The Sarah Silverman Program is an American television sitcom created by Sarah Silverman, Rob Schrab and Dan Harmon which revolves around the comedic hijinks and adventures of Sarah and her friends in Valley Village, California, a district in the San Fernando Valley portion of Los Angeles, which is portrayed as an autonomous city within the show.
The series aired in the USA on Comedy Central from 1 February, 2007 to 15 April, 2010. There are 32 half-hour episodes in three seasons.
The Sarah Silverman Program premiered in South Africa on DStv's Comedy Central channel on Wednesday 20 February 2013, at 19h40. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 3 premiered on Comedy Central on Wednesday 24 July 2013, at 19h40. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 10 episodes in the third and final season.
Welcome back to the wacky world of Sarah Silverman. Follow Sarah and the rest of the gang as she takes on paedophile vans, rigs a mayoral election, takes a stance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" and reconnects with her imaginary childhood friend (played by Andy Samberg), among other adventures in this irreverent new season.
The Sarah Silverman Program stars Silverman who plays a character (aptly named Sarah Silverman) whose absurd daily life is told through narrative and an occasional song.
In each episode, Sarah falls into unique, unsettling and always hilarious predicaments, with her sister (played by real-life sister Laura Silverman), her nerdy gay neighbours, Brian and Steve (Brian Posehn and Steve Agee) and dim-witted Officer Jay (Jay Johnston) never far from her side.
In the premiere episode, "The Proof is in the Penis," Laura wants Sarah to "man-up" and start taking responsibilities for her life, so she falsely informs her that she was born a hermaphrodite. Sarah accepts her manhood and decides to move into the woods and live off of the land.
Meanwhile, Brian and Steve are haunted by Mr. Jenkins and must dig up his grave and replace the remote that killed him in his corpse's chest.
The series is based on an idea by Silverman, Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab. Silverman, Schrab, Heidi Herzon and Dan Sterling are the executive producers. Schrab also served as director of the pilot and several of the episodes.
Gary Mann is the executive in charge of production for Comedy Central.
Series exclusive to Comedy Central
Season 1 (6 episodes)
Premiere: 20 February 2013 | Finale: 27 March 2013 | Wednesdays, 19h40
Season 2 (16 episodes)
Premiere: 3 April 2013 | Finale: 17 July 2013 | Wednesdays, 19h40
Season 3 (10 episodes)
Premiere: 24 July 2013 | Finale: 9 October 2013 | Wednesdays, 19h40