COMEDY CENTRAL'S®

"WORKAHOLICS" GETS PROMOTED!
HIT SERIES RENEWED FOR SECOND SEASON

  • Series Stars Mail Order Comedy's Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm
    And Is Directed By Mail Order Comedy's Kyle Newacheck
    #1 Show In Its Timeslot Among Men 18-24 Receives A 10 Episode Pick-Up Order
    New Episode Airs Tonight At 10:30 P.M. ET/PT

NEW YORK, May 4, 2011 – COMEDY CENTRAL has enabled

the boys of “Workaholics” by picking

up a second season, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, head of original programming and

production COMEDY CENTRAL. Mail Order Comedy’s Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and

Kyle Newacheck go back to work and start production on 10 new episodes of the series that has

been #1 in its timeslot in all of television among young men over the course of its first

season, which premiered on April 6.

“It’s not only gratifying to know the audience

for ‘Workaholics’ has grown week-by-week, but also rewarding to see how the show is changing

the way people live and work,” said Alterman. “Pretty soon, our national productivity will be

so low, we will all have more leisure time.”

“Our parents think it’s ‘very tight

butthole’ that they don’t have to pay our rent any longer,” said Mail Order Comedy’s Anderson,

Devine, Holm and Newacheck. “We couldn’t agree more. Thanks Papa

Alterman!”

“Workaholics” launched on April 6 and has averaged 1.2 million total

viewers across its first four episodes with a season-high 1.5 million total viewers for its

most recent episode on April 27. In addition to its popularity among young men, the series

has shown double-digit growth among Adults 18-49 each and every week of its first season, with

a +19% increase last week as it hit a series-high 1.00 A18-49 rating and 1.1 million A18-49

viewers. (Source: Nielsen Media Research, most current data, 4/6/11 – 4/27-11)

From

the minds of the hilarious and irreverent Internet sketch group Mail Order Comedy,

“Workaholics” is a single camera comedy featuring three friends who work together as

telemarketers from 9 to 5 and live together from 5 to 9. Dress codes, deadlines and waking up

before noon are not things these guys are used to. They do their jobs and sometimes they even

do them well, but they show up late, leave drunk and always live for the day…even if they

don’t know what day it is. Co-created by Mail Order Comedy’s Blake Anderson, Adam Devine,

Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck and 5th Year’s Dominic Russo and Connor Pritchard, the series

stars Anderson, Devine and Holm and is directed by Newacheck. Kevin Etten serves as the show

runner.

The “Workaholics” Web site

features a wealth of video content including show clips, exclusive video, cast interviews and

behind-the-scenes action. The guys are active on Twitter (Anders, Blake, Adam, Kyle) and Facebook where fans

communicate with them throughout the season. In addition, mobile features a WAP site loaded

with video content and periodic SMS challenges.

“Workaholics” is executive produced

by Mail Order Comedy, Etten, 5th Year’s Russo and Pritchard, Avalon Television’s Richard

Allen-Turner, David Martin and Jon Thoday, as well as Gigapix Studios David Pritchard. Mail

Order Comedy is represented by Isaac Horne of Avalon Management. Seth Cohen and Jackie

Phillips are the executives in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

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