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Much Kicks off the New Year in Style with Hilarious Series Premieres and Outrageously Funny Flicks



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  • Four dynamic duos go through a series of competitions for the ultimate prize of $10,000 in the game show EXIT Saturday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. ET
  • Catch up with the students of Greendale with the first four seasons of  COMMUNITY,  week nights beginning Monday, Jan. 13 at 5:30 p.m. ET
  • Fireman Orlando tries to find true love in dating-show parody BURNING LOVE, Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 11 p.m. ET

 

 

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Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for January. All programming is subject to change (all times ET; visit Much.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

 

Saturday, Jan. 4

10 p.m. FEVER PITCH (2005) *Much Movie*

Ben (Jimmy Fallon) and Lindsay (Drew Barrymore) don't appear to have much in common, but they soon hit it off and delve into a serious romance together. But when the spring season rolls around, Lindsay becomes aware of the true love of Ben's life – the Boston Red Sox. Despite the team's lamentable record, Ben has been a fiercely loyal Red Sox fan since childhood, and Lindsay finds it hard to compete with his passion for baseball.

 

Saturday, Jan. 11

2 p.m. ET EXIT *Series Premiere*

Based on the hit Japanese series DERO!, EXIT is a six-episode series hosted by Curt Doussett (AMERICA’S LOST TREASURES, HAZARD PAY). In each nail-biting episode, four teams of two contestants battle to escape a series of mind-bendingly diabolical rooms, each more challenging than the last. The team that manages to find their way out wins the $10,000 prize.

 

 

10 p.m. ET – BILLY MADISON (1995) *Much Movie Premiere*

Billy Madison (Adam Sandler) is the 27 year-old son of Brian Madison (Darren McGavin), a very rich man who has made his living in the hotel industry. Billy stands to inherit his father's empire but only if he goes back to school and passes all 12 grades, two weeks per grade, to prove that he has what it takes to run the family business.

 

Sunday, Jan. 12

2 p.m. ET THE LXD2: SECRETS OF THE RA (2011) – *Much Movie Premiere*

Following the uprising of their villainous rivals, the Alliance of the Dark, the heroic Legion of Extraordinary Dancers convene at LXD's secret hideout to hone their gravity-defying skills - known as "the Ra".

Monday, Jan. 13

5:30 p.m. ET COMMUNITY*Series Premiere*

Recently disbarred lawyer Jeffrey Winger (Joel McHale) is forced to attend Greendale Community College to redeem his illegitimate law degree. He starts up a Spanish study group in order to score with attractive classmate Britta Perry (Gillian Jacobs); who invites her friend Abed Nadir (Danny Pudi), who in turn invites fellow classmates Troy Barnes (Donald Glover), Annie Edison (Alison Brie), Shirley Bennett (Yvette Nicole Brown), and Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase).

Friday, Jan. 17

10p.m. ET CLERKS (1994) *Much Movie *

When Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran) is reluctantly put in charge of the Quick Stop market on his day off, he half-heartedly tries to perform his minimum-wage duties as efficiently as possible. This gets tough amidst the on-going fight with his girlfriend, Veronica (Marilyn Ghigliotti), and his attempt to get back together with his ex-girlfriend, Caitlyn Bree (Lisa Spoonhauer). Meanwhile, his friend and alter ego Randall (Jeff Anderson) is working behind the counter of the adjacent video store – at least when he feels like it.

Monday, Jan. 20

10 p.m. ET THE EX (2006) – *Much Movie Premiere*

Tom (Zach Braff) is an aspiring chef whose wife Sofia (Amanda Peet) has just quit her high-paying job to stay home with their new baby. When it becomes abundantly clear that they can no longer maintain their New York City lifestyle, the family picks up and moves to Sofia's hometown in Ohio, where Tom is hired to work at her father's ad agency. Tom meets Chip (Jason Bateman), the agency's wheelchair-bound golden boy, who once had a one-night stand with Sofia while the two were cheerleaders in high school. Suddenly, Tom finds himself sabotaged by Chip at every step, as the nefarious paraplegic schemes to steal Sofia from him and destroy any chance he might have of success at the agency.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

11 p.m. ET BURNING LOVE – “Meet Orlando and the Ladies” *Series Premiere*

A 34-year-old fireman searches for true love, during the series opener of this dating-show parody.

 

Friday, Jan. 24

10 p.m. ET JAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK (2001) – *Much Movie*

Jay (Jason Mews) and Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) are a pair of stoned New Jersey slackers who have long been used as the templates for a pair of popular comic book heroes, Bluntman and Chronic. When they learn that their alter egos are to be turned into a major motion picture without their consent or compensation, the pair sets off for Hollywood to sabotage the production.

Sunday, Jan. 27

10 p.m. ETEXTRACT (2009) – *Much Movie Premiere*

Joel (Jason Bateman), the owner of an extract manufacturing plant, constantly finds himself in precarious situations that steadily worsen by the minute. First, his soon-to-be floor manager acquires a serious injury in a machine malfunctioning accident. Second, he takes bad advice from his bartending friend Dean (Ben Affleck) during a drug-induced brainstorming session on how to test his wife's faithfulness. Finally, compounding these catastrophes is new employee Cindy (Mila Kunis), who happens to be a scam artist intent on milking the company for all its worth. Now, Joel must attempt to piece his company and his marriage back together.

Friday, Jan 31

10 p.m. WEDDING CRASHERS (2005) – *Much Movie*

Jeremy Klein (Vince Vaughn) and John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) are longtime friends who work for a law firm, helping contentious couples mediate their divorces. Their job has given them a cynical attitude about marriage and as a hobby the two make a point of crashing wedding receptions, where they load up on free food and booze and try their luck at seducing the bridesmaids. When William Cleary (Christopher Walken), the nation's Secretary of the Treasury and a possible candidate for the Presidency, announces his daughter wedding, the nuptials are billed as the social event of the year, and Jeremy and John decide they must attend the reception. However, John makes the mistake of falling head over heels for Claire (Rachel McAdams), the bride's sister.

 

 

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For more information: 

Camila Ossa, Music & Entertainment, 416.384.2594, camila.ossa@bellmedia.ca

Christian Llano, Music & Entertainment, 416.384.3098, christian.llano@bellmedia.ca