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[01/08/07 - 10:25 AM]
ComedycentraL.com Rings in 2007 with the Launch of 11 New Original Web Series
The latest offerings include "Judge Fudge," a spin-off of "Drawn Together."

[via press release from Comedy Central]

comedycentral.com Rings in 2007 With the Launch of 11 New Original Web Series

The First-Ever Series to Feature an All Exclusive Muslim-American Line Up Debuts on comedycentral.com

comedycentral.com to Premiere the First Web Series Based on a Spin-Off of a Character From the Network's Successful On-Air Series "Drawn Together"

comedycentral.com's Original Series "Golden Age" is an Official Selection of 2007 Sundance Film Festival

To View COMEDY CENTRAL Web Originals Log-Onto http://www.comedycentral.com

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8 -- Raise your glasses! comedycentral.com kept its New Year's resolution -- 2007 will be filled with a hearty brew of smokin' hot original web series. With the addition of 11 new original broadband shows, comedycentral.com will now boost its current line-up to include more than 25 original Web shows, it was announced today by Lou Wallach, senior vice president, original programming and development, COMEDY CENTRAL. Among the new broadband shows launching is "The Watch List," the first-ever series to feature a line-up of exclusively Muslim-American comedians and "Judge Fudge," COMEDY CENTRAL's first-ever Web series to be developed from a character in a successful on-air network show.

"COMEDY CENTRAL is the leading provider of original comedic broadband programming," said Wallach. "Our commitment to creating digital content has resonated with our viewers and the talent community. COMEDY CENTRAL has and will continue to raise the bar to develop quality digital programming for our audience to interact with on all platforms."

comedycentral.com's broadband channel, which launched on November 1, 2005, was one of the first network websites to premiere original broadband series. The network continues to take original broadband programming to new heights. In the past year, COMEDY CENTRAL has unveiled an extensive line-up of original programming including animation, live-action narratives, topical stand-up performances and sketch comedies. Its original broadband series, "I Love The 30's" was awarded the prestigious Telly-Award and "Golden Age" became an official selection of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. 2006 also marked the development of COMEDY CENTRAL's first original multi-platform stand-up series "Live At Gotham," which premiered as a topical stand-up series on comedycentral.com and later debuted on-air - making this the first original broadband program to migrate to the network's linear channel. Below is the upcoming programming slate and the current selection of original broadband Web series available at http://www.comedycentral.com:

PROJECTS PREMIERING IN 2007:

"The Watch List": (8-10 episodes) This series features stand-up comedy and sketches based on the acts of some of the funniest Muslim-American comedians. Created and produced by Dean Obeidallah and Max Brooks (Emmy- winning writer for "Saturday Night Live"), this is the first show by a major media company to feature an exclusive Muslim-American line-up.

"Judge Fudge": (6 episodes): A spin-off of COMEDY CENTRAL's animated hit "Drawn Together," this animated show follows up on Judge Fudge after his partner is killed in an explosion, and he has to take the law into his own delicious hands. He soon discovers that his partner was on the take and decides to go undercover to bust the Columbians responsible. After a shoot- out, Judge Fudge learns it was actually his corrupt Police Captain who orchestrated the whole thing to try and kill Judge Fudge! Now it's up to Judge Fudge to stop the Captain and save the day... if he has time, that is. He's very busy being delicious. From Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser, the executive producers and creators of COMEDY CENTRAL's "Drawn Together."

"Guacamole": (6 episodes) A character-based comedy centered around a tub of Guacamole and his best friend, a can of Minestrone soup. Written and voiced by Michael Blieden and Matt Price. All episodes are directed by Blieden.

"Monsters": (6 episodes) This animated series centers on four recognizable monsters that all live in the same castle, and explores how the monsters deal with the real world... and how the real world deals with them. "Monsters" is written by Paul Rodenburg.

"Super Special Dog": (6 episodes) An animated show about a canine superhero that is, well ... "special". Written, directed and animated by Ken McIntyre.

"Window Seat":(6 episodes) An animated series about a put-upon business traveler and the various weirdos who sit next to him on the plane. From the animation company Radical Axis (credits include "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" and COMEDY CENTRAL's "Freak Show").

"That's My Daughter": (4 episodes) Music videos from the band "That's My Daughter," who fuse comedy with its natural partner: 1980s-era rock ballads. From creators Ron Eigen, Pat DeLuca, and Owen Benjamin. Produced by Matt Schuler and Levity Entertainment.

"Stephen & Steven": (6 episodes) From creators Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim ("Tom Goes to the Mayor"), an animated show about Siamese twins who are attached at the groin and obsessed with Internet dating. "Racist Travel Agents": (6 episodes) This live-action show stars the world's most upbeat and excited team of married travel experts, Dixie and Dante Whiskers (Arden Myrin and Michael Hitchcock), who also happen to be unbelievably racist.

"Crash Course In Comedy": (8-10 episodes) comedycentral.com is schooling its users. Each episode is a lesson in stand-up for beginners and viewers at home will have the chance to ultimately submit/upload their "final project," - their very own stand-up set.

"Awesome Friends": (6 episodes) A super hero dog and cat team try to save the world before they kill each other. They also really need to pay their rent. Created and animated by Wade Randolph.

CURRENTLY ON COMEDYCENTRAL.COM:

"All Access: Middle Ages": This VH1 clip-show parody is from Littleman, the gang behind comedycentral.com's hit series "I Love the Thirties." This latest historical satire includes such episodes as "Most Scandalous Royal Scandals," "Worst Breakups: Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn" and "Most Indulgent Church Ever."

"Balloonheads": This celebrity-mocking series features the adventures of various characters that, yes, have balloons for heads. Series regulars include "Stu, the Cranky Amish Guy" and "Alfa & Romeo, Italian Superheroes," all of whom battle the notorious excesses of America's biggest film and music superstars. From Canadian company Eggplant Productions.

"Baxter & McGuire": This animated buddy-comedy chronicles the adventures of Baxter and McGuire, the closest of pals who never leave each other's side. They also just happen to be testicles. From Michael J. Weithorn, creator of "The King of Queens" and writer/actor/dancer Nick Bakay.

"Clip Joint": Taped in front of a live audience at New York's own Ars Nova Theater, this series features some of the funniest, strangest and most unique bits from NYC's alternative comedy scene. This series was COMEDY CENTRAL's first original mobile series.

"Golden Age": The shocking true stories of the world's strangest cartoons. Each segment uses a whirlwind blend of mixed media to satirize classic cartoons from the past. "Golden Age" was created and directed by Aaron Augenblick at Augenblick Studios ("Wonder Showzen"). The series was written by Augenblick and Tim Harrod ("Late Night with Conan O'Brien") and features original music by Bradford Reed. "Golden Age" is an official selection of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

"Good God": A live action comedy, a la "The Office," about God's workplace environment. This show was created by NY-based production company Hungry Man.

"Honesty": Imagine a world where everyone said exactly what they were thinking. "Honesty," from commercial director Brit McAdams and producer Dave Steck, brings us into such a world.

"I Love The 30's": The TELLY-Award winning parody of the ubiquitous clips franchise on COMEDY CENTRAL'S sister network, VH1, features minor celebrities in the late 40's, as they look back nostalgically at the 1930's and discuss hilarious fads and trends such as The Great Depression and The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping. Created by and starring NYC-based comedy troupe Littleman (Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Conrad Mulcahy and Brian Donovan). The show is produced by Disposable Television (Brendan Colthurst).

"Jump Cuts": COMEDY CENTRAL'S short-film showcase "Jump Cuts" has moved to broadband. Every week, comedycentral.com features hilarious new shorts by some of the funniest short film makers in America.

"Live At Gotham": Taped live at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City, topical segments from the stand-up shows are released as comedycentral.com exclusives. A new up-and-coming comedian is featured daily throughout the week. "Live at Gotham" also debuted on-air on COMEDY CENTRAL as six one-hour hosted episodes - making this the first broadband show to migrate to the linear channel. "Live At Gotham" is the first multi-platform show developed by COMEDY CENTRAL.

"Meet the Creeps": An extreme hidden camera show from the minds of writers/performers Jim Florentine (the voice of Special Ed and other characters on COMEDY CENTRAL'S "Crank Yankers") and Don Jamieson. There is no limit to how low these two will sink in order to both shock you and crack you up. You will laugh, feel guilty for laughing, and then laugh at how guilty you feel.

"Mike Birbiglia's Secret Public Journal": From stand-up and COMEDY CENTRAL favorite Mike Birbiglia comes this hilarious video blog about life on tour as a comic. Written and shot during Birbiglia's "COMEDY CENTRAL Live: Medium Man On Campus" tour.

"Moonwalk 1986": The adventures of two astronauts on the moon, and their banal conversations during missions. Created, produced and written by Josh Koppel and Matt Peccini.

"Odd Todd": comedycentral.com viewers can watch Internet cult sensation Todd and his adventures in unemployment. As the money runs out and desperation kicks in, Todd struggles to work up the motivation to begin to think about considering, maybe, getting a job ... eventually.

"Samurai Love God": This animated show debuted on COMEDY CENTRAL Mobile. The main character Samurai Love God comes from a distant and erotic land where the ancient secrets of seduction are passed down through generations of Kama Sutra, oyster popping, orgy-loving horn dogs. Voicing the animated characters are "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" correspondent Ed Helms as The Samurai Love God, adult film star Jenna Jameson as P-Whip, comedian Lisa Lampanelli as Kay-Ock Block and comedian Christian Finnegan as Chip and James. From creator Eric Mahoney.

"Shadow Rock": This dark and twisted cartoon comes from the mind of Max Cannon, the artist behind the popular cult comic strip "Red Meat" (featured every week in The Onion). This animated series finds its humor in the deepest and darkest recesses of the human mind.

"Tiny Hands": A live-action show about the life and times of Dave Gordon, a man who has hands the size of a baby's. It might not sound like a bad affliction, but everything from buying gloves to holding a microphone is a monumental task when you have tiny, tiny hands. "Tiny Hands" was created by Jon Glaser, longtime writer/performer for "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 90 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of VIACOM Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. 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 http://www.comedycentral.com/press.

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· CRANK YANKERS (MTV2)
· DRAWN TOGETHER (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· FREAK SHOW (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· KING OF QUEENS, THE (CBS)
· MY SECRET PUBLIC JOURNAL (CBS)
· ODD TODD (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· WONDER SHOWZEN (MTV2)









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