TV Guide Network dips toes into stand-up comedy, talk shows

The TV Guide Network wants to make you laugh while you wait for the channel listings to scroll past (although don’t you have another cable menu to use by now, so perhaps this network needs to produce original programming by now). And so. They announced two new comedy ventures this week.

The first, hosted by Kate Flannery from The Office, is called Stand-Up For Stilettos, and will feature live stand-up comedy filmed in comedy clubs with women for 10 weeks, beginning Saturday, June 16, 2012.

The second is called Rove LA, with a July 21 debut, as Australian comedian Rove McManus hosts a talk show. The first 10-hourlong episodes already aired in Australia, with 13 new episodes filming in September.

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