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Comedy Central’s in-house digital studio Cc:Studios has handed out a slew of renewals and project pickups, the network announced today.
“Bro-Dependent,” “This Is Not Happening” and “The Walsh Brothers’ Great & Secret Comedy Show” were all renewed for second seasons. Cc:Studios has also greenlit six new comedy projects from alums of TV shows including “Punk’d” and “Workaholics.”
“This slate represents an evolution of Comedy Central’s development process, collaborating across departments as we work with an incredible roster of talented comedians to create shareable content,” said Allison Kingsley, veep of digital development at the Viacom cable net. Comedy Central recently eliminated its separate digital department, thereby emphasizing the “content is content” approach to programming television and online shows.
Projects greenlit by Cc:Studios include:
- AJ Marechal
Comedy Central‘s Cc: Studios — the in-house creative initiative for the development of original digital comedy — today unveiled a development slate of six series greenlights and three series renewals. Projects include sketch/variety to animated to scripted narrative and feature talent including Kurt Braunohler, Dan St. Germain, Jillian Bell, Charlotte Newhouse and Ari Shaffir. The slate also features series from talent who have inked multiplatform deals with Comedy Central, including Jon Gabrus and Justin Tyler. From today’s announcement: Cc:studios Development Slate Series Greenlights: • “Biatches” (Working Title) Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov (writers on “Punk’d” and “Good Vibes”) wrote and star in this animated series about bad girls kicked out of middle school and forced to attend the Special Education Students program – but they’re not going to let that stop them from wreaking their raunchy brand of havoc. • “Idiotsitter” Charlotte Newhouse and Jillian Bell (“Workaholics”) created and »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Et's Nancy O'Dell sat down with Grammy-winning singer Kelly Clarkson to discuss a variety of topics, from her forthcoming wedding to her upcoming Christmas album, and also got some clarification on her VMAs tweet.
Pics: Revealing Celeb Twitpics: Kelly's Engagement Photo + More
As a singer and performer herself, Clarkson expressed her thoughts about the VMAs during the show, posting a tweet that seemed directed at scantily-clad performers Cyrus and Gaga.
Clarkson said her post was meant to be taken comically, telling Et, "I was just being funny. ... You can take whatever you want from that. I didn't say names. I never said any names."
Video: Kelly & Beyonce Soar in Inauguration Performances
The pop rock singer, who rose to fame as the winner of American Idol's first »
British Asian singers/musicians Jay Sean, Juggy D and Rishi Rich announced their reunion at a secret location in London on Tuesday during the 10th anniversary of the Rishi Rich Project. All three are arguably the most successful Asian artists to have emerged from the UK and have had hits like Dance with You (Tere Naal Nachna); which entered 12th place in the UK singles charts back in 2003. A number of guest celebrities such as Preeya Kalidas, DJ Nihal, Sunny and Shay, Abbas Hassan and Ash King were present at the event, where they joined in the celebrations and showed their excitement about the group reuniting.
Speaking about the reunion, Rishi Rich had this to say. “It’s been one hell of a ride and Its amazing being back with Jay and Juggy. We’re now working on some new tracks for the UK as well as some stuff for India and the Us. »
- Bodrul Chaudhury
Kelly Clarkson's voice has taken her all around the world - but her dance moves are another story. Clarkson, 31, recently visited coffee farms and performed a special set for farmers and their families in Peru. "It was so funny cause I didn't know if they were gonna like my songs. They would sing along, I think we did like a mini-set for them, so we did a few songs down there. They were dancing, it was just so cool! I felt like I was just in a movie," Clarkson tells People of the performance. "I was dancing with them! »
- Maggie Coughlan
Get it, girl! Kristen is putting it all on the line for her new role, and she is looking great while doing it!
Kristen Stewart’s role in Camp X-Ray – an intense military drama about a small town girl who joins the army hoping to be deployed in Iraq, but is instead assigned to be a guard in the grimy, torture-heavy terrorist prison Guantanamo Bay — is going to push her like never before. And on July 18, it was clear that K-Stew will be pushed both mentally and physically.
Kristen Stewart Shows Off Her Athleticism
K-Stew got into army mode on July 18, shooting what appeared to be a military training scene in San Pedro, Calif. The 23-year-old actress was decked out in an Army shirt and shorts, and looked to be working her tail off in a full sprint.
Kristen’s role in Camp X-Ray, which requires her to get spit »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
Kristen Stewart sure doesn’t look like she is thinking about Robert Pattinson in this new pic! The actress, 23, has begun filming her new war thriller Camp X-Ray with her sexy co-star Lane Garrison, and they looked pretty cozy while preparing for a scene in Los Angeles on July 17.
Kristen and Lane, 33, were preparing to film a scene for the upcoming film about Guantanamo Bay, and they looked very close on the boat. Lane helped Kristen down onto the deck, and she and he were seen holding hands, while afterwards they looked deep in conversation.
So is Lane just a co-star, or something more?
Who Is Lane Garrison? — What You Need To Know
Lane grew up in Texas, »
- Eleanore Hutch
Kristen is finally back in front of the cameras and according to one of her co-stars, rehearsal for their new film couldn’t be better!
Fortunately, Kristen Stewart now has a major distraction from Robert Pattinson and all the heartache she’s endured since their split. The actress has started production on Camp X-Ray, and her co-star Joseph Julian Soria has taken to Twitter to give us an inside peek.
Joseph tweeted on July 12, “#CampXRay rehearsal with Peter & Kristen was so great! Really good vibes!”
Joseph, who goes by the nickname J.J, also tweeted, “A small highlight of my yesterday was getting Peter & Kristen to say #Dassit!”
Kristen Surrounded By Supportive Cast & Crew
After rehearsing with Kristen, »
- Sandra Clark
"Arrested Development" is finally back in our lives after seven years off the air.
And in that time, the dysfunctional Bluth family missed out some pretty significant moments, from Barack Obama getting elected to a bevy of social media platforms launching, beloved TV shows signing on and off to serious solar system developments. Plus, there have been plenty of reality stars in between, ripe for the mocking.
Below, HuffPost TV rounded up 28 events that mattered between "Arrested Development's" original run, which ended on February 10, 2006, and the show's revival on Netflix, which kicked off May 26, 2013.
We elected our first black president.
We met Don Draper and Walter White (and started watching AMC)
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Netflix introduced Watch Instantly.
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- Jaimie Etkin
Finally! The ‘Unapologetic’ star began her massive ‘Diamonds’ world tour on Mar. 8 and proved that it was all worth the wait. Looking totally sexy, RiRi set the stage on fire. Chris Brown is Definitely going to be missing his girl!
Rihanna’s 27-city world tour began on Mar. 8, and she reminded everyone why she’s considered one of the sexiest performers in the world. We better try to get tickets while we can!
The self-proclaimed “bad girl” made Buffalo, New York the place to be when she took the stage at the First Niagara Center.
Rihanna’s Amazing First ‘Diamonds’ Concert
The show was spectacle to the max, as Rihanna debuted multiple sexy costume changes. She busted out a dazzling leather bustier outfit, a black blouse with thigh-high boots, a gorgeous red dress that exposed her mid-section, and a see-through long black top with futuristic white heeled boots. But the »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
Thank goodness! After Justin collapsed on stage on March 7 during his concert, he returned to the stage at the 02 Arena in London on March 8!
During a pretty physical performance in London on March 7, Justin Bieber began having “breathing problems” and fainted on the stage. He immediately saw a medic backstage, but against doctor’s recommendations he finished the show. After the show was over, he rushed to the hospital and was released a few hours later.
Justin already seemed to be doing better later that night when he tweeted, “Getting better. thanks for everyone pulling me thru tonight. best fans in the world. figuring out what happened. thanks for the love.”
The next morning, he assured his fans he’d return to the stage by writing, “Night 4. O2. London. #BELIEVEtour”
Thankfully, Justin was feeling better and returned to the stage to give his adoring fans a great performance on March »
- HL Intern
Valerie Harper, 73, shocked everyone when she revealed on March 6 that she had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The iconic TV actress continues to be open about her diagnosis and will appear on The Doctors on March 11 to further discuss her cancer.
Valerie will sit down with the show’s doctors Travis Stork, Lisa Masterson, and Andrew Ordon, along with her own team of doctors to examine her diagnosis of brain cancer. Valerie’s story will fill the entire hour of the talk show and will feature surprise appearances by former co-stars Ed Asner and Cloris Leachman.
Valerie Harper Reveals She Has Terminal Brain Cancer
On March 6, The Mary Tyler Moore star bravely announced that she has been diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare kind of cancer where cancer cells »
- HL Intern
MTV is developing a project from the comic team of Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov. The show, a female buddy comedy set in high school, continues the duo’s relationship with MTV where they wrote for the animated series Good Vibes. The writing team, who got their break after being discovered by Adam Sandler at the Aspen Comedy Festival, previously sold scripts to Lifetime and Oxygen, and headlined a pilot produced for the WB in 2004. Goodman & Wolov are repped by ICM and Caliber Media. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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