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JUST FOR LAUGHS GAGS CLEARS 75% FOR SEPTEMBER 2015
Los Angeles, CA March 24, 2015 – “Just for Laughs Gags”, the worldwide comedy sensation is cleared in over 75% of the U.S. for its fall 2015 with stations from the Tribune, Titan, Hearst, Cox, Media General, Meredith, Granite, Weigel and Cordillera groups, announced PPI Releasing. PPI is offering the series on a straight barter basis for clearance as a M-F strip or in weekend blocks.
“This is a very funny show with an ABC network pedigree, and the market has responded to its high utility to perform as a Monday through Friday strip, in key weekend slots and as an adjacency to weekend or primetime sports,” said PPI Releasing’s Ritch Colbert.
Already airing in 135 countries, “Just for Laughs Gags” is in its 15th season, with over 300 half-hour episodes and more than 3,000 pranks produced. American viewers know Just For Laughs from three seasons in primetime on ABC, its “Just Kidding” series on Disney XD and its Youtube channel, which has garnered over 4 billion views, the majority from US audiences.
PPI is offering the series on a straight barter basis for M-F strip or weekend clearances.
About Just For Laughs
Founded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group has four business units: Festivals, in Montreal, Toronto, Chicago and Sydney; Television Production �Gags seen in 135 countries and on 95 airlines and stand-up specials and series; live shows, such as Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Bill Burr, Louis C.K., The Capital One Just For Laughs Comedy Tour and North American dates for Family Guy Live!; and talent management. The Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival is the world's biggest and most prestigious comedy event welcoming 1.25 million people each summer. The Festival celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2012. The Group has offices in Montreal, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto, London and a small apartment on the Internet.
About PPI Releasing PPI Releasing, LLC is an independent television distribution company based in Venice Beach, California and led by founders Ritch Colbert, Dave Hutchinson and Josh Raphaelson. PPI is known for award-winning series with high production values that are popular with viewers, advertisers and broadcasters around the world.
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