Paramount Comedy 2
is a television channel shown in Ireland
and the United Kingdom
. The channel was previously a so-called 'time-shuffle' service, offering programmes from Paramount Comedy at different times. It has since started broadcasting some different programming from Paramount, often British. It launched on 1 September 2003
on Sky Digital
, and followed soon after on 22 September 2003
and 15 October 2003
. Unlike Paramount Comedy 1, Paramount Comedy 2 does not have a separate adstream for Ireland.
Shows shown on Paramount Comedy 2
Paramount Comedy 2 currently airs a variety of American comedy in the daytime including Frasier, Cybill, Taxi and M*A*S*H.
After ten o'clock in the evening, the shows are a mix of American and British comedy with shows including Frasier, M*A*S*H, Eurotrash and Time Gentlemen Please.
At weekends, the channel screens classic British comedy with shows such as The Upper Hand, Bless This House, George & Mildred, Brush Strokes, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Don't Wait Up and Mr Bean.
In January 2007 the channel switched from mainly American programmes to classic British programming with shows such as Seinfeld, Cheers and Roseanne being replaced by Bless This House, George & Mildred and The Upper Hand.
Time shift Service
A time shift service called Paramount Comedy 2+1 was launched on Sky Digital on 5 November, 2007 The channel reduced its hours to 7pm - 7am on 4th August 2008, as Nicktoonsters launched on 18th August 2008.