or


[01/06/06 - 12:00 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Announces the 2006 Development Slate for Its Broadband Channel 'Motherload'

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL(R) Announces the 2006 Development Slate for Its Broadband Channel 'MotherLoad'

This Mother Is Loaded!

'MotherLoad' Original Programming for Early 2006 Includes Animation, Live-Action Narratives, Topical Stand-Up Performances and Sketch Comedies

'MotherLoad' Returning Series Include 'Meet The Creeps' and 'Odd Todd'

To View COMEDY CENTRAL 'MotherLoad' Log-On to http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 -- COMEDY CENTRAL continues to expand the comedic landscape with quality programming beyond the boundaries of television. The network's broadband original development slate for early 2006 was announced today by Lou Wallach, senior vice president, original programming and development, COMEDY CENTRAL.

COMEDY CENTRAL is taking original broadband programming to new heights. "COMEDY CENTRAL MotherLoad," which launched on November 1, 2005, is one of the first network broadband channels to premiere original series. In 2006, COMEDY CENTRAL plans to unveil an extensive line-up of original programming including animation, live-action narratives, topical stand-up performance and sketch comedies.

"Our 2006 broadband development slate further represents COMEDY CENTRAL's commitment to developing and producing quality programming exclusively for this digital platform," said Wallach. "There is such a wealth of talent and content in the broadband arena. With the launch of 'MotherLoad' we have become the comedic hub for broadband content. Top comedians, actors and writers are looking to COMEDY CENTRAL as the launching pad for their broadband shows."

Projects in consideration to premiere on "MotherLoad" include (all titles listed are working titles):

"All Access: Middle Ages"

This hilarious VH1 clip-show parody is from Littleman, the gang behind MotherLoad's hit series "I Love the Thirties." The new show includes such episodes as "Most Awesomely Bad Plagues," "Worst Breakups: Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn" and "Best Crusade Ever."

"How To Live"

From writer Steve Kerper, "How To Live" is a show about a modern dysfunctional family, but produced in the style of 50's-era educational reels.

"Fanboy"

"Fanboy" is a live-action scripted series about an obnoxious comic-book geek. The series was developed by Hungryman, the commercial production company that works with Spike Jonze and Michel Gondry.

"Good God"

"Good God" is a live action comedy, a la "The Office," about God's workplace environment. This show is another Hungryman production.

"Golden Age"

This animated show comes from Augenblick Studios, whose animation has appeared in COMEDY CENTRAL's "Shorties Watching Shorties" and MTV2's "Wonder Showzen." Each episode of "Golden Age" features a profile of what happened to long-since-retired cartoon characters. For example, "Jerome" the gumdrop from the "Let's Go Out to the Lobby" film strips that played before movies in the 70s, was afflicted with numerous abuse problems.

"Daisy Garden Story Time"

A dark & twisted "Reading Rainbow" parody from Nick Gurewitch, the artist behind cult comic strip "The Perry Bible Fellowship."

"My Wife, The Ghost"

This series is a dark parody of the 50's-era supernatural sitcoms such as "My Mother the Car" and "Bewitched."

"MotherLoad Presents"

Taped in front of a live audience at New York's own Ars Nova Theater, this series features some of the funniest, strangest and most unique bits from NYC's alternative comedy scene.

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. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit COMEDY CENTRAL's press-only Web site at http://www.comedycentral.com/press.

SOURCE COMEDY CENTRAL
Web Site: http://www.comedycentral.com http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload http://www.comedycentral.com/press





  [january 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· SHORTIES WATCHIN' SHORTIES (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· WONDER SHOWZEN (MTV2)





[02/24/17 - 09:30 AM]
Tracy Morgan Comes to Netflix with All-New Stand-Up Comedy Special Launching Tuesday, May 16th
Tracy Morgan's "Staying Alive" finds the comedy icon exploring his fresh take on life, career and mortality in the wake of surviving a devastating near-fatal traffic collision in 2014.

[02/24/17 - 09:30 AM]
BBC America's London East End Drama, "Ripper Street," Returns for Its Final Season on March 8
The powerful closing chapter picks up mere days after the grisly death of Detective Inspector Bennet Drake, which reunites his old friends, Detective Inspector Edmund Reid, surgeon Captain Homer Jackson and "Long" Susan Hart, to bring his murderer to justice.

[02/24/17 - 08:42 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Hangs Onto Demo Crown
A new "Grey's Anatomy" sparks another victory for the Alphabet among adults 18-49.

[02/24/17 - 08:30 AM]
Showtime(R) Celebrates "Twin Peaks" Day, Unveiling Dual Key Art
One poster depicts Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee), whose mysterious death sparked the "Twin Peaks" saga, while the other showcases series star Kyle MacLachlan as Special Agent Dale Cooper.

[02/24/17 - 07:03 AM]
Bravo Media Partners with Lay's for First-Ever Live "Top Chef" Quickfire Challenge
Fans can watch the delicious drama unfold through a Facebook Live special presentation on the official Top Chef page and on bravotv.com's "The Feast," the network's food-focused digital destination.

[02/24/17 - 07:01 AM]
The Guardians and the Avengers Team Up for an Epic One-Hour "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" Season Two Premiere on Saturday, March 11, on Disney XD
Disney XD will also release six shorts following the adventures of the five main characters daily, beginning February 27 on the Disney XD app, VOD and Disney XD's YouTube.

[02/23/17 - 11:52 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 23
Updates include: Lauren Graham to lead "Linda from HR" for FOX; Josh Duhamel, Bokeem Woodbine to star in "Unsolved" at USA; and Lea Michele cast in ABC comedy pilot.

[02/23/17 - 03:05 PM]
Disney-ABC Television Group Wins Two Humanitas Prizes
ABC won the 30 Minute award for "black-ish" "Hope" episode, written by Kenya Barris.

[02/23/17 - 02:47 PM]
Video: New Trailer - Burning Sands - on Netflix March 10
The film was selected for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival US Dramatic Competition and will be available to Netflix members worldwide on Friday, March 10.

[02/23/17 - 02:34 PM]
Kirsten Dunst, Jon Hamm, Taraji P. Henson, Samuel L. Jackson, David Oyelowo, Kerry Washington and More to Present at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards
Online streaming service Sundance Now (www.sundancenow.com) will live-stream the Spirit Awards concurrently with the telecast, with an archived version available to Sundance Now members shortly after the telecast concludes.

[02/23/17 - 02:15 PM]
History's "The Curse of Oak Island" Delivers Series High 3.8 Million Viewers in Season Four Finale
History spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 21.

[02/23/17 - 01:40 PM]
"The Oscars(R): All Access" Live Stream Locks Hosts and Facebook Live Integration
"The Oscars: All Access" features footage from over 20 cameras strategically placed along the red carpet, backstage and in the audience, providing fans with insider views into the most memorable moments of the night.

[02/23/17 - 01:03 PM]
Sara Bareilles to Deliver "In Memoriam" Performance During the 89th Oscars(R)
"Sara's unique artistry will honor those we've lost in our community, including familiar faces and those behind the scenes who have enriched the art of moviemaking," Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd said.

[02/23/17 - 01:02 PM]
Showtime(R) Brings the World of "Twin Peaks" to SXSW(R)
Performers will include Neko Case, Real Estate, M. Ward, Agnes Obel, Holly Macve, Julie Byrne, Alex Cameron, Aldous Harding, Alexandra Savior, Cameron Avery and Annie Hart (of Au Revoir Simone), Tim Darcy, L.A. Salami and Let's Eat Grandma.

[02/23/17 - 12:27 PM]
E! Goes "Live from the Red Carpet" with Hosts Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic at the Oscars Sunday, February 26th Starting at 1:30P ET and 10:30A PT
The network's second screen live coverage will include a live, immersive 360 experience utilizing the latest state-of-the-art technology enabling fans to enjoy the red carpet like never before.