Comedian ‘Jeff Dunham’ Brings His Whole Cast Of ‘Characters’ To Comedy Central!

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Jeff Dunham is no dummy! He and his infamous characters, Walter [my personal favorite],  Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Peanut, Melvin, Bubba J and José Jalapeño on a Stick have found a home at COMEDY CENTRAL with the new series “The Jeff Dunham Show” debuting on Thursday, October 22 at 9:00 p.m. [Encore presentations of “The Jeff Dunham Show” air Thursdays at 10:30 p.m.] !!!!!!!!

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The Jeff Dunham Show ” is a new half-hour comedy-reality show from Levity Entertainment starring ventriloquist-comedian Jeff Dunham. The series features Dunham and his hilarious cast of characters to perform in front of a live studio audience as well as interact on location with real people.

“The Jeff Dunham Show” builds upon the breakout success of Dunham’s COMEDY CENTRAL stand-up specials, the most recent of which, “Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special “, was the most-watched telecast in COMEDY CENTRAL history with 6.6 million viewers.

The debut episode features Walter and Dunham visiting a licensed psychologist to save their relationship only to learn that he specializes in gay couples, Bubba J drinking beer and shooting guns at a real rifle range and Achmed the Dead Terrorist promoting his own comedy DVD, “I Kill You I Kill Me.” Also in the debut episode, Peanut wants a “hot friggin’ famous” Hollywood girlfriend and asks Jeff’s publicist to fix him up with guest star Brooke Hogan. However, their date goes awry when Peanut gets all choked up over some guacamole and chips. Future episodes include Achmed attempting to become a US citizen by joining the Marines (but cannot do a push-up to save his life), Peanut developing a new energy drink and Walter visiting a local tech shop to learn about the latest technology – only to end up insulting the entire staff.

Launching in early October, The Jeff Dunham Show website will feature deleted and extended scenes from the show, an exclusive webisode series previewing sketches from the show and special downloadable cut-out masks of four of Dunham’s characters. Additionally, fans of the series can play “The Jeff Dunham Show: The Game,” allowing them to set off with his wild cast of characters on an adventure to rebuild each other and make it to the show on time. There will also be a Facebook Personality Quiz, “Which Jeff Dunham Character are You?,” where fans can find out if they’re more of a Peanut or if they’re channeling their inner Walter, and then share the results with their friends.

The Jeff Dunham Show: Beer and Guns
Bubba J and Joe the gun enthusiast bond with each other over some shared interests.

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The Jeff Dunham Show Starts Oct 22, 9pm / 8c
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Tosh.O Returns

Web-savvy host Daniel Tosh is back to give the low down on downloads, stories and people making noise on the Internet. The first of six new episodes of Comedy Central’s weekly series “Tosh.O ” airs at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday Nights on Comedy Central. The “Tosh.0” blog will continue to offer users new content with daily chances to interact with Tosh and the show!

“Tosh.0” features the razor sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh and delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious in this weekly, topical series. In addition, the series features viral clips of the week and original videos created by and starring well-known actors and comedians. Each episode features the segment “Web Redemptions ” which gives subjects of infamous viral videos a second chance to redeem themselves from the embarrassment with which they’ve become synonymous.

Last Weeks “Web Redemption” segment featured Tron Guy .  In street clothes, Jay Maynard is just a pudgy, middle-aged computer programmer from Minnesota. But when Maynard pours himself into a frighteningly skin-tight unitard lined with glowing blue tubes, all of that changes and he becomes “Tron” Guy. Find out what happens when Tosh meets this über “Tron” fan, made famous on the internet. Tosh gives Tron Guy another chance to prove that his costume is more than just spandex crossed with hockey equipment.

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TV LAND NEWS

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New York, NY, October 6, 2009 – TV Land has landed the primetime broadcast rights for the Emmy® Award-winning comedy, “Everybody Loves Raymond,” from CBS Television Distribution beginning June 2010, it was announced today by Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land.

The winner of 15 Emmy® Awards, “Everybody Loves Raymond” ran in primetime for nine seasons, totaling 212 episodes and will premiere in TV Land PRIME , the network’s primetime programming block designed to appeal to the attitudes, life stage and interests of people in their 40s. Additionally, the network announced three other new acquisitions to hit the airwaves in 2010: “Boston Legal,” “Home Improvement” and “The Nanny.”

“‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ is one of TV’s quintessential comedies, and we are thrilled to have the Barones join the TV Land family,” stated Jones. “‘Raymond,’ ‘Boston Legal,’ ‘Home Improvement’ and ‘The Nanny’ all speak to our audience of forty-somethings in different ways. From an office-based dramedy to family-oriented comedies, the themes and relationships in these series continue to make us laugh.”

These four acquisitions represent a continued commitment to build TV Land PRIME, the network’s primetime programming destination dedicated to 40-somethings – a vibrant group with unmatched purchasing power and living in the most dynamic stage of their lives with relationships at work, with family and with friends all thriving. All of the programming in TV Land PRIME is hand-picked to appeal to the attitudes, life stage and interests of this important demo.

“Everybody Loves Raymond” (Premieres second quarter 2010):

“Everybody Loves Raymond” was born out of Ray Romano’s own life experiences of raising his children along with his wife, all while his parents and brother lived close by. In the show, Romano plays Ray Barone, father of three and a sports writer for a local newspaper. Patricia Heaton plays his wife, Debra, who endures her husband’s overbearing parents played brilliantly by Doris Roberts and the late Peter Boyle. As in real life, Ray’s brother Robert, played by Brad Garrett, is a policeman who lives with his parents. And in a quirky, life-imitating art moment, the Barone children – Ally and twin brothers Michael and Geoffrey – were actually played by real life siblings, Madylin, Sawyer and Sullivan Sweeten. The eight seasons were filled with hilarious appearances by guest stars including Kevin James, Fred Willard, Georgia Engel and Chris Elliott.

TV Land paid its own special tribute to “Everybody Loves Raymond” in 2005, when the series wrapped its ninth and final season. TV Land pre-empted its regularly scheduled programming to honor the occasion by filling a room with guys named Raymond, each representing an episode in the series run. Each Ray introduced himself and named an episode all while TV Land continued to remind the viewers not to accidentally miss the series finale which was a truly historic television moment.

“Boston Legal” (Premieres first quarter 2010):

“Boston Legal” spent five years on broadcast television, bringing viewers fast-paced and irreverent comedy, yet at the same time providing intense and emotionally-driven plot lines. The cast included many celebrated talents including James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen and John Laroquette and was created by the famed David E. Kelly. The show was nominated for numerous awards with both Spader and Shatner winning Emmys for their stellar performances. A spin-off of “The Practice,” “Boston Legal” follows the professional and personal adventures of a group of attorneys at the law firm of Crane, Poole & Schmidt. The series ran on ABC from 2004 – 2008.

“Home Improvement” (Premieres first quarter 2010):

Tim Allen starred in “Home Improvement” as Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, an accident-prone television host and devoted family man. The series, which followed the trials and tribulations of family life, also starred Patricia Richardson as Tim’s wife and Zachary Ty Bryan, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Taran Noah Smith as his three energetic and sometimes mischievous sons. Richard Karn played Tim’s best friend and co-host of “Tool Time” and Earl Hindman was Wilson, the eccentric voice of reason and the Taylors’ neighbor whose face – as a running gag – was always concealed mostly behind the fence separating their yards. The series also launched the television career of Pamela Anderson who played the “Tool Time Girl” for two seasons and then by Debbe Dunning who replaced Anderson. In addition to garnering several awards, the popularity of “Home Improvement” in the 90s made the series finale the fourth highest-rated comedy series finale of the decade behind “Cheers,” “The Cosby Show” and “Seinfeld.”

“The Nanny” (Premieres third quarter 2010):

Fran Drescher helmed this beloved ‘90s sitcom as Fran Fine, a bubbly and nasal-voiced Queens native who becomes the nanny to three children of an upper-class Manhattanite. Fran’s nurturing style included out of the ordinary techniques coupled with a tell-it-like-it-is attitude which made the children – and eventually her boss – fall in love with her. Fran Drescher was nominated twice for an Emmy and the show received countless awards. “The Nanny” ran on CBS from 1993-1999.

Woke Up Dead

WOKE UP DEAD is the new live-action zombie comedy from Electric Farm Entertainment for Crackle.com, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s online video network. The original online series stars comedian Jon Heder (“Napoleon Dynamite,” “Blades of Glory”), Josh Gad (“Back to You,” “The Rocker”), Krysten Ritter (“Breaking Bad,” “27 Dresses”), Jean Smart (“24,” “Samantha Who?”) and Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld”), among others.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Heder stars as Drex Greene, a regular recent college grad who finds himself undergoing an inexplicable transformation that begins when he wakes up at the bottom of a water-filled bathtub.  Drex’s roommate Matt, who has been eagerly filming his demise, informs him that he’s easily (and inhumanly) been underwater for more than a half-hour.  As he starts to develop zombie-like tendencies, Drex finds it increasingly difficult to focus on his new job and his love life, so he enlists the help of two friends, Cassie and Matt, to help him uncover the truth about the peculiar changes he is experiencing.  In the process, Drex meets his match – an exotic beauty named Aurora – who may hold the answers to Drex’s many questions.  Drex must decipher whether he really IS a zombie, like Matt is convinced he is, or whether he’s something entirely different.

Josh Gad stars as Matt, Drex’s roommate who is determined to profit from his friend’s changes and Krysten Ritter stars as Cassie, a beautiful young med student whose curiosity fuels a powerful interest in Drex’s new condition.  Jean Smart stars as Meryl, Drex’s mother, and Wayne Knight appears as Andy Batten, Drex’s nosy co-worker, who is determined to create trouble in Drex’s career.

Other members of the star driven cast include Dan Roebuck (“Lost” “Eleventh Hour”) as the mysterious Shadowman; Ellia English (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Semi-Pro” as Diana Phillips, Drex’s supervisor; and Meital Dohan (“Weeds,” “The Sopranos”) as Aurora.

WOKE UP DEAD is directed by veteran TV director, writer and producer Tim O’Donnell (“Lizzie McGuire,” “Clueless”); written by John Fasano (“Darkness Falls,” “Another 48 Hours”); and executive produced by Stan Rogow (“Afterworld,” “Gemini Division,” “Lizzie McGuire”) and Brent Friedman (“Gemini Division,” “Star Trek: Enterprise”).

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From Crackle: Woke Up Dead Preview

Halloween programming to watch to get into the Halloween spirit!

This October also known as “FEARtober”, FEARnet, will be featuring 31 days of horror, thriller, and suspense original programming! And although it’s a web series, I wanted to let you know about FEARtober’s Fear Clinic.  It features Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street franchise), Danielle Harris (Halloween franchise) and Kane Hodder (Friday The 13th franchise). The series was previewed in July of this year at Comic Con and the packed house gave the show an explosive ovation.

FEARNET, the web’s #1 horror site, is always FREE and available 24/7 at Fearnet.com as well as FEARNET On Demand (check local cable provider), and FEARNET Mobile. That’s three portals for the most original lineup of horror and thriller entertainment anywhere.

Here is a sampling of what viewers can expect this FEARtober:

? STREETS OF FEAR – Take a walk on the wild side, but make sure you are well-armed, as this hit series returns October 5 for a new season with 10 original, spine-tingling episodes and encore engagement of last year’s premiere episodes that take viewers to the creepiest addresses in America. Hosted by Spider, we take you on a daily journey where no site has gone before — behind the eerie legends and real-death tales of terror as we dig up the dirt on these byways that have earned such terrifying namesakes as Bloody Spring Road, Gore Orphanage Road and Hell Hollow Road. No GPS system on earth can save you once you’ve made a wrong turn onto these streets! New episodes will spotlight such terrorizing locales as: Bloods Point Road in Cherry Valley, IL; Convict Hill Road in Austin, TX; Bristol, CT’s Witches Rock Road, and Bloody Pond Road in Lake George, NY.

? PUMPKIN PALOOZA – Each day of FEARtober will dawn with the unveiling of a new artistic homage to Fear, with each masterpiece carved in PUMPKIN by Russ Leno, perhaps the world’s greatest living pumpkin carver. Not your father’s jack-o-lanterns for sure, these squash sculptures are being created exclusively for FEARNET, and 31 days means 31 different tricked-out pumpkins carved with the delicate skill and methodical creativity of a mad scientist — check back each day for the newest work of macabre art to be unveiled, because as the days pass, Leno’s creations become bigger and more fantastic, culminating in a week of pumpkins so big, so intricate and so terrifying that … well, you’ll just have to check Fearnet.com for yourself each day. Leno’s victims – er, subjects – will be selected with great care, and include Horror Icons, Headline Newsmakers, Sexy Scream Queens and Celebrities we Fear Most.

? ROUTE 666: AMERICA’S SCARIEST HOME HAUNTS – “Scream Queen” Danielle Harris (of “Halloween” fame and this month’s original series FEAR CLINIC) is your host for this guided tour of the country’s “scare the crap out of you” most frightening and innovative haunted houses. From severed limbs to disemboweled victims, we’ll take viewers behind the chainsaw to meet the mad creators of these hell holes, who share their inspiration, methodology and tricks of the trade.

? How-To Tips: TRICKS OF THE TRADE – Want to know how to make fake blood, the proper way to gouge out the eyes of a pumpkin, or how to fashion a gory, oozing wound in order to make your Halloween a real treat? Each day throughout FEARtober, we’ll feature a different 1-2 minute “how-to” trick guaranteed to help make you the life – or death – of the party. Where else can you learn how to create that “just electrocuted” look we all crave?

? MOVIES TO DIE FOR – Viewers already know FEARNET as the home of 25+ different FREE movies each and every week of the year, but this FEARtober we are serving up some tasty morsels that have even our mouths watering. Just to whet your appetite, here is a sampling of what you’ll find at Fearnet.com throughout the month:

Clive Barker’s THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN will be available in Unrated Director’s Cut (starring Bradley Cooper and Leslie Bibb)

BUG (starring Ashley Judd)

BOOGEYMAN (starring 7th Heaven’s Barry Watson and Bones’ Emily Deschanel)

THE SEVENTH SIGN (starring Demi Moore)

THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE (starring Dexter’s Jennifer Carpenter)

THE BURNING (starring Jason Alexander)

Rob Zombie’s HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES

NINE LIVES (Starring Paris Hilton)

And so much more.

Face some fear … if you dare.