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[07/19/07 - 01:43 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Honored with Network Record 12 Primetime Emmy(R) Nominations
"South Park," the adult animation phenomenon, home to Kyle, Stan, Kenny and Cartman, received its seventh nomination for the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour), the category in which it won in 2005.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL� HONORED WITH NETWORK RECORD 12 PRIMETIME EMMY� NOMINATIONS

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Nine-Time Emmy-Winner "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" Cited Again For Program, Performance, Writing, Directing As Well As Sound Mixing And Editing, Totaling Six Nominations

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Smash Hit "The Colbert Report" Scores Four Nominations For Show, Performance, Writing And Directing

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Emmy-Winning Animated Favorite "South Park" Receives Seventh Nomination

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"The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of William Shatner" Walks Away With Network's First Specials Nomination

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NEW YORK, July 19, 2007 -- Beating its own personal best of eight, COMEDY CENTRAL earned 12 nominations in the 2006-2007 Primetime Emmy Awards competition, it was announced today by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS).

Nine-time Emmy-winner (four times for program, five times for writing) "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" the network's unique news parody series, is nominated this year in six categories: Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series, Stewart's performance for his Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program, Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program and Chuck O'Neil, singled out for the fifth year-in-a-row for Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program. Receiving their first Emmy nominations this year are the "Daily Show" editing team for Outstanding Multi-camera Picture Editing For A Series and audio engineer Tim Lester for Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Or Music Series Or Special. This brings the grand total of Primetime Emmy nominations for the "Daily Show" to 24. The program is also a two-time winner of the prestigious Peabody� Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.

"The Colbert Report," with Stephen Colbert assuming a dismissive, Bill O'Reilly-like persona while commenting on the issues of the day, received four Emmy Award nominations: Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series, Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program for Colbert's performance and Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program. Director Jim Hoskinson was cited for Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program. The show was nominated in each of these categories last year, bringing its total number of nominations to eight.

"South Park," the adult animation phenomenon, home to Kyle, Stan, Kenny and Cartman, received its seventh nomination for the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour), the category in which it won in 2005. Nominated for the "Make Love, Not Warcraft" episode, the show in its 11th season remains COMEDY CENTRAL's highest rated show. "

The Emmy Awards will be presented in two ceremonies. The first, primarily for creative arts categories, will take place on Saturday, September 8, while the balance of the Emmys, primarily for the performing arts, will be announced before a black-tie audience during a primetime telecast (FOX) on Sunday, September 16. Both ceremonies will take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA.

The following is a complete list of COMEDY CENTRAL's nominations, along with all credited individuals:

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart, Executive Producer
Ben Karlin, Executive Producer
David Javerbaum, Executive Producer
Kahane Corn, Co-Executive Producer
Josh Lieb, Co-Executive Producer
Rory Albanese, Supervising Producer
Jim Margolis, Supervising Producer

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM
Jon Stewart, Host, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Steve Bodow, Head Writer; Rachel Axler, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Tim Carvell, J.R. Havlan, Scott Jacobson, David Javerbaum, Ben Karlin, Rob Kutner, Josh Lieb, Sam Means, Jason Reich, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart, Writers

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM
Chuck O'Neil, Director, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

OUSTSTANDING MULTI-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A SERIES
The Daily Show with Jon StewartTonya Dreher, Graham Frazier, Mark Paone, Daric Schlesselman, Einar Westerlund, Editors; Rob York, Videotape Editor

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A VARIETY OR MUSIC SERIES OR SPECIAL
The Daily Show with Jon StewartTim Lester, Audio Engineer

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report
Jon Stewart, Executive Producer
Stephen Colbert, Executive Producer
Ben Karlin, Executive Producer
Meredith Bennett, Co-Executive Producer
Allison Silverman, Co-Executive Producer
Richard Dahm, Co-Executive Producer

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM
Stephen Colbert, Host, The Colbert Report

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM
The Colbert Report
Stephen Colbert, Allison Silverman, Richard Dahm, Michael Brumm, Rob Dubbin, Eric Drysdale, Peter Gwinn, Jay Katsir, Laura Krafft, Frank Lesser, Writers

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM
Jim Hoskinson, The Colbert Report

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM (For Programming Less Than One Hour)
South Park, "Make Love, Not Warcraft"
Trey Parker, Executive Producer, Writer, Director
Matt Stone, Executive Producer
Anne Garefino, Executive Producer
Frank C. Agnone II, Supervising Producer
Kyle McCulloch, Producer
Eric Stough, Director of Animation

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL

The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of William Shatner
Joel Gallen, Executive Producer
Rick Austin, Producer

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 91 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of VIACOM Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is www.comedycentral.com. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL's press web site at www.comedycentral.com/press.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with 137 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 200 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.





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