| Mumbai, March 3, 2006: After creating history in
television programming with its first season, Star Ones The
Great Indian Laughter Challenge, is back with a bang! The Great Indian
Laughter Challenge Dwitiya (TGILCD) opened strongly with 5.06 TVR
(CS4+ HSM Base). The first weeks episode, which aired on Friday,
February 24 2006 between 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., burst through the
TRP scales with 7 million viewers tuning-in from across the country.
This nationwide search for the best comic talent, provided the viewers,
the much needed - Doosra dose of Fun, Laughter and Entertainment!
Its also a double whammy for Star One as another new show
Mano Ya Na Mano, that premiered on the same day at 11:00 p.m. also
made a grand entry with 2.16 TVR (CS4+ HSM Base). The response from
viewers has indeed made the Channels new programming property
absolutely - FANTASTIC!
Mr. Deepak Segal, Executive Vice President, Content, Star India
Pvt Ltd, said, After the unprecedented success of the first
season, Star Ones commitment to bring the best to its viewers
has been proven once again, with the outstanding debut of the Great
Indian Laughter Challenge Dwitiya. We aim to sustain
this level of success through such shows and reach greater heights
in this year.
The first season of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, launched
in June 2005 had become an instant hit amongst viewers. Redefining
the comedy genre on television, it created a never-before
platform for the upcoming comedians. Today, Sunil Pal, Navin Prabhakar,
Raju Shrivastav and other participants have become household names,
gaining phenomenal recognition and popularity amongst viewers across
TGILC Dwitiya features an impressive array of outstanding comic
routines, teamed with the presence of judges - Shekhar Suman &
Navjot Singh Siddhu, better known to audiences as The Wizards
of Wit. The hostess is none other than the stunning Parizaad
Kolah. Produced by Endemol, a global leader in television and other
audiovisual entertainment, TGILC Dwitiya will have a total of 18
episodes. Nitin Desai of Devdas fame, has designed the fantabulous
sets of this show.