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Comedy Driven to Distraction Again

8/18/2005 8:17 AM Eastern

Game show Distraction will return to Comedy Central for a second season, the network said Thursday.

Distraction, hosted by British comedian Jimmy Carr, pits four rivals against each other in a battle of wits to answer general-knowledge questions while being "distracted" by a series of challenges aimed at throwing them off course.

The 14-episode second season will debut in the first quarter of 2006.

“We're excited to bring Distraction back for a second season of nudists, masochists and narcissists," Comedy executive vice president of original programming and development Lauren Corrao said in a prepared statement.

“The focus of the contestants is truly amazing to watch, and they'll need every ounce of it as they put themselves through the challenges the writers and producers have cooked up for the new season,” she added.

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