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MSG Network Picks Up Season Two of Comedian JB Smoove's Show

Ten All-New Episodes of the MSG Original Series “Four Courses with JB Smoove” to Debut in January

 

New York, NY (November 5, 2013) - MSG Network has announced that its original series “Four Courses with JB Smoove,” starring comedian and actor JB Smoove, will return to the network for a second season with ten all-new episodes starting in January.

One of the hottest comedians in America, best known for his role as Leon Black on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Smoove hosts a group of comedians, athletes and entertainers at a four-course meal to discuss everything New York City, from Knicks basketball to life in the Big Apple.

Taped at Manhattan’s Amali Restaurant & Bar, season two’s guests include: recording artists Nick Cannon and Darryl McDaniels (D.M.C.); comedians Cedric the Entertainer, Jeff Ross, Darrell Hammond, Jim Norton, Keith Robinson, Mario Cantone, Susie Essman, and Wyatt Cenac; actors Ralph Macchio and Steve Schirripa; former Knicks John Starks and Anthony Mason; Giants great Carl Banks; former Jets Bart Scott and Greg Buttle; and former Ranger Anson Carter.

“I’m really excited to bring ‘Four Courses with JB Smoove’ back to MSG Network,” said Smoove. “As a New Yorker, being a part of the MSG family with Carmelo Anthony, Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier and Henrik Lundqvist is an amazing feeling. I’ve eaten so much good food while doing this show that I had to buy a Stairmaster. We’re back, baby!”

“To have an incredibly talented person like JB Smoove on MSG Network is a big win for our viewers and we are thrilled to have ‘Four Courses’ back for a second season,” said Ocean MacAdams, senior vice president of programming and acquisitions, MSG Networks. “As a New Yorker, a New York sports fan and one of the best comedians in the world JB attracts a unique audience, which fits perfectly with MSG’s sports and entertainment brand.”

“Four Courses with JB Smoove” premiered on MSG in June as the headliner of Original Wednesday’s, part of the network’s lineup of Summer Block Party programming starting Memorial Day weekend. Taped at Tre Dici in midtown Manhattan, Smoove’s season one dinner guests included: former Knicks Rasheed Wallace and Larry Johnson; Brooklyn native and three-time NBA Champion John Salley; comedian and “30 Rock” actor Judah Friedlander; comedians and former “Saturday Night Live” cast members Colin Quinn and Jim Breuer; comedian, actor and writer Nick DePaolo; TV and radio personality Stephen A. Smith; and hip hop artist and emcee of “The Roots” Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter.

MSG Networks is the exclusive local television home of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres (Upstate New York only), New York Liberty and New York Red Bulls, and the official regional sports networks of the New York Giants. MSG Networks also telecasts over 100 live college basketball games and over 35 live college football games from top national conferences (ACC, SEC, Big 12, Big East, Pac 12, Conference USA), as well as horse racing, boxing and award-winning original programming. In 2013, MSG Networks received 18 New York Emmy Awards, including 16 for MSG and one each for MSG+ and MSG.com. MSG’s 85 Emmys over the past six years are more than any single network or station in the region during that time.

For more information about “Four Courses with JB Smoove,” including video highlights from season one, visit www.msg.com/fourcourses and follow @MSGNetworks on Twitter.

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