Comedy Gold Takes Flight With All-New Freeview, Beginning August 1

— July 23, 2013

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TORONTO (July 23, 2013) – Viewers who are a planning an August staycation can book a trip down memory lane with the Comedy Gold Freeview starting Thursday, August 1. For the entire month, Comedy Gold is giving viewers the chance to catch up on all their favourite comedy series, including a ticket to get on board Sandpiper Air with the popular 90s sitcom WINGS, landing on the network Saturday, August 3. Bell Media’s Comedy Gold free preview runs until Tuesday, September 3, and is available nationally on Bell TV and regionally via other distributors.

Adding to the free preview, Comedy Gold has lined up a host of snack-worthy marathons. First up on the classic TV buffet is the WINGS CIVIC HOLIDAY MARATHON airing August 3 through August 5, dedicating each day to one fan favourite character. Then, as the chilly fall air starts to roll in, viewers can snuggle up to cozy family classics with THE BACK TO SCHOOL MARATHON starting August 31. Running through until September 2, viewers will get schooled on retro-cool with back-to-back episodes of FULL HOUSE, GROWNING PAINS, WHO’S THE BOSS, and THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR.

 

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Viewers can get onboard with WINGS, starting August 6

 

Below is a sample of the Comedy Gold programming airing throughout the freeview (programming subject to change, visit ComedyGold.ca to confirm local broadcast times). A full list of Comedy Gold programming is available here.

WINGS

WINGS is touching down on Comedy Gold with the WINGS CIVIC HOLIDAY MARATHON, airing The Best of Joe (Tim Daly, PRIVATE PRACTICE) on Saturday, August 3 at 6 a.m. ET/PT, followed by The Best of Helen (Crystal Bernard, HAPPY DAYS) on Sunday, August 4 at 6 a.m. ET/PT. The Best of Brian (Steven Weber, BROTHERS & SISTERS) wraps up the marathon on Monday, August 5 at 6 a.m. ET/PT.


FULL HOUSE

Rise and shine with the Tanner family as FULL HOUSE kicks off the BACK TO SCHOOL MARATHON at 6 a.m. ET/PT on Saturday, August 31 until Monday, September 2.

WHO’S THE BOSS?

Watch Tony and Angela play house during the BACK TO SCHOOL MARATHON with classic episodes of WHO’S THE BOSS?, beginning at 6 a.m. ET/PT on Saturday, August 31 until Monday, September 2.

THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR

Get fresh with Will Smith and the family Banks during the BACK TO SCHOOL MARATHON starting at 6 a.m. ET/PT on Saturday, August 31 until Monday, September 2.

GROWING PAINS

The Seaver family joins in on the BACK TO SCHOOL MARATHON fun with episodes beginning on Sunday, September 1 at 6 a.m. ET/PT until Monday, September 2.

About Comedy Gold

Comedy Gold pays tribute to timeless sitcoms of the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. On Comedy Gold, classic laughs are new again – a home on the dial for enduring TV satisfaction. Comedy Gold, sister station to The Comedy Network, Canada’s first specialty comedy service, is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Comedy Gold is on Canada’s leading online network at comedygold.ca

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For more information, please contact:

Jesse Wanagas, Comedy Gold, 416.384.3193 or jesse.wanagas@bellmedia.ca

Mary Costa, Comedy Gold, 416.384.3624 or mary.costa@bellmedia.ca
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