Viacom Descends on Comic-Con with Panels, Previews, Parties, Laser Tag and an Award Show

Chelsey by Chelsey Kupferman, Viacom
The talent/creators of Comedy Central's 'Workaholics' attend Comic-Con in San Diego last year. The crew returns this weekend.

The talent/creators of Comedy Central’s ‘Workaholics’ attend Comic-Con in San Diego last year. The crew returns this weekend.

Viacom brands are lucky to have some of the most passionate fans in the world. So it’s no surprise that our brands take Comic-Con – called “the epicenter of all fandoms” by MTV – to heart, as a chance to connect our amazing fans to our talent and creators. If you’re one of the 100,000-plus comic/film/TV/entertainment aficionados descending on Comic-Con 2014 this week, we hope you’ll make time to geek out with us. From Nickelodeon’s much-anticipated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise to some of Comedy Central’s hottest comedians, we’ve got talent, creators, panels, previews, parties, laser tag, giveaways and even mtvU’s own award show, dedicated to the fans that keep us going, to round out the four crazy days in San Diego. Read More

Comedy Central’s Michele Ganeless, ‘The Woman Behind the Funniest Shows on TV’

Daina Amorosano by Daina Amorosano, Viacom

 

michele-ganelessFor the past decade, Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless has overseen a network that has assembled a stellar slate with a mix of established and emerging favorites — from The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and South Park to Inside Amy Schumer, Key & Peele and ­@­midnight. It’s also drawn in a deeply devoted, engaged community of fans.

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Hercules Surprises Kids on Paramount Lot

by Jennifer Lynch, Corporate Social Responsibility, Paramount
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Hercules himself (that is, Dwayne Johnson) came to Paramount Studios in Hollywood to surprise children from the Boys and Girls Club (Santa Monica & Burbank), Big Brothers Big Sisters LA, and Inspire Us. Roughly 375 kids enjoyed an exciting day on the lot complete with a rock climbing wall and fun Hercules-themed toy swords and shields. Read More

Straight from the Mouths of the Stars and Developers: Overheard @ Viacom TCA 2014

Neena Koyen by Neena Koyen, Viacom


Viacom Summer TCA 2014

Viacom took the stage at the Television Critics Association press tour last week with five brand new shows from MTV and VH1.  The critics were served up a healthy mix of scripted fare including MTV’s “Finding Carter” and “Happyland”; reality shows, with MTV’s “Virgin Territory” and VH1’s “Leann & Eddie”; and the very special hybrid reality-sketch show from VH1, “Candidly Nicole,” which started out as an AOL web series.  Here’s the short version of what the stars and development teams behind each of the shows had to say. Read More

Isle of MTV Malta: The Diary of an MTV Insider

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It’s strange to think that just a few short weeks ago, I was running behind the MTV coach that was departing the Grande Hotel Excelsior in Malta without me – it stopped, thank goodness! This was how my first MTV Press trip was to come to an end…. perhaps not as smooth as I would have hoped, but it was the end of a long (incredible!) week which started as soon as we touched down at Malta International Airport four days earlier. In preparation for my first Isle of MTV experience, they said I would need to hit the ground running – and they weren’t kidding. Read More