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‘South Park’ Creators Talk Renewal Beyond 2016

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 27, 2015 @ 2:57 PM
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However infrequently South Park arrives each year, many begin to wonder how much longer the talents of Trey Parker and Matt Stone will keep the series in play at Comedy Central. We’ve certainly been through some reassurance before, but will the 20th season in 2016 mark the official end? Says Parker, “They have to f—ing cancel us, goddammit!”

Chris Rock Almost Took Over ‘The Daily Show,’ and Amy Poehler Gave ‘The Quickest No in History’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 18, 2015 @ 7:34 PM
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We don’t yet have a clear sense of what The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will look like, and while we’ve heard a few big names suggested prior, our future Daily Show almost looked very different. Not only did the inimitable Amy Poehler (briefly) consider an offer to host, but so too did Chris Rock apparently mull over taking the chair for a time.

‘The Daily Show With Trevor Noah’ Sets September Premiere in First Teaser

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 28, 2015 @ 11:43 AM
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Despite only just saying goodbye to David Letterman, audiences will suffer another late-night loss when Jon Stewart bids his Daily Show farewells in August. Comedy Central won’t wait long for the new guy however, setting South African comedian Trevor Noah’s Daily Show debut for late September with a new teaser.

Comedy Central Sets Summer Premieres for ‘Review,’ ‘Key and Peele,’ ‘Drunk History’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 20, 2015 @ 2:40 PM
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Most of broadcast TV has begun packing it in for the summer, but your old friends on cable and Comedy Central would never let you down. To wit, find out when Key & Peele, Drunk History and the breakout Review come back for new seasons, as well as where to find new comedies from Hannibal Burress and Natasha Leggero!

‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Tackles ‘Friday Night Lights’ and Rape Culture

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 22, 2015 @ 10:18 AM
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Amy Schumer had a sparkling enough day with yesterday’s official Season 4 renewal of Inside Amy Schumer, and all before anyone managed to catch the Season 3 premiere. Many a highlight are making the round, but none so spot-on and hysterical as Inside Amy Schumer’s Friday Night Lights parody, “Football Town Nights.”

‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Renewed for Season 4 at Comedy Central

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 21, 2015 @ 11:00 AM
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Trainwreck comedienne Amy Schumer is certainly having a banner year, hosting the MTV Movie Awards, winning the Peabody and garnering rave early reviews for her first film, and the good times keep rolling. Before tonight’s Season 3 premiere of Inside Amy Schumer, Comedy Central has renewed the showcase for a fourth round in 2016.

Jon Stewart Sets Final ‘Daily Show’ Episode for August

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 21, 2015 @ 12:08 AM
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Jon Stewart has been refreshingly honest in recent weeks about his decision to leave The Daily Show behind, and while we’ll never feel quite ready to say goodbye, we at least have time to prepare. The 16-year anchor has confirmed that he’ll take his final bow as host of The Daily Show this coming August.

Jon Stewart Talks ‘The Daily Show’ Retirement, Fear of ‘Turd Lung Disease’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 20, 2015 @ 12:53 PM
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However controversial The Daily Show’s run with new host Trevor Noah turns out to be, no one would deny the overall sadness of Jon Stewart leaving the program behind after so many years. Now, Stewart himself has opened up on the decision to retire, getting surprisingly candid about his “depression” over the state of TV news, and yes, the fear of “turd lung disease.”

‘The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart Defends Trevor Noah Twitter ‘Kerfuffle’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 7, 2015 @ 10:33 AM
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Hard as it was to say goodbye to Jon Stewart’s time on The Daily Show, the appointment of Trevor Noah grew complicated after uncovering multiple past tweets perceived in poor taste. Now, Stewart steps up to defend his successor, asking viewers to give the South African comedian a chance to earn their trust.

Comedy Central Calls ‘Daily Show’ Trevor Noah Tweet Backlash ‘Unfair’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 31, 2015 @ 2:52 PM
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Reaction to Comedy Central choosing South African comedian Trevor Noah as The Daily Show successor to Jon Stewart ran the gamut, though today saw a wave of backlash over less-than-sensitive jokes tweeted from Noah’s account over the years. Now, Comedy Central has stepped in to comment, calling the criticism “unfair.”