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  • 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%...
  • 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...
  • 'Broad City' takes the Troubadour

    'Broad City' takes the Troubadour
    Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the stars and perpetrators of the Comedy Central series "Broad City," brought their road show to the Troubadour in West Hollywood on Saturday night. ("Doug Weston's Troubadour," they knew to say.) The pair have been out...
  • New York City Remains a Hotbed of Rule-Breaking Women in the Entertainment Biz

    When you think of the brilliant, bad-ass women in entertainment and media in New York, it's hard to know where their quirky genius begins and the city ends. From Clare Boothe Luce to Helen Gurley Brown, from Gloria Steinem to Barbara Walters, Gilda Radner...
  • 'Mystery Science Theater 3000′ Reboot May Come Online in Not-Too-Distant Future

    On the heels of the 25th anniversary of its premiere, the cult comedy series "Mystery Science Theater 3000" may be rebooted in the not-too-distant future. Show creator-writer-producer Joel Hodgson, who hosted the sci-fi series from 1988-1993, told...
  • Stephen Colbert visits David Letterman on 'Late Show'

    Stephen Colbert visits David Letterman on 'Late Show'
    The passing of the "Late Show" torch has officially begun. On Tuesday, Stephen Colbert paid his first visit to the Ed Sullivan Theater following the news that he will be taking over for David Letterman next year.  To answer your first question: No,...
  • John Oliver got mocked by friends for crying on 'The Daily Show'

    John Oliver got mocked by friends for crying on 'The Daily Show'
    When John Oliver left "The Daily Show" in December to launch a new weekly show on HBO, host Jon Stewart surprised him with a video tribute to his 7-1/2 years on the Comedy Central show. Overcome with emotion, Oliver broke down in tears and gave Stewart...
  • Cartoon Network aims to turn prime-time tide with its Adult Swim

    When he takes command of CBS' "Late Show" next year, Stephen Colbert will have to battle the two Jimmys, Fallon and Kimmel. But he'll also square off against a robot chicken, a mad scientist and a talking hamburger. From the humblest of beginnings 13...
  • Comedy Central Picks Up Digital Series 'This Is Not Happening' for Linear TV

    Comedy Central has greenlit digital series "This Is Not Happening" for an eight-episode season to air on the linear channel -- the cabler's first promotion of a series developed by its inhouse CC:Studios unit. "This Is Not Happening" features host Ari...
  • 'True Detective' leads TCA Awards 2014 nominees

    'True Detective' leads TCA Awards 2014 nominees
    It's the sort of news that Rust Cohle might celebrate with an unhurried swig of Lone Star beer:  "True Detective" picked up four nominations for this years Television Critics Assn. Awards. The hit HBO anthology series was nominated for program of the...