[06/05/06 - 12:00 AM]
Local News Just Got a Whole Lot Funnier and Way More Real! Comedy Central's(R) "Dog Bites Man" Premieres on Wednesday, June 7 at 10:30 P.M.

[via press release from Comedy Central]



Producer Dan Mazer ("Da Ali G Show") Leads The KHBX News Team Into Uncharted Territory As They Chase Down The Big Stories, Leaving Innocent Bystanders And Journalistic Integrity In Their Wake


Series Premiere Available In Its Entirety On COMEDY CENTRAL's "MotherLoad" On June 8 And As A Free iTunes Download From June 8�15


NEW YORK, May 22, 2006�COMEDY CENTRAL gives local news a whole new meaning with the series premiere of "Dog Bites Man." The ten�episode series is part improvisational and part mockumentary, featuring a group of dysfunctional fake newscasters interacting with real people in front of the camera and behind the scenes of KHBX, a fictitious local news station in Spokane, WA. "Dog Bites Man" premieres on Wednesday, June 7 at 10:30 p.m.

Encore presentations of "Dog Bites Man" air Wednesday at 12:30 a.m., Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 11:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m.

Produced by Dan Mazer ("Da Ali G Show"), "Dog Bites Man" is a fresh combination of narrative comedy and improvisation as the faux news team hits the road to "report" on actual events while interviewing and interacting with real people who are oblivious to the fact that this eccentric news team is actually a talented group of actors.

Pulling off this difficult fusion of fiction and reality are series stars Zach Galifianakis ("Tru Calling," "Comedians of Comedy"), A.D. Miles ("Stella," "Wet Hot American Summer"), Andrea Savage ("Significant Others") and Matt Walsh ("Upright Citizens Brigade," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart").

In the series premiere, producer Tillie Sullivan (Savage), once a secretary at the station, triumphantly returns to Spokane's KHBX to produce stories for the station's morning show. Unfortunately, she quickly finds herself in over her head when she's assigned to work with on-air talent Kevin Beekin (Walsh), the reporter she once dated; Marty Shonson (Miles), a production assistant who moonlights as the worst stand-up comic in the Pacific Northwest; and Alan Finger (Galifianakis), a director who is one genital reference shy of a major sexual harassment suit. With deadlines looming and cameras rolling, this peculiar crew gives viewers a new perspective on local news and narrative comedy in its inept attempts to chase down the big stories, leaving innocent bystanders and journalistic integrity in its wake.

Following the June 7 series premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL, the entire episode will be made available on COMEDY CENTRAL's "MotherLoad" beginning June 8 and as a free download on iTunes from June 8-15.

The "Dog Bites Man" site on www.comedycentral.com will be rich with exclusive video, including show outtakes, in-depth profile pieces for each character, exclusive character interviews, an "Anatomy of a News Story" piece and some Web-only stand-up by PA Marty Shonson.

Credits for "Dog Bites Man" include Mazer as creator and executive producer, Justin Falvey executive producer and Darryl Frank as executive producers for Dreamworks. Zoe Friedman is 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.

  [june 2006]  


[10/05/15 - 03:34 PM]
Discovery Channel Delivers Third Consecutive Record-Breaking Quarter in Ratings and Viewership
Discovery spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 01:43 PM]
Major League Baseball Delivers FOX Sports a Triple Crown in 2015
FOX Sports spins the numbers for its MLB coverage to date this season.

[10/05/15 - 01:34 PM]
Velocity Rings in Four Year Anniversary with Its Best Third Quarter Ever in Primetime
Velocity spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 01:12 PM]
A&E Kicks Off Halloween with the Scariest Psychological Social Experiment on Live TV - "Fear: Buried Alive"
The two-hour event premieres Monday, October 26 at 8:00/7:00c.

[10/05/15 - 12:00 PM]
"Breakthrough Prize" Foundation Teams with National Geographic Channel, FOX and Acclaimed Producer Don Mischer to Celebrate Today's Leading Scientists and Mathematicians with Broadcast of the 2016 "Breakthrough Prize" Ceremony
Emmy-nominated "Cosmos" executive producer and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is set to host the annual ceremony, to be held in Silicon Valley.

[10/05/15 - 10:59 AM]
FOX 3-Day Ratings: "Empire" Jumps 40% in Adults 18-49; Tops #2 Show by More Than 2 Full Rating Points
FOX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/05/15 - 10:57 AM]
"How to Dance in Ohio," An Intimate Portrait of Three Young Women on the Autism Spectrum, Chronicling the Challenges and Triumphs They Experience Preparing for a Spring Formal, Debuts Oct. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film was an official selection at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and winner of the Audience Award at 2015 Full Frame Film Festival.

[10/05/15 - 10:32 AM]
Video: "Vinyl" - Trailer (HBO)
From Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter, this new 10-episode drama series is set in 1970s New York.

[10/05/15 - 10:26 AM]
It's the Biggest 15 Minutes of Country Music's Biggest Night(TM)
Kick off Country Music's Biggest Night(TM) with a not-to-be-missed, world premiere musical collaboration and opening monologue during "The 49th Annual CMA Awards," airing live Wednesday, November 4.

[10/05/15 - 10:02 AM]
Video: "Supergirl" Soars Along to Rachel Platten's "Fight Song"
"When I first watched 'Supergirl,' I fell in love with Kara," said Platten. "She perfectly embodies the message of 'Fight Song.'"

[10/05/15 - 10:00 AM]
Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra Launch Ninth "Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Experience" Titled "Become What You Believe"
This new Meditation Experience was inspired by OWN's upcoming landmark seven-part documentary series "Belief," which depicts how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them.

[10/05/15 - 10:00 AM]
E!'s "The Soup" Goes Live from Talladega Superspeedway for a Special, Hour-Long Episode on Friday, October 23 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
Joel McHale will be delivering the latest and greatest pop culture clips from one of the most storied arenas in the sports world.

[10/05/15 - 09:43 AM]
Series Premiere of "Code Black" Grows by Nearly 3 Million Viewers and 53% in Adults 18-49 with Live +3-Day Viewing
CBS further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 30.

[10/05/15 - 09:39 AM]
Momentum Gaining for Discovery Family Channel with Growth Across All Dayparts in 3Q15
Discovery Family Channel spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2015.

[10/05/15 - 09:36 AM]
FXM to Present "Fargo" Marathon on October 11, One Day Before Second Installment Premiere
The marathon will feature a commercial-free exhibition of the first episode, "The Crocodile's Dilemma."