November 19, 2009

TV TimeZ

Comedy Central will soon launch a six-episode stand-up series hosted by John Oliver, a regular on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, filmed in New York City, opens January 8 at 11p and features Oliver's favorite comedians performing while he opens each episode and welcomes four stand-up guests during the hour-long show. Some of the comedians showcased include Paul F. Tompkins, Janeane Garofalo, Marc Maron, Brian Posehn, Kristen Schaal and Eugene Mirman among others. Avalon Television produces with Oliver and Avalon's Richard Allen-Turner, David Martin, James Taylor and Jon Thoday executive producing.

Real Time with Bill Maher will have an eighth season as HBO announced the show's renewal yesterday. The new season premieres February 19 with hour-long episodes at 9p followed, for the first time, by a repeat episode at 11pm.

ABC: FlashForward, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice
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CW: Vampire Diaries, Supernatural
FOX: Bones, Fringe
NBC: Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office, 30 Rock, Jay Leno Show