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  • Jon Stewart leaving Comedy Central at end of year

    Jon Stewart leaving Comedy Central at end of year
    UPDATES with Stewart's words of farewell and cultural impact: In a move that will rock Comedy Central to its core, the channel announced Tuesday that Jon Stewart is leaving at the end of the year. "For the better part of two decades, we have had the...
  • Tello Films incubates web series

    Tello Films incubates web series
    Midway through its second season, Comedy Central's "Broad City" has made its mark not only for being funny and audacious, but also because the show's central dynamic is one that rarely anchors a sitcom anymore — that of a deep and abiding friendship...
  • Stewart's exit is no joke at Comedy Central

    Stewart's exit is no joke at Comedy Central
    With Jon Stewart leaving his post on "The Daily Show," the joke may be on Comedy Central. The departure of Stewart — who announced on Tuesday that he will exit his signature mock-news program sometime later this year — presents the 24-year-...
  • Comedy Central has 'short list' for Jon Stewart replacement

    Comedy Central is mulling a "short list" of replacements for "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, a decision that could affect how much influence the show has on the 2016 presidential campaign. Also at issue: Whether Stewart, an executive producer for...
  • Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show': Read a transcipt of his remarks

    Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show': Read a transcipt of his remarks
    On Tuesday, Jon Stewart shocked fans by announcing he would be leaving his job as host of "The Daily Show," a position he's held since 1999. Fighting back tears, he explained the decision at the end of Tuesday's show with the following remarks: "Doug...
  • Jon Stewart, a force in comedy and news, will leave 'The Daily Show'

    Jon Stewart, a force in comedy and news, will leave 'The Daily Show'
    Jon Stewart plans to step aside as host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" later this year, ending a 16-year run that changed the way Americans view the news. Stewart, 52, made the announcement at the end of his show Tuesday in New York. Under his...
  • Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show' this year

    Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show' this year
    Jon Stewart will step down as host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” this year, ending a 16-year run that changed the way Americans view the news. Stewart, 52, made the announcement to his studio audience as he recorded Tuesday...
  • Doug Herzog takes over MTV, VH-1 in Viacom restructuring

    Doug Herzog takes over MTV, VH-1 in Viacom restructuring
    Cable giant Viacom Inc. has restructured its large portfolio of TV channels while expanding the responsibilities of veteran programming executive Doug Herzog. Herzog now will oversee the MTV, VH-1 and Logo channels in addition to two popular networks...
  • John Oliver will stay on HBO through 2017

    John Oliver will stay on HBO through 2017
    HBO agreed to extend John Oliver's run on its satirical Sunday-night program "Last Week Tonight" through 2017, a move that puts to rest any speculation that the British comic might be in line to succeed Jon Stewart at Comedy Central's "The Daily Show,"...
  • Sumner Redstone isn't heard from during Viacom earnings call

    Sumner Redstone isn't heard from during Viacom earnings call
    Billionaire Sumner Redstone, in declining health, did not participate in Viacom Inc.'s earnings call with Wall Street analysts on Thursday. Viacom's quarterly conference calls for years have typically opened with Redstone giving a brief but upbeat...
  • Viacom Chief Philippe Dauman paid $44 million in 2014

    Viacom Chief Philippe Dauman paid $44 million in 2014
    Media company Viacom's stock slipped last year -- but the company's chief executive, Philippe Dauman, saw his compensation soar 19% to $44 million. Dauman, 60, received a $20-million bonus in fiscal 2014, even though the company's stock declined 9%...