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[07/11/17 - 10:40 AM]
"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" Taps Comedian Michael Kosta as Newest Correspondent on Comedy Central's Late-Night Franchise
Kosta is a stand-up comedian who most recently was host and co-executive producer of E!'s "The Comment Section."

[via press release from Comedy Central]

THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH TAPS COMEDIAN MICHAEL KOSTA AS NEWEST CORRESPONDENT ON COMEDY CENTRAL'S(R) LATE-NIGHT FRANCHISE

NEW YORK, July 11, 2017 - The Daily Show with Trevor Noah adds Michael Kosta as the latest correspondent to join "The Best F#@ing News Team." He was tapped by Executive Producer, Writer and Host, Trevor Noah to make his first appearance on the show tonight, at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT with an in-studio desk piece.

Kosta (@michaelkosta) is a stand-up comedian who most recently was host and co-executive producer of The Comment Section on E! He was also a co-host on Fox Sports 1's, Crowd Goes Wild, on which he and Regis Philbin lead a panel of experts in a lighthearted look at the world of sports. Kosta is not a stranger to Comedy Central, he starred in the brand's Snapchat series, Worst Birthday, which is based on his successful podcast, had his own half-hour stand-up special in 2011, Comedy Central Presents: Michael Kosta and has been seen on @midnight with Chris Hardwick.

Kosta gained attention as a comedian when he broke out of the HBO Comedy and Arts Festival in Aspen. He quickly relocated to Los Angeles where he began his television career; he made regular appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Chelsea Lately, has appeared on Conan and Late Night with Seth Meyers and has performed at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. As a host, Kosta acted as a know-it-all correspondent for E!'s spinoff of The Soup, entitled The Soup Investigates, and was also a guest host of the hit G4 series, Attack of The Show. In 2015, Kosta released his first comedy album, Comedy For Attractive People. He also starred in and created the Funny or Die web series Sports. Kosta. Basement. Before comedy, Kosta was a professional tennis player, once-ranked number 864 in the Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour. Prior to going pro, he played collegiate tennis at the University of Illinois where he won four Big Ten Championships.

Kosta is represented by ICM Partners and managed by Jordan Tilzer at El Centro.

Trevor Noah, Steve Bodow, Jen Flanz and Jill Katz are the Executive Producers of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, with Justin Melkmann as Co-Executive Producer. Eric Davies, Pam DePace, Ramin Hedayati and Elise Terrell as Supervising Producers. Zhubin Parang is the Head Writer with Daniel Radosh as Senior Writer. The series is directed by Chuck O'Neil. Sarah Babineau is the Executive in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs Mondays-Thursdays at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central and is available to stream the following day on thedailyshow.com and the Comedy Central App. Viewers can follow The Daily Show on Twitter (6.5M followers) and Instagram (883K followers), subscribe to their YouTube channel (2.3M subscribers) and become a fan of The Daily Show on Facebook (7.3M fans). Fans can follow Trevor Noah on Twitter (7.1M followers), Facebook (4.2M fans) and Instagram (1.6M followers).

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.

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[07/26/17 - 03:10 PM]
HBO/Cinemax Programming Overview - Summer 2017
The company recaps its plans for the rest of the year and beyond.

[07/26/17 - 03:09 PM]
Five-Part Miniseries "Chernobyl," Starring Jared Harris, Produced by Sister Pictures and The Mighty Mint as an HBO/Sky Television Co-Production, to Begin Filming Next Year
Harris will play Valery Legasov, the Soviet scientist chosen by the Kremlin to investigate the accident.

[07/26/17 - 03:08 PM]
"Baltimore Rising," Chronicling the Struggle of Police and Activists to Hold the City Together in the Wake of Strife, Debuts in November on HBO
Directed by Sonja Sohn, the film follows activists, police officers, community leaders and gang affiliates, who struggle to hold Baltimore together, even as the homicide rate hits record levels.

[07/26/17 - 03:07 PM]
HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for the Second Half of 2017
Highlights include Alex Gibney and Blair Foster's Rolling Stone documentary, due in November.

[07/26/17 - 03:06 PM]
Hit HBO Comedy Series "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Starring Larry David, Returns for Its Ninth Season Oct. 1
Guest stars this season include Elizabeth Banks, Ed Begley, Jr., Carrie Brownstein, Bryan Cranston, Lauren Graham, Jimmy Kimmel, Nick Offerman, Nasim Pedrad and Elizabeth Perkins.

[07/26/17 - 03:05 PM]
James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal Star in HBO Drama Series "The Deuce," Created by David Simon and George Pelecanos, Debuting Sept. 10
The show's title comes from the local slang for New York's fabled 42nd Street.

[07/26/17 - 03:03 PM]
ESPN Films' Ric Flair 30 for 30 "Nature Boy" Premieres November 7
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[07/26/17 - 03:01 PM]
Jon Stewart Returns to HBO for His First Stand-Up Special in 21 Years
Additionally, this fall Stewart will host the latest "Night of Too Many Stars" all-star benefit for NEXT For AUTISM, to be presented live from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday, November 18.

[07/26/17 - 01:33 PM]
Comic-Con Trailer for "The Walking Dead," Viewed More Than 31 Million Times in Four Days Breaking Own Record for Views
AMC spins the digital numbers for the trailer to date.

[07/26/17 - 12:38 PM]
21 Million Viewers Tune In to Simulcast Premiere of Disney's "Descendants 2" in Live + 3 Data
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, July 21.

[07/26/17 - 11:14 AM]
Electus Partners with Michael Franzese, Moshe Diamant, and Michael Tadross Jr. to Create New Mafia Series "American Royalty"
The project is a revealing and uncompromising look back at a time when mobsters were bigger than life, often bringing politicians and corporate executives to their knees.

[07/26/17 - 11:00 AM]
Freeform Dives Into Production on New Original Drama Series "Siren"
Sibongile "Sibo" Mlambo joins the previously announced cast of Alex Roe, Eline Powell, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Ian Verdun and Rena Owen.

[07/26/17 - 10:58 AM]
PBS Announces "We'll Meet Again" with Ann Curry, New Six-Part Series Premiering Winter 2018
Exploring some of history's most dramatic events from across the globe through the personal stories of those who experienced them, the series brings together people whose lives intersected at pivotal moments.

[07/26/17 - 10:50 AM]
Animal Planet's "Rescue Dog to Super Dog" Gives Assistance and Comfort to People in Need and a Second Chance to Shelter Dogs
The newcomer launches Saturday, August 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/26/17 - 10:49 AM]
Former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino to Anchor Science Channel's Primetime Coverage of the Great American Eclipse on Monday, August 21 at 9 PM
In addition, Massimino will serve as guide to the definitive series on our closest neighbors in the solar system, "The Planets," premiering Tuesday, August 22 at 10:00/9:00c.