or


[06/02/09 - 08:57 AM]
Important Announcement! Comedy Central's(R) 'Important Things with Demetri Martin' Renewed for a Second Season
"Thanks to COMEDY CENTRAL for extending the show's importance," said Martin.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

Important Announcement! COMEDY CENTRAL's(R) 'Important Things with Demetri Martin' Renewed for a Second Season

Series To Return In 1Q 2010

NEW YORK, June 2 -- A very important show is returning to COMEDY CENTRAL for a second season. The sketch comedy series "Important Things with Demetri Martin" has been renewed for a second season, it was announced today by Lauren Corrao, president, original programming and development, COMEDY CENTRAL. The second season of "Important Things with Demetri Martin" will premiere in 1Q of 2010.

"The uniquely creative Demetri Martin brought a great new perspective to the network, striking a chord with our viewers and becoming an immediate sensation, especially among our core young men and Gen Y," said Corrao. "His talent is undeniable and we are looking forward to more important things from Demetri in the upcoming season."

"Thanks to COMEDY CENTRAL for extending the show's importance," said Martin.

Produced by Jon Stewart's Busboy Productions, "Important Things with Demetri Martin" launched on February 11 as COMEDY CENTRAL's most-watched series premiere since "Chappelle's Show" (2003) with an average of 2.8 million total viewers and was the most-watched program on all of television in Prime that night among Men 18-24, even beating out "American Idol." The first season of "Important Things," which ended on March 25, averaged 2.3 million total viewers and ranked as the #1 series in its timeslot in all of television among Men 18-24 and Men 18-34. (Source: Nielsen Media Research, most current data, 2/11/09-3/25/09)

Stand-up comedian, Emmy(R)-losing writer and all-around person, Demetri Martin (www.demetrimartin.com) is the creator, executive producer and star of "Important Things with Demetri Martin." In this sketch comedy series, Martin mixes stand-up comedy, sketches, animation, studio bits and music to explore one "important thing" per episode -- like Power, Safety or Chairs. Martin's jokes, drawings and hair play major roles in the series.

Based in New York City, Martin is an actor, stand-up comedian and writer who has performed in most English-speaking countries (not in South Africa or New Zealand, though). He has won trophies for his comedy in America, Scotland and Australia and has appeared on late-night television shows, both onstage and in the audience. Other important things that Martin has done include: a staff writer for "Late Night with Conan O'Brien"; a writer-performer for the Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"; a comedy CD called "These Are Jokes," which was released via COMEDY CENTRAL Records(R) in 2006; and a one-hour stand-up special for COMEDY CENTRAL called "Demetri Martin. Person." which premiered in 2007 and was also released on DVD by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment(R) and Paramount Home Entertainment.

Martin will next be seen as the lead actor in the Ang Lee film "Taking Woodstock" for Focus Features (premieres August 14) and is set to start filming "Moneyball" opposite Brad Pitt for Steven Soderbergh. He is also writing a book and screenplays, has brown hair and is allergic to peanuts.

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.





  [june 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· CHAPPELLE'S SHOW (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· IMPORTANT THINGS WITH DEMETRI MARTIN (COMEDY CENTRAL)









[08/04/15 - 12:07 PM]
Disney's "Descendants" Powers Disney Channel to Primetime Sweep and Over 1-Year Highs
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 27-August 2.

[08/04/15 - 12:02 PM]
Casting News: "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Gets Savage
Danish actor Casper Crump has been cast as the immortal Vandal Savage.

[08/04/15 - 11:26 AM]
Animal Planet Runs 12-Hour Marathon of Lion Programming, Dedicated to Cecil the Lion, On August 10 -- World Lion Day
Animal Planet's roaring about World Lion Day to honor the majestic lion - one of the most revered species on the planet - whose numbers are in decline.

[08/04/15 - 11:20 AM]
ABC Announces Kristen Bell Will Host "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown" Special, Airing November 30
The anniversary special will celebrate 50 years of the iconic classic that has brought joy and a television watching tradition at the holidays for generations of fans.

[08/04/15 - 11:07 AM]
"48 Hours: Fall from Grace" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Adults 25-54 and Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets World Television Premiere Date for "Prophet's Prey"
The film, due on Saturday, October 10, focuses on the tyrannical cult leader Warren Jeffs.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
FOX Sports Telecasts Premier Boxing Champions Under Multi-Year Media Rights Deal
FOX Sports 1 premieres "Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays," a new, live primetime boxing series on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (9:00 PM ET), which continues for a total of 21 shows through the end of June.

[08/04/15 - 10:32 AM]
The Jackson Family Legacy Lives on in New Series, "The Jacksons: Next Generation," Premiering October 2nd on Lifetime
The series focuses on the third generation of the famed Jackson family - Taj, Taryll and TJ - Tito Jackson's sons and nephews of the famed Jackson 5.

[08/04/15 - 10:11 AM]
Video: El Rey Network and Miramax(R) Release Robert Rodriguez Featurette from Season Two of the Supernatural Crime Saga "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Rodriguez gives viewers an exclusive glimpse at the new season.

[08/04/15 - 10:04 AM]
"Drunk History" Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, September 1 at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central
Tony Hale, Greg Kinnear, Justin Long, Christopher Meloni, Stephen Merchant and Jason Ritter guest star in the season opener.

[08/04/15 - 09:32 AM]
ABC Family Starts Production on Drama Pilot "Stay" and Announces Full Cast
Skeet Ulrich will portray Shane Brenner, a recently widowed father who has mysteriously packed up his daughters to move them across country, but is stranded by a storm at a mysterious old hotel.

[08/04/15 - 09:03 AM]
American Pharoah's Victory in Haskell Invitational on NBC Is Most-Watched Summer Race in 13 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 2.

[08/04/15 - 08:51 AM]
NBC Sweeps Monday in All Key Measures Among the Big 4, Wins 6 of 6 Half-Hours in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, August 3.

[08/04/15 - 08:35 AM]
ABC's "Bachelor in Paradise" Monday Debut Surges by Double Digits From Its Sunday Premiere in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, August 3.

[08/04/15 - 08:20 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "American Ninja Warrior"
The Peacock nearly doubles its closest competitor among adults 18-49.