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Comedy Central Orders More ‘President Show,’ ‘Jim Jefferies Show,’ New Hasan Minaj Sketch Special

Comedy Central Orders More ‘President Show,’ ‘Jim Jefferies Show,’ New Hasan Minaj Sketch Special
Comedy Central has extended the series orders for both “The President Show” and “The Jim Jefferies Show,” in addition to ordering a new sketch comedy special from Hasan Minaj, the network announced Tuesday at the TCA summer press tour.

The Jim Jefferies Show” has received an order for 10 additional episodes. The series, which features the titular Australian comedian tackling politics and world issues, will see original episodes air through August 15. After a brief hiatus, new episodes from this extension will begin on Tuesday, September 19 at 10:30 p.m. Et/Pt, following the fall season premiere of “Tosh.0.”

“I’m very grateful to Comedy Central for making our relationship more official,” said Jefferies. “Like all my relationships, I look forward to a few more months with Comedy Central before it starts crying outside of a bar at 2am. Or spray paints ‘liar’ on the side of my car.”

Jim Jefferies continues to surprise me,” said
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Comedy Central Extends 'The President Show,' 'Jim Jefferies Show'

Comedy Central used its platform at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour to announce two series extensions as well as a special featuring The Daily Show With Trevor Noah's Hasan Minhaj. Additionally, The Daily Show will head to Chicago for a week in October.

Scoring an additional seven-episode pickup is freshman The President Show, starring and created by Anthony Atamanuik, who "hosts" the late-night show as President Donald J. Trump.

The comedy, produced by Adam Pally's Clone Wolf Productions, Atamanuik, Peter Grosz, Pally, Jason Ross and 3 Arts' Olivia Gerke, Josh Lieberman and Greg Walter, will move to midnight...
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The President Show: Comedy Central Orders More Episodes

Hail to the chief. Comedy Central has ordered seven additional episodes for the first season of The President Show. The weekly political satire TV series premiered on Comedy Central on April 27, 2017 and airs Thursdays at 11:30pm. The President Show stars creator Anthony Atamanuik as Donald J. Trump, host of his own talkshow. Peter Grosz plays Mike Pence. Atamanuik and Grosz executive produce with Adam Pally, Jason Ross, Olivia Gerke, Josh Lieberman, and Greg Walter. Read More…
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Comedy Central Orders More Episodes of ‘The President Show’

No one can tell at this point if President Trump will get four more years in office, but Anthony Atamanuik will get at least seven more episodes to make fun of him.

Comedy Central has extended the episode order for Atamanuik’s “The President Show,” in which he plays Trump as a rambling late-night host who holds court in the Oval Office and at the Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla.

The weekly half-hour, which launched April 27 in the 11:30 p.m. Thursday slot, snared 1 million viewers over the course of three days, according to the network, marking the biggest series premiere on the Viacom-owned outlet since the launch in 2014 of “Broad City.” Over four episodes, the program has attracted an average of 870,000 viewers and has increased its ratings in the adults 18-49 demo in the timeslot by 21%, the network said.

“I’m so grateful that Comedy Central has decided to end its tenure as a cable
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‘Donald Trump’ Promises to Make Late Night Great Again with Comedy Central’s ‘The President Show’

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‘Donald Trump’ Promises to Make Late Night Great Again with Comedy Central’s ‘The President Show’
Comedy Central is thinking bigly with its next late night franchise. As the network teased last week, it has ordered the new weekly series “The President Show,” starring Anthony Atamanuik as Donald Trump.

“The President Show” will air Thursdays at 11:30 p.m. Et, behind “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” starting April 27. The series will be produced like a talk show, with desk segments, field pieces and guest interviews – but set in the Oval Office and hosted by “Trump.”

And like any good talk show, “The President Show” will feature a sidekick ¬– Vice President Mike Pence (played by Peter Grosz).

“Laughing at the President is a proud American tradition and we hope not to disappoint anyone in that department,” Atamanuik said. “But our political system is too broken for us to be content joking about one man, even though he is a disastrous silly little toddler boy. Mostly I
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Comedy Central Set to Launch ‘The President Show’ for Thursday Late-Night

President Donald Trump – or a reasonable facsimile – is coming to late-night TV.

Comedy Central said it would launch “The President Show,” a weekly late-night program created by and starring comedian Anthony Atamanuik, who has developed a reputation for his impression of the current U.S. President. The program, which will air Thursday nights at 11:30 p.m, following the network’s “The Daily Show,” serves to further the Viacom outlet’s late-night ambitions, which were shaken by the cancellation last year of “The Nightly Show,” led by Larry Wilmore.

The new program’s premise: Atamanuik’s President Trump is bypassing the mainstream media in favor and hosting a late-night show broadcast live from the Oval Office, where he doesn’t have to field questions from reporters or deal with the other trappings of his position. The program is expected to include desk segments, field pieces and interviews Peter Grosz will play Vice President Mike Pence. The
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Christina Milian -- I'm Gonna Knock You Out with Real Ring Skills (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_m6rjee3s"]] Don't call it a comeback, but Christina Milian's quick hands are back in a boxing ring ... and it's more than just a great workout, because the sweet science is in her blood. We're told she started taking classes this week with her trainer, Jason Ross, at La Fitness in Hollywood. It's the first time she's laced up the gloves in years, but her grandfather and father both boxed and taught her from childhood. The
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SFX Entertainment Court Documents Reveal Lineup Details For Electric Zoo And Others

There’s no simple roadmap for how a conglomerate of SFX Entertainment’s size goes through chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring, and trivial details were bound to fall by the wayside. In the most recent court documents that have surfaced as a result of the company’s legal proceedings, partial lineup details for three of its festivals have made their rounds on social media.

To be specific, some of the headliners for Electric Zoo, Spring Awakening and Mamby On The Beach have been revealed to the public. Artists as big as deadmau5, Hardwell, Claude VonStroke and Tchami have found their way onto the entertainment rosters for the former two events, with the likes of Hannah Wants, Chromeo and Chet Faker on the last.

The full lineup leaks for the three SFX Entertainment-run events are listed below, but since each festival will surely feature more names on their rosters, fans should expect to
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Bill Simmons Launches ‘The Ringer’ Digital Venture

Bill Simmons Launches ‘The Ringer’ Digital Venture
Bill Simmons, founder of the Grantland sports and media site who was let go by Espn last year, has announced his next project: the Ringer, a digital venture slated to launch later in 2016.

Simmons announced the Ringer in a tweet Wednesday:

My next website is called The Ringer – launches later in 2016. Check out our logo & sign up for our newsletter at https://t.co/EgdH3mnlbC.

Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) February 17, 2016

The Ringer is slated to launch an email newsletter in mid-March, followed by the website’s debut in late spring or early summer.

Simmons has recruited more than a half-dozen ex-Grantland staffers for the Ringer. Those include editor-in-chief Sean Fennessey, editor-at-large Bryan Curtis and associate editor Danny Chau. In addition, the Ringer has hired Amanda Dobbins, former senior editor at Glamour, as deputy editor for culture.

Launch of the Ringer comes as Simmons also preps the debut of a new
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Bill Simmons Recruits ‘Daily Show’ Alums for New HBO Talk Show

Bill Simmons Recruits ‘Daily Show’ Alums for New HBO Talk Show
Bill Simmons has tapped two “Daily Show With Jon Stewart” alums for key roles on his upcoming HBO talk show.

Stuart Miller will serve as an exec producer alongside Simmons and Eric Weinberger, president of Bill Simmons Media Group. Jason Ross has signed on as head writer.

Kim Gamble, a former contributor to Simmons’ Grantland sports and culture website, has also signed on as a co-exec producer.

Details about the talk show are still sketchy. It’s a weekly effort that is slated to premiere later this year. It seems likely to reflect the blend of sports, pop culture and social commentary that made Simmons’ Grantland website such a lively read before Simmons’ acrimonious exit from Espn last year. Espn pulled the plug on Grantland five months after Simmons’ departure.

“I learned from my Grantland experience how important a good inner circle is, and now we’re building a terrific one for HBO,
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Bill Simmons Taps 'Daily Show' Alums for HBO Talker

Bill Simmons Taps 'Daily Show' Alums for HBO Talker
Bill Simmons is bringing out the big guns at HBO. The sports and media personality has started filling out the creative team for his upcoming program at the pay cable network, and it includes several impressive Daily Show alums. HBO and Simmons on Thursday announced that The Daily Show's Stuart Miller will serve as executive producer on the forthcoming talk show, set to bow later this year, while fellow Daily Show alum Jason Ross will serve as head writer and TV vet and essayist Kim Gamble will serve as co-executive producer. “I learned from my Grantland experience how important

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Bill Simmons’ New HBO Talk Show Taps Former ‘Daily Show’ Producer, Writer

Emmy-winning producer Stuart Miller (Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) will serve as an executive producer for Bill Simmons talk show series set to debut later this year on HBO. Simmons and HBO also have tapped ex-Daily Show With Jon Stewart writer Jason Ross as head writer for the new series. In addition, Peabody Award-winning producer Kim Gamble has joined as co-executive Producer. Miller joins Bill and Eric Weinberger, who was named President of Bill…
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Exclusive: Euphoric Guest Mix From Luke Bond, Plus Listen To His Soldier Remix

2015 has been a big year for Luke Bond, and we’re only in March. After being nominated for “Beat Trance Track” at the IDMAs, he’s currently gearing up to release a new song on Garuda and also has a collab with Omnia coming soon on Armind. The British DJ is certainly on the rise, and with a new remix out today of Gareth Emery’s “Soldier,” we have much reason to sit up and take notice of him.

And that’s exactly what we here at We Got This Covered did. As big fans of the producer, we got in touch with him and asked about his work on “Soldier” and what he was going for with the remix.

Here’s what he had to say:

“I was really excited to remix Soldier because I had already fallen in love with the original and had a blast working with
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#CrimingWhileWhite Explodes on Twitter Following Eric Garner Decision

#CrimingWhileWhite Explodes on Twitter Following Eric Garner Decision
Following a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner with a choke hold while arresting him in July, the hashtag #CrimingWhileWhite has begun trending online. The hashtag was started Wednesday by former Daily Show writer Jason Ross, who is white. He revealed the minimal punishment he received from police for crimes he committed while growing up.  Read more Eric Garner Decision: Shonda Rhimes, Montel Williams Express Sorrow "Busted for larceny at 11," he tweeted. "At 17, cited for booze + caught w gun @ school. No one called me a thug. Can't recommend being white highly

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Writers Guild: New Deal Addresses TV Writer Problems

Writers Guild: New Deal Addresses TV Writer Problems
Leaders of the Writers Guild of America are touting their new contract as addressing key problems for TV writers — who are now seeing far shorter seasons.

“Importantly, we have now placed limits on the options and exclusivity requirements often imposed on episodic television writers,” said negotiating commmitte co-chairs Billy Ray and Chip Johannessen in a note to members.

“Our negotiations on these issues were complicated and protracted, but the companies worked with us to find solutions,” the duo said in the note. “As a result, the endless unpaid holds that have become more and more commonplace in television have now been addressed in the Mba (minimum basic agreement) for the first time ever.”

The tentative three-year deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers was reached late Tuesday following two days of talks over the options and exclusivity requirements. The other issues had been settled as of the first week of March.
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Writers Guild of America Nominees

The winners of the Writers Guild of America awards will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies Saturday in Los Angeles and New York. The nominees:

Screen Nominees

Original Screenplay

American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures

Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features

Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros. Winner

Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

August: Osage County, Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company

Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Pictures Classics

Captain Phillips, Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures Winner

Lone Survivor, Written by
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Writers Guild of America Nominees

The winners of the Writers Guild of America awards will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies Saturday in Los Angeles and New York. The nominees:

Screen Nominees

Original Screenplay

American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell; Columbia Pictures

Blue Jasmine, Written by Woody Allen; Sony Pictures Classics

Dallas Buyers Club, Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack; Focus Features

Her, Written by Spike Jonze; Warner Bros. Winner

Nebraska, Written by Bob Nelson; Paramount Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

August: Osage County, Screenplay by Tracy Letts; Based on his play; The Weinstein Company

Before Midnight, Written by Richard Linklater & Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke; Based on characters created by Richard Linklater & Kim Krizan; Sony Pictures Classics

Captain Phillips, Screenplay by Billy Ray; Based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty; Columbia Pictures Winner

Lone Survivor, Written by
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TV highlights 16/01/2014

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European Tour Golf: Abu Dhabi Championship | The Rise Of The E-Cigarette: Tonight | Hidden Kingdoms | Birds Of A Feather | Silent Witness | The Undateables | Brooklyn Nine-Nine | Dracula

European Tour Golf: Abu Dhabi Championship

6am, Sky Sports 4

They'll be going some to match the drama of last year's tournament, when Welshman Jamie Donaldson won despite almost goofing it with a bogey on the last hole. This year, the championship will feature Henrik Stenson, looking for a "Gulf slam" following previous wins in Dubai and Qatar, Sergio "El Nino" Garcia, Phil Mickelson and Martin Kaymer, who has already won this tournament three times but wouldn't say no to a fourth. David Stubbs

The Rise Of The E-Cigarette: Tonight

7.30pm, ITV

Coming up to seven years since smoking was banned inside British pubs, restaurants and other places frequented by people who didn't want their clothes and hair to reek afterwards, it seems amazing that it was ever permitted at all.
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WGA Sets Negotiating Committee For AMPTP Contract Talks, Start Date Still Tba

The Writers Guild of America, West and Writers Guild of America, East today named the members of the negotiating committee who will soon sit down with the Alliance of Motion Picture and TV Producers. With such heavy-hitting scribes as recently re-elected board members Billy Ray and David S. Goyer as well as Damon Lindelof among the group, the committee will serve under Wgaw Exec Director and Chief Negotiator David Young to hammer out a new contract. While the 29-member committee has been set, a date has yet to be announced for the negotiations with AMPTP to actually start. The guilds’ current contract expires May 1. The Directors Guild of America set its own contract talks with the AMPTP to begin early this month on November 4, over six months before their agreement runs out on June 30, 2014. Here are the members who’ll serve on the WGA negotiating committee: Chip Johannessen, Co-Chair Billy Ray,
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Writers Guild Taps ‘Hunger Games’ writer Billy Ray, Chip Johannessen to Co-Chair Negotiating Panel

The Writers Guild of America has selected Billy Ray (“The Hunger Games”) and Chip Johannessen as co-chairs of its negotiating committee with WGA West executive director David Young as chief negotiator.

The current agreement expires May 1, and no date has been set for a successor deal on its master contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

The WGA’s two branches, based in Los Angeles and New York, negotiate jointly on the deal. The guild had no further comment, and the AMPTP had no comment.

The committee includes several highly recognizable names includes “Batman” writer David S. Goyer, “Lost” exec producer Damon Lindelof and John Bowman, who chaired the negotiating committee during the bitter 2007-08 strike. Young was widely credited with effectively mobilizing the membership and gathering support from high-profile actors during the 100-day work stoppage.

Other members of the negotiating committee are John Aboud, John August,
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