Paramount Comedy to become Comedy Central


February 18, 2009

As from April, the Paramount Comedy channel is going to be rebranded and new programming brought in to make the channel into Comedy Central, in line with the same changes that have taken place in the US.

The channel is owned by the media giant Viacom, who also owns the US based version where many home grown US comedy shows come from, such as South Park and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

This implies that the UK version of the channel will be filled much of the same, but hopefully more up to date to versions of the current shows.

Although it has to be said that, when it comes to UK programming, the channel will be commissioning brand new shows for the first time in some years.

These will include sitcoms and other programmes.

These changes will also affect Paramount Comedy Two, which will be renamed Comedy Central Extra and will feature old favourites such as Sex and the City, Rules of Engagement, Everybody Hates Chris and The Office.






 

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