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)









[07/03/15 - 08:54 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Original Showdown with "Big Brother"
The Eye leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/03/15 - 08:30 AM]
"Food Fighters" Ties for #2 in Its Time Period Among the Big 4 Networks in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 2.

[07/02/15 - 03:51 PM]
FOX Bursts Into San Diego Comic-Con with World Premiere Screenings and Panel Debuts of "Scream Queens," "Minority Report" and "Lucifer"
Panels for "Lucifer," "Minority Report" and "Bob's Burgers" will kick things off on Friday, July 10.

[07/02/15 - 01:59 PM]
Discovery Channel Delivers All New Digital Content and Social Media Action During "Shark Week 2015"
Sharkopedia - Discovery's ultimate digital guide to all things shark - makes its online debut this year.

[07/02/15 - 11:49 AM]
FOX Sports Expands FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Coverage with 30 Hours of Added Programming
Said additions include expanded pre- and post-game coverage of the championship match, a pair of marathons showcasing the U.S. Women's National Team's dramatic run to the final and more.

[07/02/15 - 11:06 AM]
The Biting Snark Continues on WE tv - Network's Second Annual "Snark Week" Featuring the Snarkiest Personalities and Shows Returns July 6-10
This year's on-air celebration includes biting one-liners from new episodes of WE tv's original series "Braxton Family Values," "Cutting It: In the ATL" and "Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars."

[07/02/15 - 10:33 AM]
ABC's "The Chew" to Broadcast from the 20th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
The Emmy-winning lifestyle series will tape five shows on October 7-9 to air during the week of October 12-16.

[07/02/15 - 10:18 AM]
Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers Rank #1 for the Late-Night Second Quarter vs. Their ABC-CBS Competition in All Key Measures
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the second quarter of 2015.

[07/02/15 - 10:00 AM]
Donald Glover Pilot "Atlanta" Casts Its Leads as Production Gets Underway
Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Zazie Beetz will co-star while Hiro Murai is set to direct.

[07/02/15 - 09:46 AM]
Season Three Premieres of the Hit Dramas "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Are Available for Early Sampling
Viewers can sample the TV-14 rated premieres of both episodes for free now on YouTube and SHO.com.

[07/02/15 - 09:12 AM]
"Nightline" Wins 2Q15 in Total Viewers For Second Year in a Row, Leading in Four of the Last Five Quarters
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the second quarter of 2015.

[07/02/15 - 08:52 AM]
A+E Networks(R) Launches Lifetime(R) Movie Club(TM)
The subscription video service comes in time for the 25-year anniversary of Lifetime Movies and is available exclusively on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch at launch.

[07/02/15 - 08:42 AM]
NBC Encores Tie for the Wednesday Win Among the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 1.

[07/02/15 - 08:40 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX & NBC All Share Demo Crown
The Eye's "Big Brother" is the night's top program among adults 18-49.

[07/02/15 - 07:48 AM]
FOX Sports Names John Strong Lead Play-By-Play Voice for CONCACAF Gold Cup Coverage
The U.S. team enters the region's biennial championship coming off huge away wins over European powerhouse Netherlands and World Champion Germany, and FOX Sports televises every match.