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Topic: Comedy Central

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…

Shows to Argue About Over Christmas Leftovers [Video Gallery]

Because you've already argued about everything else

Here, gentle reader, is the thing: you're going to argue with your family over the holidays. You know you are. For many of you, the debates began over your Christmas dinner…

TV News Wins Four More Years

You can't hear cheering on Twitter

For all the screwups, awkward vamping, GIF-ready facial expressions and ginned-up suspense, you just can't beat live television coverage for an election. Barack Obama won a second term last night before…

N.Y. Media Fumbles, Fights Its Way Through Sandy

Twitter jerk fools CNN, Letterman and Fallon tape shows, Gossip Girl grounded

It was the biggest storm in New York in nearly 80 years, and while most of the city's media were prepared to meet the challenge, some were not. For example,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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