or


[04/29/13 - 09:59 AM]
MTV's New Scripted Comedy Series "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous" Debuts Thursday, May 2 at 10:30 PM ET/PT
Additionally, beginning on Sunday, May 5, star Bo Burnham will be embarking on a national tour of his all-new stand-up show titled "what."

[via press release from MTV]

MTV'S NEW SCRIPTED COMEDY SERIES "ZACH STONE IS GONNA BE FAMOUS" DEBUTS THURSDAY, MAY 2 AT 10:30 PM ET/PT

Rising Star Comedian Bo Burnham Makes His Debut as Co-Creator, Executive Producer, Writer and Star of "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous"

SANTA MONICA, CA (April 29, 2013) - MTV's "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous," is a new scripted comedy series starring comedian Bo Burnham as Zach Stone, a fresh-out-of-high school teenager who opts to pursue a life of fame and stardom instead of attending college. The series follows Zach, who hires a camera crew to film him throughout his daily life as a part of his quest to become an over-night celebrity - even though he possesses no real talent. From attempts to become a celebrity chef or a ring-tone recording artist to purposefully going missing, he'll try any avenue to get noticed and stop at nothing until he reaches fame. Chaos, awkwardness and embarrassment ensue in this clever and timely series that serves as a comedic send-up of today's current culture of instant celebrity. Recently selected by Judd Apatow as an "inspired comic doing great work right now" in Vanity Fair's January 2013 Comedy Issue, Burnham delivers big laughs in MTV's new half-hour, 12-episode series premiering on Thursday, May 2 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

On Thursday night's premiere episode, after his recent high school graduation Zach Stone decides to forgo college to star in his own, self-funded reality show. With all of his friends leaving for school at the end of the summer, he envisions a different path towards fame. As it just so happens, a chance to "headline" a funeral is his first big step. Check out a sneak peek clip here of Zach with his camera crew in tow, as he invites his high school crush Christy to a party (embed code copied below).

Additionally, beginning on Sunday, May 5, Bo Burnham will be embarking on a national tour of his all-new stand-up show titled "what." Presented by AEG Live, "what." is Burnham's first new act since "words, words, words" - the show that made him the youngest person ever to record a Comedy Central Presents special at 19 years old. Burnham's new show "what." combines music, stand-up and theater in a way that hasn't been seen before. For tickets and additional info visit AEGLive.com. Below is the list of tour dates and locations:

· 5/5/2013 - Boulder Theater (Boulder, CO)

· 5/7/2013 - U of I Main Lounge (Iowa City, IA)

· 5/8/2013 - Pantages Theatre (Minneapolis, MN)

· 5/9/2013 - Pabst Theatre (Milwaukee, WI)

· 5/10/2013 - The Vic Theater (Chicago, IL)

· 5/12/2013 - Royal Oak Music Hall (Royal Oak, MI)

· 5/14/2013 - Keswick Theatre (Glenside, PA)

· 5/15/2013 - Lisner Auditorium (Washington, DC)

· 5/16/2013 - Berklee Performance Center (Boston, MA)

· 5/18/2013 - Best Buy Theater (New York, NY)

· 5/19/2013 - Best Buy Theater (New York, NY)

· 5/20/2013 - Carolina Theatre of Durham (Durham, NC)

· 5/21/2013 - Marathon Music Works (Nashville, TN)

· 5/22/2013 - Variety Playhouse (Atlanta, GA)

· 5/23/2013 - Plaza 'Live' Theater (Orlando, FL)

· 6/1/2013 - Club Nokia (Los Angeles, CA)

· 7/19/2013 - Balboa Theater (San Diego, CA)

For more information and additional content, viewers can go to MTV.com for sneak peeks of the show including bonus and extended scenes plus exclusive interviews. Additionally, fans can "like" the "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous" Facebook page and use the hashtag #ZachStone on Twitter.

"Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous" stars Bo Burnham as Zach Stone; Kari Coleman ("The Amazing Spider-Man") as Mrs. Stone; Tom Wilson ("Back to the Future") as Mr. Stone; Cameron Palatas (Disney Channel's "A.N.T. Farm") as Andy Stone; Caitlin Gerard ("Magic Mike") as Amy; and Armen Weitzman ("Greek," "The Sarah Silverman Program") as Greg. Additional cast includes Shelley Hennig ("The Secret Circle," "Days of Our Lives") as Christy.

"Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous" is written by Dan Lagana and Bo Burnham and executive produced by Lagana, Burnham and Dave Becky. Justin Levy and Michelle Klepper are the MTV executives in charge of production.

About MTV:

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.





  [april 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· ZACH STONE IS GONNA BE FAMOUS (MTV)





[04/28/17 - 02:00 PM]
Video: Watch a Behind-the-Scenes First Look at FOX's New Dating Show, "Love Connection," Hosted by Andy Cohen
The unscripted series will now premiere at 9:00/8:00c on Thursday, May 25 following "Beat Shazam."

[04/28/17 - 12:39 PM]
"The President Show" Inaugural Episode Draws Huge Crowd Topping Trump's Actual Inauguration
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Thursday, April 27.

[04/28/17 - 11:25 AM]
WE tv's New Series "Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta" Premieres Thursday, May 25 at 10pm ET/CT
"Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta" features a tight-knit crew of friends who reveal the perks and perils of being born into Hip Hop royalty.

[04/28/17 - 10:43 AM]
Netflix Unveils "FYSee" - A Month-Long Celebration Highlighting the Best of Netflix Series
For the first time, Netflix's FYSee will feature a full month of programming designed to connect industry with the shows, creators and talent they love in wholly new and unusual ways.

[04/28/17 - 10:02 AM]
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content Option Rights to Anne Rice's Best-Selling Series, "The Vampire Chronicles"
Christopher Rice, four-time New York Times Bestselling(R) author and recipient of the Lambda Literary Award, will pen the series and serve as executive producer alongside Anne Rice, and Anonymous Content's David Kanter and Steve Golin.

[04/28/17 - 10:02 AM]
"Star Trek: Discovery" Adds to Its Ranks
Shazad Latif, Rekha Sharma, Kenneth Mitchell, Clare McConnell and Damon Runyan are among the latest additions.

[04/28/17 - 09:55 AM]
British Comedic Legend Tommy Maitland Has Been Announced to Host ABC's Irreverent Talent Competition Show "The Gong Show"
A revolving panel of judges featuring Hollywood's hottest stars praise, critique and gong contestants in one of TV's all-time great variety shows.

[04/28/17 - 09:47 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets Summer Premiere Dates for Hit Series "Ray Donovan" and "Episodes"
Look for the new seasons on August 6 and August 20, respectively, with "Twin Peaks" moving to the 8:00/7:00c slot on August 6.

[04/28/17 - 09:40 AM]
Her Story Continues - "Z: The Beginning of Everything" Is Returning for a Second Season
The streaming service formally announced said renewal this morning.

[04/28/17 - 08:30 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Inches Past CBS Among Adults 18-49
The Alphabet wins the night in demos while the Eye is the most-watched broadcaster.

[04/28/17 - 07:56 AM]
ESPN's Round 1 NFL Draft Telecast Delivers 4.8 Overnight Rating
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 27.

[04/28/17 - 07:32 AM]
Universal Pictures' "Fast & Furious" Franchise to Receive Generation Award at the "2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards"
"We are thrilled to celebrate the 'Fast & Furious' franchise and its global contribution to pop culture," said Amy Doyle, General Manager, MTV, VH1 and Logo.

[04/28/17 - 06:00 AM]
"Ellen"'s Coming-Out Episode, "The Puppy Episode: Parts 1 and 2," Streaming Now on the ABC App
This Sunday, April 30, is the 20th anniversary of the historic coming-out episode of the "Ellen" sitcom on ABC.

[04/27/17 - 03:01 PM]
BET Networks Says YES to Comedy Superstars and Music Legends with Original New Scripted, Late Night and Mini-Series
VH1 imports "Hit the Floor" and "The Breaks" will join fellow returning drama "The Quad."

[04/27/17 - 02:03 PM]
SundanceTV Renews Original Non-Fiction Series "Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter"
The upcoming season will be divided into two parts: the first featuring candid roundtable discussions with notables from the television community, and the second, focusing on some of the most talented actors, actresses, directors, writers and producers from the film industry.