[09/21/16 - 08:06 AM]
Comedy Central Greenlights "Problematic with Moshe Kasher"
"I see myself as the Phil Donahue of the Internet Age except not as funny or dialed into millennial culture," said Kasher.

[via press release from Comedy Central]


Executive Produced by Moshe Kasher, Serious Business' Alex Blagg, Jason Nadler and Jon Zimelis as well as Dave Becky and Josh Lieberman of 3 Arts Entertainment

Weekly Series Set to Premiere in 2017

NEW YORK, September 21, 2016 - Comedian Moshe Kasher invites viewers to log off and bring their online outrage into the studio for a raucous discussion of today's most polarizing topics as Comedy Central has greenlit "Problematic with Moshe Kasher," it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central. The weekly series, set to premiere in 2017, is executive produced by Kasher, Serious Business' Alex Blagg, Jason Nadler and Jon Zimelis ("@midnight with Chris Hardwick"), as well as Dave Becky and Josh Lieberman of 3 Arts Entertainment.

"I see myself as the Phil Donahue of the Internet Age except not as funny or dialed into millennial culture," said Kasher. "This show will create a safe space for offensive comedy and more importantly engender conversations that will completely end all acrimony, racism, sexism, trolling and whatever else you find offensive online once and for all. I promise."

"We're gratified to know we will be living in a utopian society by season three," added Alterman.

"Problematic with Moshe Kasher" will crawl into the social media muck and put out flame wars and raise provocative questions with the help of experts, comedians, and the studio audience. Monika Zielinska and Tara Schuster are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

Named one of Variety's 10 Comics To Watch, Kasher is native to Comedy Central as he's a co-executive producer on "Another Period," where he is also a cast member as well as making frequent appearances on "@midnight with Chris Hardwick," "Not Safe with Nikki Glaser," "This Is Not Happening," "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail," and "Drunk History." He also appeared on the series "Portlandia," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "The League," "Shameless," "Maron," "Garfunkel and Oates" and "The New Normal." A versed writer, Kasher has written on several films, series and specials including, "Wet Hot American Summer," "Zoolander 2," "Another Period" and "The Comedy Central Roasts." He co-hosted the popular podcast "The Champs" and is the host of "The Hound Tall Discussion Series" on the Nerdist Network. In 2012, he released his first one-hour special, "Moshe Kasher: Live in Oakland" and his critically acclaimed memoir, "Kasher in the Rye."

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: VIAB and VIA).

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in 180 countries. Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Channel 5 (UK), Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick and Paramount Channel, reach over 3.5 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com. Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom's blog at blog.viacom.com and Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/viacom.

  [september 2016]  


[10/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Disney Begins Production on New "Muppet Babies" Series, Slated to Debut in Early 2018
Geared towards kids 4-7, each episode will feature two 11-minute stories that follow the Muppet Babies on various adventures as they let their imaginations take them to the farthest corners of the universe.

[10/26/16 - 09:00 AM]
Esquire Network Teams Up with Nick Offerman and the Movember Foundation to Throw a "'Stache Bash" to Raise Awareness of Men's Health
Take a look at Nick chatting about moustaches and tune in to the marathon to see the best of the beards and flavor savers.

[10/26/16 - 08:56 AM]
Travel Channel Says Week of December 25 Is the Perfect Time for a "Chill-cation"
Travel Channel's favorite experts and explorers - Josh Gates, Jack Maxwell, Anthony Melchiorri, Don Wildman, Andrew Zimmern and Zak Bagans - will lead ultimate chilly escapes with ice-themed episodes of the network's most popular series.

[10/26/16 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Brings You "Home for the Holidays" with Series and Specials from Thanksgiving Through the New Year
Highlights include new seasons of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" and the re-monikered "The Great American Baking Show."

[10/26/16 - 08:16 AM]
Cubs vs. Indians Delivers Best Metered Market Rating for Game 1 of the World Series Since 2009
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 25.

[10/26/16 - 07:47 AM]
2016 MTV EMAS Embraces Fans-First Innovation
The 2016 MTV EMAs are the first-ever awards show to launch a Facebook Messenger interactive bot to give fans an exclusive way to engage with the live show.

[10/26/16 - 07:02 AM]
National Geographic Goes "Further" - Company Announces Global Rebrand Extending Across Entire Organization
The rebrand will coincide with the global event series premiere of "Mars," the epic story of mankind's thrilling quest to colonize Mars, from executive producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, on Monday, November 14.

[10/26/16 - 07:01 AM]
BBC America Announces "Planet Earth II" Will Premiere January 28
Over three years in the making, in 40 different countries, on 117 filming trips and a total of 2089 shooting days, BBCA's "Planet Earth II" brings a whole new view of our planet.

[10/26/16 - 06:45 AM]
AMC to Partner with Channel 4 on Jon Brown's "Loaded" - Announces Casting
Jim Howick, Samuel Anderson, Jonny Sweet, Nick Helm and Mary McCormack all star in the project, due in 2017.

[10/26/16 - 06:01 AM]
Rock Superstars Green Day and Twenty One Pilots to Perform at the "2016 American Music Awards(R)"
They join previously announced performers Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and "The American Music Award of Merit" honoree and performer Sting.

[10/25/16 - 02:18 PM]
VH1's Highly Anticipated "Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party" to Premiere Monday, November 7 at 10PM ET/PT
Guests include Seth Rogen, Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, Jamie Chung, 2 Chainz, Naya Rivera, Ashley Graham, Jason Derulo, 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Mike Epps, Kathy Griffin, Kelis, Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross, Keke Palmer, Robin Thicke and Bella Thorne.

[10/25/16 - 01:16 PM]
Comedy Central Sets Election Night Programming
Highlights include a live one-hour telecast of "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" airing at 11:00/10:00c.

[10/25/16 - 01:00 PM]
CMT's Annual "Artists of the Year" Celebration Continues to Rise Attracting Nearly 2 Million Viewers with Ratings Soaring More Than 20%
CMT spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/25/16 - 12:38 PM]
Showtime(R) Accelerates World Television Premiere Date for "Zero Days" to Saturday, Nov. 5 at 9PM ET/PT
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[10/25/16 - 12:01 PM]
"The 2016 SNL Election Special" Revisits Unpredictable Presidential Campaign
The hour-long telecast is set to air Monday, November 7 at 10:00/9:00c.