or


[05/24/05 - 12:00 AM]
Comedy Central Promotes Lauren Corrao to Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL Promotes Lauren Corrao To Executive Vice President, Original Programming And Development

NEW YORK, May 24, 2005 -- COMEDY CENTRAL has promoted Lauren Corrao to executive vice president, original programming and development, it was announced by COMEDY CENTRAL president, Doug Herzog to whom she will continue to report. She was previously senior vice president, original programming and head of development.

In her expanded role, Corrao will be responsible for the development and supervision of all of COMEDY CENTRAL's original programming slate. She will oversee the network's talent, development, events and original programming staffs in both Los Angeles and New York. Additionally, Corrao will supervise the development of original content for the network's programming expansion into new digital platforms.

"Lauren's track record at COMEDY CENTRAL speaks for itself," said Herzog. "2004 saw the highest ratings in the network's history and this year the steady ratings growth continues. With ratings-winners like "Chappelle's Show," "RENO 911!" and "Drawn Together," Lauren has been the architect of some of our most successful series and become a key player in COMEDY CENTRAL's phenomenal growth."

During her tenure, Corrao has been instrumental in attracting A-list talent to the network, providing a platform for them to expand and grow and offering them creative freedom, highly valued in the community. On her watch, deals have been signed with top names such as D.L. Hughley, Sarah Silverman, Denis Leary, Stephen Colbert and Adam Corolla, among others.

Corrao came to COMEDY CENTRAL in 2002 from Touchstone Television where she served as executive producer on several projects, including the critically-acclaimed series "The Job" starring Denis Leary. Corrao also spent four years at Fox Television where she was vice president of comedy development and vice president of alternative and late night development, where she developed such hits as "That 70's Show," "MADtv" and "King of the Hill."

Previously, Corrao spent 10 years at MTV where she oversaw the development and production of "The Real World," "The State," "The Ben Stiller Show" and "The Jon Stewart Show."

Before embarking upon her career in television, Corrao received a B.A. in Semiotics from Brown University. She lives in Pasadena, CA, with her husband and two children.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 87 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL is a registered trademark of Comedy Partners. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is http://www.comedycentral.com.





  [may 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· CHAPPELLE'S SHOW (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· DRAWN TOGETHER (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· JOB, THE (ABC)
· KING OF THE HILL (FOX)
· REAL WORLD, THE (MTV)
· RENO 911 (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· THAT '70S SHOW (FOX)





[09/02/15 - 02:58 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Kicks Off Its 28th Season on September 8, 2015 with a Line-Up of Top Talent
From September 8-11, Ripa and Strahan will be challenged to "put their money where their mouth is" as they take on experiences that they've talked about on the show.

[09/02/15 - 02:57 PM]
The Official "Shark Tank" Companion Series, "Beyond the Tank," Returns for a 4-Week Event Beginning Tuesday, September 29 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC
The one-hour episodes of "Beyond the Tank" will feature the captivating and surprising outcomes after the Sharks strike a deal with the Entrepreneurs on "Shark Tank."

[09/02/15 - 02:04 PM]
Bill Wolff Named Executive Producer of Chelsea Handler's New Series on Netflix
The new talk show will feature an updated format that encompasses Chelsea's unfiltered opinions on topical entertainment and cultural issues, as well as her signature guest interviews.

[09/02/15 - 02:00 PM]
Disney Channel to Air a Special "Girl Meets World" Episode About Asperger's Syndrome on Friday, September 11
Three experts consulted on the episode to help deliver an authentic storyline that can spark conversation among kids and their families.

[09/02/15 - 01:54 PM]
Adult Swim Hits the Road with the 2015 Adult Swim Drive-In
The six-week, 15-city national tour will kick off September 17 providing fans the opportunity to screen all-new content like unaired episodes of current Adult Swim series, never-before-seen pilots and specials, and more favorites from Williams Street.

[09/02/15 - 01:15 PM]
Summer Was Hot on WE tv - Network Bucked Industry Trends to Grow Ratings More Than 30 Percent in Key Demos, Year-Over-Year
WE tv spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[09/02/15 - 01:15 PM]
Starz Hits a Three-Pointer with Third Season Renewal for Hit Comedy Series "Survivor's Remorse"
Mike O'Malley has signed on again to serve as executive producer and showrunner.

[09/02/15 - 01:13 PM]
Glenn Morshower Joins "Supergirl" Cast as General Sam Lane
Upon his arrival in National City, this stern military man will recruit Supergirl to help execute a top-tier government mission.

[09/02/15 - 01:10 PM]
2015 "MTV Video Music Awards" Generates More Than 73 Million Views Across Platforms
MTV further spins the numbers for Sunday, August 30.

[09/02/15 - 12:47 PM]
Hallmark Channel Introduces Its Newest Tradition, "Fall Harvest," With Four All New Original Premieres Every Saturday Night in October
Just in time for Halloween, the programming event presents a special two-hour sneak peek of "Good Witch" season two on Saturday, October 24.

[09/02/15 - 12:37 PM]
truTV Announces Additional Celebrity Guests for "Funny Or Die's Billy on the Street"
A 90 second sneak peek of the upcoming season will premiere during the "Impractical Jokers Live Punishment Special," set to air Thursday, September 3.

[09/02/15 - 12:31 PM]
New Jersey Educator to Star in DIY Network's Popular "American Rehab" Series
The series follows Shalina Joy, a Newark educator and veteran house flipper, as she tackles her largest renovation yet - restoring a 6000 sq. ft. 19th century Victorian mansion to its former glory.

[09/02/15 - 12:09 PM]
Velocity Greenlights Season Three of Top Car Culture Series "Americarna," Hosted by NASCAR Legend Ray Evernham
Evernham has given viewers unprecedented access to our nation's fascinating cultural history through the scope of its greatest invention: the automobile.

[09/02/15 - 11:53 AM]
OWN Delivers Double-Digit Growth in Key W25-54 Demo and Total Viewers in August 2015
OWN spins the numbers for the month of August.

[09/02/15 - 11:41 AM]
Lifetime Posts Double Digit Year-on-Year Growth in Key Demos for August
Lifetime spins the numbers for the month of August.