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Now That's Funny! On Set with TV's Hottest Comedies: A Paley Center for Media Special to be Broadcast Friday, December 26 on the CBS Television Network

Thursday, December 11, 2014

NEW YORK, NEW YORK- December 11, 2014 - The Paley Center for Media is pleased to present Now That's Funny! On Set with TV's Hottest Comedies: A Paley Center for Media Special, which will air on the CBS Television Network on Friday, December 26 at 8:00pm ET. The annual special, voiced by The Talk's Aisha Tyler, will give audiences a behind-the-scenes look at prime time's hottest comedies, featuring insightful interviews with the stars and creative teams. The shows being featured this season include: The Big Bang Theory, Mom, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, The Mindy Project, Episodes, Key and Peele, and New Girl.

This one-of-a-kind program will give viewers a look inside the intricate process of getting television's funniest shows on the air each week. From the brainstorming in the writers room, to the informal hilarity of the table read, to the energy and spontaneity of the actual performance, audiences will see how their favorite shows continue to keep fans laughing.

Among the casts and producers interviewed for the special are: Chuck Lorre, Jim Parsons, Allison Janney, Steve Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, Sofia Vergara, Mike Schur, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Matt LeBlanc, David Crane, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Elizabeth Meriwether, and Zooey Deschanel.     

"Every year, The Paley Center for Media greatly looks forward to bringing a unique television experience to TV audiences, showcasing the talented stars and creators working tirelessly on today's top shows," said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media. "This season, we're proud to partner with the CBS Television Network to bring fans a chance to see their favorite personalities in true Paley form-up close and personal for an insightful and memorable special that celebrates the very best in current primetime comedy."

Now That's Funny! On Set with TV's Hottest Comedies: A Paley Center for Media Special is being produced by Planet Grande Pictures in association with The Paley Center for Media.  Maureen J. Reidy, Diane Lewis, John Watkin, and Eamon Harrington are the executive producers and directors. 

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About The Paley Center for Media
The Paley Center for Media seeks to preserve the past, illuminate the present, and envision the future through the lens of media. With the nation's foremost public archive of television, radio, and Internet programming, the Paley Center produces programs and forums for the public, industry professionals, thought leaders, and the creative community to explore the evolving ways in which we create, consume, and share news and entertainment. In an era of unprecedented change, the Paley Center advances the understanding of media and its impact on our lives. The Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry.  For more information, please visit 


Media Contact: Brittany Forgione, The Paley Center for Media, 212.621.6697,