Comedy Central network delivers funny new shows

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Among the recent announcements of broadcast and cable network's upcoming programs, Comedy Central has an extensive list of new humor series joining its signature comedy news shows, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, and the raunchy South Park.

Puppet cops, ‘80s hair bands, and a modern take on ‘The Odd Couple,' are some of the show ideas for the satellite channel's 2010-2011 schedule. Projects include productions from Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, The Simpson's Matt Groening, Saturday Night Live comedians, the Funny or Die's web films, and the satirical publication The Onion.

Summer and fall premieres include new animated series, sketch comedies and scripted shows, as well as stand-up comedy specials with top-flight comics Denis Leary, Lisa Lampanelli and Lewis Black.

The titles of shows say it all, such as: Live Sex Show, Rich Dicks, This Show Will Get You High, and Noctural Mission. Here is a sampling of a few highlights:
Produced by Will Ferrell, Big Lake features SNL alum Horatio Sanz and Chris Parnell of 30 Rock about a young man pursuing his dreams even if it means still living on his parent's sofa. JC an animated show about Jesus Christ wanting to escape his father's shadow and live life in NYC as a regular guy. Supermax an "arresting" comedy about famous inmates in prison.

The only all-comedy network, Comedy Central is seen in more than 98 million homes in the US.