or


[06/25/14 - 10:40 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Promotes Jim Sharp to Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, West Coast
"If the US government was aware of Jim's understated intelligence, finely honed creative instincts, and steel-eyed leadership, the war on terrorism would be over," said Kent Alterman.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL(R) PROMOTES JIM SHARP TO EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING AND DEVELOPMENT, WEST COAST

NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 - Comedy Central has promoted veteran network executive Jim Sharp to Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, West Coast, it was announced by Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, to whom he reports. Sharp, formerly Senior Vice President, will continue to oversee development and production on all West Coast-based original pilots and series and in his new and expanded role, will also manage all digital development on CC:Studios.

"If the US government was aware of Jim's understated intelligence, finely honed creative instincts, and steel-eyed leadership, the war on terrorism would be over," said Alterman.

In addition to running development of the original pilots and series on the West Coast, Sharp is responsible for expanding the #1 brand in comedy's talent/writer relationships within the comedy community. In his new position, he will continue to build the growing slate of originals on-air as well as oversee the digital development of all CC:Studios series productions. Sharp has been instrumental in the development and launch of numerous hit series during his tenure at Comedy Central including "Tosh.0," "RENO 911!," "Workaholics," and the Peabody(R) Award-winning "Key & Peele." He was also a key member of the team that developed Comedy Central's newest late-night franchise, social-media sensation "@midnight" hosted by Chris Hardwick, as well as critically-acclaimed series "Nathan for You" and "Review," among many others.

Sharp rejoined Comedy Central in 2002 from Broadway Video, where he served as Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs and Production since 2000. He was an active producer, development executive and writer in the industry for many years, including a previous stint at Comedy Central as Vice President of Development from 1996-1997, during which he developed the sketch comedy series "Viva Variety." As an independent producer, he executive produced "Strange Frequency" for VH1.

Other producing credits include "The State" for MTV and "The Loop" for Twentieth Television. He began his television career as a writer for "Day's End" for ABC and "The Late Show" for Fox.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go, Comedy Central (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB).

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. Viacom's media networks, including MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, TV Land, SPIKE, Tr3s, Paramount Channel and VIVA, reach approximately 700 million television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio, is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com. Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom's blog at blog.viacom.com and Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/Viacom.





  [june 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· KEY & PEELE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· LOOP, THE (FOX)
· NATHAN FOR YOU (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· RENO 911 (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· REVIEW WITH FORREST MACNEIL (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· STRANGE FREQUENCY (VH1)
· TOSH.0 (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· WORKAHOLICS (COMEDY CENTRAL)











[08/27/14 - 09:13 AM]
"Mr. Pickles" and "Squidbillies" Dominate With an Animation Doubleheader!
Look for both series on Sunday nights beginning September 21 at 11:30/10:30c.

[08/27/14 - 09:04 AM]
MTV's Hit Matchmaking Series "Are You the One?" Returns on Monday, October 6 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Adding to the drama this season is a twist that will make finding the perfect match more challenging, as an eleventh girl will join the house as a double match for one of the guys.

[08/27/14 - 09:01 AM]
CBS Announces the 18 Castaways Competing on "Survivor"
The Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 29th season with a special 90-minute premiere, Wednesday, September 24 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/27/14 - 08:51 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Wins Its Two-Hour Time Period Among the Big 4 by a Margin of 91% and by 65% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 26.

[08/27/14 - 08:35 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Got Talent" Win for NBC
The show's latest installment leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/27/14 - 08:32 AM]
Night 2 "Bachelor in Paradise" 2-Night Event Holds Steady from Night 1 In Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 26.

[08/27/14 - 08:31 AM]
El Rey Network and Mark Burnett's One Three Media Announce Production Start on "Lucha Underground"
The character-driven, freestyle wrestling series is set to debut Wednesday, October 8 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/27/14 - 08:31 AM]
Bounce TV Announces Bounce TV Summer Music Festival 2014
Perennial R&B powerhouse Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Grammy(R)-Award winning great Patti LaBelle will headline the 11-city tour which launches in Dallas on August 29.

[08/27/14 - 08:13 AM]
Relive the Craziest Moments in "Ink Master" History and Vote on the Most Insane Moment During "You Choose Live" Before Season Five Premiere
"You Choose Live" telecasts immediately before the season five premiere of "Ink Master," airing Tuesday, September 2.

[08/27/14 - 08:07 AM]
American Heroes Channel Presents World Television Premiere of Critically Acclaimed Documentary Film "The Hornet's Nest" on Thursday, September 11 at 9/8c
The film follows Emmy Award-winning journalists Mike Boettcher and his son, Carlos Boettcher, as they are embedded with U.S. forces fighting on the front lines in Afghanistan.

[08/27/14 - 08:04 AM]
Three Episodes of Cinemax Series "The Knick" to Be Presented on HBO on Labor Day
Following a hiatus this week, "The Knick" returns with new episodes on Friday, September 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/27/14 - 06:04 AM]
Amazon to Debut Jill Soloway's Highly-Anticipated Dark Comedy "Transparent" on September 26 in the US and UK
Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass star in the 10-episode series.

[08/27/14 - 06:00 AM]
Fan Favorite Chris Soules Searches for Love Again on ABC's Hit Romance Reality Series, "The Bachelor," When It Returns to ABC in January 2015
Soules, the stylish farmer from Iowa, was sent home by Andi Dorfman on "The Bachelorette."

[08/26/14 - 03:03 PM]
Video: Two New Teasers for "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Get your first taste of the franchise's newest installment, premiering Wednesday, October 8 at 10:00/9:00c on FX.

[08/26/14 - 02:26 PM]
2015 NBC Sports Group NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series Schedules Announced
NBC's coverage of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series begins Sunday, July 5 with flag-to-flag coverage from Daytona in primetime, while Nationwide Series coverage begins Saturday, July 4.