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Katey Sagal to Host
Nick at Nite's Search for the Funniest Mom in America 2

Network Reveals the Ten Finalists Competing for the Crown

Santa Monica, CA, February 13, 2006 - Nick at Nite announced today that
actress Katey Sagal (Married...with Children, 8 Simple Rules for Dating
My Teenage Daughter) will host Nick at Nite's Search for the Funniest
Mom in America 2. Additionally, the network revealed the names of the
ten moms selected to compete for this year's crown. The competition - a
five-part reality series -- debuts on Tuesday, April 4 at 10 p.m. (all
times ET/PT). The series airs at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT beginning Tuesday,
April 11 and will culminate with an hour-long finale in which one winner
is chosen on Tuesday, May 9 from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

"Katey Sagal is the perfect choice to host this year's Search for the
Funniest Mom," explains Sal Maniaci, Senior Vice President, Development
and Production, TV Land and Nick at Nite. "Synonymous for her roles
playing such memorable moms on two hit comedies, her talent and humor
are sure to resonate with these moms as well as our viewers."

In this five-part elimination series, Nick at Nite follows the ten
finalists as they live together in a penthouse suite in New York City.
During their stay in New York, they receive surprise visits from
celebrity guests and the series' host -- Katey Sagal -- and compete in a
variety of comedic challenges, each underscoring the contestants'
talents and personalities. The moms, divided into teams, tackle
everything from entertaining an audience of kids to actual street
performances in New York City to a sitcom screen test challenge. The
weakest performers on each challenge will face off against each other in
a head-to-head stand-up comedy battle. Over the course of the series, 5
moms will be eliminated and the five remaining will compete in the
show's finale, performing stand-up comedy in front of an audience of
hundreds. The winner will be awarded $50,000, the chance to develop
her own show for Nick at Nite and host a special night of programming on
the network.

Darlene Westgor, who was crowned "The Funniest Mom in America" for 2005,
has been paired by Nick at Nite with renown comic and screenwriter Carol
Leifer (Seinfeld, The Larry Sanders Show) for a pilot that is based on
Westgor's life as a single mom living and working in Minnesota. Leifer
recently spent time with Westgor in her home to immerse herself into
Westgor's life to help shape the network's untitled pilot, which will be
shot in Los Angeles in spring 2006.

Following are the 10 moms competing for the title of The Funniest Mom in

Name: Lisa Alvarado
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Name: Paula Bel
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Name: Nellie Coes
Hometown: Portland, ME

Name: Sherry Davey
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Name: Just Jay
Hometown: Denver, CO

Name: Donna Lee McBride
Hometown: Austin, TX

Name: Angela Montgomery
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Name: Donna Murray
Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Name: Rubi Nicholas
Hometown: Denver, CO

Name: Christine Stedman
Hometown: St. Louis, MO

After receiving hundreds of entries from moms around the country, Nick
at Nite narrowed its selection down to twenty-one women. The women were
chosen to perform at the semi-finals in January 2006 at New York City's
Laugh Factory, where the final ten moms were selected to appear in the
reality series.

Katey Sagal has entertained audiences in a variety of dramatic and
comedic roles throughout her career. She recently wrapped her parts in
the independent film I'm Reed Fish and the tele-film 3 Wise Guys, and
appeared as "Helen" on the television phenomenon Lost. With the support
of record label Valley Entertainment, she released her album, "Room," in
early June. "Room" is the first record for Sagal since her 1994 debut,
"Well." "Room" is a combination of original songs penned by Sagal
including "Life Goes Round", "Daddy's Girl" and "Wish I Were a Kid" and
memorable classics like "Feel a Whole Lot Better" and "(For the Love of)
Money". Sagal gained national attention for her role as the outrageous
'Peg Bundy' in the ground-breaking, highly-rated long-running series
Married...with Children, for which she earned three Golden Globe(r) and
two American Comedy Award nominations. Most recently, Sagal starred in
the ABC series 8 Simple Rules..., the NBC series Tucker, the television
movie God's New Plan and as the voice of Leela, a beautiful one-eyed
alien, in the animated series Futurama.

Nick at Nite Originals was created in 2003 to develop original
programming that meets what the network refers to as the "Four F's"
criteria: programming that is Family-Friendly, Funny and Familiar. Nick
at Nite Originals produces Fatherhood (June 2004), a show based on Bill
Cosby's best-selling book of the same name. Nick at Nite also produced
Hi-Jinks, the network's hidden-camera series in which adults play
good-natured pranks on kids of all ages, which returns to the network in
its second season in February 2006. And last May, Darlene Westgor was
crowned "The Funniest Mom in America" when the network aired Nick at
Nite's Search for the Funniest Mom in America, which returns for a
second season in April 2006.
For more information about Nick at Nite's originals line-ups, visit <outbind://21/> .Nick at Nite and
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