‘Sanders’ to battle talkshow giants

Not only do the late night talkshows have to worry about competition from each other, but for two weeks in December, they will be competing against HBO’s send-up of the genre, “The Larry Sanders Show.”

Starting Monday, Dec. 7, Gary Shandling’s comedy chronicling the behind-the-scenes intrigue of a fictional talkshow will air Monday through Friday in the 11-11:30 p.m. time slot.

HBO will repeat 10 of the 13 existing “Sanders” episodes on consecutive days in a programming stunt the pay cabler said it’s doing just for fun.

The move also gives viewers who may not have caught the show in its regular Saturday 10:30 p.m. time period an opportunity to see the series in its entirety.

HBO recently picked up the hit series, which has received critical raves and solid ratings, for 22 additional episodes next season (Daily Variety, Oct. 2). The season’s last new episode aired Nov. 7.

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