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Topic: Comedy Central

Yes, Futurama Is Really Cancelled Showrunner David X. Cohen talks about it

Showrunner David X. Cohen has seen his and creator Matt Groening’s series Futurama through seven seasons—and 14 years of cancelations, syndicated success, direct-to-DVD resurrection, provisional renewal and, finally, a new…

June 17, 2013, 11:32 PM EDT

Viacom Finishes Major Upfront Biz Network group goes for volume over pricing again

Viacom has inked the last of its major upfront deals, pulling in increases of between 2 percent and 7 percent—two among clients who opted to increase volume 10 percent or…

June 17, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT

Comedy Troupe Prepares to Improvise Three-Minute Ad on Live TV What could go wrong?

Forgetting that a lot of improv comedy stinks, ad agency 18 Feet & Rising is partnering with British improv troupe Mischief Theatre to produce a live ad that will air…

June 6, 2013, 3:56 PM EDT

Michael Shannon Finds Television 'Tremendously Uninteresting' Prefers a Discman

Specs Who Michael Shannon Age 38 Accomplishments Stars on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire; currently appearing in films Mud and The Iceman; plays Superman nemesis General Zod in Man of Steel (in theaters June 14); member…

May 10, 2013, 12:05 AM EDT

Comedy Central Brings Live Stand-Up to Your Phone Symbiotic relationship with Web video

This June, stand-up comedy is coming to your cellphone. And your iPad. And your connected TV. And your computer. It’s all part of Comedy Central’s CC: Stand-Up app, a sort…

April 28, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

CNN Wants Newt for Crossfire Refresh Gingrich on Jeff Zucker’s wish list

CNN has begun casting its net for pundits to appear in the revival of its debate show Crossfire. According to Politico, the news network has approached former Speaker of the…

April 24, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

Futurama Spanned TV’s Sci-Fi Evolution Matt Groening’s sci-fi comedy enters the past on Sept. 4

Bad news, everyone: Comedy Central has decided not to order another season of Matt Groening’s Futurama, thus canceling the animated sci-fi comedy after 140 episodes. Set to return on June…

April 22, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT

Comedy Central Launches Twitter-Based #ComedyFest Microblogging service continues push for media dominance

Next week, Comedy Central will hold a five-day comedy festival that will take place almost entirely on Twitter, according to The New York Times. The partnership between Twitter and Viacom-owned…

April 22, 2013, 10:31 AM EDT

Nickelodeon Ad Sales a Drag on Viacom Earnings Media giant ramps up development in bid to halt ratings skid

This morning's look back on the last quarter was not much fun for Viacom. Revenue was down 16 percent to $3.31 billion, earnings declined to $461 million, and per-share earnings…

January 31, 2013, 10:00 AM EST

Canine Plastic Surgery Advertised on Billboard in Los Angeles Could your dog use a puppy lift?

Is your dog a total "dog"? So asks this billboard spotted in Los Angeles, purportedly offering canine plastic surgery from one Dr. Steven Armond. It turns out it's a promotion…

January 9, 2013, 3:23 PM EST

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