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Don't Get Big Ticket Started

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Big Ticket Television is looking to help out the underdog.

The Viacom Inc.-owned studio is developing Don't Get Me Started, a
first-run syndicated series for fall 2002 that looks to right wrongs done to
individuals in a tongue-in-cheek manner.

The show is only in development at this stage, and sources said it would
likely be a half-hour series for late-night and possibly access time
periods.

Big Ticket -- the studio behind syndicated court shows Judge Judy and
Judge Joe Brown -- would produce the show and Paramount Domestic
Television would handle sales if it goes forward.

Lewis Black -- who has a recurring role on Comedy Central's The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart
and who was recently named best male standup at the
American Comedy Awards -- is slated as the host.

Neither Paramount nor Big Ticket executives would comment.

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