via press release:
THE CW NETWORK AND JUST FOR LAUGHS PARTNER FOR BROADCAST AND DIGITAL CONTENT DEAL
The CW Will Broadcast a Two-Hour Special Next Season Featuring a Hilarious Lineup from the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival
CW Seed Acquires a New Digital Series and Library Stand-Up Comedy Content For Online and Mobile Platform
May 14, 2015 (New York City, NY) – The CW Network and Just For Laughs announced a new strategic broadcast and digital partnership today during the network’s upfront presentation in New York City.
As part of this new deal, The CW will broadcast an exclusive two-hour special next season featuring performances from top comedians and new stars, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Host, airdate and comedians showcased on the special will be announced at a later time.
In addition, Just For Laughs will supply CW Seed, The CW’s digital studio, with an original digital web series of interviews with comedians from the Festival, plus hours and hours of classic stand-up library content for online (www.cwseed.com) and mobile app. Launch date for the Just For Laughs digital series and the classic material to be announced later.
ABOUT THE CW
THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, made its debut on September 20, 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network and is the only network specifically targeting viewers ages 18-34, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. The CW offers a five-night, 10-hour primetime lineup that runs Monday through Friday. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a five-hour Saturday morning kids block. For more information, visit www.cwtv.com
ABOUT JUST FOR LAUGHS GROUP
Just For Laughs Television is one of the leading producers of stand-up and variety programming and has produced television programs that have been seen around the world on FOX, ABC, MTV, TBS, CBC, IFC, HBO, W, BBC1, TF1, RTL, Showtime, Versus, BBC America, TEN Australia, HBO Canada, and The Comedy Network. The company has also expanded into scripted and non-variety programming with the acclaimed shows The Tournament (CBC), Deal with It (W Network), and Bullet in the Face (IFC). Just For Laughs Television is part of the Just For Laughs Group. Founded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group’s growth is concentrated on four major focal points: Festivals (in Montreal, Toronto and Sydney); television production (most notably Gags, seen in 135 countries and on 95 airlines); live shows (Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, Bill Burr, Craig Ferguson, North American dates for Family Guy Live!); and talent management. Its inaugural Montreal Festival is over 30 years old, and is now the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event, welcoming two million people each summer. The Group has offices in Montreal, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, and a small apartment on the Internet.