Acclaimed Comedy Series The Larry Sanders Show Kicks Off its Sixth Season March 15 on HBO

February 23, 1998

Garry Shandling Stars in Emmy(r)-, CableACE- and Peabody-Winning Show

Larry Sanders is a survivor of the late-night talk-show wars. But does he still have what it takes to stay ahead of the competition? How long will he put up with the network's meddling? Could a popular guest host spell trouble on the horizon? Find out when the groundbreaking comedy series starring Garry Shandling kicks off its sixth season of 11 new shows, exclusively on HBO. The season's first episode, entitled "Another List," debuts SUNDAY, MARCH 15 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET), followed by other editions on subsequent Sundays, including MARCH 22 and 29, at the same time.

Other playdates: "Another List," March 17 (midnight) and 21 (2:00 a.m.); March 22 show, March 24 (11:00 p.m.) and 28 (1:15 a.m.); March 29 show, March 31 (10:30 p.m.).

Consistently named to critics' top-ten lists, THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW captures the politicking, sycophantic behavior and egotistical excesses of the cast and crew involved in mounting a hit late-night talk show. Garry Shandling stars as talk show host Sanders, with Rip Torn (1996 Emmy(r) winner for best supporting actor in a comedy series) as his producer Artie, and Jeffrey Tambor as on-air sidekick Hank Kingsley. Other returning regulars include Wallace Langham (as Phil, the head writer), Penny Johnson (as Beverly, Larry's assistant), Scott Thompson (as Brian, Hank's assistant) and Mary Lynn Rajskub (as Mary Lou, the talent booker).

Blending fiction and reality, THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW features real-life celebrities playing themselves. This year's scheduled guests include Jason Alexander, Michael Bolton, Drew Carey, Dave Chapelle, Bob Costas, Bridget Fonda, Jonathan Katz, Kristen Johnson, Eriq LaSalle, Winona Ryder, Pat Sajak, Smash Mouth, David Spade, Jon Stewart, Lea Thompson, Vince Vaughn, Andy Williams and Wu-Tang Clan. Episodes will be announced as they are confirmed.

THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW is the most-honored comedy series in cable history. Nominated for 46 Emmy Awards,(r) the show has captured 20 CableACE Awards, including the best comedy series award for five years in a row, as well as winning a Peabody Award. The New York Times has called the show "the smartest and funniest series on television," while People hailed it as "the funniest series on television" and the Chicago Sun-Times called the show "television's funniest adult comedy."

Top talents who have appeared on the series in previous seasons include Alec Baldwin, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, Danny DeVito, David Duchovny, Sally Field, Helen Hunt, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Rosie O'Donnell, Roseanne, Jon Stewart, Ben Stiller, Sharon Stone and Robin Williams.

The executive producers of THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW are Brad Grey and Garry Shandling.

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