NEW YORK, June 20, 2011 – “Tight butthole,” “fully torqued” and “poop dollar” are just a few of the catch phrases being passed around since the crew of COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Workaholics” took to the airwaves this April. The series, which concluded its freshman season on Wednesday, June 8, experienced an incredible 10-week run in which it averaged 1.5 million total viewers and was the highest-rated show in its timeslot among Men 18-24.
For those who missed the gang’s antics the first time around, COMEDY CENTRAL is airing an encore run of “Workaholics” beginning on Tuesday, June 21 at 10:30 pm, following new episodes of “Tosh.0.” The series, which received a second season renewal after only four episodes had aired, stars Mail Order Comedy’s Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and is directed by Kyle Newacheck. Production on season two is scheduled to commence on Tuesday, June 28 in Los Angeles and will debut in the fall.
“Workaholics,” which premiered on April 6, averaged 1.5 million total viewers during its first season and finished behind only its lead-in “South Park” as both the highest-rated entertainment series among Men 18-24 across all of television on Wednesday nights and the highest-rated entertainment series among Men 18-34 across cable. (Source: Source: Nielsen Media Research. Period: 4/6/11 – 6/8/11. Premiere episodes only. Most current data)
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.
“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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