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Key & Peele Look Back on What Made Their 'Liam Neesons' Spot a Promoted Clip Worth Watching Duo is selective about selling characters for ads

Jokesters Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele—best known for their Comedy Central sketch comedy show Key & Peele—have created several hilarious, over-the-top characters, including super enthusiastic action movie fans The Valets. In…

July 28, 2014, 10:58 AM EDT

Hulu Gains Exclusive Rights to Stream 'South Park' Will host full archive and new episodes in $80 million deal

Trey Parker and Matt Stone, co-creators of the long-running Comedy Central animated show South Park, have struck an exclusive deal with Hulu to host the series—including its 244-episode archive as…

July 14, 2014, 10:56 AM EDT

Mad Men Star Vincent Kartheiser Stays Away From Social Media But doesn’t mind some binge-watching

Specs Who Vincent Kartheiser Age 34 Accomplishments Stars as Pete Campbell on AMC’s Mad Men (Season 7 airs Sundays at 10/9c); voices Marsh Merriweather on the Fox animated series High School USA! Base…

April 17, 2014, 11:32 PM EDT

Stephen Colbert Named Successor to David Letterman Comedy Central mainstay signs 5-year pact with CBS

Stephen Colbert is moving three blocks east—and light-years from basic cable. The 49-year-old linchpin of Comedy Central’s long-running series The Colbert Report has been tapped to succeed David Letterman as the host…

April 10, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

David Letterman Announces His Retirement During Late Show Taping Host will step down when contract expires in late 2015

Wake the kids and phone the neighbors, because David Letterman is hanging it up after his contract expires at the end of next year. The 33-year late night veteran and host…

April 3, 2014, 5:36 PM EDT

A Recent History of the Heckler's Veto From #IStandWithPhil to #CancelColbert

The television world has weathered quite a few controversies in the last several months, many of which have one disturbing thing in common: They are fomented and sustained by people…

March 29, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

Viacom, Tumblr Team Up to Offer Co-Branded Campaigns Partnership starts with MTV Movie Awards

Viacom has been making good use of popular blogging platform Tumblr in the recent past and now it looks like the partnership is official: the two organizations will offer “co-branded…

March 20, 2014, 4:48 PM EDT

Google and Viacom Finally Bury the Hatchet Lengthy appeals process ends

After years of in-court bickering and appeals overturning appeals, Google and Viacom have finally decided to end their lengthy legal squabble over more than 150,000 clips on YouTube of everything…

March 18, 2014, 12:06 PM EDT

Viacom Is Creating a Full Division Devoted to Branded Content Neils Schuurmans, Dario Spina will run the new unit

Viacom is doing at scale something that TV entertainment companies—especially those with a wide footprint in the unscripted world—are relying heavily on for growth: It's creating a full division devoted…

January 21, 2014, 7:47 PM EST

Time Warner Cable, Viacom Ink New Carriage Deal Multiyear pact includes provision for streaming app

Five years ago, a nasty carriage feud between Time Warner Cable and Viacom brought Dora the Explorer to tears. This time around, the two sides hashed out a new affiliate…

December 24, 2013, 3:41 PM EST

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