Posts Tagged ‘Comedy Central’

Jon Stewart committed to The Daily Show until 2010

Friday, October 19th, 2007

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You know when you sit around late at night, and set the world to rights? Well, when such conversations crop up (as they inevitably do) I habitually witter on about how I think Jon Stewart should be America’s next president. He’s smart (an unfair advantage over the current occupier of the oval office), responsible, charming, liberal – you’ve guessed it, I like him. And so news that he has signed a two year contract extension for his programme The Daily Show is both welcome (yeay! more onscreen goodness) and annoying (he can’t be president yet, boo!)

The extension sees Stewart commit to the Comedy Central show until 2010 and he seems pretty excited at the prospect: “I love doing the show. I feel like I work for the best in the business.” enthused Stewart. “I look forward to using this extension to have great fun at President [Stephen] Colbert’s expense.” Colleague Colbert announced plans to run for the presidency on Tuesday – though only in South Carolina.

[via TV Guide]

Dawson joins Ugly Betty, Bones hit by fire and plenty more South Park announced

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

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- The Creek might have been his but actor James van der Beek has kept a low profile since Dawson’s Creek finished a few years back. His former co-stars might have stolen all the headlines in recent years, especially the now Mrs. Tom Cruise Katie Holmes, but now Dawson is set to turn up in Channel 4 hit show Ugly Betty, as one of Mode magazine’s top advertisers. [Entertainment Tonight]

- Good news for South Park fans as Cartman and co. have extended their deal with Comedy Central in the US for another three years. Creator Matt Stone is thrilled: “Three more years of ‘South Park’ will give us the opportunity to offend that many more people.” And all for a whooping US$75million – nice. [Perez Hilton]

- A fire hit the set of Sky One drama Bones on Monday when electrical equipment set alight some nearby material. A production assistant added firefighter to their CV by extinguishing the blaze before any serious damage occurred – phewee. [IMDb]

- George Constanza and Elaine Benes are heading for a reunion, after actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced that her former Seinfeld co-star will be turning up in her new sitcom ‘The New Adventures of Old Christine.’ But what about Art Vandelay? [Entertainment Tonight]