or


[04/03/17 - 07:15 AM]
Comedy Central Launches New Weekly, Late Night Series "The President Show" Starring Anthony Atamanuik as Donald J. Trump Premiering April 27 at 11:30 P.M. ET/PT
Created by Anthony Atamanuik who hosts as Donald J. Trump, and produced by Clone Wolf Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment, this weekly, topical series will air on Thursdays following "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah."

[via press release from Comedy Central]

WINNING LATE NIGHT BY A LANDSLIDE.

COMEDY CENTRAL LAUNCHES NEW LATE NIGHT WEEKLY SERIES THE PRESIDENT SHOW HOSTED BY ANTHONY ATAMANUIK AS DONALD J. TRUMP PREMIERING THURSDAY, APRIL 27 AT 11:30 P.M. ET/PT

Produced by Adam Pally's Clone Wolf Productions and Executive Produced by Anthony Atamanuik, Peter Grosz, Pally, Jason Ross, and 3 Arts Entertainment's Olivia Gerke, Josh Lieberman and Greg Walter

NEW YORK, April 3, 2017 - Continuing in Comedy Central's grand tradition of producing groundbreaking late night formats, comes The President Show. Just like a certain chief executive in Washington, The President Show gleefully tosses out the rulebook of its predecessors. Created by Anthony Atamanuik who hosts as Donald J. Trump, and produced by Clone Wolf Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment, this weekly, topical series will air on Thursdays following The Daily Show with Trevor Noah beginning Thursday, April 27 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

"When I was first approached about this show I thought it would be about me, but on further thought, this makes way more sense," said Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central.

"Laughing at the President is a proud American tradition and we hope not to disappoint anyone in that department," Atamanuik said. "But our political system is too broken for us to be content joking about one man, even though he is a disastrous silly little toddler boy. Mostly I'd just like to thank Comedy Central for giving us this platform to speak truth to power and if we're lucky, end up in prison!"

In the world of The President Show, Trump is bypassing the crooked media by hosting a late-night show direct from the Oval Office. No unfair questions from reporters, no awkward photo ops with German ladies, and no bedtimes. Just a fun show where he can put his unique Trumpian spin on such late-night staples as desk segments, field pieces and guest interviews. Vice President Mike Pence is featured as his sidekick, played by Peter Grosz.

Anthony Atamanuik has received critical acclaim and a fervent new fan base with his pitch perfect Donald Trump impression, skewering the candidate with razor sharp comedic activism on a nationwide, 40-city "Trump vs. Bernie" tour with James Adomian, as well as in debate and sketch specials for Fusion. Their album, Trump Vs. Bernie: Live From Brooklyn, debuted at #1 on iTunes in and was praised as a must-have album for 2016.

He has also performed as Trump multiple times on The Howard Stern Show, ABC's The View, CNN Newsroom and co-hosted a week-long Trump takeover of Comedy Central's @midnight with Chris Hardwick. He has also performed his solo show "Trump Dump" at the UCB New York City theater, SXSW Festival, and Moontower Comedy Festival and was honored as one of Variety's "10 Comics to Watch" at the 2016 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.

Atamanuik has been performing and teaching improv at the Upright Citizen's Brigade for 13 years. He had a recurring role on 30 Rock and recently appeared on Hulu's Difficult People, Comedy Central's Broad City. He was also a writer for Comedy Central's 4/20 event series Time Traveling Bong.

Peter Grosz began his improv training at iO Chicago and wrote and performed in four reviews on The Second City's ETC stage. Films include Stranger Than Fiction, Slow Learners and Aardvark and TV credits include Comedy Central's Key & Peele, Inside Amy Schumer and HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, Vinyl and a recurring role on Veep. He wrote for NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers, received two Emmy Awards for his writing on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report and is a regular panelist on NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me.

The President Show is executive produced by Anthony Atamanuik, Peter Grosz, Adam Pally (Making History, The Mindy Project, Happy Endings, Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), and 3 Arts Entertainment's Olivia Gerke, Josh Lieberman, and Greg Walter. The series is produced by Pally's Clone Wolf Productions and directed by Andre Allen. Sarah Babineau and Ari Pearce are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

The President Show airs on Thursdays at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central and is available to stream the following day on cc.com/thepresidentshow and the Comedy Central App. Patriots can follow The President Show on Twitter, become a constituent on Facebook and follow the greatest host in late night on Twitter at @LateNightDonald.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go via the Comedy Central App, 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.

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.





  [april 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


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





[01/23/18 - 04:33 PM]
Comedy Central(R) Storytelling Series "This Is Not Happening," Hosted by Roy Wood Jr., Debuts with a Supersized One-Hour Season Four Premiere on Friday, February 2 at Midnight ET/PT
Wood Jr. is extending his hosting duties to include original companion interstitials that will air on Fridays beginning with the launch of season four.

[01/23/18 - 01:13 PM]
"Mary Kills People" Returns March 12 on Lifetime
Starring Caroline Dhavernas, Jay Ryan and Richard Short, the second season also features guest stars Rachelle Lefevre and Ian Lake.

[01/23/18 - 10:01 AM]
CBS Announces the Celebrity Judges and Mentor for "MVP: Most Valuable Performer," Airing Live, Thursday, Jan. 25
Katharine McPhee, Maz Jobrani and Brandon Marshall will judge the special with Sharon Osbourne serving as mentor.

[01/23/18 - 09:32 AM]
"The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" Premieres to 5.5 Million Total Viewers
FX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 17.

[01/23/18 - 09:16 AM]
All-New Series "Twin Turbos" Races to Discovery Channel on Wednesday, February 28th
For father-son duo Doug and Brad DeBerti, custom car building isn't just a hobby, it's their life.

[01/23/18 - 09:04 AM]
Starz to Air the #ThatsHarassment Film Campaign in Half Hour Primetime Special
The series of short films depicts cases of sexual harassment in the work place, all based on real events, beginning Friday, January 26.

[01/23/18 - 08:24 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Keeps Top Spot with "Bachelor," "Good Doctor"
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-19.

[01/23/18 - 07:59 AM]
Travel Channel Greenlights New Adventure Quest Series "Hunting Evidence"
Six one-hour episodes will begin airing in June 2018.

[01/22/18 - 03:11 PM]
"Corporate" Is Highest-Rated Basic-Cable Prime Comedy Premiere of the 2017-18 Season Among Men 18-34
Comedy Central further spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 17.

[01/22/18 - 01:46 PM]
Nat Geo WILD Kicks Off Safari Live Weeklong Event on Super Bowl Sunday
Tune in to experience thrilling nightly safaris from Africa's most remarkable wildlife destinations.

[01/22/18 - 12:01 PM]
Natalie Portman Set to Host "Saturday Night Live" on Feb. 3 with Musical Guest Dua Lipa
Pop artist Dua Lipa will join Portman as musical guest for the first time.

[01/22/18 - 10:31 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World" and "Timeless" Season Two Premiere Jumpstart Sunday Night Family Viewing Beginning March 11
"Timeless" will then regularly air on Sunday nights following "Little Big Shots" and "Genius Junior."

[01/22/18 - 09:46 AM]
Starz Acquires Unscripted Docuseries "America to Me" from Acclaimed Filmmaker Steve James and Participant Media
The series follows students, teachers and administrators in suburban Chicago's Oak Park and River Forest High School, one of the country's most exemplary and diverse public schools.

[01/22/18 - 08:38 AM]
Food Network Takes Game Day Eats Live
Food Network will go live Saturday, February 3, with a cross-platform Game Day Eats experience, offering game day recipes, tips and inspiration across the brand's linear, digital and convergent properties.

[01/22/18 - 08:32 AM]
SundanceTV Continues Its Exploration of True Crime by Partnering with Award-Winning Talent and Greenlighting Three New Docuseries
The first of these docuseries, "The Road to Jonestown" (w/t), will air timed to the 40th Anniversary of the massacre this November.