Comedy Central

Hulu revives US adult animation hit ‘Futurama’

Disney-owned US streamer Hulu has revived animated sci-fi comedy Futurama, with an order for a new 20-part season to debut next year. This marks the third return from cancellation for the series, which hails from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening and David X. Cohen and is produced 20th Television Animation, a part of Disney Television […]

ViacomCBS inks $900m ‘South Park’ deal to stock Paramount+

ViacomCBS has signed a $900m deal with South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone for six more seasons and 14 made-for-streaming movies of the adult animation. The agreement will keep the long-running scripted comedy show on the company’s Comedy Central channel through to its 30th season in 2027, while 14 South Park movies are […]

FAST operator Wurl hires Comedy Central & Vubiqity alums

Free advertising-supported channels (FAST) operator Wurl has hired a raft of execs including Comedy Central’s former general manager Dave Bernath ahead of a planned global expansion. Bernath, who left the ViacomCBS-owned channel in 2017, becomes director of business development & content strategy at Wurl, which works with companies including A+E Networks and AMC Networks to […]

HBO Max takes Comedy Central live-action amid ViacomCBS animation focus

WarnerMedia’s recently launched streamer HBO Max has struck a deal to acquire three live-action shows from ViacomCBS-owned Comedy Central. The agreement means the upcoming second seasons of The Other Two and South Side, which are both produced by Comedy Central Productions, will move onto HBO Max as originals. The Other Two, which debuted in January, […]

Trevor Noah to front new Quibi gaming series

Quibi is launching a new video gaming series, fronted by South African comedian and TV presenter Trevor Noah. Noah, who is best known as the host of Comedy Central’s satirical US news programme The Daily Show, also claims to be a proficient games player, and will have his abilities put to the test in Player […]

‘Beavis And Butt-Head’ revived by Comedy Central

ViacomCBS-owned network Comedy Central is to revive satirical animation Beavis And Butt-Head, with original show creator Mike Judge returning to helm two new seasons, with plans for spin-offs and specials. Judge will write, produce and voice both characters, who enjoyed pop culture status in the 1990s on fellow ViacomCBS sibling MTV. Beavis and Butt-Head are […]

ViacomCBS strikes Sky TVOD deal for Comedy Central, MTV titles

ViacomCBS has agreed a distribution deal with Sky in the UK to place its pay TV brands on the Sky Store. This deal will see programming from MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon purchasable by viewers on Sky Store and on Now TV. In particular, ViacomCBS said that some of its “most popular titles” will be […]

TBI Weekly: Six Reasons Why Adult Animation Is Set To Flourish

Adult animation is a well-worn medium but the unique combination of a global production shutdown, ongoing uncertainty over the viability of big budget scripted projects and the insatiable demand for content is pushing the genre forward at rapid speed. And while animated projects are not quick turnarounds, they are perhaps the most viable for production […]

ViacomCBS slashes senior execs, Smithsonian president to depart

ViacomCBS has made a slew of changes to the senior management ranks at MTV, Pop, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Smithsonian, with the latter’s president Tom Hayden among those departing. Around 100 staff have been affected according to US reports, with Hayden set to leave the cablenet that he launched in 2006 in the coming months. […]

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