or


[03/08/12 - 09:01 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Greenlights Three New Series "The Burn" Starring Jeff Ross, "Review with Forrest MacNeil" Starring Andrew Daly and "Nathan For You" Starring Nathan Fielder
"The Burn" is due this summer while "Review with Forrest MacNeil" and "Nathan For You" will premiere in 2013.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

Comedy Central(R) Greenlights Three New Series "The Burn" Starring Jeff Ross, "Review with Forrest MacNeil" Starring Andrew Daly and "Nathan For You" Starring Nathan Fielder

- Weekly Roast Series Picked Up For Six Episodes And Is Slated To Premiere This Summer

- "Review with Forrest MacNeil" And "Nathan For You" Are Slated To Premiere In 2013

NEW YORK, March 8, 2012 -- The ultimate Roastmaster taking aim at everyone and everything; a reviewer living on the edge no matter the cost; and an advocate who tries to use his business prowess to help save struggling companies and people in need. Comedy Central has given pick-up orders to three new, original series, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, Head of Original Programming and Production, Comedy Central. The series pick-ups include: "The Burn" starring the "Roastmaster General" Jeff Ross; "Review with Forrest MacNeil" starring Andrew Daly ("Eastbound & Down"); and "Nathan For You" starring Canadian writer-comedian, Nathan Fielder ("Jon Benjamin Has A Van").

In "The Burn," Ross will be joined by a group of fellow comics to skewer the week's hot topics and head into the field to take aim at public figures and current events. Known as the "Meanest Man in Comedy" by New York Magazine and "an heir apparent to such old-school masters as Buddy Hackett and Rodney Dangerfield," by The New York Times, Ross has appeared in the last nine Comedy Central Roasts and authored the book, "I Only Roast the Ones I Love: Busting Balls Without Burning Bridges," that was released in 2009.

"Jeff embodies comedy past and comedy future simultaneously, and we are excited to be in the present with him," said Alterman.

"Thank you Comedy Central," said Ross. "My mission is clear. To rip the world a new a**hole one crack at a time. I can't wait to get started."

"The Burn" is executive produced by Ross, Mike Gibbons and Tagline Television's Willie Mercer and Amy Zvi. Production is slated to begin this spring for a premiere this summer, following an all-new "Comedy Central Roast." Jim Sharp and Gary Mann are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

"Review with Forrest MacNeil" is a half-hour comedy starring Daly as "Forrest MacNeil." Unlike typical critics who review boring things like films, food or art, MacNeil reviews the most intense experiences of life itself... by living them. He reviews anything his TV audience throws at him: the adrenaline rush of stealing, the trauma of divorce, the harrowing effects of murder, the wonder and joy of anonymous sex and stops at nothing to show us what any and every experience in life feels like. And, for our convenience, he rates every adventure on a scale of zero to five stars. MacNeil's unwavering commitment to his work means his answers to life's most challenging questions often come at the expense of his wife, his children, his co-workers and humanity in general.

"I know Andy Daly's wife and I want to assure her that contrary to the documentary style of the show, it is fictional," said Alterman.

"This show will be a great service to society," said Daly. "If you're thinking about cheating on your spouse or murdering someone, please wait until we review it so you can avoid the pitfalls and enjoy the experience."

"Review with Forrest MacNeil" is executive produced by Daly and Charlie Siskel ("Tosh.0"). Academy Award nominee Jeff Blitz ("Spellbound") directed the pilot. Jim Sharp and Gary Mann are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central.

"Nathan For You" is a half-hour comedy starring Canadian writer-comedian Nathan Fielder ("Jon Benjamin Has A Van", "Important Things with Demetri Martin"). Armed with a business degree and drawing from his limited life experiences, Nathan gives advice to real people and struggling businesses each week. Thinking that his business background gives him carte blanche to help real businesses and people in all walks of life, Nathan's unorthodox approach usually does more harm than good. Nathan is to small businesses what Gordon Ramsay is to floundering restaurants. Only much much worse.

"I'm hoping the best advice Nathan ever gives me turns out to be that he advised me to pick up this show," said Alterman.

"Picking up my show is a great move for Comedy Central," said Fielder. "I wouldn't be surprised if we see a major uptick in Viacom stock today."

"Nathan For You" is executive produced by Fielder, Michael Koman ("Important Things with Demetri Martin") and Dave Kneebone ("Jon Benjamin Has A Van"). Jim Sharp and Jack Herrguth are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central.

Available in 99 million homes nationwide, Comedy Central (www.comedycentral.com), the only all-comedy network, is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB).

Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) is home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 160 countries and territories. With approximately 170 media networks reaching more than 600 million global subscribers, Viacom's leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, TV Land, Spike TV and Tr3s. Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio and creator of many of the most beloved motion pictures, continues today as a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Viacom operates a large portfolio of branded digital media experiences, including many of the world's most popular properties for entertainment, community and casual online gaming. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com.





  [march 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· BURN WITH JEFF ROSS, THE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· EASTBOUND & DOWN (HBO)
· IMPORTANT THINGS WITH DEMETRI MARTIN (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· JON BENJAMIN HAS A VAN (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· NATHAN FOR YOU (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· REVIEW WITH FORREST MACNEIL (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· TOSH.0 (COMEDY CENTRAL)





[08/25/16 - 02:27 PM]
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" Premieres New Season From Las Vegas on Monday, September 12
Las Vegas has become one of the premier entertainment capitals of the world, and beginning this fall, "Millionaire" will originate from its new production home at Bally's Las Vegas.

[08/25/16 - 02:25 PM]
FOX Brings Live MLS Matches Alongside NFL Coverage For First Match Ever
The network will feature two MLS matches airing live adjacent to regional National Football League broadcasts as part of a joint MLS and NFL lineup on Sunday, September 18.

[08/25/16 - 01:04 PM]
A&E Network Premieres Two-Hour Documentary Ahead of the 20th Anniversary of JonBenet Ramsey's Brutal Murder
A&E reveals never-before-seen case details, including Burke Ramsey's 1998 interview tape detailing his first-hand account of the events at that time.

[08/25/16 - 11:50 AM]
Ann Coulter, Jewel, Ralph Macchio, Nikki Glaser Added to #LoweRoast Roster
They'll join Jimmy Carr, Pete Davidson, Peyton Manning, Rob Riggle, Jeff Ross and Roast Master David Spade.

[08/25/16 - 11:38 AM]
Real Estate/Renovation Stars Dave and Kortney Wilson Prep for Season Two of HGTV's "Masters of Flip"
Look for the first of 14 new episodes on Monday, October 3, at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/25/16 - 11:01 AM]
Video: IFC Releases First Full Trailer for the "Season 51" Return of Emmy-Nominated "Documentary Now!"
As previously announced, the series returns Wednesday September 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/25/16 - 11:00 AM]
"CBS All Access" Subscription Service Now Available on Xbox One
For $5.99 a month, CBS All Access offers more than 7,500 on-demand episodes from the current season and previous seasons of classic shows, as well as the ability to stream local CBS stations live in more than 150 markets across the U.S.

[08/25/16 - 10:44 AM]
HBO's "The Night Of" Heads Into Finale with Strong Momentum Averaging 7 Million Viewers
HBO spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/25/16 - 10:02 AM]
FYI Greenlights New Original Series "Stove Tots"
Production begins immediately on 13 one-hour episodes with the series slated to premiere in 2017.

[08/25/16 - 10:01 AM]
IFC's Comedy Crib Partners with the New York Television Festival
The exclusive Comedy Crib collaboration will highlight the selected projects through the end of the year.

[08/25/16 - 10:00 AM]
HBO Confirms Lineup of Comedy Programming for Upcoming Months
Highlights include new specials from Jerrod Carmichael, Pete Holmes and T.J. Miller.

[08/25/16 - 09:34 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets Premiere Date for "Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee"
Oscar nominee and two-time Sundance Film Festival winner Nanette Burstein delivers a deep investigation into the mysterious life of visionary anti-virus entrepreneur John McAfee.

[08/25/16 - 09:33 AM]
History(R) Commemorates the 15th Anniversary of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks with a Week of Original Primetime Specials
A new special, "15 Septembers Later," will premiere on Labor Day, Monday, September 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/25/16 - 09:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Seal Another Victory
The Peacock continues its win streak among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/25/16 - 09:00 AM]
"ACM Honors" Performers Added - Alicia Keys, Miranda Lambert and More!
Plus: Mike Fisher, Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride and Thomas Rhett will present at the ceremony taking place Tuesday, August 30, at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium.