Discover how TV comedies are made: a special presentation by The Paley Center for Media

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26 December 2014

CBS, 8:00 PM ET

Take a behind-the-scenes look at some of primetime’s hottest comedies with Now that's funny! On set with TVs hottest comedies: a Paley Center for Media Special.

Viewers will get a backstage look into the process of putting some of TV's funniest shows on the air week after week. From the brainstorming of the writer's room, to the informal hilarity of the table read and the energy and spontaneity of the actual performance, audiences will see how their favorite shows continue to keep fans laughing.

The special is voiced by Aisha Tyler and and features interviews with stars and producers from the sets of The Big Bang Theory, Mom, Modern Family, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project, Episodes, Key and Peele and New Girl.  Among the casts and producers interviewed for the special are Chuck Lorre, Jim Parsons, Allison Janney, Steve Levitan, Chris Lloyd, Sofia Vergara, Mike Schur, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Matt LeBlanc, David Crane, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Elizabeth Merriwether and Zooey Deschanel.    

The Paley Center for Media is dedicated to the discussion of the cultural, creative and social significance of television, radio and emerging media.  Formerly known as The Museum of Television & Radio and The Museum of Broadcasting, the institution was renamed in 2007 to encompass emerging media and technologies. The original institution was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, the pioneering broadcaster and chief executive who grew CBS from a small radio network into one of the foremost radio and television network operations in the United States. 
 
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