COLORS launched a popular online show ‘JayHind!’, under a new name – The Late Night Show. JayHind!, the first full-format TV show online, is a stand-up show with an element of dry humor. Contemporary and edgy, JayHind! is a breakthrough in online entertainment focusing on sharp and sarcastic humour. Launched on August 15th 2009, the show is watched by fans from places as far apart as Uganda and USA. Translating into The Late Night Show on television, the show will continue to tickle audiences across the globe. With the addition of The Late Night Show in the weekend band, COLORS marks its entry into weekend late night timeslot and strengthens its already strong lineup of weekend shows providing wholesome family entertainment. Produced by the Creative Director and Executive Producer of the Original Movers and Shakers, Abhigyan Jha of Undercover Productions Ltd., and anchored by Sumeet Raghavan, a man known for his incredible comic timing, the show is bound to create laughter ripples. The Late Night Show will air every Saturday and Sunday at 11pm, only on COLORS.
The Late Night Show, just like JayHind!, is uniquely scripted and uncensored and has an irreverent take on happenings of all kinds, across the board. It relies on a satire of news including everyone and everything that makes headlines across the world for the stand-up routine and the gags. It focuses on really entertaining and funny conversations for the interview segment which features a host of fake celebrities, especially political personalities through biting commentary on the state of affairs. The show has developed its own style of ‘animation coupled with live action’ to create a new comic paradigm.
Speaking about finally bringing JayHind! to television, Sumeet Raghavan, Anchor of The Late Night Show said, “The creative force behind JayHind! and now The Late Night Show leaves no doubt in my mind that we have a show which will create ripples in the country. It has the unique ability to strike a chord with the common man. The humourous take on everything that’s making news in and around the world is intellectually scripted and is entertaining at the same time – a rare combination!”
Excited about bringing the popular online show to television, Abhigyan Jha, Creator-Director of The Late Night Show and Founder-CEO of Undercover Productions Ltd. said, “We are happy to have found the perfect broadcast partner in COLORS. The outlook of the channel is in sync with our core beliefs. We hope to form a long standing and successful alliance with the channel and hope to grow from strength to strength. Our loyal fan base on the internet has grown consistently over the years and we hope to replicate the same with The Late Night Show.”
So block your calendars and book your date with The Late Night Show
starting March 3rd 2012, every Saturday and Sunday at 11pm, only on COLORS
‘COLORS’ is Viacom18’s flagship brand in the entertainment space in India. A combination of ‘emotions’ and ‘variety’, COLORS launched on 21st July 2008 offers an entire spectrum of emotions to its viewers. From Fiction shows to Format shows to Reality shows to Blockbuster Movies – the basket contains all ‘Jasbaat Ke Rang’. ‘COLORS’ is dedicated to promoting ‘Cohesive viewing’, through programmes like Balika Vadhu- Kacchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishtey, Uttaran, Na Aana Is Des Laado, Parichay- Nayee Zindagi Kay Sapno Ka, Hawan, Veer Shivaji, Sasural Simar Ka, Na Bole Tum..Na Maine Kuch Kaha, Chhote Miyan Chapter 3, Zindagi Ki Haqeeqat Se Aamna Saamna, Chhal – Sheh Aur Maat amongst others. ‘COLORS’ is a pay channel and is available as a part of SUN18 Media Services in India.
About Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd
Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is a 50/50 joint venture operation in India between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB, world’s leading entertainment content company, comprising brands like MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Pictures etc) and the Network18 Group, (one of India’s leading full play media conglomerates with interests in television, internet, filmed entertainment, mobile content & allied businesses, comprising brands like CNBC TV18, CNBC Awaaz, Newswire18, moneycontrol.com, CNN-IBN, IBN 7, Homeshop18 and E18 amongst others). The joint venture includes leading brands across television, film and digital media to build one of India’s leading multimedia entertainment powerhouse. Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. includes the vibrant youth brand – MTV, the fastest growing kids channel – Nick, India’s only International Music & Lifestyle channel – Vh1, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, a new-age motion picture brand that produces, acquires and distributes Hindi films, the Hindi General Entertainment channel – COLORS and the recently launched action, adventure & animation channel for the new young adults – SONIC. This apart, Viacom18 also runs Viacom’s consumer products business in India. Viacom18 brings together the unique strengths of two formidable partners, thus forming an entertainment conglomerate that will have a competitive advantage in serving the needs of both viewers and advertisers. For more information on Viacom18, Viacom or Network18, log on to www.viacom18.com, www.viacom.com and www.network18online.com respectively.
About Undercover Productions and It’s Founders:
Undercover Productions Ltd. is India’s First ‘360 degree Content Creation & Distribution company’ Founded by Mrinal Jha and Abhigyan Jha. The company launched its first production ‘Sacred Evil’ in the year 2006 in association with Percept Pictures & Sahara One Motion Pictures, which was written and directed by Abhigyan himself. Mrinal has scripted for serials like Rajani, Kahin Kisi Roz, Kya Haadsa Kya Haqeeqat, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahoo Thi, Banoo Main Teri Dulhann, Maayka and Zee’s leading show, Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo as well as the stunning Drama Kaali – Ek Agnipariksha. Abhigyan Jha as a scriptwriter has penned over 1500 episodes of various popular television shows including Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahan, Maano Ya Na Maano, Yeh Hai Raaz, Rajni & Commander. The greatest success that Abhigyan achieved was as Executive Producer and Script-Head, for over 500 episodes of the hugely popular Movers & Shakers, one of the most path-breaking shows in Asian television.
In 2009, Undercover Productions Ltd. came up with yet another scintillating format – Jay Hind! A late night stand up comedy show exclusively for the Internet! Starring the versatile Sumeet Raghavan, it is also the world’s 1st ever full format TV show made exclusively for the internet platform and India’s 1st late night stand up comedy show on the internet: www.jayhind.tv JayHind! Has now created history again by becoming the first Web Show to be Syndicated on Indian Television as its version The Late Night Show debuts on Colors from 3rd March, 2012. Undercover Productions Ltd is also currently raising funds through Private Equity, to scale up operations as the World’s First TV Entertainment Channel Exclusively For The Internet & Mobile.
At the recent Indian Television Academy (ITA) Awards 2011, Undercover Productions Ltd. bagged nominations in two absolutely diverse genres such as drama and comedy and diverse platforms such as online and broadcast. This makes Undercover Productions Ltd. the only content company to achieve this feat! The first historic nomination was for Jay Hind! in the best comedy show category. The nomination made Jay Hind! the first ever online show to be nominated alongside other mainstream broadcast TV shows. The other nomination received was for Ashutosh Rana under the category of Best Negative Role for his portrayal of the fearsome Thakral in Kaali – Ek Agnipariksha.