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Topic: Comedy Central

Comedy Central Orders 3 More Seasons of Tosh.0

Hit viral video show locked in through 2016

Comedy Central has re-upped its biggest ongoing series through 2016. The Viacom network said today that it would purchase three more seasons of Tosh.0, with the popular series' just-inked sixth…

The Top 20 Tumblr Ads of the Year

Buzziest brand promos revealed

When Tumblr introduced in-stream sponsored posts last spring, skeptics predicted millennials would flee. But the blogging site soared to 47 million visitors in October, up 42 percent since the ads…

John Oliver Leaves The Daily Show for HBO

Veteran comic parlays fill-in host gig into weekly series

John Oliver is leaving The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. The English comedian, who hosted the four-nights-a-week commentary show on Comedy Central during Stewart's absence, will star in a weekly topical…

Comedy Central Is Dismantling Its Digital Wall

Content and ads will flow across multiple screens

Can a network merge its digital unit with the rest of the corporate structure? Comedy Central thinks it can—today, the network is announcing it’s done exactly that. The next question,…

The Web Is a Lab for Marketable TV Content, and Vice Versa

Shows are increasingly ping-ponging between platforms

The lines between digital and linear distribution are a lot less blurry than advertised when it comes to the business models of cable television and the online space, but content…

Colbert Skewers Guest-Stealing VMAs and MTV's Van Toffler in Sponsored Segment—UPDATED

'A crushing disappointment brought to you by Hyundai'

Stephen Colbert does some of the smartest media criticism on television, but it's never better than when it's directed at his employers. Colbert has made something of a cottage industry out…

Viacom's Upfront Dollars and FY Q3 Ad Revenue Are Up

Pushing affiliate fees as a main source of growth

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman told investors on today's third-quarter earnings call that the company's TV division managed to secure mid-single-digit volume increases at its adult television networks division during this year's…

Daily Show's Jason Jones Doesn't Follow Grandma on Foursquare

He brings the funny in new Holiday Inn Express campaign

Holiday Inn Express today launched a social media-heavy campaign that's anchored by the witticisms of comedic actor and Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones. While the 40-year-old has appeared in commercials…

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…

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…

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