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IFC Has a New Documentary Parody Show From SNL Alums

IFC announced its upfront slate just shy of this evening's presentation in Manhattan. The agenda for the 2014-15 season (or the cable equivalent thereof) includes American Documentary, a new series…

March 20, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

Mindshare’s Chief Content Officer Discusses Making Branded Entertainment That Resonates David Lang also shares the projects he is proudest of

Specs Who David Lang Age 50 New gig Chief content officer, Mindshare Continuing gig President, Mindshare Entertainment How is your new job different from the old one? It’s bigger and more expansive, but a lot of…

December 15, 2013, 10:01 PM EST

SNL’s Cecily Strong Learned She Got the Job From Reading the N.Y. Times New Weekend Update co-anchor discusses preparing for her first segment

Specs Who Cecily Strong Age 29 New gig SNL repertory player and Weekend Update co-anchor Old gig Featured player on Saturday Night Live What was the process like for getting the Weekend Update spot? We try…

November 24, 2013, 9:54 PM EST

More Tricks Than Treats: November Sweeps Begin on Halloween Ratings predictably meager as HUT levels plummet

By a quirk of the calendar, this year’s November sweeps began on Halloween night and will end on the night before Thanksgiving. Bad news, good news. In kicking off on an evening…

November 1, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

Brands Are Flocking to the Star Wars Nerd Procession The Course of the Force attracts big sponsors

If you’re driving down the Pacific Coast Highway this summer, and you see a cadre of Sand People or a lightsaber-wielding Boba Fett, don’t be alarmed. The Course of the…

June 2, 2013, 11:14 PM 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

Live From Yahoo, It’s Saturday Night Live! Deal includes 38 seasons of archival content

On the eve of the much anticipated digital Newfronts, during which 18 programmers will attempt to make the case for Web originals, Yahoo has struck a major deal to add…

April 24, 2013, 11:08 PM EDT

Information Diet: Fred Armisen Portlandia star is platform agnostic when it comes to his passion for music

Specs Age 45 Accomplishments Co-creator, star of IFC’s Portlandia (the special episode “Winter in Portlandia” airs Dec. 14; Season 3 premieres Jan. 4); Saturday Night Live cast member Base New York What’s the first information…

December 7, 2012, 5:35 AM EST

Information Diet: Rachel Dratch 'SNL' alum is a fan of '30 Rock' and 'Parks and Rec,' but is also drawn to news headlines

Specs Age 46 Accomplishments Saturday Night Live alum; author of just released memoir Girl Walks into a Bar...: Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, and a Midlife Miracle Base New York, NY What’s the first information you consume…

April 6, 2012, 5:05 AM EDT

Ben & Jerry’s Unveils 'SNL'-Themed Flavor Schweddy Balls anyone?

Vermont-based ice-creamery Ben & Jerry's is launching a new flavor of ice cream named after a classic Saturday Night Live sketch. The company announced that Schweddy Balls ice cream will…

September 8, 2011, 6:22 AM EDT

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