In an unprecedented move, Comedy Central has acquired…a Netflix show. The TV channel has purchased the exclusive “linear television rights” to all current seasons of the Netflix original BoJack Horseman, making it the only place (besides Netflix) to watch the hilarious, depressing animated series. The question is: why, though?
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In the wake of news involving sexual assault allegations against Silicon Valley and Deadpool actor T.J. Miller, Comedy Central has announced it’s cancelled Miller’s puppet series The Gorburger Show. Comedy Central claims the decision to cancel the show came before the allegations against Miller broke. The actor has denied the allegations against him.
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In this edition of TV Bits:
- That Hanna TV series is definitely happening
- Our first look at Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace in American Crime Story
- Jon Stewart’s HBO series goes up in smoke
- Comedy Central’s The President Show earns more episodes
- And more!
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Posted on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
In just a few days, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will reunite Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher on the big screen for the first time since 1983’s Return of the Jedi. But this weekend also marks the premiere of Sisters, which will feature Amy Poehler and Tina Fey in a movie together for the first time since… 2013’s Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues?
Okay, so one of those is admittedly a much more momentous occasion than the other. But seeing Fey and Poehler together should still be fun, if somewhat less thrilling than space battles and lightsaber duels. And to help drive that point home, they’ve recruited Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer for a weird and funny new promo. It’s not quite a Sisters trailer, and it’s not quite a Broad City ad, but it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan of these four hilarious women. Read More »
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When Kroll Show was still on Comedy Central, one of the best recurring segments was a little prank show called Too Much Tuna, featuring Gil Faizon (Nick Kroll) and George St. Geegland (John Mulaney) — the stars of Oh, Hello, another recurring segment on the sketch comedy series. And now these two charismatic Upper West Side artists are bringing their talents Off Broadway.
Mulaney and Kroll have just announced a new Oh, Hello stage show in the form of a new play written by Faizon and St. Geegland called We’re Us, You’re You, Let’s Talk. This sounds like it could be one of the greatest events of our time. Read More »
There has been a handful of video games based on the foul-mouthed animated series South Park from Comedy Central, and most of them are pretty terrible. There was a first-person shooter for the Nintendo 64 at the height of the show’s early controversial popularity, a racing game called South Park Rally and some mess of a game called South Park: Chef’s Luv Shack.
Thankfully, they’ve gotten better with the most recent release of South Park: The Stick of Truth; maybe that run will continue with the forthcoming sequel called South Park: The Fractured But Whole. (Get it?) But did you know there was another game in the works in the early 2000s that never saw the light of day? See footage from this unreleased South Park video game below! Read More »
Good news for fans of the two freshman comedy shows Another Period and Documentary Now! has just arrived as both new series have just landed orders for more seasons.
Comedy Central just announced a renewal of the 1902-set faux reality series starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome while IFC has quickly ordered two more seasons of Documentary Now! with Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Helen Mirren.
If you’ve yet to take a chance on either of these shows, you can find out more about them after the jump! Read More »
Jon Stewart hosted his final episode of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, a show that he’s been writing, producing and hosting for 16 years and nearly 2,600 episodes. To say farewell to Stewart, or #JonVoyage as Comedy Central has dubbed the goodbye on social media, a cavalcade of guest stars, from former correspondents to Martin Scorsese to Bill O’Reilly to Bruce Springsteen, all came to say goodbye. And yes, there’s a bunch of crying too.
Below we highlight the extended farewell episode of The Daily Show, which is available in its entirety online for those of you who missed it last night. Watch Jon Stewart’s final Daily Show episode after the jump! Read More »
Over the past few years, fans have come to love the comedic stylings of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele as seen in their self-titled Comedy Central sketch series Key & Peele. Sadly, all good things must come to an end.
Today, co-creator, co-star and recent Emmy nominee Keegan-Michael Key revealed that the current fifth season of the show will be the last. The show hasn’t been canceled, but Key and Peele have simply decided they’ve done what they set out to do with the show. Find out more about Key & Peele ending after the jump! Read More »
If the foul-mouthed antics of South Park haven’t gotten old for you after 18 years, then you’ll be happy to know that Comedy Central just solidified a deal for more craziness from the small Colorado mountain town.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone have just struck a new deal with Comedy Central to have South Park renewed for three more seasons, each with 10 episodes. And the network’s deal with Hulu to stream all the episodes, new and old, has just been extended as well. Find out more about the South Park renewal after the jump! Read More »