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‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ goes weekly
MUMBAI: Colors’ leading non-fiction property ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ will continue to have people in stitches, but only on Sundays.
The channel will now air the comedy show on Sundays at 10 pm. Earlier in October 2013, the show had turned into a weekly, making way for Colors’ mega-project ‘24’. After the culmination of the first season of ‘24’, ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ again returned to its bi-weekly format.
Launched in June 2013, the comedy show quickly climbed up the ratings chart to establish its position as the leading non-fiction property for Colors. Along with the show, host Kapil Sharma also became extremely popular and started getting Bollywood offers.
After having to let go of a Yash Raj Films movie owing to his commitment to the bi-weekly (Sat–Sun) show, Sharma is now making sure that his debut film with Abbas-Mastan does not suffer the same fate.
Sharma tweeted, “Sirf aaj ayega comedy nights saturday ko…Uske baad every sunday at 10 pm.. Dont forget to watch doctor special tonight :))” (Only tonight ‘Comedy Nights’ will come on Saturday… after this, only on Sundays at 10 pm)
From 19 January, Colors will launch a crime-based show ‘Code Red’ that will air at 10:30 pm from Monday to Saturday. Meanwhile, it’s fiction property ‘Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi’ will extend till Saturday; it will air at 10 pm to fill up the slot vacated by Kapil’s show.
While ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ continues to rule the roost as the highest-rated non-fiction show, Colors’ other non-fiction property ‘Bigg Boss’ has also gone up on the ratings table, eventually overtaking the comedy show, after getting an extension earlier this week and introducing Farah Khan as the host of the new series ‘Bigg Boss Halla Bol’.
Colors will soon launch the new season of its action reality show ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ with Rohit Shetty as host, followed by ‘India’s Got Talent’ at a later date. The channel is also working on the second season of the espionage series ’24’ with Anil Kapoor.
Earlier in June 2014, there were rumours of ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ turning into a weekly when Sharma, on a Sunday morning, tweeted, “Comedy nights’ is going off air from September. V will come back with new characters n new set. Till den. Keep smiling.”
There were also reports that Sharma wanted to change the format to once a week as he would be busy shooting for three films under the Yash Raj banner. However, the show continued as a bi-weekly.
While the show has turned weekly from 11 January, Sharma will also appear in live shows to maintain his rapport with the fans. After performing live in Dubai in September, the team is now set to travel to Malaysia for a live show in Kuala Lumpur on 21 February 2015.
Recently the show got new sponsors and the current presenting sponsor is Vivo Smartphones, replacing Dabur Amla, and the powered-by sponsor is Syska LED, replacing Raymond.