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[07/17/08 - 01:23 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Honored with Eight Primetime Emmy(R) Nominations and ComedycentraL.com Picks Up First-Ever Broadband Nomination
Two-time Emmy-winner "South Park" received its eighth nomination for Outstanding Animated Program.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL(R) HONORED WITH EIGHT PRIMETIME EMMY(R) NOMINATIONS AND COMEDYCENTRAL.COM PICKS UP FIRST-EVER BROADBAND NOMINATION

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Ten-Time Emmy-Winner "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" Cited Again For Program, Writing, and Directing, Totaling Three Nominations

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

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Two-Time Emmy-Winning Animated Favorite "South Park" Receives Eighth Nomination

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Comedycentral.com Walks Away With Network's First Broadband Nomination

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NEW YORK, July 17, 2008 -- COMEDY CENTRAL earned eight nominations in the 2007-2008 Primetime Emmy Awards competition, it was announced today by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS).

Nine-time Emmy-winner (five times each for program and writing) "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" the network's unique news parody series, is nominated this year in three categories: Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series, 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. This brings the grand total of Primetime Emmy nominations for the "Daily Show" to 27. The program is also a two-time winner of the prestigious Peabody(R) 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 has been nominated in each of these categories for two years in-a-row, bringing its total number of nominations to 12. This year, the show won a prestigious Peabody(R) Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.

Two-time Emmy-winner "South Park," the adult animation phenomenon, home to Kyle, Stan, Kenny and Cartman, received its eighth nomination for the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program. Nominated for the "Imaginationland" trilogy, the show in its 12th season remains COMEDY CENTRAL's highest rated show.

Comedycentral.com has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy for its �Sarah Silverman Program� Nugget �On the Set with Steve.� The Academy singled out the digital entry in its new Special Class � Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs area.

The Emmy Awards will be presented in two ceremonies. The first, primarily for creative arts categories, will take place on Saturday, September 13, while the balance of the Emmys, primarily for the performing arts, will be announced before a black-tie audience during a primetime telecast on Sunday, September 21. Both ceremonies will take place at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, CA.

The following is a complete list of COMEDY CENTRAL's nominations.

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
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; Rory Albanese, Rachel Axler, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Tim Carvell, J.R. Havlan, Scott Jacobson, David Javerbaum, Rob Kutner, Josh Lieb, Sam Means, John Oliver, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart, Writers

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM
Chuck O'Neil, Director

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report

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
Tom Purcell, Head Writer; Stephen Colbert, Allison Silverman, Richard Dahm, Michael Brumm, Rob Dubbin, Eric Drysdale, Peter Gwinn, Jay Katsir, Laura Krafft, Frank Lesser, Glenn Eichler, Peter Grosz, Bryan Adams, Barry Julien, Writers

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

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM (For Programming One Hour or More)
South Park, "Imaginationland"
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, Producer
Bruce Howell, Producer
Adrien Beard, Producer
Vernon Chatman, Producer
Erica Rivinoja, Producer
Pam Brady, Producer
Ryan Quincy, Director of Animation

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS - SHORT-FORMAT LIVE-ACTION ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMS
Sarah Silverman Program Nugget, �On the Set with Steve� Comedycentral.com
Sarah Silverman, Executive Producer
Dan Sterling, Executive Producer
Heidi Herzon, Executive Producer
Rob Schrab, Executive Producer
Vatche Panos, Producer

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 95 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 more than 150 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, 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 300 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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