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Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Reaches 95 Percent National Clearance For New Comedy Game Show ‘Funny You Should Ask’

5/15/2017 4:30 PM

Los Angeles, CA –May 15, 2017  Entertainment Studios, Inc., (www.es.tv) one of the largest independent producers and distributors of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations, with over 40 shows on the air, and owner of seven 24-hour HD cable television networks (PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, and JUSTICECENTRAL.TV) reaching over 80 million aggregate subscribers nationwide, proudly announces that its new syndicated strip comedy game show FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK is now cleared in 95 percent of U.S. television markets, including New York (WLNY) Los Angeles (both KCAL 9 and KDOC), and Chicago (WCIU) – and nationwide for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.  FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK launches its premiere season in September on broadcast television stations throughout the country, as well as on Allen’s 24-hour HD cable television network, COMEDY.TV.  Entertainment Studios will produce 260 episodes to fulfill its two-season commitment.

A daily half-hour strip, the new comedy game show, FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK now boasts clearances with group-owned television stations including: Sinclair, Weigel, CBS, Scripps, Graham Media, Meredith, Mission, Londen, Sunbeam, Nexstar, Raycom, Titan, NRJ, Ellis Communications, Hubbard, Lilly, Cunningham, Block, OTA, California-Oregon Broadcasters, Independent Communications, Winston, Tougaloo, Shield, Rockfleet, Marquee, Sagamore Hill, News-Press Gazette, McKinnon Broadcasting, Max Media, and Cowles.

Hosted by Jon Kelley (EXTRA, THE MOLE), FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK is a comedy game show featuring a panel of comedians who interact with contestants for cash and big laughs.  In each episode, the laughs and the stakes increase as the contestants ask the comedians questions.  Comedians appearing in the premiere week episodes include: Howie Mandel, Anthony Anderson, Tom Arnold, Louie Anderson, Sheryl Underwood, Cedric the Entertainer, Jon Lovitz, Sherri Shepherd, Natasha Leggero, Bill Bellamy, Harland Williams, Jackee, Gary Owen, Maria Bamford, Dave Coulier, Pauly Shore, and Caroline Rhea.

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK is the perfect comedy game show for the entire family,” said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios. “Our station group partners are well-positioned for greater success with FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK.”

FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK is produced and distributed by Entertainment Studios.