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Comedy Central to premiere new seasons of ‘Younger’, ‘Citizen Khan’, ‘Blunt Talk’
MUMBAI: Viacom18’s English entertainment channel Comedy Central has lined up new shows for the month of March.
In addition to its existing line-up of ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’, ‘The Mindy Project’, ‘Suits’, ‘Man with a Plan’, ‘The Great Indoors’ and ‘Dr Ken’, the channel will host three India television premieres, namely ‘Younger 3’, ‘Citizen Khan 5’ and ‘Blunt Talk 2’.
The third season of ‘Younger’ will air from 16 March onwards, at 10 pm, every Thursday. The new season will feature the story of single-mom Liza, who realizes that starting a new career gets more difficult as you age. When a young tattoo artist convinces her she looks younger, Liza decides to pass herself off as 26, courtesy of a makeover by her best friend, Maggie. Ultimately, she becomes an assistant to Diana Trout, at the publishing firm Empirical Press, where she befriends Kelsey Peters (Hilary Duff), her 20-something co-worker. Liza hopes to make it a dream career while no one discovers her secret.
‘Citizen Khan 5’ will air from 16 March onwards, every Thursday, at 10.30 pm. It is set in Sparkhill, East Birmingham, described by its lead character, a Pakistani Muslim Mr. Khan, as ‘the capital of British Pakistan’. The show follows the trials and tribulations of Mr Khan, a loud-mouthed, patriarchal, self-appointed, cricket-loving community leader, and his long-suffering wife and family.
Launching on 27 March and airing every Monday at 10.30 pm, ‘Blunt Talk 2’ is a story of Patrick Stewart who plays a British newscaster Walter Blunt. He moves to Los Angeles with his alcoholic manservant and the baggage of several failed marriages to host a sanctimonious talk show with the intention of conquering American nightly cable news. His misguided decisions on and off the air prove that his ultimate ambitions will be difficult to achieve.
Commenting on the new line-up, Viacom18 English entertainment head of programming Hashim D’Souza said, “Ever since Comedy Central’s inception, our aim has been to induce happiness in every life that we touch, especially through our programming. Keeping that thought in mind, we hope that our viewers enjoy what we have planned for them this month.”
Comedy Central will also continue airing new episodes of ‘No Tomorrow’, ‘Undateable’ and ‘About a Boy’, which made their debut on Indian TV screens last month. The channel has also launched special day line-up to celebrate Women’s Day, Holi and International Day of Happiness.
On Women’s Day (8 March), the channel will air shows like ‘Angie Tribeca’, ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’ and ‘Playing House’ from 10 am onwards. The Holi special line-up will feature shows like ‘Impractical Jokers’ and ‘Wipeout’ on 13 March at 1 pm. On International Day of Happiness (20 March), the channel will showcase two of its best and happiest shows, ‘The Carmichael Show’ and ‘Superstore’, from 11 am onwards.