Los Angeles, CA – 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 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 nearly 80 million aggregate subscribers nationwide, proudly announces that COMICS UNLEASHED WITH BYRON ALLEN has been renewed – on 14 CBS owned and operated stations including New York (WCBS TV), Los Angeles (KCBS TV), and Chicago (WBBM TV) – and nationwide for the 2016-17 season. The comedy series celebrates its 10th anniversary as it launches its eleventh season on broadcast stations throughout the country, as well as on Allen’s 24-hour HD cable television network, COMEDY.TV
The first syndicated television show to premiere in High Definition, COMICS UNLEASHED WITH BYRON ALLEN is a daily half-hour comedy talk show now cleared in 92 percent of U.S. television households. The series now boasts clearances with group-owned television stations including: CBS Television Station Group, Sinclair, Meredith, Scripps-Howard, Cordillera, Nexstar, Media General, Tegna,Quincy, Lilly, and Mission.
To date, more than 550 comedians have appeared on COMICS UNLEASHED WITH BYRON ALLEN, including: Whitney Cummings, Kevin Hart, Dane Cook, Maria Bamford, Billy Gardell, Dennis Miller, Leslie Jones, Jon Lovitz, Chelsea Handler, Howie Mandel, Brad Garrett, Tommy Davidson, Rita Rudner, Margaret Cho, Jamie Kennedy, Pauly Shore, Wayne Brady, Adam Carolla, Sinbad, Cedric the Entertainer, Caroline Rhea, Monique, Bill Bellamy, Tom Arnold, Harland Williams, Kim Coles, Jeff Ross, David Alan Grier, George Wallace, Norm MacDonald, Katt Williams, Lisa Lampanelli, Mike Epps, Natasha Leggero, Ron Funches, Tiffany Haddish, Helen Hong, Gary Owen, Esther Povitsky, Felipe Esparza, Heather McDonald, Amir K, Roy Wood, Jr., Brad Williams, Wendy Liebman, Jimmie Walker, and hundreds more.
“We are excited to have COMICS UNLEASHED celebrate its tenth anniversary with this month’s launch of our eleventh season,” said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios. “I have the time of my life hosting this show, and we love being able to present both new and veteran comedians on all our global platforms this Fall. The brilliance of this series is in the minds of our talented comics, and we never know what they are going to come up with, but it’s always very funny. We can never have enough comedy in this world.”
“We are pleased to continue producing new episodes of COMICS UNLEASHED WITH BYRON ALLEN,” said Andrew Temple, President of Domestic Television Distribution for Entertainment Studios. “COMICS UNLEASHED performs well in all time periods – daytime, early fringe, prime access, and prime time.”