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NBC to premiere seventh season of 'Last Comic Standing' on June 7

By Christopher Rocchio, 03/08/2010 

NBC has announced Last Comic Standing's seventh season will premiere with a special two-hour episode on Monday, June 7 at 8PM ET/PT.

Following its debut, Last Comic Standing will move to its regular Mondays at 9PM ET/PT timeslot on June 14.

NBC announced last week that it was reviving Last Comic Standing and had tapped The Office star Craig Robinson to serve as host of the reality competition series' seventh season.

Earlier this year, it was reported that NBC reality programming chief Paul Telegdy was interested in relaunching Last Comic Standing with a few format changes -- including a new host to replace Bill Bellamy, who helmed its fifth and sixth seasons.

Last Comic Standing seventh-season open casting calls began in Los Angeles on March 6 and will continue in New York City on March 21.  Talent scouts will watch the performances of the aspiring comedians before deciding which will move onto the actual competition.

The show's seventh-season winner will receive a $250,000 prize and an exclusive NBC talent deal.

Last Comic Standing's new revival represents the second time it has been resurrected.

Last Comic Standing's Summer 2006 fourth season aired after a two-year layoff that followed the network's decision to premiere a third, hastily-assembled Fall 2004 edition only weeks after its second season had ended.

The sixth season -- which aired in Summer 2008 and was won by Iliza Shlesinger, its first ever female champ -- averaged 5.2 million viewers during its broadcast run.

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