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2009-03-04 12:36:00

"South Park's" 13th Season Premieres Wednesday, March 11 At 10:00 P.M. ET/PT "South Park: The Complete Twelfth Season Uncensored" DVD Arrives In Stores on Tuesday, March 10 NEW YORK, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment(R) and Paramount Home Entertainment will release "South Park" in Blu-ray for the first time ever. "South Park: The Complete Twelfth Season Uncensored" Blu-ray arrives in stores nationwide on Tuesday, March 10 and will also be available at...

2008-10-21 18:00:16

Showtime Tuesday announced it has ordered two more seasons of its popular U.S. drama series "Dexter," starring Michael C. Hall. The announcement was made by Robert Greenblatt, Showtime's president of entertainment. The series began its third season three weeks ago to critical and audience acclaim, plus record ratings as it surpassed 3 million viewers in its premiere week and ranks as Showtime's top-rated drama series, the premium cable network said in a release. Seasons four and five...

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2008-10-15 16:07:18

Internet search leader Google Inc. quietly launched a new video series on its YouTube site September 8 entitled "Poptub".  The online videos were a collaborative effort between Google and Embassy Row, the production company run by Pepsi and Michael Davies, creator of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire". The work is yet another trial in content distribution for Google, and even more ambitious than its recently launched original animation from "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, which...

2008-09-27 12:00:44

By Scott D. Pierce Deseret News "Brother & Sisters" has become one of my favorite shows, but even I'm a bit worried about how the writers are going to dig their way out of two big plot-point holes they dug at the end of last season. First, there's another long-lost, illegitimate Walker sibling, which sounds an awful lot like what happened in the show's first season. But, according to executive producer Greg Berlanti, it's not headed in that direction. "Hopefully, as it plays out,...

2008-09-15 00:00:22

By FRAZIER MOORE of The Associated Press Your first experience with "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is a little like when you had your first drink. You feel momentary breathlessness, maybe you cringe, you wonder can you finish what you've started. Then it gets easier to stick with. You might even realize you like it. That's the kick you can expect from FX's overproof comedy, which returns for its fourth season with back-to-back episodes Thursday at 9 p.m. As usual, the action...

2008-09-12 18:00:21

By FRAZIER MOORE Your first experience with "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is a little like when you had your first drink. You feel momentary breathlessness, maybe you cringe, you wonder can you finish what you've started. Then it gets easier to stick with. You might even realize you like it. That's the kick you can expect from FX's overproof comedy, which returns for its fourth season with back-to-back episodes Thursday at 10 p.m. As usual, the action largely takes place at...

2008-07-04 18:00:15

By Mike Daniel, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 4--One way to gauge anything's prominence in pop culture is if there's been a cartoon made about it. That means metal is again part of America's cultural weave, at least for males 18-35, thanks to Metalocalypse, Adult Swim's series about the dysfunctional and ultraviolent exploits of impossibly popular death-metal band Dethklok. Call it tongue-ripped-away-from- cheek humor, with the series currently approaching the end of its second season....

2008-06-26 12:02:51

U.S. stage and television actress Bebe Neuwirth reportedly is set to play Morticia in a new $10 million Broadway musical version of The Addams Family. Neuwirth played Lilith Sternin Crane on the TV sit-coms Cheers and Frasier, and has starred in the Broadway revivals of Chicago, Damn Yankees and Sweet Charity. The New York Post said Nathan Lane of The Producers fame has been offered the role of Gomez in the new Addams Family show inspired by Charles Addams' cartoons and sketches about an...

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2006-04-14 14:10:18

NEW YORK -- Banned by Comedy Central from showing an image of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, the creators of "South Park" skewered their own network for hypocrisy in the cartoon's most recent episode. The comedy - in an episode aired during Holy Week for Christians - instead featured an image of Jesus Christ defecating on President Bush and the American flag. In an elaborately constructed two-part episode of their Peabody Award-winning cartoon, "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey...

2006-04-06 01:12:10

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - It might not be Mel Gibson or Tom Cruise's favorite show, but the jurors for television's prestigious Peabody Awards threw a bouquet Comedy Central's way Wednesday with an honor for "South Park." The animated satire was one of 32 winners of the Peabody, given annually by the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications to honor the best in TV. But for a judging committee that isn't afraid to wade into...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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