or


[03/27/06 - 12:00 AM]
Outta Jail, But They'Re Not Home Yet! Comedy Central(R) Greenlights Production on "Halfway Home"

[via press release from Comedy Central]

Outta Jail, But They�re Not Home Yet! Comedy Central� Greenlights Production On "Halfway Home�

Series To Premiere Early 2007

NEW YORK, March 27, 2006 -- COMEDY CENTRAL has greenlit production on "Halfway Home," an improvised half-hour narrative following the lives of a dysfunctional group of parolees living in a halfway house, it was announced today by Lauren Corrao, executive vice president, original programming and development, COMEDY CENTRAL. The network has ordered 10 episodes of the series and is set to premiere in early 2007.

The cast includes Kevin Ruf (�Fun with Dick and Jane,� Groundlings member), the house supervisor who is attempting to rehabilitate the misfits. Oscar Nunez (�The Office,� �Reno 911!�), a male prostitute who uses sex to get what he desires and Jessica Makinson (�Joe Schmo 2,� �Trigger Happy TV�), a drug trafficker who can�t give up her old habits. Regan Burns (�Oblivious,� �The Movie Club�) is the house narc who has an uncontrollable obsession with fire. Octavia Spencer (�Coach Carter,� �Spiderman�), an armed robbery convict and Jordan Black (�Punk�d,� �Mad TV�), a wanna-be terrorist who is really just a rich kid from California. The �Halfway Home� pilot was executive produced by Jay Martel, Damon Jones, who also directed, Ruf and Nunez.

�We�ve wanted to be in business with this cast for a long time and we�ve found the perfect setting,� said Corrao. �Centering the show around a group of convicted criminals living in a halfway house provides just the right amount of danger to their unique style of unpredictable improvised comedy.�

�If the shows �Oz� and �Prison Break� have shown us anything, it�s that the penal system is great for comedy,� said Martel and Ruf. �We plan to build on this tradition of hilarity.�

�Halfway Home� will be executive produced by Jones, Nunez, Ruf and Martel and co-executive produced by Bruce Smith. Margy Yuspa will serve as executive in charge of production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 88 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL is a registered trademark of Comedy Partners. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is http://www.comedycentral.com. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit COMEDY CENTRAL's press-only Web site at www.comedycentral.com/press.





  [march 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· HALFWAY HOME (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· JOE SCHMO SHOW, THE (SPIKE TV)
· OBLIVIOUS (SPIKE TV)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· PUNK'D (BET)
· RENO 911 (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· TRIGGER HAPPY TV (COMEDY CENTRAL)





[05/26/18 - 12:13 PM]
ESPN's Most-Watched NBA Conference Finals Game 6 Since 2012
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, May 25.

[05/26/18 - 08:20 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown
The Eye splits the adults 18-49 honors with NBC and ABC.

[05/25/18 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 25
Updates include: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces fourth season pickup of "The Expanse"; Barbara Boxer to "Run" for FX; and Mick Betancourt joins Syfy's "Deadly Class" as co-showrunner.

[05/25/18 - 12:57 PM]
E!'s "Total Bellas" Delivers Series High in P18-34 and W18-34 for Season Three Premiere
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 20.

[05/25/18 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "The Last Days of Michael Jackson" Special
The two-hour special powers the Alphabet to an adults 18-49 victory last night.

[05/25/18 - 08:01 AM]
Alyson Hannigan, Connie Ray, Todd Stashwick, Taylor Ortega, Ciara Wilson And Erika Tham Join The Cast Of The Live-Action "Kim Possible" Disney Channel Original Movie
Hannigan will play the role of brain surgeon Dr. Ann Possible (aka Mom Possible) and Ray will play grandmother Nana Possible.

[05/25/18 - 07:40 AM]
Keith Olbermann to Expand Multi-Faceted ESPN Role
Olbermann will combine select studio assignments with on-site opportunities, including calling the radio play-by-play with analyst Jim Bowden for Astros at Yankees on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN Radio.

[05/25/18 - 05:51 AM]
Red Nose Day Raises Over $42 Million to End Child Poverty, Top Talent Turns It on for NBC's Night of Themed Programming & Live Special
The campaign has now raised over $42 million for children who need it most in America and around the world - totaling more than $145 million in the campaign's first four years in the U.S.

[05/24/18 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 24
Updates include: Lesley Ann Warren, Max Ehrich cast in Lifetime's "American Princess"; P.J. Byrne books return trip to "Big Little Lies"; and Janine Sherman Barrois, Michelle Nader ink overall deals with Warner Bros. Television.

[05/24/18 - 03:42 PM]
MTV Heats Up Summer with the Return of "Floribama Shore"
The 14-episode run will feature original cast members Jeremiah Buoni, Codi Butts, Kortni Gilson, Aimee Hall, Kirk Medas, Nilsa Prowant, Candace Rice and Gus Smyrnios.

[05/24/18 - 02:40 PM]
ABC Moves Up to No. 2 in 2017-18 for Its Most Competitive Season in 10 Years
ABC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/24/18 - 02:36 PM]
Shining, Gleaming, Streaming, Flaxen, Waxen "Hair Live!" Is NBC's Next Musical Event
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have executive produced each of NBC's live musicals since "The Sound of Music" revived this innovative programming genre, will executive produce the telecast.

[05/24/18 - 01:12 PM]
Netflix Re-Teaming with Dee Rees for "The Last Thing He Wanted"
The story is based on the 1996 novel by Joan Didion and centers on hardscrabble journalist Elena McMahon who finds herself on dangerous ground as the Iran Contra Affair's arms for drugs plot reaches its tipping point.

[05/24/18 - 12:31 PM]
NBC Entertainment Podcast Network Debuts with Fan Favorites "American Ninja Warrior" and "The Good Place"
Hosted by "The Good Place" guest-star Marc Evan Jackson, "The Good Place - The Podcast" debuts Friday, June 1.

[05/24/18 - 12:30 PM]
"Young & Hungry" Returns for "The Last Bite" with a Two Episode Season Premiere, on Wednesday, June 20
The final season sees Gabi and Josh happily together and in love, but now navigating their new status as a full-fledged couple.