Comedy Central Lands Rights To Popular Flicks

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Comedy Central Thursday announced it has secured first-window broadcast premiere rights to both New Line Cinema’s ‘Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay’ and Michel Gondry’s ‘Be Kind Rewind.’

As part of the deal with New Line Cinema, Comedy will broadcast the network television premiere of Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, the critically-acclaimed sequel to Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, in October 2010. The network currently has the rights to White Castle and will make its network television premiere on June 28.

In addition, the all-comedy network acquired a broadcast window for Be Kind Rewind, which was written and directed by Michel Gondry and stars Jack Black and Mos Def. Be Kind Rewind  premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival.