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Comedy Central Goes With Grier, 'Reality Bites'

Comedy Central has picked up magazine-news show spoof "David Alan Grier's Chocolate News," along with reality-show takeoff "Reality Bites" as the two join "Krod Mandoon" and the "Flaming Sword of Fire" as new offerings on the network.

"We are thrilled to be moving ahead with these two totally unique series that bring fresh new concepts and distinctive points of view to Comedy Central that will appeal not only to the channel's core audience, but to fans of David's and fans of the reality craze," says Lauren Corrao, president of original programming and development at the cable channel. "David brings a new, urban outlook to the magazine-show parody that will be a perfect complement to our current programming."

Grier's show will tackle topics like steroid use among Little Leaguers and an operation to separate black and white Siamese twins, and is set to premiere in the first quarter of next year. Meanwhile, "Reality Bites," rolling out this summer, will spoof other "real" reality fare with episodes including "Are You Smarter than a Monkey?," "Almost American Gladiators" and "The Amazing Disgrace."

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