|By PR Newswire||
|April 3, 2014 06:15 PM EDT||
LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AXS TV is announcing today that it has renewed the hit hour-long celebrity interview series, TOM GREEN LIVE—hosted by irreverent comedian Tom Green—for a third season. The series will continue to air as part of the successful "Seriously. Funny. Thursdays." live comedy programming block lineup, which reached some of its highest numbers this season. The second season of TOM GREEN LIVE will conclude today, April 3, following an episode featuring the always-informative Dr. Drew Pinsky. The third season of TOM GREEN LIVE will premiere on Thursday, June 12 in its regular 6pP/9pE time slot.
The intimate and in-depth interview show has welcomed guests such as comedy icons Richard Belzer, Howie Mandel, Artie Lange, and Andrew Dice Clay, as well as skateboarding master Tony Hawk. In season two, Green drank whiskey and chewed tobacco with esteemed newsman Dan Rather; reunited the high-flying comedy duo Cheech & Chong; and visited with "Dancing with the Stars" favorite Andy Dick and "Saturday Night Live" legend Norm Macdonald. His parents, Richard and Mary Jane, who have frequently been a part of Green's comedy throughout his career, also appeared on the show.
Besides its enigmatic host and unconventional style, what sets TOM GREEN LIVE apart from other talk shows is that it is a truly interactive experience. In keeping with the show's off-the-cuff nature, Green invites fans to join in on the fun by participating in the interview by using Skype to call in and chat, live and uncensored. Other season highlights have included Green documenting his epic misadventures in Los Angeles, where he bought a 1979 Z28 Camaro that keeps breaking down and then asked viewers to send him cassettes to play in the vehicle's retro tape deck. He has also sent garden gnomes around the country, asking fans to take pictures with it, before passing it along.
"Tom Green brings his unique comedy background, rich skills and passion for viewer interaction to each episode, and combines those qualities to produce strong one-of-a-kind conversations with talent," said Michele M. Dix, AXS TV's senior vice president of programming and development. "Because of his desire for leading irreverent discussions, his interviews present a side of his celebrity guests that the audience doesn't often get to see. We're pleased to have 'TOM GREEN LIVE' back for a third season."
"I'm incredibly proud to bring back 'TOM GREEN LIVE' for a third season on AXS TV," Green said. "AXS TV's commitment to unique, out-of-the-box humor, in a completely open and uncensored format, is unparalleled. I'm excited to continue to push the envelope, with even more spectacular guests, gags, and honest and insightful interviews. We're just getting started."
TOM GREEN LIVE is produced by Tom Green Studios with executive producers Tom Green and John Schneider. Tom Green is represented by Tyler Kroos at ICM, Ryan Nord and Dan Miller of Hirsch Wallerstein.
ABOUT TOM GREEN LIVE
TOM GREEN LIVE airs every Thursday at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) as a part of the network's Thursday comedy block. TOM GREEN LIVE is produced by Tom Green Studios with executive producers Tom Green and John Schneider.
ABOUT AXS TV
As TV's premier destination for live music festival broadcasts, AXS TV delivers relevant, unpredictable and irreverent programming by presenting unfiltered access to today's top comedians, newsmakers, musical entertainers and their performances. Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing the best in music programming and festivals, comedy performances, current events and mixed martial arts promotions. Indicative of the network's dedication to music programming, AXS TV Concerts is the official 2014 TV broadcaster of the prestigious Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (April 18-20), Stagecoach Country Music Festival (April 25-27) and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (May 1-4). AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also distributed in Canada and the Caribbean. For more information, visit the website, www.axs.tv; go to the Facebook page here and follow the company on Twitter, @axstv; on Instagram; Tumblr and YouTube.
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