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COMEDY CENTRAL® Wins Three Primetime Emmy® Awards For "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" And "Futurama"
Monday, September 24, 2012
COMEDY CENTRAL® Wins Three Primetime Emmy® Awards For "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" And "Futurama"12:53 EDT Monday, September 24, 2012"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Scores Again for Outstanding Variety Series Making It the Show's Tenth Consecutive Win, The Longest Streak in Emmy History "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" Also Cited for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series Bringing the Series' Emmy Awards Total to 18 "Futurama's" Maurice LaMarche Wins Outstanding Voice-Over Performance For Second Consecutive YearNEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL received three awards in the 2011-2012 Primetime Emmy Awards competition, as awarded by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS).Multiple Emmy-winner "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," the network's unique news parody series, received its tenth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Variety Series, the longest streak in Emmy history, and its eighth Emmy for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series. This brings the grand total of Primetime Emmys for "The Daily Show" to 18. The program is also a two-time winner of the prestigious Peabody® Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.Also honored was "Futurama's" Maurice LaMarche, who earned his second consecutive Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for "The Silence of the Clamps" episode. The Emmy Awards were presented in two ceremonies. The first, primarily for creative arts categories, took place on Saturday, September 15, while the balance of the Emmys, primarily for the performing arts, and were announced before a black-tie audience during a primetime telecast (ABC) on Sunday, September 23. Both ceremonies took place at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, CA.The following is a complete list of COMEDY CENTRAL's wins with all credited individuals.OUTSTANDING VARIETY SERIESThe Daily Show with Jon StewartOUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIESThe Daily Show with Jon StewartTim Carvell, Head Writer, Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Wyatt Cenac, Hallie Haglund, JR Havlan, Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Zhubin Parang, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart, WritersOUTSTANDING VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCEMaurice LaMarche as Clamps, Donbot, Hyperchicken, Calculon, Hedonismbot & Morbo, Futurama - The Silence of the ClampsAvailable on-air, online and on-the-go, COMEDY CENTRAL (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB). For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit COMEDY CENTRAL's press Web site at www.cc.com/press and follow us on Twitter @ComedyCentralPR for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) is home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 160 countries and territories. With approximately 170 media networks reaching more than 600 million global subscribers, Viacom's leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, Spike TV and Tr3s. Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio and creator of many of the most beloved motion pictures, continues today as a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Viacom operates a large portfolio of branded digital media experiences, including many of the world's most popular properties for entertainment, community and casual online gaming. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com.SOURCE COMEDY CENTRAL Corporate CommunicationsFor further information: Marie Raubicheck, +1-212-767-8561, email@example.com