how to compete with the company hotshot and get the girl of his dreams.
“Private Parts” – COMEDY CENTRAL Premiere
Saturday, June 2 from 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. ET/PT
Starring Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, and Paul Giamatti. Howard Stern stars as himself in this adaptation of his best-selling autobiography. Watch his journey from an awkward teenager to a breakout success on the radio.
“Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins” – COMEDY CENTRAL Premiere
Saturday, June 9 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET/PT
Starring Martin Lawrence, Cedric the Entertainer. Dr. Roscoe Stevens is a talk-show sensation who seems to have everything – fame, fortune, and a hot fianc?. When he returns to his sleepy, Southern hometown for a family celebration, Roscoe is quickly reminded of all the reasons he left in the first place. As his crazy, small-town family challenges his new big-city attitude, Roscoe is forced to take a look at the man he’s become.
“Mallrats” – COMEDY CENTRAL Premiere
Friday, June 22 from Midnight – 2:00 a.m. ET/PT
Starring Ben Affleck, Jeremy London, and Jason Lee. Catch the COMEDY CENTRAL premiere of this ’90s classic from Kevin Smith about two broken-hearted guys who head to the mall to kill some time. Join them as they find a slew of mall misfits, including fan favorites Jay and Silent Bob, and wind up in a twisted plot to win back their girlfriends and stick it to their enemies.
“Mystery Men” – COMEDY CENTRAL Premiere
Saturday, June 23 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET/PT
Starring Ben Stiller, William H. Macy, and Hank Azaria. In Champion City, wannabe superheroes Mr. Furious, The Shoveler, and The Blue Raja struggle to make a name for themselves in the shadow of the city’s greatest superhero, Captain Amazing. However, when Captain Amazing is kidnapped by supervillain Cassanova Frankenstein, the fate of the city lies in their inadequate hands.