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Topic: Comedy Central

The Ads Are Defeated, for Now, on South Park's Brilliant, Biting Season Finale

But in the end, 'You will never be rid of ads'

The ads lost the battle on South Park's season finale Wednesday night—although they may still end up winning the war. The Dec. 9 episode, "PC Principal Final Justice," brought the Comedy Central show's…

South Park Sets Its Sights on Advertising Yet Again, Blasting Branded Content and Targeted Ads

The kids learn anything (or anyone) could be an ad

Trey Parker and Matt Stone hysterically satirized ad blocking and sponsored content during the Nov. 18 episode of South Park, but it turns out the show creators still had plenty…

Ad of the Day: Rick and Morty Fans Find Their Carl's Jr. Ad to Be Quite Tasty Indeed

The show's creators produced the spot with 72andSunny

Die-hard fans of Adult Swim's cult favorite hit Rick and Morty are jonesing for Season 3, but they'll have to settle instead for a Season 2 marathon this week on…

Nightly Show Host Larry Wilmore on the Difference Between Trolling and Lurking

Plus, how he feels about satirizing this election season

Specs Age 54 Claim to fame Host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore (Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 p.m.) Base New York Twitter @LarryWilmore Adweek: What's the first information you consume in the morning? Larry…

Hot List: Here Are the Top TV Shows, Stars and Networks of 2015

Readers and editors agree Empire ruled the year

Amid the clutter of today's TV options, there are still several standout shows and networks worth celebrating. Adweek's annual Host List is a two-part celebration of the best that TV, print…

How Trevor Noah Is Making The Daily Show His Own, Without Changing It Completely

Late night’s only millennial host opens up about his first month

On Sept. 28, the final piece of the recast late-night lineup clicked into place with the debut of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. Replacing an icon like Jon Stewart…

In Just 9 Months, Comedy Central Reshaped Late Night and Kept Advertisers Happy

Network rebounded after losing Stewart and Colbert

Not so long ago, Comedy Central's late-night lineup consisted of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report. What a difference a year makes. "If you had told…

Infographic: How the Late-Night Host Shuffle Has Changed the Price of Ads

Buyers place their bets on Fallon and Colbert

Networks and advertisers typically spend every fall focused on the new prime-time lineups. Not this year. All eyes are on late night, and with good reason. "Outside of sports, it's…

The Headless Horseman, His Pumpkin, Play the Odd Couple in Sweet, Creepy Reese's Spot

Sharing treats gets tricky for Comedy Central

Imagine if the iconic Headless Horseman and his flaming pumpkin noggin had a bit of a love-hate relationship. They've been together so long that each knows just how to push…

3 Takeaways From Trevor Noah’s Daily Show Debut

Comedian doesn't veer from what worked under Jon Stewart

That sound you just heard was Comedy Central exhaling. The Trevor Noah era of The Daily Show kicked off Monday night, and it felt like the summer of 2013 over again.…

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