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Exclusive: BET's 'Comic View' resurrected, returns to Atlanta

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BET "Comic View" has been resurrected after a five-year break and taping in Atlanta starting as early as next month.

Sommore, who hosted the show in 1994, will be back as the host this upcoming season. 

The last time the show aired in 2008, Kevin Hart was host. (And his career has since skyrocketed.)

BET has shot "Comic View" a couple of times before, the last time around 2000 with Rickey Smiley as host.

A BET spokesman said he didn't know where they'd shoot the show. [UPDATE: 7/30; I hear they are shooting August 10 to 18 at Turner Studios.)

Bounce TV has used Center Stage in Midtown for its stand-up comedy show "Off the Chain."

Other past "Comic View" hosts included J. Anthony Brown (who is now part of TV One's 'The Rickey Smiley Show"), D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer and Bruce Bruce.

BET now shoots a bulk of its original programming out of Atlanta, including the the BET Hip Hop Awards, "The Game," "Sunday Best," "Let's Stay Together," "Reed Between the Lines," "Being Mary Jane" and "Second Generation Wayans."

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