NBC to premiere 'Last Comic Standing's sixth season on May 22
By Christopher Rocchio, 03/06/2008
NBC has announced Last Comic Standing's sixth season will premiere with a 90-minute broadcast on Thursday, May 22 at 9:30PM ET/PT.
Following its debut, NBC will air 90-minute Last Comic Standing sixth-season broadcasts in its regular Thursdays at 8:30PM ET/PT time slot beginning May 29.
For the first time in the show's history, Last Comic Standing will use a "revolving door" of past and present NBC comedy series stars to serve as talent scouts for the sixth season.
Also new to the show's sixth season will be a slight tweak of the prize package, with the winner receiving a brand new Honda to go along with an NBC talent contract deal and $250,000.
Similar to the show's Summer 2007 fifth season, NBC went global for Last Comic Standing sixth-season auditions -- with stops in 14 countries around the world, including England, Australia, Sweden, South Africa, India, Japan and Israel.
In addition to Last Comic Standing's sixth-season premiere, the network has also announced that American Gladiators' second-season will debut Monday, May 12 at 8PM ET/PT; Nashville Star's sixth season will debut Monday, June 9 at 9:30PM ET/PT; Celebrity Circus will premiere Wednesday, June 11 at 9PM ET/PT; America's Got Talent's third season will debut Tuesday, June 24 at 9PM ET/PT; and The Baby Borrowers will debut Wednesday, June 25 at 8PM ET/PT.