No Kidding! CTV is Home to Canada's Most-Watched Comedies This Fall

- All-new seasons of THE BIG BANG THEORY and TWO AND A HALF MEN headline comedy power hour, Thursdays at 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 27 on CTV -
- New comedies ANGER MANAGEMENT and THE NEW NORMAL pile on the laughs in CTV's new Tuesday night comedy block -
- Sophomore hit WHITNEY returns to CTV, while UP ALL NIGHT and MIKE & MOLLY are back with more relationship adventures on CTV Two -
- New comedy THE NEIGHBORS moves in Saturdays at 10 p.m. beginning Sept. 29 on CTV -

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TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - CTV is home to Canada's most-watched comedies with a jam-packed new schedule of laughs for the fall season. Led by Canada's #1 program, THE BIG BANG THEORY, and Canada's #2 comedy, TWO AND A HALF MEN, the heavyweight duo headline an all-new Thursday night comedy power hour, beginning Sept. 27 on CTV. Primed to become the most-watched hour of the week, THE BIG BANG THEORY (8 p.m. ET/PT) returns for an explosive sixth season as viewers catch up with the universe's favourite nerds and their adventures in matters of the heart and science. The laughter continues as TWO AND A HALF MEN (8:30 p.m. ET/PT) heads into its tenth season of what promises to be another memorable year of mayhem and mishaps.

Catch up on full episodes of CTV and CTV Two series across CTV's digital platforms on CTV.ca, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel and through video on demand.

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"CTV is home to Canada's most-watched returning comedies and laugh-out-loud new recruits," said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. "With a hilarious blend of edgy, family, and relationship comedy, there's something for everyone in CTV's comedy line-up."

On Tuesday Sept. 11, viewers were treated to the start of yet another powerful comedy block with the timeslot premiere of an encore of the pilot of Charlie Sheen's ANGER MANAGEMENT (9 p.m. ET/PT) launching into a new episode of critically-acclaimed comedy THE NEW NORMAL (9:30 p.m. ET/PT), about a long-term gay couple Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and David (Justin Bartha) who look to create a new family with Goldie (Georgia King), a single mother as their surrogate.

After taking the crown as last year's most-watched new comedy series, Season 2 of WHITNEY, starring primetime darling Whitney Cummings, debuts Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Oct. 20 on CTV. This season sees Whitney and Alex (Chris D'Elia) looking to keep the magic of their non-wedded bliss alive.

Over on CTV Two, the laughter continues when must-see hit UP ALL NIGHT (Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT), starring Christina Applegate as Reagan and Will Arnett as Chris, returns for a second season on Sunday, Sept. 23. Regan takes over as stay-at-home parent while Chris ventures back out into the working world, in a role switch that is sure to turn up the laughs. Joining them the following week (Sept. 30) are newlyweds MIKE & MOLLY (Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT) played by Emmy®-Award winning actress Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell. First comes marriage, next comes baby, as Mike and Molly navigate the tension of planning for their future.

Also new on CTV, THE NEIGHBORS joins the schedule, Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Sept. 29. Tagged early by Entertainment Weekly and TV Feeds My Family as one to watch, the anything but ordinary comedy stars Jami Gertz and Lenny Venito as a couple who buy a new home in a coveted gated community. This new series tests the limits of hilarity when they come to discover that their neighbours are aliens masquerading as suburbanites.

Below is a summary of broadcast info and episode descriptions for upcoming comedies on CTV and CTV Two. All dates are subject to change. All times in ET. Visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times.

Tuesday, Sept. 18
9 p.m. - ANGER MANAGEMENT (CTV) - "Charlie & the Slumpbuster"- SERIES PREMIERE
The new "evolved" Charlie (Charlie Sheen) has to deal with a ghost from his old carousing, baseball-playing days when an unattractive woman (guest star Kerri Kenney, RENO 911!) he slept with just to break a batting slump, shows up as a new patient in group therapy.

9:30 p.m. - THE NEW NORMAL (CTV) - "Baby Clothes"- NEW EPISODE
Bryan (Andrew Rannells) ignores David's (Justin Bartha) advice and goes overboard buying baby clothes and it proves a challenge to return them. Meanwhile, Shania (Bebe Wood) wears one of the baby outfits to school and makes a new friend, landing Goldie (Georgia King) in an awkward parent teacher moment.

Sunday, Sept. 23
8:30 p.m. - UP ALL NIGHT (CTV Two) - "Friendships & Partnerships"- SEASON PREMIERE
When "The Ava Show" is cancelled, Reagan (Christina Applegate) and Ava's (Maya Rudolph) friendship is tested. Meanwhile, Reagan hires her brother Scott (Luka Jones) to help remodel their bathroom, and Chris (Will Arnett) decides to re-enter the working world.

Thursday, Sept. 27
8:00 p.m. - THE BIG BANG THEORY (CTV) - "The Date Night Variable"- SEASON PREMIERE
Even while he's in space, Howard (Simon Helberg) gets caught in an argument between Bernadette (Melissa Rauch) and his mom. Meanwhile, with his friends all on dates, Raj (Kunal Nayyar) must face his loneliness.

8:30 p.m. - TWO AND A HALF MEN (CTV) - "I Changed My Mind About Milk"- SEASON PREMIERE
In the tenth season premiere, Grammy Award-winning musician Michael Bolton and Brit Morgan (TRUE BLOOD) guest star when Walden (Ashton Kutcher) plans a big surprise for Zoey's (Sophie Winkleman) birthday.

Saturday, September 29
10 p.m. - THE NEIGHBORS - "Pilot" - SERIES PREMIERE
Meet the Weavers, Debbie (Jami Gertz) and Marty (Lenny Venito). Marty, in hopes of providing a better life for his wife and three kids, recently bought a home in Hidden Hills, a gated New Jersey town home community with its own golf course. Hidden Hills is so exclusive that a house hasn't come on the market in 10 years. But one finally did and the Weavers got it! It's clear from day one that the residents of Hidden Hills are a little different. And then, they meet the neighbors - aliens from the planet Zabvron - and the Weavers are the first humans they've met.

Sunday, Sept. 30
8 p.m. - MIKE & MOLLY (CTV Two) - "The Honeymoon is Over" - SEASON PREMIERE
When Mike (Billy Gardell) and Molly (Melissa McCarthy) return from their honeymoon in Paris, Mike is inspired by their trip to to change his life and travel the world, while Molly worries how their family and friends fared at home without them.

Saturday, Oct. 20
10:30 p.m. - WHITNEY (CTV) - SEASON PREMIERE
Synopsis currently unavailable.

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THE BIG BANG THEORY
@KaleyCuoco - Kaley Cuoco
@simonhelberg - Simon Helberg
@kunalnayyar - Kunal Nayyar
@missmayim - Mayim Bialik

THE NEW NORMAL
@AndrewRannells - Andrew Rannells
@EllenBarkin - Ellen Barkin
@MrRPMurphy - Ryan Murphy

TWO AND A HALF MEN
@aplusk - Ashton Kutcher
@MrJonCryer - Jon Cryer

UP ALL NIGHT
@will_arnett - Will Arnett
@1capplegate - Christina Applegate

WHITNEY
@WhitneyCummings - Whitney Cummings
@chrisdelia - Chris D'Elia

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About CTV
CTV is Canada's largest private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV is Canada's most-watched television network. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at ctv.ca.

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For further information:

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Jim Quan, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.5311 or jim.quan@bellmedia.ca


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