How I Met Your Mother Joins Laff Lineup





How I Met Your Mother Joins Laff Lineup With Two-Day Labor Day Weekend Marathon

ATLANTA (Sept. 3, 2020) – Laff, the country’s first-ever, over-the-air broadcast television network devoted to comedy around-the-clock, has announced the addition of the one of the most-popular sitcoms of all time, licensing the television rights to all nine seasons and 208 episodes of How I Met Your Mother.

Laff will premiere the multiple EMMY®-Award winning series with a two-day marathon Sunday, Sept. 6 and Monday, Sept. 7 running from 8:00 a.m. – 12 Midnight (ET) both days. (Promo here.) How I Met Your Mother will then be seen on Laff every night from 9:00 p.m. to Midnight (ET) starting Tuesday, Sept. 8.

How I Met Your Mother follows Ted Mosby, played by Josh Radnor, as he looks back and tells his children the story of how he met their mom, as told through memories of his friends Marshall (Jason Segel), Lily (Alyson Hannigan) Robin (Cobie Smulders) and Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris), narrated by Bob Saget as the older Ted. How I Met Your Mother was a staple of the CBS lineup 2005-2014, earning multiple EMMY, Golden Globe and People’s Choice nominations and wins across its nine-year run.

How I Met Your Mother joins Laff’s sitcom hall-of-fame line-up that includes Home Improvement, That ‘70s Show, 3rd Rock from the Sun, According To Jim, Night Court and more

Laff airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of contemporary off-network sitcoms and popular movies geared toward an audience of adults 18-49. Laff is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP).



One World: Together At Home Global Special To Air on Bounce & Laff




One World: Together At Home Global Special To Air on Bounce & Laff on Sat. April 18 at 8:00 pm (ET)

Broadcast to Celebrate and Support Healthcare Workers,
to Feature Real Experiences from Doctors, Nurses and Families Around the World

Will Include Performances and Appearances by the World’s Leading Artists
from all Corners of the Globe Performing at Home

ATLANTA (April 15, 2020) — Today, Katz Networks announced that One World: Together At Home — a globally televised and streamed special in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic — will air on Bounce and Laff on Sat. April 18 at 8:00 pm (ET).

Launched by international advocacy organization Global Citizen, and the World Health Organization, One World: Together At Home will show unity among all people who are affected by COVID-19 and will also celebrate and support brave healthcare workers doing life-saving work on the front lines.

Curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga, the One World: Together At Home broadcast special will include performances and appearances by Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Andrea Bocelli, Awkwafina, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Camila Cabello, Celine Dion, Chris Martin, David & Victoria Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, LL COOL J, Lupita Nyong’o, Maluma, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Pharrell Williams, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sam Smith, Shah Rukh Khan, Shawn Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, andUsher.

One World: Together At Home is not a telethon – it is a historic, first-of-its kind global broadcast event to celebrate the heroic efforts of community health workers, and to support the World Health Organization in the global fight to end COVID-19. The broadcast will feature stories from frontline healthcare workers on the COVID response, commitments from philanthropists, governments and corporations to support and equip frontline healthcare workers around the world, with masks, gowns and other vital equipment, and to local charities that provide food, shelter, and healthcare to those that need it most.

For more information about Global Citizen and its campaign to support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, powered by the UN Foundation, please visit globalcitizen.org and follow @GlblCtzn on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #GlobalCitizen. To learn more about WHO’s response to the pandemic and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, please go towww.who.int/COVID-19 and follow @WHO on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn andTikTok. For information, visit www.globalcitizen.org/togetherathome.

Bounce is the first and only multi-platform African-American network and features a programming mix of original series and movies, off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and events and more. Laff is devoted to comedy around-the-clock and presents contemporary off-network sitcoms and popular movies geared toward an audience of adults 18-49.

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ABOUT GLOBAL CITIZEN:
Global Citizen is the world’s largest movement of action takers and impact makers dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030. With over 10 million monthly advocates, our voices have the power to drive lasting change around sustainability, equality, and humanity. We post, tweet, message, vote, sign, and call to inspire those who can make things happen to act — government leaders, businesses, philanthropists, artists, and citizens — together improving lives. By downloading our app, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards, which can be redeemed for tickets to concerts, events, and experiences all over the world. To date, the actions of our community, along with high-level advocacy efforts and work with partners, has resulted in commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $48 billion, affecting the lives of more than 2.25 billion people by 2030. For more information, visitwww.GlobalCitizen.org.

ABOUT KATZ NETWORKS
The Katz Networks are targeted, demo-specific brands leading a new generation of fast-growing, multi-platform networks that super serve consumers with diverse and entertaining programming available to be seen everywhere, on over-the-air, cable, satellite television, via over-the-top services, on mobile devices and on the web. Katz Networks is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP.)



Why “Nostalgia TV” Could Be Welcome Relief For Home-Bound Viewers





With most of the country now at home for an extend period of time, many may likely soon grow tired of the wall-to-wall COVID-19 coverage. While audiences no doubt have a variety of options there is something to be said for nostalgic series. From Home Improvement to Perry Mason, a number of networks are offering old-school options to viewers – and at no cost. Sometimes overlooked in the shuffle of streamers is an array of multi-platform over-the-air (OTA) channels that have succeeded just by keeping it simple.

Below are a few examples in case you would be interested in a roundup of these type of networks and their offerings:

Laff – The country’s first-ever, over-the-air broadcast television network (from E.W. Scripps) is devoted to comedy around-the-clock, Laff specializes in comedy programming, featuring a mix of feature films and iconic syndicated sitcoms including Home Improvement, That 70’s Show, Night Court and 3rd Rock From The Sun.

MeTV – Since 2005, MeTV has been providing viewers with the very best in timeless and memorable television favorites. These iconic programs rank among the most revered and beloved TV shows of all time and include M*A*S*H, The Odd Couple, Perry Mason, Columbo and The Twilight Zone.

AntennaTV – A digital multicast network that launched in 2011, AntennaTV features classic television shows from Growing Pains to Three Company to Bewitched. Owned and operated by Nexstar Broadcasting, the network continues to add new programming throughout the year.

Grit – Dedicated to audience’s favorite bold, brave and legendary action heroes, the E.W. Scripps network is centered around Western-based dramas and movies including Tales From Wells Fargo, Laramie and The Virginian. In addition viewers are treated to movies featuring legends such as Clint Eastwood, Charlton Heston, Roy Rogers and Randolph Scott.

ION – Launched in 2007, ION Television, is the most widely distributed and watched independent broadcast network in the U.S., serving 100+ million homes with a popular lineup of original and established shows including Blue Bloods, Chicago P.D. and Law & Order: SVU. ION is also the is the nation’s largest operator of full-power TV broadcast stations by national household reach, with 71 full-power stations.

Bounce – Part of The E.W. Scripps Company, Bounce, the first and only multi-platform entertainment network catering to African Americans features a programming mix of original series (In The Cut, Saints & Sinners) and movies, off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and events and more.