NBC gives ventriloquist Jeff Dunham a primetime special in September 2015

While most comedians are angling for solo hour specials on Comedy Central, Netflix, HBO, Showtime or EPIX, Jeff Dunham and his dummies are headed straight for primetime network TV, lining up an hour on NBC at the end of summer 2015. “Jeff Dunham: Unhinged in Hollywood,” will air Thursday, Sept. 17 (8-9 p.m. ET, PT), on NBC. The ventriloquist started a Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood after wrapping his latest world tour. Dunham’s special, though, will tape Aug. 19 and Aug. 22 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., aka the home of the Academy Awards. Country music star┬áBrad...

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