June 10th, 2013 7:53pm EDT
FX drama The Americans has landed four 2013 Television Critics Association (TCA) awards, leading the nominations despite some sure competition from the likes of Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and House of Cards in the Program of the Year category.
"The Americans," which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as a pair of covert Soviet spies, is also up for the Outstanding Achievement in Drama, Best New Program and Best Individual Achievement In Drama (Rhys) awards; While AMC's "Breaking Bad" picked up nods for Program, Achievement in Drama and the Acting for star Bryan Cranst...
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June 6th, 2013 3:31pm EDT
Paul McCartney is taking over comedian Stephen Colbert's TV show next week for an hour-long interview and performance special.
The 30-minute The Colbert Report will be extended for the visit on June 12th.
It's only the second time a musical guest has taken over the show for an hour - Radiohead were the first act to get the special treatment when they appeared in 2011.
Poking fun at his upcoming special, Colbert says, "I think this McCartney kid's got something special and I'm gonna put him on the map!"
McCartney last appeared on The Colbert Report in 2009, when he was interviewed by the...
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April 22nd, 2013 6:07pm EDT
Comedy Central has revealed that the upcoming season of the Emmy-winning animated comedy Futurama will be its last.
Thirteen episodes will make up the season, which begins on June 19 with back-to-back episodes. Creator and producer Matt Groening of Simpsons fame said in a statement, "I'm very proud of the upcoming season. If this is indeed the end of ‘Futurama,’ it's a fantastic finish to a good, long run."
"If" is a key term, considering the resurrections of Futurama. Originally canceled by FOX in 2003, the series was brought back in direct-to-video movie form, and then once again in epi...
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March 7th, 2013 1:10pm EST
On Comedy Central's new original series Nathan For You, Nathan Fielder is armed with a business degree and good intentions as he sets out to help small businesses with some rather unique marketing ideas. The network's press releases describes Nathan as "sweet, smart but occasionally misguided" - but how off the wall is he really? BFTV recently chatted with Nathan about some of his different ideas and the time he worked with Archer star H. Jon Benjamin.
"I don't really think I'm funny," he confided. "I seem to get into situations that make people laugh, but I don't consider myself that funn...
February 28th, 2013 10:45am EST
"I've never seen a show with this much ridiculous stuff mixed with this much realness," said comedian Ben Hoffman, speaking to BFTV Wednesday about his new Comedy Central series, appropriately titled The Ben Show with Ben Hoffman. "What you're seeing on the show is my real therapist, real dad, a girl that I dated. It's the most real show you've ever seen mixed with the most absurd show you've ever seen."
That's what distinguishes The Ben Show from other sketch-comedy programs: in between its hilarious segments, such as a rapper bringing "musical flair" to obituaries, audiences get a glimps...
February 24th, 2013 12:25pm EST
As a correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show, it's Samantha Bee's job to satirize the news and make light of the often head-scratching truths out there in the world. Off-camera, she's now partnering with beauty giant Dove for their "Close the Case on Care" project, which is aimed at helping women find their best beauty products. The concept recently launched via Dove's Facebook page.
Samantha recently spoke with me to give me the rundown on the new campaign, a nifty little thing called "Truth Tuesdays," and if there are any non-satirical newscasters that pass muster with her.
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January 14th, 2013 8:16am EST
South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are launching their own production company.
The comedy duo has formed Important Studios for future TV and film projects, including a possible big-screen adaptation of their hit Broadway musical, "The Book Of Mormon."
Stone and Parker are looking forward to taking charge, telling the New York Times, "Having worked with several different studios over the years, we came to realize that our favorite people in the world are ourselves."
The creative partners, and best pals, are modeling their new venture on Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks movie s...
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December 19th, 2012 8:39am EST
TV star Jesse 'Jet Set' Hudson (in the blue pants, above) has died at the age of 59.
The actor passed away after reportedly suffering a heart attack outside a store in California last week.
Hudon recently made his name in TV show Workaholics on the Comedy Central network.
A spokesperson for the channel says, "I'm very sad to report that we've lost a member of the Workaholics family. Jet Set Hudson passed away late last week, after contributing some of the funniest, sweetest moments of our just wrapped season 3."
"Jet Set lit up every room he walked into; every set he was on, and tru...
November 30th, 2012 12:00pm EST
Stephen Colbert has always been very vocal about his love for the upcoming The Hobbit movie series, and now he is using his fame and influence to bring the stories to the world.
"Comedy Central's The Colbert Report will present four nights of Hobbit-themed programming , pegged to the Dec. 14 release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," said Entertainment Weekly. "Guests will include stars Ian McKellen , Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis , along with director Peter Jackson ."
Colbert spent time on the set of The Hobbit, and there is a rumor he will be making a cameo in one of the films. In...
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October 21st, 2012 5:58pm EDT
Katy Perry performed a heart-warming duet of her hit "Firework" with 11-year-old Jodi DiPiazza, an autistic musical prodigy from Rochelle Park, New Jersey, during the taping for this year's "Night of Too Many Stars," which airs tonight at 8pm on Comedy Central.
The duet stole the show at the annual charity event staged by the cable network, which will help raise funds to help people living with autism -- like Jodi, who was diagnosed shortly before she turned two-years-old. The girl's parents were once told she might never be able to communicate with them through speaking, according to MSN....
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