Ty Segall was the first ever musical guest on Comedy Central’s “The Opposition With Jordan Klepper”—the late-night news satire program. When Klepper mentioned that Segall was set to perform, he also noted that the rock star would be put to work. At first, Segall was asked to come up with right-wing conspiracy theories, and later, he tested Klepper’s food for poison. Finally, he was allowed to perform an acoustic… More
12/22/2016 by PeekYou Team
Author: Interrobang Staff / Source: The Interrobang
Early Wednesday afternoon, one of the television industry’s most influential moguls announced his retirement. Viacom’s Doug Herzog, who worked as an executive at the company for over 30 years, sent out a letter to his fellow employees announcing that he was ending his tenure with the company on January 12th.
Herzog had a hand in shaping much of the culture that’s been seen on television in the last few decades. He began his career in 1984 as a programming executive at MTV. In the mid-nineties, he made his way over to…
11/29/2016 by PeekYou Team
Author: Andrew Roberts / Source: UPROXX
Larry Wilmore bid farewell to The Nightly Show and Comedy Central back in August, ending a run that started as a Daily Show correspondent before earning a chance to replace Stephen Colbert as he jetted over to network television. Some folks probably didn’t watch the show much before the cancellation, which is one of the sad parts about it being canceled. It wasn’t always the best, but there was a lot of good there after watching on a pretty regular basis.
Luckily, Wilmore’s next step is a return to the realm of scripted television — something he’s familiar with and with a few big shows under his belt. He just signed a deal with ABC according to The Hollywood Reporter, developing his own projects and working behind the scenes with ABC Studios to cultivate new talent:
The deal brings Wilmore back to ABC Studios, where he executive produces the studio’s ABC hit Black-ish. Wilmore originally was set to serve as showrunner on Black-ish, which he developed alongside creator Kenya Barris. He exited the ABC family comedy to host Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show. In addition to Black-ish, Wilmore also co-created and exec produces HBO’s Issa Rae critical…
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