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Daily Show Gets Boost with Cramer Appearance March 14, 2009 11:51 pm

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dailyshowstewartcramer-031409Thursday’s episode of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, featuring the highly anticipated interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer, drew the show’s second largest audience of the year.  An average audience of 2.3 million viewers tuned in, ranking second only to January’s inauguration day episode, which delivered 2.6 million viewers.

Overall, the episode ranks in the all-time top 10 for the show, which scored a record-high 3.6 million viewers for an October episode that had Stewart conduct a one-on-one interview via satellite with then-candidate Barack Obama.

Source: Variety

Groening Leaving Door Open for More Futurama Episodes February 26, 2009 7:21 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Blu-ray, Comedy Central, DVD, Movies, News, Television.
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futuramaitwgy-022609While the fourth Futurama DVD/Blu-ray movie Into the Wild Green Yonder, which came out this past Tuesday, was suppose to be the final movie, creator Matt Groening tells CNN that he isn’t quite ready to say goodbye yet:

“We have a great relationship with Comedy Central and we would love to do more episodes for them, but I don’t know. Maybe,” Groening said. “I think one of the factors will be how well this DVD sells, because of these troubled times where everybody’s gnashing their teeth and biting their nails.”

Groening adds that they feel like they’ve offered “an emotionally satisfying conclusion” to the saga but “we did leave the door open just a bit in case we get renewed.”

Into the Wild Green Yonder, on DVD and Blu-ray as of this past Tuesday, will also air on Comedy Central, who own the rights to the series, over four parts.

Comic-Con 2008: Comedy Central’s “TV Funhouse” July 25, 2008 11:28 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Adult Swim, Comedy Central, Comic-Con, Comic-Con 2008, Morel Orel, News, Television, TV Funhouse.
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Comedy Central’s two-hour panel on TV Funhouse began with a speech by Triumph the insult comedy dog and the panel included Smigel, Dino, Smigel, Dino Stamatopoulos (Morel Orel) and Tommy Blacha (Metalocalypse).  Odenkirk moderated the panel.  Here are the highlights courtesy TV Squad.

  • They showed clips from TV Funhouse.
  • Dough Dale, the host of TV Funhouse, showed up via internet midway through, discussing various aspects of the show and entertained with various hats, puppets and facial expressions.
  • The Anipals made an appearance.
  • It was announced that Morel Orel will not be returning to Adult Swim after the 13 episodes air this season.
  • Tommy Blacha mentioned that Metalocalypse would be returning.
  • Smigel inferred that he may not be returning to Saturday Night Live this season, mentioning that he was barely on last season due to budget cuts, though he wasn’t bitter about it and defended the show when an audience member said everything on the show, save his bits, were crap.

Read the entire report at this link, which also includes pictures.

‘Lil’ Bush Returning for a Second Season on March 13 February 26, 2008 5:01 pm

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Comedy Central has announced the return date for the second season of Lil’ Bush.  Details follow after the jump.

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Stewart, Colbert Returning on January 7 December 22, 2007 1:24 am

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Comedy Central has confirmed that its latenite talk shows The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report are returning to air original episodes on January 7, two months after taking a break due to the WGA strike.

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Comedy Central and Jon Stewart Extend Contract for Two More Years October 19, 2007 12:24 am

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Comedy Central and Jon Stewart have reached terms to extend their contract with Stewart to host and executive produce The Daily Show for two more years, through 2010.

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Season/Series Premieres/Finales and Specials for Wednesday, October 3, 2007 October 3, 2007 4:14 pm

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Here are the list of season/series premiere(s)/finale(s) as well as special(s) that will be airing this evening.

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Comedy Central Renews “Lil’ Bush” and “Mind of Mencia” October 2, 2007 2:28 am

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Comedy Central has announced renewals for both Lil Bush and Mind of Mencia.

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South Park to get the Hi-Def Treatment March 6, 2007 9:58 pm

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Comedy Central’s South Park will be made available in high-definition for the first time beginning this Thursday.

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The Sarah Silverman Program Renewed February 14, 2007 9:15 pm

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Comedy Central has issued a quick renewal for their freshman comedy The Sarah Silverman Program.

The network has ordered 14 episodes of the second season, which will premiere in the fall of this year.

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