Show updates: canceled, renewed, or ending

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  1. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    Completely agree.

    The show Hasan did on BLM in June, excoriating the Indian/Asian community for treating as it a black/white issue that has nothing to do with them, was really powerful IMO. And his coverage of Modi was also really welcome. I wish we'd get more coverage of India here in the U.S. it's such a complex and fascinating country. But even his takes on more U.S.-centric subjects really benefited from a different perspective.

    Oh well. Sigh.
     
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  2. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    "Drunk History" has been canceled -- Comedy Central had previously renewed it for a 7th season, but it never went into production due to the pandemic, and now they've pulled the plug.
     
  3. jlb

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    Saw a post about this new Netflix series in another thread and thought it should be added here. Sorry if it was mentioned earlier in this thread.

     
  4. mattack

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    bummer.. I actually generally don't like humor involving being drunk or on drugs, but have sporadically watched this show.. (Though usually in quick mode)
     
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  7. Steveknj

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    Read that CC is making a concerted effort to move more to animations and have less live shows. I think Corporate has been cancelled as well (and I think that's one of the funniest shows on the network). I think the only live actor show left is Aquafina, which I watched a couple of episodes of and thought it was terrible. Animation must be MUCH cheaper to produce.
     
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    The decision arrives as Comedy Central, under ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group president Chris McCarthy, has charted a new course for the cable network. The cabler's new strategy focuses on three areas of content: adult animation, topical series (The Daily Show) and comedic made-for-TV feature films. McCarthy has been aggressively mining the company's vault and rebooted animated series including Beavis and Butt-head, Ren & Stimpy and picked up a Daria spinoff, Jodie, as part of the strategy.

    “I look forward to doing an animated reboot of my show on MTV in 25 years,” Tosh said in a statement Thursday.
     
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  9. TonyTheTiger

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    My gosh, I hope they find a new Jon Stewart. Trevor Noah just isn't even close.*

    *I will say that what I saw of him was in lockdown from his home, but I had to stop after just a few minutes as he's so bad!


     
  10. Tony_T

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    Tosh would make a good Daily Show host ;)
     
  11. series5orpremier

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    That's what I thought 5 years ago when the transition happened and I didn't bother checking out TDS until after the pandemic hit. But now I think Noah is funny in his own right, and/or has good writers, and seems pretty entrenched on that show.
     
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Totally disagree. I think the show he's been doing from home during the pandemic has been really well done. He's great at breaking down the issues and infusing them with humor, but still making his point about serious things.
     
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  13. NorthAlabama

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    trevor noah has great timing with a sharp intellect and good comedic and political instincts, but he's no jon stewart, and never will be. that's what ruined the daily show for me, not that trevor's bad - the shoes were so big to fill, it made it nearly impossible to pull off - nobody could have done it.
     
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  14. mattack

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    ANOTHER Ren & Stimpy? I thought the first version was kind of funny, though the 'new ones' which were only a couple of years later weren't very good IIRC...

    I will definitely check out B&B, but I actually think the funniest part of B&B was them making fun of music videos. (Their joke during Belly's "Feed the Tree" showed they aren't completely stupid humor too..)
     
  15. That Don Guy

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    By "new ones," are you referring to the mid-1990s ones after John Kricfalusi pulled out (and Billy West voiced Ren as well as Stimpy) because of Nickelodeon's interference, or the early-2000s "Adult Party Cartoon" version?
     
  16. TonyTheTiger

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    This is why we have discussions. As long as it stays civil (like this), all is good and I respect your right to be wrong ;)

    This sums it up nicely!
     
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  17. madscientist

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    Trevor Noah is no Jon Stewart. But, Jon Stewart is not Trevor Noah either. Trevor is very funny in his own right (he's more of a straight stand-up-style comedian than Jon), does great accents and parodies, and brings a unique (often sharp) outsider's perspective. I don't tend to watch his interviews much and I admit I don't watch him every night, but I have never once felt it was a waste of time to watch his monologue and I always get a good laugh or two.
     
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    One of the best things about Trevor is the Between The Scenes of the show. They continue filming "during the break" of the aired show so you get some really smart, well thought out and communicated thoughts from him. Here's a playlist of them if anyone is interested.
    Code:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeskMkEaHJYfIUSU8jfEQ45x7qP4_pzl9
     
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