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Team AIB to make their debut on Star Network

Come October AIB will debut its series 'On Air with AIB' on Star India's Hotstar as well as Star World and Star Plus.

Popular comedy collective AIB is launching a news comedy series called 'On Air with AIB' on Star Network in October. The 20-episode show (10 in English, 10 in Hindi) will be released on Hotstar first, followed by weekend airing on Star World and Star Plus.

Team AIB to make their debut on Star Network
All four members of the AIB team cheekily commented, "We have no idea why anyone in their right minds would ask us to inflict our views on unsuspecting audiences. Also, we live in such a perfect country where everything is amazing and where the maddening, infuriating and often silly state of affairs is not a comedic goldmine, so why would you have us do news comedy? But we're doing this because we want to see what it's like to be on a show that requires us to put on pants."

Uday Shankar, CEO of Star India added in the same mirth, "I am told that, based on extensive, exhaustive research, AIB is considered mildly entertaining, and we should give them a show on our network. I have complete faith that we will regret this in the months to come."

Ajit Mohan, head of Hotstar said, "We are sort of excited to bring AIB's brand of mature humour to our platform. This may be the start of a new era of quality content in India, I am told. Janta hamein maaf karein."

'On Air with AIB' will be a weekly series with English and Hindi episodes telecast simultaneously on Hotstar on Thursdays and on Star World and Star Plus on Sundays. The press release cheekily states that "the series will cover themes of national and local interest with special focus on Andaman & Nicobar, because nobody focusses on Andaman & Nicobar. Nobody."

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