or


[10/05/11 - 02:12 PM]
DirecTV's New "Nick and Artie Show" Coming to a Radio (and TV) Near You
The Nick DiPaolo and Artie Lange-hosted series will begin simulcasting on The Audience Network this spring.

[via press release from DirecTV]

DirecTV's New "Nick and Artie Show" Coming to a Radio (and TV) Near You

New Sports Talk Radio Program Featuring Comedians Nick DiPaolo and Artie Lange to Deliver 'The Funny' On Sports and Entertainment

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Sports talk radio has been turned on its ear with the DirecTV launch of the "Nick and Artie Show," a manic, late-night look at the world of sports and entertainment from the perspective of two fans, who also happen to be hilarious stand-up comedians.

The new, nationally syndicated radio show, produced by DirecTV and distributed through Premiere Networks, Inc., will feature Artie Lange, best known for his work on MADtv and the Howard Stern Show; and Nick DiPaolo, who has made frequent appearances on the Stern show and Comedy Central.

The Nick and Artie Show currently airs Monday through Friday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET and is streamed live on the show's website, www.NickandArtie.com. Next year, DirecTV plans to simulcast the radio program on its Audience Network, joining the popular The Dan Patrick Show, which began its simulcast on DirecTV in 2009.

"Nick and Artie Show" listeners will be treated to a totally different type of sports show. Instead of the usual commentary from former players, coaches, and slick sports broadcasters so common on sports talk radio, fans will get an earful of the most outrageous observational humor to be found anywhere on the radio.

"'The Nick and Artie Show' will be a hilarious, man-tacular departure from the standard sports talk radio format," said Chris Long, senior vice president, DirecTV Entertainment and Production. "Assuming they don't get arrested, we're looking forward to simulcasting the show on our Audience Network this spring."

"I'm excited to be doing a show with Nick DiPaolo, who is one of my favorite comedians of all time," said Lange. "The Nick and Artie Show will bring a fan's perspective to the world of sports, which isn't often represented on the radio or TV sports shows. Add in a little entertainment and basically you have the perfect example of what happens when two comedians can't get a sitcom!"

"I'm looking forward to doing this show with my pal Artie and I'm confident we're going to do for sports talk radio what hydrogen did for the Hindenburg," said DiPaolo. "I just hope we're not mathematically eliminated by Halloween."

Comedian and radio personality Artie Lange is best known for his tenure with the The Howard Stern Show and the comedy sketch series MADtv. Lange has released recordings of comedy performances - It's the Whiskey Talkin' (2004) and Jack and Coke (2009). He co-wrote, produced and starred in his film Artie Lange's Beer League in 2006, and published his book Too Fat to Fish in 2008, which entered The New York Times Best Seller list at number one.

Best known for his seething, sarcastic style, Nick DiPaolo has performed on a wide range of shows, including The Tonight Show, HBO's Young Comedians Special, Late Night with David Letterman and Conan O' Brien. An accomplished writer, he was twice nominated for an Emmy for his writing on The Chris Rock Show. Nick is a permanent fixture on Comedy Central, having had three half-hour stand up specials on the network and is often featured on the hilarious Comedy Central Roasts. His strong political opinions have been heard on Fox News Channel's Hannity, Red Eye, Fox and Friends, as well as CNN's Joy Behar. Nick's one hour comedy special for Showtime, entitled Raw Nerve debuted this year to rave reviews.

About DirecTV:

DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world's leading providers of digital television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience through state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming and industry leading customer service to more than 30 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America. In the U.S., DirecTV offers its 19.4 million customers access to more than 170 HD channels and Dolby-Digital(R) 5.1 theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET(TM), Emmy- award winning technology and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for ten years running. DirecTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the pay-TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to more than 10.6 million customers. DirecTV sports and entertainment properties include three Regional Sports Networks (Northwest, Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh) as well as a 60 percent interest in Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on DirecTV, please visit www.DirecTV.com.





  [october 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[05/06/16 - 11:21 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Official Trailer For Its Hit Drama "Ray Donovan"
The season will premiere on Sunday, June 26 at 9:00/8:00c on-air, on demand and over the internet.

[05/06/16 - 11:01 AM]
AMC Shifts "Feed the Beast" Premiere to the Night of Sunday, June 5th, Following "Preacher"
The series will then settle into its previously announced time period - Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c - on June 7.

[05/06/16 - 10:58 AM]
Tim Matheson and Cynthia Nixon Set to Star in National Geographic Channel's Two-Hour Scripted Movie "Killing Reagan"
The director will be Rod Lurie, a self-professed political junkie, with a script written by Eric Simonson, an Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, Short Subject.

[05/06/16 - 10:32 AM]
USA Network's Hit Drama "Suits" Returns for Season 6 Wednesday, July 13 at 9/8c
The Universal Cable Productions series will be the lead-in to the previously announced second season of the Golden Globe(R) award-winning series "Mr. Robot."

[05/06/16 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Renews "Criminal Minds" for the 2016-2017 Season
In its 11th season, the series is a top 10 drama in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

[05/06/16 - 09:32 AM]
"The Dunk King" Set to Premiere Wednesday, May 18 Following TNT's Exclusive Coverage of the 2016 NBA Western Conference Finals
Terrence J and Kenny Smith host the show with judges including NBA on TNT analysts Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal and Brent Barry.

[05/06/16 - 09:31 AM]
Brooklyn BBQ Expert Shannon Ambrosio Brings His Pit Master Skills Down South in "Big Bad BBQ Brawl"
The four-episode series launches Tuesday, June 7 at 10:00/9:00c on Cooking Channel.

[05/06/16 - 09:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Onto Demo Crown with "The Big Bang Theory"
The Eye leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/06/16 - 09:24 AM]
EPIX Acquires Hard-Hitting Breakout Sundance Film Festival Documentary "Under the Gun"
The feature length documentary, which received significant praise and attention at this year's Sundance Film Festival, makes its World Television Premiere on EPIX and across all EPIX platforms on May 15.

[05/06/16 - 08:49 AM]
Justice Is Served Thursday Nights on Animal Planet with New Series "Lone Star Law" and Returning Series "North Woods Law"
Maine's "North Woods Law" returns for an all-new season with 11 episodes full of unexpected twists and shakeups.

[05/06/16 - 07:00 AM]
Multi-Platinum Recording Artists Fifth Harmony to Perform Their Smash Hit "Work from Home" at the "2016 Billboard Music Awards" on ABC
Fifth Harmony join previously announced musical performers Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, DNCE, The Go-Go's, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, P!nk, Britney Spears and collaborations with Nick Jonas and Tove Lo.

[05/05/16 - 03:52 PM]
Just in Time for Mother's Day BET Networks Announces More Casting News for Its "New Edition: The Movie" Miniseries
La La Anthony, Yvette Nicole Brown, Monica Calhoun, Lisa Nicole Carson and Sandi McCree are among the latest additions.

[05/05/16 - 03:07 PM]
CBS Moves Up "New I Love Lucy Superstar Special" to Friday, May 20
The network's latest newly-colorized special was originally slated for Sunday, May 22 at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/05/16 - 02:44 PM]
BBC America's First Major Natural History Co-Production "The Hunt" Premieres Sunday, July 3
Narrated by famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough, the new series comes from multi-Emmy(R)-winning executive producer Alastair Fothergill and series producer Huw Cordey.

[05/05/16 - 01:15 PM]
Eden Brolin Cast in Recurring Role in Freeform's New Original Drama Series "Beyond"
Brolin will recur as Charlie, a cool and confident young woman with a tough exterior, and who has a special gift that gets her into trouble.