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SOURCE Entertainment Studios, Inc.
92 PERCENT NATIONAL CLEARANCE INCLUDES CBS OWNED & OPERATED STATIONS IN NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES AND CHICAGO FOR FALL 2013 AND FALL 2014
LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Entertainment Studios, Inc. (www.es.tv), the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, and owner of eight 24-hour linear HD television networks (CARS.TV, COMEDY.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, PETS.TV, RECIPE.TV, LEGACY.TV, and JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV) proudly announces that COMICS UNLEASHED WITH BYRON ALLEN has been renewed for two additional seasons on 14 CBS owned and operated stations, including New York (WCBS TV), Los Angeles (KCBS TV), and Chicago (WBBM TV) for Fall 2013 and Fall 2014. The series, which has a firm pickup for seasons 8 and 9, airs immediately after THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON in all three markets.
The first syndicated television show to premiere in High Definition, COMICS UNLEASHED WITH BYRON ALLEN is a daily half-hour comedy talk show now cleared in 92 percent of U.S. television households. The series now boasts clearances with group-owned television stations including: CBS Television Station Group, LIN, Belo, Corridor, Young, Nexstar, Max Television, Lilly, Cox, Raycom, Sinclair, Meredith, Block, Morris, Schurz, Bonten, New Age, Barrington, Morgan Murphy Media, Entravision, Univision, Fireweed, Cordillera, and Glendive Broadcasting. COMICS UNLEASHED WITH BYRON ALLEN is also distributed worldwide and can be seen on international broadcast, cable television, and digital platforms, including SMARTTV.COM
Comedians appearing on COMICS UNLEASHED WITH BYRON ALLEN include: Dane Cook, Jon Lovitz, Howie Mandel, Brad Garrett, Tommy Davidson, Rita Rudner, Margaret Cho, Jamie Kennedy, Pauly Shore, Wayne Brady, Adam Carolla, Sinbad, Cedric the Entertainer, Caroline Rhea, Monique, Bill Bellamy, Tom Arnold, Harland Williams, Kim Coles, Jeff Ross, David Alan Grier, Chelsea Handler, Kevin Hart, George Wallace, Norm MacDonald, Katt Williams, Mike Marino, Lisa Lampanelli, Mike Epps, Natasha Leggero, Jimmie Walker and many more.
"We are excited to have COMICS UNLEASHED renewed for two more seasons," said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios. "We can never have enough comedy in this world."
"We are pleased to continue producing new episodes of COMICS UNLEASHED WITH BYRON ALLEN," said Andrew Temple, President of Domestic Television Distribution for Entertainment Studios. "COMICS UNLEASHED performs well in all time periods – daytime, early fringe, prime access, and prime time."
About Entertainment Studios
Entertainment Studios, Inc. owns eight 24-hour HD television networks: PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, LEGACY.TV and JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV. The company also produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 32 television programs, making it the largest independent producer/distributor of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations. Entertainment Studios provides video content to broadcast television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, multimedia platforms, and the World Wide Web. Our mission is to provide excellent programming to our viewers, online users, and Fortune 500 advertising partners. Our home entertainment division, Entertainment Studios Home Entertainment (ESHE), is becoming one of the premier independent suppliers of DVD, CD and umd (TM) products. With a library of over 4,000 hours of owned content and a growing array of licensed titles, ESHE markets and distributes a collection of films, television programs, concerts, fitness, and children's direct-to-video programming. Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded the company in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Denver, and Raleigh. For more information, visit: www.es.tv
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