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1st Feb '16 6:29:54 AM MarcoPolo250
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A Canadian answer to the USA's ComedyCentral, The Comedy Network (generally referred to as just ''Comedy'' since 2010) went on the air in October, 1997. Initially, the station was subject to a fairly limited schedule: Episodes of British television were common (''Series/MrBean'' and ''The Baldy Man''), and the airtime was ''full'' of ''Just For Laughs'' comedy festival performances, ''Open Mike With Mike Bullard'' (a shoestring-budgeted talk show that was so AdoredByTheNetwork that it aired for ''eight seasons''), ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' repeats (aired from the beginning and, unlike most American reruns, includes episodes from the much-maligned sixth and 11th seasons), and other older TV shows. Eventually, the British programs were mainly dropped, and the network started showcasing both original programming (''KevinSpencer'', ''Butch Patterson: Private Dick'', ''CornerGas''), and shows from ComedyCentral (including ''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''Series/TheColbertReport'' and ''Series/AtMidnight''; and in its proper timeslots too). For a while, pretty much anything from Comedy Central ended up on The Comedy Network. It's also become yet another home to endless repeats of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', (which also airs on sister network [=MuchMusic=]... [[NetworkDecay/{{Slipped}} Wait, what?]]), as well as numerous Canadian-original shows (to meet with Canadian Content guidelines, and to create profit for the station, which owns some of these shows).
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A Canadian answer to the USA's ComedyCentral, The Comedy Network (generally referred to as just ''Comedy'' since 2010) went on the air in October, 1997. Initially, the station was subject to a fairly limited schedule: Episodes of British television were common (''Series/MrBean'' and ''The Baldy Man''), and the airtime was ''full'' of ''Just For Laughs'' comedy festival performances, ''Open Mike With Mike Bullard'' (a shoestring-budgeted talk show that was so AdoredByTheNetwork that it aired for ''eight seasons''), ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' repeats (aired from the beginning and, unlike most American reruns, includes episodes from the much-maligned sixth and 11th seasons), and other older TV shows. Eventually, the British programs were mainly dropped, and the network started showcasing both original programming (''KevinSpencer'', ''Butch Patterson: Private Dick'', ''CornerGas''), and shows from ComedyCentral (including ''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''Series/TheColbertReport'' and ''Series/AtMidnight''; and in its proper timeslots too). For a while, pretty much anything from Comedy Central ended up on The Comedy Network. It's However, since Fall 2013, most of Comedy Central's shows have also become yet another home to endless repeats of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', (which also airs been airing on sister network [=MuchMusic=]... [=MuchMusic=].(.. [[NetworkDecay/{{Slipped}} Wait, what?]]), what?]]) The network has also become home to repeats of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', as well as numerous Canadian-original shows (to meet with Canadian Content guidelines, and to create profit for the station, which owns some of these shows).
16th Dec '15 8:35:13 AM MarcoPolo250
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The Simpsons sill airs on Comedy.
Eventually, the British programs were mainly dropped, and the network started showcasing both original programming (''KevinSpencer'', ''Butch Patterson: Private Dick'', ''CornerGas''), and programming from ComedyCentral (including ''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''Series/TheColbertReport'' and ''Series/AtMidnight'' in its proper timeslots too, but pretty much anything from that network has ended up on The Comedy Network for a while). It's also become yet another home to endless repeats of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' (and formerly ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', which for some reason, along with ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' moved to sister network [=MuchMusic=]... [[NetworkDecay/{{Slipped}} huh?]]), as well as numerous Canadian-original shows (to meet with Canadian Content guidelines, and to create profit for the station, which owns some of these shows).
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Eventually, the British programs were mainly dropped, and the network started showcasing both original programming (''KevinSpencer'', ''Butch Patterson: Private Dick'', ''CornerGas''), and programming shows from ComedyCentral (including ''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''Series/TheColbertReport'' and ''Series/AtMidnight'' ''Series/AtMidnight''; and in its proper timeslots too, but too). For a while, pretty much anything from that network has Comedy Central ended up on The Comedy Network for a while). Network. It's also become yet another home to endless repeats of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' (and formerly and ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', which for some reason, along with ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' moved to (which also airs on sister network [=MuchMusic=]... [[NetworkDecay/{{Slipped}} huh?]]), Wait, what?]]), as well as numerous Canadian-original shows (to meet with Canadian Content guidelines, and to create profit for the station, which owns some of these shows).

Also runs a sister digital channel, Comedy Gold (which used to be TV Land Canada), focusing on classic sketch comedy and sitcoms.
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Also runs has a sister digital channel, channel in Comedy Gold (which used to be a Canadian version of TV Land Canada), Land), focusing on classic sketch comedy and sitcoms.
1st May '15 7:19:10 PM Wartzanall
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A Canadian answer to the USA's ComedyCentral, The Comedy Network (generally referred to as just ''Comedy'' since 2010) went on the air in October, 1997. Initially, the station was subject to a fairly limited schedule: Episodes of British television were common (''Series/MrBean'' and ''The Baldy Man''), and the airtime was ''full'' of ''Just For Laughs'' comedy festival performances, ''Open Mike With Mike Bullard'' (a shoestring-budgeted talk show that was so AdoredByTheNetwork that it aired for ''eight seasons''), ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' repeats (aired from the beginning), and other older TV shows.
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A Canadian answer to the USA's ComedyCentral, The Comedy Network (generally referred to as just ''Comedy'' since 2010) went on the air in October, 1997. Initially, the station was subject to a fairly limited schedule: Episodes of British television were common (''Series/MrBean'' and ''The Baldy Man''), and the airtime was ''full'' of ''Just For Laughs'' comedy festival performances, ''Open Mike With Mike Bullard'' (a shoestring-budgeted talk show that was so AdoredByTheNetwork that it aired for ''eight seasons''), ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' repeats (aired from the beginning), beginning and, unlike most American reruns, includes episodes from the much-maligned sixth and 11th seasons), and other older TV shows.
24th Aug '14 1:08:52 PM TVRulezAgain
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Any rebranding the network has taken on has occurred slowly. Expect to see various CTV or Comedy Network-based programming on great repetition, and with lots of ad time. ''CornerGas'' got it, and it's successors (''Hiccups'' and ''DanForMayor'') got it as well. Canadian Content laws plus AdoredByTheNetwork counts for a ''lot''. In 2012, the network also started airing a Canadian-made revival of ''MatchGame'' too.
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Any rebranding the network has taken on has occurred slowly. Expect to see various CTV or Comedy Network-based programming on great repetition, and with lots of ad time. ''CornerGas'' got it, and it's successors (''Hiccups'' and ''DanForMayor'') ''Series/DanForMayor'') got it as well. Canadian Content laws plus AdoredByTheNetwork counts for a ''lot''. In 2012, the network also started airing a Canadian-made revival of ''MatchGame'' too.
18th Jan '14 10:17:18 PM Lirodon
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Eventually, the British programs were mainly dropped, and the network started showcasing both original programming (''KevinSpencer'', ''Butch Patterson: Private Dick'', ''CornerGas''), and programming from ComedyCentral (including ''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''Series/TheColbertReport'' and ''Series/AtMidnight'' in its proper timeslots too, but pretty much anything from that network has ended up on The Comedy Network for a while). It's also become yet another home to endless repeats of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' (and formerly ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', which for some reason, along with ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' moved to sister network [=MuchMusic=]... [[NetworkDecay/Slipped huh?]]), as well as numerous Canadian-original shows (to meet with Canadian Content guidelines, and to create profit for the station, which owns some of these shows).
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Eventually, the British programs were mainly dropped, and the network started showcasing both original programming (''KevinSpencer'', ''Butch Patterson: Private Dick'', ''CornerGas''), and programming from ComedyCentral (including ''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''Series/TheColbertReport'' and ''Series/AtMidnight'' in its proper timeslots too, but pretty much anything from that network has ended up on The Comedy Network for a while). It's also become yet another home to endless repeats of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' (and formerly ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', which for some reason, along with ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' moved to sister network [=MuchMusic=]... [[NetworkDecay/Slipped [[NetworkDecay/{{Slipped}} huh?]]), as well as numerous Canadian-original shows (to meet with Canadian Content guidelines, and to create profit for the station, which owns some of these shows).
18th Jan '14 10:16:56 PM Lirodon
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Eventually, the British programs were mainly dropped, and the network started showcasing both original programming (''KevinSpencer'', ''Butch Patterson: Private Dick'', ''CornerGas''), and programming from ComedyCentral (including ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport'', but pretty much anything from that network has ended up on The Comedy Network for a while). It's also become yet another home to endless repeats of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', as well as numerous Canadian-original shows (to meet with Canadian Content guidelines, and to create profit for the station, which owns some of these shows).
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Eventually, the British programs were mainly dropped, and the network started showcasing both original programming (''KevinSpencer'', ''Butch Patterson: Private Dick'', ''CornerGas''), and programming from ComedyCentral (including ''Series/TheDailyShow'' ''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''Series/TheColbertReport'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport'', ''Series/AtMidnight'' in its proper timeslots too, but pretty much anything from that network has ended up on The Comedy Network for a while). It's also become yet another home to endless repeats of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' (and formerly ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', which for some reason, along with ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' moved to sister network [=MuchMusic=]... [[NetworkDecay/Slipped huh?]]), as well as numerous Canadian-original shows (to meet with Canadian Content guidelines, and to create profit for the station, which owns some of these shows).

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Eventually, the British programs were mainly dropped, and the network started showcasing both original programming (''KevinSpencer'', ''Butch Patterson: Private Dick'', ''CornerGas''), and programming from ComedyCentral (including ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport'', but pretty much anything from that network has ended up on The Also runs a sister digital channel, Comedy Network for a while). It's also become yet another home Gold (which used to endless repeats of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', as well as numerous Canadian-original shows (to meet with Canadian Content guidelines, be TV Land Canada), focusing on classic sketch comedy and to create profit for the station, which owns some of these shows). sitcoms.
2nd Jan '14 9:32:43 PM RobFRules
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A Canadian answer to the USA's ComedyCentral, The Comedy Network went on the air in October, 1997. Initially, the station was subject to a fairly limited schedule: Episodes of British television were common (''Series/MrBean'' and ''The Baldy Man''), and the airtime was ''full'' of ''Just For Laughs'' comedy festival performances, ''Open Mike With Mike Bullard'' (a shoestring-budgeted talk show that was so AdoredByTheNetwork that it aired for ''eight seasons''), ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' repeats (aired from the beginning), and other older TV shows.
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A Canadian answer to the USA's ComedyCentral, The Comedy Network (generally referred to as just ''Comedy'' since 2010) went on the air in October, 1997. Initially, the station was subject to a fairly limited schedule: Episodes of British television were common (''Series/MrBean'' and ''The Baldy Man''), and the airtime was ''full'' of ''Just For Laughs'' comedy festival performances, ''Open Mike With Mike Bullard'' (a shoestring-budgeted talk show that was so AdoredByTheNetwork that it aired for ''eight seasons''), ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' repeats (aired from the beginning), and other older TV shows.
3rd Sep '13 1:06:57 PM EarlOfSandvich
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A Canadian answer to the USA's ComedyCentral, The Comedy Network went on the air in October, 1997. Initially, the station was subject to a fairly limited schedule: Episodes of British television were common (''MrBean'' and ''The Baldy Man''), and the airtime was ''full'' of ''Just For Laughs'' comedy festival performances, ''Open Mike With Mike Bullard'' (a shoestring-budgeted talk show that was so AdoredByTheNetwork that it aired for ''eight seasons''), ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' repeats (aired from the beginning), and other older TV shows.
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A Canadian answer to the USA's ComedyCentral, The Comedy Network went on the air in October, 1997. Initially, the station was subject to a fairly limited schedule: Episodes of British television were common (''MrBean'' (''Series/MrBean'' and ''The Baldy Man''), and the airtime was ''full'' of ''Just For Laughs'' comedy festival performances, ''Open Mike With Mike Bullard'' (a shoestring-budgeted talk show that was so AdoredByTheNetwork that it aired for ''eight seasons''), ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' repeats (aired from the beginning), and other older TV shows.
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