[12/10/12 - 10:40 AM]
"The Colbert Report" Announces Names Barry Julien as Co-Executive Producer and Opus Moreschi as Head Writer
"Barry Julien and Opus Moreschi are tireless, visionary producers and incredibly talented writers. For instance they wrote this sentence," said Colbert.

[via press release from Comedy Central]


NEW YORK, December 10, 2012 - Barry Julien has been promoted to Co-Executive Producer and Opus Moreschi to Head Writer of COMEDY CENTRAL's(R) "The Colbert Report," it was announced today by Stephen Colbert, Executive Producer, Writer and Host of the program. Julien formerly served as Supervising Producer and Head Writer. Moreschi was previously a writer for the series.

"Barry Julien and Opus Moreschi are tireless, visionary producers and incredibly talented writers. For instance they wrote this sentence," said Colbert.

Julien, who will continue as a writer on the show, is a native of Montreal, Quebec where he started as a stand-up comedian at 17 and wrote for numerous Canadian television shows. He joined "The Colbert Report" in 2007 and held positions as a writer (2007-2009), Head Writer (2009-2012) and Supervising Producer (2011-2012). He is the recipient of three Writer's Guild Awards and Primetime Emmy(R) Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program in 2008 and 2010.

Moreschi is a classic Hollywood triple threat: a writer, performer and mammal. A graduate of Emerson College, he has written and performed comedy at I.O. West and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, as well as on MTV, COMEDY CENTRAL and Spike TV. Moreschi joined the show as a writer in 2008. He is the recipient of two Writer's Guild Awards and Primetime Emmy(R) Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program in 2010 and a small plastic trophy for his participation in a charity mustache-growing contest.

Since the show's inception in 2005, "The Colbert Report" has been nominated for Emmys(R) in the show, writing and directing categories for seven consecutive years and its total number of nominations now stands at 28. The series has received Primetime Emmy(R) Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program in 2008 and 2010. In 2012, the series was cited for a second prestigious Peabody(R) Award for Excellence in Broadcasting, having previously been honored in 2008.

From 2012 to date, "The Colbert Report" has averaged a 1.0 Adult 18-49 rating and a 1.3 Men 18-34 rating with an average nightly audience of 1.8 million total viewers. The series has showed gains of +16% over last year with total viewers, making this the highest-rated and most watched year ever for "The Colbert Report." In addition, it is the second most popular late night talk show in all of television among young adults after "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (Adults 18-34, Adults 18-24, Men 18-34 and Men 18-24). It is also now the #3 late night talk show among Adults 18-49 (behind "The Daily Show" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"), having overtaken "Late Show with David Letterman" this year.

"The Colbert Report" is produced by Jon Stewart's Busboy Productions, Inc. in association with Colbert's Spartina Productions, Inc. Stewart, Colbert and Tom Purcell are the Executive Producers with Meredith Bennett, Richard Dahm and Barry Julien as Co-Executive Producers. The series' Head Writer is Opus Moreschi and it is directed by Jim Hoskinson. David Bernath is the Executive in Charge of Production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

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[12/01/15 - 05:40 PM]
ABC's "Marvel's Agent Carter" Season Premiere Moves to January 19
Due to the scheduling of the State of the Union Address on January 12, "Marvel's Agent Carter" will return for a second season of adventure and intrigue on a new date.

[12/01/15 - 12:13 PM]
Hollywood's A-List Heads to Ovation TV for No-Holds-Barred Interview Show, "Los Angeles Times' The Envelope"
The series is hosted by Rebecca Keegan and Mark Olsen who sit down with the year's critically acclaimed directors and actors for an in-depth discussion of their awards-worthy films and the filmmaking process.

[12/01/15 - 12:10 PM]
truTV Expands Scripted Slate with Pre-Launch Renewal of "Those Who Can't," And Begins Development on Three New Scripted Projects
"Those Who Can't" centers on a trio of trouble-making high school teachers played by show creators and executive producers Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy.

[12/01/15 - 11:46 AM]
"War & Peace" Reimagined for a New Generation Premieres on Lifetime, A&E and History January 18
The epic features an award-winning cast including Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton, Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson and others.

[12/01/15 - 10:49 AM]
TV One Celebrates Eddie Murphy in PBS' "18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor" Special This Friday, December 4 at 8 P.M. ET
Originally broadcast on PBS stations nationwide, the special taped at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and features star-studded appearances by leading entertainers and comedians.

[12/01/15 - 10:13 AM]
Video: Starz Releases First Look at "Outlander" Season Two
The Season Two teaser is the first release for Starz' 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings.

[12/01/15 - 10:07 AM]
"Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" to Air on ABC, Sunday, December 13
Ginnifer Goodwin narrates the one-hour special, which explores the moment where folklore met filmmaking.

[12/01/15 - 09:46 AM]
An All-New "The Biggest Loser" Returns January 4 with a New Host, Theme, Logo, Gym and Format and Eight Compelling Contestant Teams of Two
Dolvett Quince and Jen Widerstrom return to train eight contestant teams of two, all with compelling stories.

[12/01/15 - 08:35 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "The Voice," "Superstore"
The Peacock wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49 by wide margins.

[12/01/15 - 08:06 AM]
Video: Netflix Presents "A Very Murray Christmas"
In just 4 days, Bill Murray and his celebrity friends will bring joy and laughter to people all around the world with the Netflix original holiday special.

[12/01/15 - 07:41 AM]
"Bolshoi Babylon," An Unprecedented Inside Look at the Famed Russian Ballet Company in the Wake of Scandal, Debuts Dec. 21 on HBO
The film was previously slated to debut the week prior on Monday, December 14.

[12/01/15 - 07:35 AM]
Nickelodeon Presents Series Finale of Landmark "Nick News with Linda Ellerbee," Commemorating 25 Years on Air, Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 8PM (ET/PT)
Ellerbee, who has announced her retirement, will highlight some of Nick News' most poignant episodes and discussions, while presenting the story and philosophy behind the award-winning series.

[12/01/15 - 07:30 AM]
Juanes, Seth MacFarlane and Trisha Yearwood Added to Lineup for "Sinatra 100 - An All-Star Grammy Concert," Sunday, Dec. 6 on CBS
They join previously announced performers Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, Zac Brown, Harry Connick, Jr., Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Adam Levine, Carrie Underwood and Usher.

[12/01/15 - 07:03 AM]
Luke Bryan, Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, and Demi Lovato to Perform in Times Square During "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016"
They join previously announced performers One Direction, who will headline the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles.

[12/01/15 - 06:51 AM]
Video: MTV Reveals Stunning Opening Title Sequence for "The Shannara Chronicles"
The show open features powerful and stunning visuals of the post-apocalyptic world of "Shannara," harmonized with artist Ruelle's haunting hit song, "Until We Go Down."