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Comedy Central cancels Chocolate News in their ongoing effort to clone The Daily Show

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 11th 2009 6:02PM
Chocolate NewsThis show went off the radar awhile back and left less traces of its existence than Amelia Earhart. But earlier today it came back, only to be blown out of the water.

David Alan Grier's African-American news satire Chocolate News officially got the big ugly axe from Comedy Central. This has been their third attempt to create a specialty fake news Daily Show such as David Spade's Showbiz Show and the lesser-known Sports Central that never made it past the pilot stage. And it certainly won't be the last.

So Comedy Central, have you lost your damn mind?

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What's On Tonight: CMA Awards, Stylista, Inside The NFL, Top Chef

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 12th 2008 4:04PM
  • South ParkAt 8, ABC has The CMA Awards.
  • CBS has a new Old Christine at 8, followed by new episodes of Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds, and CSI: NY.
  • NBC has new episodes of Knight Rider, Life, and Law and Order.
  • FOX has a new Bones at 8.
  • There's a new America's Next Top Model on The CW at 8, then a new Stylista.
  • PBS has a new installment of Monarchy at 8.
  • Discovery has two new episodes of Time Warp at 8, followed by new episodes of Mythbusters and Prototype This!
  • Also at 8: TCM has Pat and Mike, then Strangers on a Train.
  • At 9, Showtime has a new Inside The NFL.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Ghost Hunters at 9, followed by the series premieres of Estate of Panic and Man vs. Mansion.
  • At 10, Bravo has the season premiere of Top Chef.
  • FX has a new Sons of Anarchy at 10.
  • Comedy Central has a new South Park at 10, then a new Chocolate News.
  • Also at 10: A&E has two new episodes of Parking Wars.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk show listings.

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What's On Tonight: Dancing, Knight Rider, South Park, Top Design

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 5th 2008 4:04PM
  • Ghost HuntersAt 8, ABC has a new Dancing with the Stars, followed by new episodes of Private Practice and Dirty Sexy Money.
  • CBS has a new Old Christine at 8, then new episodes of Gary Unmarried, Criminal Minds, and CSI: NY.
  • NBC has new episodes of Knight Rider, Life, and Law and Order.
  • FOX has a new Bones at 8.
  • There's a new America's Next Top Model on The CW at 8, followed by a new Stylista.
  • At 9, Discovery has a new Mythbusters, then a new Prototype This!
  • Sci-Fi has a new Ghost Hunters at 9.
  • Also at 9: Showtime has a new Inside the NFL.
  • At 10, Comedy Central has a new South Park, followed by a new Chocolate News.
  • Food Network has a new Dinner: Impossible at 10.
  • Bravo has the season finale of Top Design at 10.
  • A&E has two new episodes of Parking Wars starting at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk show listings.

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What's On Tonight: Barack Obama, World Series, Ghost Hunters, Ben Stein

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 29th 2008 4:02PM
  • Lipstick JungleAt 8, CBS, FOX, NBC, MSNBC, BET, TV One, and Univision have The Barack Obama Show.
  • ABC has a new Pushing Daisies at 8, then new episodes of Private Practice and Dirty Sexy Money.
  • Discovery has two new episodes of Time Warp at 8, followed by new episodes of Mythbusters and Prototype This!
  • At 8:30, FOX has Game 5 of The World Series.
  • CBS has a new Old Christine at 8:30, followed by new episodes of Criminal Minds and CSI: NY.
  • NBC has a new Deal Or No Deal at 8:30, then a new Lipstick Jungle.
  • At 9, PBS has a new Great Performances.
  • John McCain is the guest on a new Larry King Live, on CNN at 9.
  • Sci-Fi has a new Ghost Hunters at 9.
  • Showtime has a new Inside The NFL at 9.
  • At 9:30, A&E has a new Dog The Bounty Hunter, followed by a new Parking Wars.
  • At 10, Comedy Central has a new South Park, then a new Chocolate News.
  • There's a new Sons of Anarchy at 10 on FX.
  • Food Network has a new Dinner: Impossible at 10.
  • Also at 10: Bravo has a new Top Design.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk show listings.

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What's On Tonight: Old Christine, Presidential Debate, Ghost Hunters

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 15th 2008 4:04PM
  • South ParkAt 8, ABC has a new Pushing Daisies.
  • CBS has a new Old Christine at 8, followed by a new Gary Unmarried.
  • FOX has more Baseball Playoffs, the Dodgers vs. the Phillies.
  • There's a new America's Next Top Model on The CW at 8
  • Discovery has two new episodes of Time Warp at 8.
  • At 9, the last Presidential Debate airs on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, BBC America, CSPAN, and other channels.
  • Bravo has the Project Runway season finale at 9.
  • HGTV has a new Beyond the Box at 9.
  • Showtime has a new Inside The NFL at 9.
  • Also at 9: Sci-Fi has a new Ghost Hunters, followed by a new Destination Truth.
  • At 10, Comedy Central has a new South Park, then the series premiere of Chocolate News.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk show listings.

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New Andy Richter, Snoop Dogg shows in development at Comedy Central

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 12th 2008 3:41PM

Andy RichterFor all you Andy Richter fans who are still waiting for that one show that will actually last a while on the schedule, this might be good news: the former Conan O'Brien sidekick has a new show in development at Comedy Central, for the 2008-09 season. The show is still untitled, but it is described as a comedy/sketch show.

That's just one of many shows in development at Comedy Central.

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Comedy Central announces new shows for 2007-08

by Adam Finley, posted May 29th 2007 3:01PM

comedy centralComedy Central has announced what's on the slate for the upcoming season. Here's the rundown:

Pilots:

Held Up: a series about a group of bank workers who are held hostage and slowly develop a "comedic version of The Stockholm Syndrome."

"Larry the Cable Guy" Animated Project: a series that features Larry as the owner of a cable station. His character is always at odds with the stations other owner, who doesn't care for Larry's ideas. Isn't that pretty much the plot of the Weird Al movie UHF?

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