or


[08/01/12 - 08:02 AM]
John Fugelsang to Develop Primetime Show for Current TV to Air This Fall
Fugelsang has previously guest hosted "The War Room with Jennifer Granholm," "Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer" and "Talking Liberally: The Stephanie Miller Show."

[via press release from Current TV]

JOHN FUGELSANG TO DEVELOP PRIMETIME SHOW FOR CURRENT TV TO AIR THIS FALL

Beverly Hills, CA, August 1, 2012 - Commentator and comedian John Fugelsang will develop and host a primetime show for Current TV, it was announced today during a live broadcast of "Talking Liberally: The Stephanie Miller Show" conducted in front of TV critics at the TCA summer press tour. Known for getting Mitt Romney's advisor to call Mitt an "Etch-a-Sketch" and for prompting George Harrison to give his final performance on VH1, Fugelsang has guest hosted for several Current TV programs including: "The War Room with Jennifer Granholm," "Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer" and "Talking Liberally: The Stephanie Miller Show."

"We at Current are eager to bring John's unique perspective on politics and the world around him to primetime," commented Current TV Chairman and former Vice President Al Gore. "He's been a part of the Current family for a while now and we see just how much his voice resonates with our audience. His new show will nicely complement our growing lineup."

Though the show will not begin airing on Current TV until the fall, Fugelsang will continue to appear on air as guest host and as commentator. His new series promises to tackle the political and cultural issues of the day with his signature acute insight and razor-sharp wit.

Fugelsang is the son of an ex-nun and a former Franciscan brother; his comedy has traditionally taken on the Christian Right in America and he promises his as-yet-untitled Fall project will be no exception.

"I view Jesus much the way I view Elvis," Fugelsang says - "I love the guy, but some of the fan clubs terrify me. My new show on Current will be an attack ad on apathy; taking the flag back from phony patriots, taking the Bible back from the hypocrites, and taking Bath Salts away from Glenn Beck."

John Fugelsang is an actor, comedian and commentator. He's been featured on MSNBC, CNN, FOX News, Dennis Miller, Air America, NPR, CNBC, and CurrentTV. He's been a regular on MSNBC's 'The Ed Show' and 'UP with Chris Hayes;' CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien," HLN's 'The Joy Behar Show;' FOX News' 'Fox & Friends' and 'Red Eye.' He has co-hosted the conservative 'Jay Severin Show,' and been published on The Huffington Post and Daily Kos.

Fugelsang is also 1/3 of "Stephanie Miller's Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour" which broke records across the country and yielded the 1st political album to ever reach #1 on the iTunes, Amazon & Billboard Comedy Charts. He's recently performed for US Troops in El Salvador, Honduras, and on their humanitarian mission to Haiti. He appeared on "Politically Incorrect" more than 20 times, debating Jerry Falwell, David Duke, Erica Jong, Ariana Huffington, Ralph Nader, Michael Steele & Christine O'Donnell.

John Fugelsang lives in New York City's Greenwich Village, on the same block as Bob Dylan's 1st NYC apartment, with a girl named after Cleopatra's handmaiden, a cat named after Bix Beiderbecke, and a brand new baby named after Henry Miller.

About Current Media:

Featuring "Joy Behar: Say Anything!," "The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur," "The War Room With Jennifer Granholm," "Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer," "The Gavin Newsom Show," "Full Court Press: The Bill Press Show" and "Talking Liberally: The Stephanie Miller Show," Current is dedicated to providing insightful news and analysis of important issues. "Vanguard," the network's Peabody Award-winning documentary series, shines a light where other networks won't dare and boldly explores provocative subjects - opening minds, sparking conversations and forming deep connections with its viewers. The Peabody-and Emmy Award-winning television and online network was founded in 2005 by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, and features the very best in news, analysis, and political commentary. To get Current TV at home or to find the channel on your cable system log on to www.current.com. Fans can also follow Current on Facebook and on Twitter at @Current for regular updates.





  [august 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


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





[08/27/15 - 05:10 PM]
FOX Gives Midseason Drama "The Frankenstein Code" New Title of "Lookinglass"
The Rob Kazinsky-led drama is due in 2016 on the network.

[08/27/15 - 03:47 PM]
Video: VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" Season 2 Super Trailer
Premiering on Monday, September 7, the new cast is willing to lay it all on the line, striving to leave a permanent mark on the music industry despite sacrifices they may be forced to make.

[08/27/15 - 02:37 PM]
FXX to Air Special Mini-Marathon of "Archer's" Greatest Loves
Sterling Archer is reflecting on some of his greatest loves from the past with a special mini-marathon airing Saturday, September 26 from 10 PM - 1 AM ET/PT.

[08/27/15 - 01:54 PM]
"Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank" Set to Premiere on Friday, October 23rd on Showtime(R)
The film is an intimate, rollicking and entertaining look behind-the-scenes at the public and private life of one of America's greatest and, at times, controversial legislators.

[08/27/15 - 01:36 PM]
TLC Heads Back for a Second Push of "Labor Games"
The season premieres Tuesday, September 15 at 8:00/7:00c with two back-to-back episodes.

[08/27/15 - 01:08 PM]
TV One's "Welcome to the Family" Reunites Half & Half Co-Stars Valarie Pettiford and Telma Hopkins
The film centers on Stella, an internet producer (Kali Hawk), who has to learn how to balance her personal and professional lives.

[08/27/15 - 12:48 PM]
"Celebrity Name Game" Rolls Out the Red Carpet More Celebrity Guests, More Comedy, More Fun Than Ever!
Hosted by funnyman Craig Ferguson and executive produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette, the syndicated, half-hour weekday strip premieres Monday, September 21.

[08/27/15 - 11:43 AM]
Treasure Hunters Dig Deep Into American History to Search for Vanished Fortune on the Series Premiere of "Rebel Gold" Airing Tuesday, Sept 15 on Discovery
The project is an all-new series that follows an experienced group treasure hunters as they join forces to retrace Jefferson Davis' trail and search for clues that could lead them to the legendary treasure.

[08/27/15 - 11:30 AM]
Betty White to Guest-Star on FOX Drama "Bones"
She'll play an accomplished, sharp as a tack, absolutely fabulous squintern who is brought in to assist in a murder linked to fantasy football - which just happens to be one of her many areas of expertise.

[08/27/15 - 11:21 AM]
Animal Planet's "Tanked" Delivers Marvelous Masterpieces to Megastars, MVPs, Magicians and Musicians
Look for the first of 10 new episodes on Friday, September 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/27/15 - 11:09 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Tops His Broadcast Competition for the Late-Night Ratings Week of Aug. 17-21 in All Key Categories
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 17-21.

[08/27/15 - 11:01 AM]
TBS Orders Two More Seasons of "American Dad!"
In November, the network announced a 22-episode order for season 11, which is set to air on TBS and Adult Swim in early 2016.

[08/27/15 - 10:50 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases the Official Trailer for the Emmy(R) Nominated Outstanding Drama Series "Homeland"
Season five will pick up two years after Carrie Mathison's (Claire Danes) ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief.

[08/27/15 - 10:50 AM]
All-New Dance Docuseries "Step It Up" Premieres September 25 on Lifetime
Traci Young-Byron, a former Miami Heat Dancer and longtime team captain, is the owner of the elite dance company, the Young Contemporary Dance Theatre (YCDT).

[08/27/15 - 10:26 AM]
A&E and LMN to Premiere Two New Documentaries Chronicling the Troubling Persona of O.J. Simpson and the Criminal and Civil Trials Against Him
A&E will premiere the two-hour special "O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes" on Thursday, October 1 at 9:00/8:00c.