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Fast Chat: Key & Peele The Comedy Central stars get serious about being funny

Comedy Central's Key & Peele is one of those home-grown oddities you only get on a network that develops not just comedy, but individual comedians. The series has only a couple…

October 10, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

Stewart and Colbert Needle Brian Williams in Indecision 2012 Spot Lighten up with Comedy Central's election coverage

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report have proven to be reliable sources of political analysis and news nuggets, so they don't need to sling mud at…

October 5, 2012, 1:42 PM EDT

DirecTV Dispute, Programming Weaknesses Dog Viacom in Q3 No 'Jersey Shore' puts MTV 43% down

It looks like the third-quarter ratings verdict is in at Viacom, and it's not pretty. The picture for primetime is particularly grim. MTV is down a painful 43 percent and 46…

October 1, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

The Manscape Economic and cultural trends transform the demo—but guys are just as manly as ever

Men, who needs them? A loaded and age-old question to be sure. But in this case, it wasn’t lobbed by Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan or even Valerie Solanas—or, for a more…

September 24, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

Information Diet: Dean Norris 'Breaking Bad' star a fan of 'The Sopranos' and 'The Wire'

Specs Age 49 Accomplishments Stars as DEA agent Hank Schrader on AMC’s Breaking Bad; appearing in The Frozen Ground, in theaters this November; graduate of Harvard University and the Royal Academy of…

August 24, 2012, 8:14 AM EDT

'Siesta World Cup' Ad Launches Comedy Central in Latin America W+K celebrates region's napping championship

Comedy Central began broadcasting in Latin America in February, and now it gets an epic introductory commercial from Wieden + Kennedy, São Paulo, and famed Super Bowl director Bryan Buckley…

August 15, 2012, 11:12 AM EDT

KFC Urges Loser College Grads to Stop Living With Their Parents Somehow this sells bite-size chicken pieces

There are a lot of different labels now for breaded, deep-fried bits of chicken sold at fast-food joints. They're called popcorn chicken, chicken stars, chicken tenders, meat slurry. But there's…

July 17, 2012, 2:40 PM EDT

The Advertising Wars: DirecTV and Viacom Nine ads you'll be seeing a lot of in the next few days

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one corporation to dissolve the bands of finance that have connected it with another, and to assume a martyred…

July 11, 2012, 3:54 PM EDT

No More Viacom on DirecTV War of words begins between cable networks and MSO

Viacom and DirecTV have split over carriage fee negotiations, with 17 million DirecTV customers now without Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and VH1. The faceoff got very public yesterday, and today is…

July 11, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

Viacom Networks Set to Go Dark on DirecTV Tonight at Midnight Deadline looms for MTV, Comedy Central, Nick

The staring contest between Viacom and DirecTV will end, one way or another, at midnight tonight: the network conglomerate posted on its blog this afternoon that it was ready for…

July 10, 2012, 10:18 AM EDT

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