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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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