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May 13, 2014

MIDTOWN premieres on Launch TV Wednesday
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New York, NY (RPRN) 05/13/14 — Cop Comedy “Midtown” Set To Air On Launch Tv 

MIDTOWN premieres on Launch TV Wednesday 5/14/2014 on Launch TV at 7:30pm EST.

-- MIDTOWN premieres on Launch TV Wednesday 5/14/2014 on Launch TV at 7:30pm EST.

COP COMEDY “MIDTOWN” SET TO AIR ON LAUNCH TV

Improv Comedy Show strikes a chord with its realism

Midtown is the brain child of former NYPD Cop turned Improv Comedian Scott Baker and actor/comedian Tom Malloy, a graduate of the famed IO West Improv school in Los Angeles.

“We wanted to make a show about how the people in the NYPD actually talk, which is why I think it took off,” says Baker, “The dialogue is so realistic.” Cops have cited the 70s TV show Barney Miller as the most realistic cop show of all time. “When you deal with day in/day out stress of the job, all you can do is laugh about it and tell jokes to keep your sanity.” Baker adds.

And that’s what separates Midtown from other cop comedies that tend to portray the police as inept or malfunctioning. “At the heart of the show are good NYPD cops… they just happen to have an opinion on everything. But our motto has always been to stay realistic in the fact that these guys have a job to do, and they’re good at it,” says Malloy 

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On top of that, all the dialogue in the show is improvised. The comedy relies on the snappy remarks, quick wit, and rapport between Baker and Malloy. 

For the pilot episode, all the scenes take place inside a cop car. Midtown initially was shot as a short form web series. After posting it to cop-oriented Facebook pages, the videos accumulated over 400,000 hits in less than one month, with one three-minute video garnering almost 200,000 hits alone.

At that point, Midtown came to the attention of David Wenzel and Rick Lohman, producers with Launch TV. “We saw Midtown and couldn’t believe it was all improv dialogue. That’s what was amazing,” says Wenzel, “We knew we had to find a home for it on our network.” Launch TV, though in its infancy, is featured in over 31 million homes worldwide and is growing daily. 

“We’re always looking for good content and, at the end of the day, Midtown was truly hilarious,” adds Lohman.

MIDTOWN premieres on Launch TV Wednesday 5/14/2014 on Launch TV at 7:30pm EST.

MIDTOWN can be seen on:

Launch TV - http://ipointtv.myrbm.tv/player.php?pID=133

Affiliates listed: KLNM TV, Lufkin, Texas; WKNI, Andalusia, AL (Montgomery Market); WBCF, Florence, AL; KDGL-TV, Kismet, KS; KCTU, Wichita KS; HDTV 34, Hesperia, CA, Los Angeles County; KLBC TV 2, Las Vegas NV; WHPR TV 33, Comcast channel 20,Detroit MI; WMKG TV-38, Grand Rapids MI; HTN 21/Wave Cable, Monroe City, IN; WQMK, Columbus GA/Opelika AL; WDFL-LD, Miami; WPMF-LD, Miami; KVVV Channel 15.2, Houston TX; KWYT, Yakima WA; WEFG, Philadelphia; WJDP, Knoxville TN; WJDG, Princeton-Marion; WJDW Channel 35, Bluefield/Beckley/Oak Hill WV; WBQP, Pensacola, FL; and K28EB-D, Cortez CO. Launch TV is also Live on Roku

 

Media Contact Name: David Wenzel
Media Phone: 347-684-1927
Media Web Address: http://ipointtv.myrbm.tv/player.php?pID=133
Company Contact Name: Launch TV
Company Phone: 347-684-1927
Company Web Address: http://ipointtv.myrbm.tv/player.php?pID=133
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