- New comedy THE NEIGHBORS paired with WHITNEY to deliver an all-new
comedy hour Wednesday nights on CTV Two -
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TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - Last season's breakout hit comedy series WHITNEY returns for Season 2 on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two. The sitcom averaged 1.4 million viewers last season on CTV,
to become Canada's #1 new comedy, finishing the season as the third
most-watched comedy in Canada overall with total viewers. Then,
intergalactic laughter ensues Wednesday nights with all-new episodes of
THE NEIGHBORS immediately following WHITNEY, Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Nov. 14 on CTV Two. Since its debut earlier this season, the sitcom has become
CTV's #3 new comedy of the season, with an average audience of 658,000
total viewers Saturday nights on CTV. The season premiere of WHITNEY along with an all-new episode of THE NEIGHBORS kick-off CTV Two's new Wednesday night comedy hour.
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Charting the humorous highs and lows of an unmarried couple, WHITNEY stars Whitney Cummings (CHELSEA LATELY) in the title role. In the
Season 2 premiere (Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two), "Bawl and Chain," Whitney and Alex celebrate their
unofficial wedding day. Whitney's mother (guest star Jane Kaczmarek,
MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE) arrives but then abruptly departs, leaving
Whitney in tears. Meanwhile, Lily (Zoe Lister-Jones) and Roxanne (Rhea
Seehorn) butt heads trying to purchase the perfect wedding gift for
Whitney. Stand-up comic Tone Bell joins the cast in Season 2.
In an all new episode of THE NEIGHBORS (Nov. 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two), "Thanksgiving is for the Bird-Kersees," Debbie (Jami
Gertz) invites the Bird-Kersees for the Weavers' first Thanksgiving in
Hidden Hills, but first must persuade Marty (Lenny Venito) to
discourage his mom and dad from coming—a task that proves too difficult
for Marty to accomplish in the face of parental pressure. Meanwhile,
Dick (Ian Patrick) arranges for his mother's estranged sisters, Serena
and Venus, to attend after learning what the holiday is all about.
Thanksgiving Day is anything but normal with the crazy alien
neighbours, alien and human in-laws, and the Weavers all under one
roof. The episode guest stars Debra Mooney (EVERWOOD), Stacy Keach
(PRISON BREAK), Carla Renata (HART OF DIXIE), Leslie Jordan (WILL &
GRACE), and Billy Malone (PRIVATE PRACTICE).
WHITNEY centers around Whitney (Cummings) and Alex (Chris D'Elia, GLORY DAZE),
a happily - newly "married" couple surrounded by a quirky group of
friends played by Zoe Lister-Jones (The Other Guys), Rhea Seehorn (THE STARTER WIFE), Dan O'Brien (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER),
and Tone Bell. The series is produced by Universal Television and
Bluegrass Television. Executive producers are Scott Stuber (The Breakup), Quan Phung, Wil Calhoun (FRIENDS), and Barry Katz (LAST COMIC
STANDING) along with Whitney Cummings. Executive producer/writer Andy
Ackerman (SEINFELD) serves also as executive producer and director.
THE NEIGHBORS follows one family's attempt at a normal life in the suburbs, only to
discover that the neighbours are aliens masquerading as suburbanites. THE NEIGHBORS stars Jami Gertz (ENTOURAGE) as Debbie Weaver, Lenny Venito (BORED TO
DEATH) as Marty Weaver, Simon Templeman (THE EVENT) as Larry Bird, Toks
Olagundoye (PRIME SUSPECT) as Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Clara Mamet (THE
UNIT) as Amber Weaver, Tim Jo (GLORY DAZE) as Reggie Jackson, Ian
Patrick (WANDERLUST) as Dick Butkis, Max Charles (THE THREE STOOGES) as
Max Weaver, Isabella Cramp (HAPPY ENDINGS) as Abby Weaver. THE NEIGHBORS was created by Dan Fogelman (Cars, Tangled, and Crazy, Stupid, Love), who is also an executive producer with Aaron Kaplan (GCB, TERRA NOVA), Jeff Morton (MODERN FAMILY) and Chris Koch (WORKAHOLICS, MODERN FAMILY), who also directed the pilot. THE NEIGHBORS is from ABC Studios.
WHITNEY can also be seen Mondays at 7:30 p.m. ET on E!, beginning Nov. 19. Viewers can also catch up on full episodes of WHITNEY and THE NEIGHBORS across CTV's digital platforms following its television broadcast on CTV.ca, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel, and through video on demand
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Whitney Cummings - @WhitneyCummings
Chris D'Elia - @chrisdelia
Zoe Lister-Jones - @ZoeListerJones
Maulik Pancholy - @MaulikPancholy
Rhea Seehorn - @rheaseehorn Tone Bell - @toneBell
Toks Olagundoye - @ToksOlagundoye
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