or


[02/04/13 - 08:37 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Premieres "The Ben Show with Ben Hoffman" and "Nathan For You" Premiere on Thursday, February 28
Both half-hour series have eight-episode orders from the cable channel.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

Who Is Ben Hoffman? Ben Hoffman Gets His Own Show On Comedy Central(R) "The Ben Show with Ben Hoffman" Premieres On Thursday, February 28 At 10:00 p.m. ET/PT

Users Can Visit cc.com/Ben For Episode Previews, Highlights

NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2013 -- Join the journey with Ben Hoffman in Comedy Central's newest show "The Ben Show with Ben Hoffman" as he moves through life attempting to figure it all out. Utilizing vignettes interwoven with sketches, Ben interviews and hangs out with various people and characters to explore the randomness that is his life. Eight episodes begin on Thursday, February 28 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, followed by the premiere of "Nathan For You."

"The Ben Show with Ben Hoffman " is a sketch show/man-on-the-street hybrid starring comedian Ben Hoffman . Between sketches, we follow Ben on a journey, such as forming a band, going on a blind date, buying a firearm or returning to his hometown in Kentucky. Ben seeks advice and guidance from strangers as well as people he knows, including his dad, ex-girlfriends and therapist, who also help him introduce the sketches.

In the premiere episode, Ben chats with Todd Bridges , who relates past stories using animation to discuss his crack use; old ladies audition for a role as "Gangsta Granny;" Ben chats with his therapist about his desire to buy a firearm; as the 'retweeter,' Ben shows the absurdity of celebrity tweets; and a rapper brings musical flair to the obits in "YoBitchuaries."

Ben was a Writer/Correspondent for Comedy Central's "Sports Show with Norm Macdonald " and wrote for the "Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne." In addition, he has appeared on "Arrested Development," "New Girl" and "Drunk History." Ben memorably pranked the Twittersphere during President Obama's Hollywood fund-raising event with George Clooney , tweeting as if he was present at the event.

Viewers can watch preview clips and get an extended look at the premiere episode on the show's website at cc.com/Ben, and throughout season one, the website will feature exclusive video including original segments, outtakes and extended highlight clips. Beginning today, fans can also follow Ben on Twitter @thebenshow as well as on Tumblr at benshow.tumblr.com. In addition, the "The Ben Show with Ben Hoffman " Facebook page will be updated multiple times each week with the latest content from the show.

Episodes from "The Ben Show with Ben Hoffman " will be available in SD and HD the day after air on iTunes, Xbox Video, Amazon Instant Video, Sony PlayStation Store, Vudu and Samsung Media Hub.

"The Ben Show with Ben Hoffman " is executive produced by Hoffman, Mike Gibbons , Itay Reiss , Derek Van Pelt and Judi Brown Marmel and produced by Levity Entertainment. Monika Zielinska is the Executive in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go, Comedy Central (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB).

Comedy Central(R) Keeps It Real With New Series "Nathan For You" Premiering On Thursday, February 28 At 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

Real People. Real Businesses. Results Not Guaranteed

Users Can Visit cc.com/Nathan for Episode Previews and Highlights

NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2013 -- What makes Nathan Fielder one of the most unconventional minds in the world of business? Tune in to Comedy Central's new series "Nathan For You" to find out. Each week this sweet, smart, but occasionally misguided young man visits real, small businesses and implements humorous, unique marketing campaigns. Eight episodes begin on Thursday, February 28 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, following the premiere of "The Ben Show."

In this docu-reality comedy, Nathan Fielder ("Jon Benjamin Has A Van") uses his business degree and life experiences to help struggling companies with strategies that no traditional business consultant would dare to attempt. From getting buzz for a yogurt shop by introducing a controversial flavor, to helping a taxi company reinvent the cab ride, or finding a legal way for a gas station to charge $1.75 per gallon and still make money, Nathan goes as far as it takes to make his ideas come to life. But because of his unorthodox approach, Nathan's sincere efforts to do good often draw real people into an experience far beyond what they signed up for.

In the first episode, Nathan sets out to drum up attention for a yogurt shop owner by creating a new flavor that's sure to be talked about. He also devises a scheme that allows a pizzeria to guarantee delivery in eight minutes or less. And Nathan field-tests his theory that confidence, not intelligence, is the key to success with an elaborate experiment involving a 7-year-old, a jerk, and a turtle.

Viewers can watch preview clips and an extended look at the premiere episode on the show's website at cc.com/Nathan. And beginning in early February, fans can follow Nathan on Twitter @nathanfielder. In addition, the "Nathan For You" Facebook page will be updated multiple times each week with the latest content from the show.

Hailing from Canada, writer, director and comedian Nathan Fielder is well-known for his online shorts and his weekly segments on the hit CBC comedy series "This Hour Has 22 Minutes." For his work on "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" Nathan received a Canadian Comedy Award, a Writer's Guild Award, and was nominated for a Gemini. Nathan has also written and performed on the Comedy Central series " Jon Benjamin Has a Van" and "Important Things with Demetri Martin ."

Episodes from "Nathan For You" will be available in SD and HD the day after air on iTunes, Xbox Video, Amazon Instant Video, Sony PlayStation Store, Vudu and Samsung Media Hub.

"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 on-air, online and on-the-go, Comedy Central (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB).





  [february 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· BEN SHOW, THE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· NATHAN FOR YOU (COMEDY CENTRAL)





[10/21/17 - 08:28 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Holds Onto Demo Crown
"Blue Bloods" and "Hawaii Five-0" lead said categories for the Eye.

[10/20/17 - 09:42 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "Good Doctor" Tops CBS' "NCIS" and NBC's "This Is Us" as the Season's Most-Watched Drama
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of October 9-15.

[10/20/17 - 09:18 AM]
FXX Scares Up Tricks and Treats for Halloween
FXX will celebrate Halloween with a The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror" programming event culminating with a 13-hour marathon on Monday, October 31.

[10/20/17 - 08:42 AM]
"Will & Grace" Is the #1 Entertainment Show of the Night in 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 19.

[10/20/17 - 08:15 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Keeps CBS on Top
The Eye claims top honors in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/20/17 - 07:01 AM]
"A Very Pentatonix Christmas" Delivers the Holiday Spirit to NBC on Monday, Nov. 27 at 10 P.M. ET/PT
The one-hour television event will feature a duet with Jennifer Hudson and take viewers on a musical journey filled with joy, heart and laughter as the group performs some of their holiday favorites.

[10/20/17 - 06:50 AM]
"Thursday Night Football" on CBS and NFL Network Scores Another Ratings Increase, Up +5%
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 19.

[10/19/17 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 19
Updates include: Hulu gives final season to "Casual"; Steve Buscemi to replace Owen Wilson in "Miracle Workers" at TBS; and Erica Ash to lead BET's new drama "In Contempt."

[10/19/17 - 02:02 PM]
Video: December 15 - "The Ranch" Part 4 Comes to Netflix and the Binge Race Begins
"The Ranch" is the third most binged-raced show on Netflix.

[10/19/17 - 01:30 PM]
All-Star Autism Benefit "Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs," Hosted by Jon Stewart, to Be Presented Live on HBO Nov. 18
Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert, Abbi Jacobson, Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, Olivia Munn, John Oliver and Adam Sandler are among the initial wave of performers.

[10/19/17 - 01:29 PM]
"Bring It!" and "The Rap Game" Return November 24
Lifetime's Friday mainstays will once again air back-to-back beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/19/17 - 12:50 PM]
"2017 CMT Artists of the Year" Special Soars to New Ratings Highs and Ranks as Most Watched in Event History
CMT spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 18.

[10/19/17 - 12:06 PM]
AMC Launches New Virtual Reality App, AMC VR, with Brand-New "The Walking Dead" VR Content
Additionally, timed to "The Walking Dead's" 100th episode, AMC VR will debut an extended 360-degree bonus scene from the Season 8 premiere starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Seth Gilliam.

[10/19/17 - 12:03 PM]
American Heroes Channel and Time Inc.'s People(R) Present the 2017 Red Bandanna Hero Award to Combat Wounded Coalition Founder Lt. Jason Redman
A television special produced by Time Inc. Productions, "9/11 Hero: The Red Bandanna Legacy" will also highlight three Red Bandanna Heroes when it premieres on AHC on Saturday, October 28.

[10/19/17 - 11:59 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces the Launch of "Countdown to Christmas" Fantasy Game
Viewers who play the game will have the opportunity to take their enthusiasm for their favorite Hallmark Channel holiday movies and play for the top prize of $20,000.