On the occasions in which Comedy Central puts someone outside the realm of comedy to roast, as most recently with comedienne Roseanne Barr, we always hope they deserve it. Thankfully, this year will hold true as the cable network has seated 'This Is the End' star and "Academy Award-nominated actor-director-writer-producer-artist" James Franco on the throne as its latest roastee.
For as much as we've enjoyed the original web incarnation of 'Drunk History,' we're eager to get a look at Comedy Central's longer take on the series before its July 9 debut. Thankfully, our impatient drunk sensibilities won't need to wait that long, as Comedy Central has released the first full episode online to view two weeks ahead of schedule!
Bittersweet though it may be, 'Futurama' will finally return tonight for the first of the final 13 episodes, beginning with "Fry and Leela's Big Fling." While we've learned of some impressive genre guest stars to debut in the coming weeks, most surprising of all is that 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane will lend his voice to the futuristic animated comedy, and you'll never guess as whom!
The moment we heard Comedy Central would take Will Ferrell's Funny Or Die web series 'Drunk History' to TV, we knew we'd be in for a cavalcade of celebrity guest stars, but perhaps not this many. The network has officially set a July 9 premiere for the web-adapted reenactment series, amid a mammoth list of guest stars that includes everyone from 'SNL' vet Kristen Wiig to Winona Ryder and 'The Internship''s Owen Wilson, and that's just to start.
As Comedy Central prepares to launch the final (ish) season of 'Futurama' on June 19, we've learned another animated series of the cable network has officially gone gently into that good night. After two seasons, the animated horror-comedy 'Ugly Americans' has officially closed up shop, but will producers find another avenue with which to continue the series, like 'Futurama' before it?
'Futurama' fans recently had their hearts broken once more to learn that the series would come to a (likely) definitive end after its next 13 episodes, but if nothing else, the beloved sci-fi animated series will certainly go out with a bang. New reports claim 'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke will lend her fiery tongue to one of the final 'Futurama' episodes, but who will the Mother of Dragons have her animated eyes on this summer?
First came Craig Kilborn, then Jon Stewart, followed by Stephen Colbert, and now...Chris Hardwick? According to Comedy Central, the "Nerdist" host of AMC's 'Talking Dead' will soon launch his own late-night talk show to debut this fall, following new episodes of 'The Colbert Report' at midnight. Could Chris Hardwick be the next big name in late-night? Find out for yourself inside!
Bad news, everyone! After enjoying a two-season comeback and a series of DVD movies, it seems 'Futurama' will once again retire the Planet Express ship, ending its revived run on Comedy Central after the next 13 episodes. The comedy network officially opted not to renew past a seventh season, but is 'Futurama' really gone for good this time? Might producers find yet another avenue to continue?
Good news, everyone! Come on, you knew that was coming. In any case, it's been a good long while since we've had any fresh 'Futurama' to go on, but the Planet Express crew will soon be back, baby! It remains to be seen if an eighth season of the sci-fi funnies series will be produced on Comedy Central, but the back half of season 7 will hit this summer with 13 all-new episodes, the first of which are previewed in a new full-length trailer! Get the latest look at 'Futurama' inside!
Considering 'South Park's amazing length and cultural relevance, fans have endured long periods of speculation over when its increasingly prolific creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker would hang up their parkas, and finally close the doors on the long-running series. As the series heads into a 17th season, and Parker and Stone prepare the launch of their own studio, might 'South Park's days be coming to an end? Learn when season 17 premieres and for how many episodes inside!