From a media release:
LAUGH AWAY THE OLD YEAR AND RING IN THE NEW ONE WITH THE RON JAMES SHOWâ€™S 7th ANNUAL NEW YEARâ€™S EVE SPECIAL ON DECEMBER 31 AT 9 PM ON CBC TELEVISION
- Season Four begins Monday, January 7 at 8:30 p.m. (9 NT)
Resolve to laugh with Canadaâ€™s favourite funny man, Ron James, as he reprises the annual New Yearâ€™s Eve tradition of bringing his iconic brand of humour to the entire country. THE RON JAMES SHOW: NEW YEARâ€™S EVE EDITION airs Monday, December 31 at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT), on CBC Television, in an extended one-hour version of Jamesâ€™ trademark razor-sharp comedy.
In his seventh annual New Yearâ€™s Eve special, comedian Ron James sends off 2012 in style. As all of us successfully head into 2013, Ron vows â€œnever to listen to a Mayan againâ€ and makes a few startling predictions of his own for the year ahead. The Royal Family has been especially â€˜visibleâ€™ in 2012 and in her annual message to the Queen, Aunt Vivien isnâ€™t afraid to tell the naked truth. With nothing left to eat, Sir John Franklin explains why their expedition will continue to live on in our imaginations. Ron plays a man surprised to learn heâ€™ll face hard time if he has a hard time keeping his New Yearâ€™s resolution. Conservative Radio show host (and new recurring â€˜Ron James Showâ€™ character) Buell Crawford gets hot under the collar over all this climate change baloney. And back in 1967 coal town Cape Breton, fan favourite Lâ€™il Ronnie resolves never to let Cousin Becky trick him againâ€¦ but his resolution may be as doomed as the rest of ours! And when a coupleâ€™s left-leaning friends all mysteriously turn Tory after a strange comet lands, something just doesnâ€™t seem right in â€˜Night of the Young Conservativesâ€™. Joining James to celebrate are special guests: Linda Kash, Patrick McKenna, Raoul Bhaneja & Lauren Ash.
This year THE RON JAMES SHOW debuts with our traditional New Yearâ€™s Eve Special, a critical and ratings success year after year for Ron James. Regular episodes of the series fourth season move to Monday nights, with the first half hour scheduled to air on Monday, January 7, at 8:30 p.m. (9 NT).
Viewers can look forward to a new season of THE RON JAMES SHOW showcasing the talents of renowned and much-beloved comedian Ron James, and his poetically charged observations about surviving life in the modern world. Anchored by Jamesâ€™ hilarious stand-up and cutting field sketches that are rich in satire and physical comedy, THE RON JAMES SHOW is a coast-to-coast hit on CBC-TV.
Season Four will also feature brand new sketches chock full of recognizable guest stars and satirizing a wide variety of hot button issues. Ode to the Road segments return in episode one, with Ron trying to find his inner cowboy at the 100th Calgary Stampede. Regularly hailed by critics, Ron says â€œIâ€™m just trying to make sense of the daily chaos weâ€™re all walking through on this rapidly spinning planet.â€