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‘Powerless’: Ron Funches Joins the DC Comics Comedy

18 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

First he was “Undateable.” Now comedian Ron Funches is “Powerless.” The comedian has joined the cast of the upcoming NBC series, billed as the first comedy set in the DC Comics world.

Read More: NBC Gears Up Workplace Comedy ‘Powerless’ Featuring DC Comics Characters

Funches will play Ron, an I.T. guy “who works at RetCon Insurance Co., which specializes in coverage against damage caused by Super Heroes.  Ron is a sweet and innocent guy who, unlike his co-workers, has not lost his childlike enthusiasm for all things Super Hero.”

Vanessa Hudgens, Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi and Christina Kirk star in “Powerless,” which comes from writer and executive producer Ben Queen.

Read More: ‘Undateable Live’ Leans Into its Chaos to Make History

Funches, who has developed a fanbase for his easygoing and innocent comic persona, also has appeared on “New Girl,” “Conan,” “The Kroll Show” and his own half-hour special “Comedy Central Presents Ron Funches. »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Powerless’: Ron Funches Joins the DC Comics Comedy

18 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

First he was “Undateable.” Now comedian Ron Funches is “Powerless.” The comedian has joined the cast of the upcoming NBC series, billed as the first comedy set in the DC Comics world.

Read More: NBC Gears Up Workplace Comedy ‘Powerless’ Featuring DC Comics Characters

Funches will play Ron, an I.T. guy “who works at RetCon Insurance Co., which specializes in coverage against damage caused by Super Heroes.  Ron is a sweet and innocent guy who, unlike his co-workers, has not lost his childlike enthusiasm for all things Super Hero.”

Vanessa Hudgens, Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi and Christina Kirk star in “Powerless,” which comes from writer and executive producer Ben Queen.

Read More: ‘Undateable Live’ Leans Into its Chaos to Make History

Funches, who has developed a fanbase for his easygoing and innocent comic persona, also has appeared on “New Girl,” “Conan,” “The Kroll Show” and his own half-hour special “Comedy Central Presents Ron Funches. »

- Michael Schneider

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Apos: Viacom Signs Content Deal With China’s Le Eco

28 April 2016 6:33 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Viacom International Media Networks Asia has agreed a multi-year Nickelodeon content deal with LeEco, one of the biggest Internet VoD platforms in China.

The deal gives Le Eco exclusive broadcast rights for Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards from the U.S., the first time the show will air in China. It also gives Le Eco exclusive Ott rights for selected Mandarin-dubbed and subtitled Nickelodeon episodes.

“With the explosion of multiplatform distribution capabilities in China in recent years, today’s announcement reinforces our place as a key media content provider in China,” said Mark Whitehead, executive VP and MD, Vimn Asia, at the Apos conference in Indonesia.

“Nickelodeon’s content has strong appeal and relevance with the Chinese audience and look forward to showcasing such international children’s programming to our LeEco VIP subscribers,” said Zhang Zhao, CEO of Le Vision Pictures, and president of Eco Entertainment Business Group.

In Japan, Vimn »

- Patrick Frater

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