Singapore: Later this month, Comedy Central – Asia is slated to broadcast all seven seasons of The Kumars at No. 42, a British sitcom/chat show from Hat Trick Productions.
The show stars a fictional British Indian family, including Madhuri and Ashwin Kumar (played by Indira Joshi and Vincent Ebrahim), their thirtysomething son Sanjeev (played by Sanjeev Bhaskar), and Sushila, Sanjeev’s grandmother, normally referred to as Ummi (played by Meera Syal). The family lives in Wembley, London, England. The show’s central premise is that Sanjeev’s parents have supported his dream of being a television presenter by having a TV studio built on what used to be their back garden.
It will premiere exclusively on Comedy Central – Asia on December 11 at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., depending on the country.
Early next year, the network will debut the reunion season of the show, which has been off the air for seven years. The brand-new iteration, titled The Kumars, is set to begin airing on January 23 at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Guest appearances will be made by Daniel Radcliffe, Chevy Chase, Rupert Everett, Hugh Jackman and Twiggy, among others.
The Kumars at Number 42 was already shown in Asia (including India and Malaysia) on the Star World satellite TV channel and on SABC in South Africa. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation screens it in Australia and its previous time slot being right before hugely successful Australian comedy Kath & Kim made the programme hugely successful there. It is also very popular in New Zealand, where it is screened by Television New Zealand.