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NBC Brings Back the American Comedy Awards

“Get ready for a night of great hilarity. No joke,” Paul Telegdy, president of Alternative and Late Night Programming for NBC, wrote Wednesday to announce that the network is bringing back the American Comedy Awards. Because you likely don’t remember it, Deadline writes that the eighties franchise started on ABC, had a quick run at Fox, and eventually moved to Comedy Central before being canceled in 2001. Now resurrected, the show will be produced by Don Mischer Prods. (whose credits include the Academy Awards and Superbowl halftime show) and will be, according to Telegdy, “full of gut-busting material from the best comedians in our business." Expect to laugh your face off come May.

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