The NFL has been the target of massive public scrutiny as of late, and now it looks like Matt Stone and Trey Parker are zeroing in on the Washington Redskins name controversy.
Comedy Central aired a teaser for “South Park’s” upcoming 18th season, which premieres Wednesday, during the Redskins-Eagles game on Sunday. The one-minute clip shows Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, quarterback Robert Griffin III and head coach Jay Gruden confronting Eric Cartman for naming a business the Washington Redskins.
“When I named my company Washington Redskins, it was out of deep appreciation for your team and your people,”says Cartman in the teaser.
In July, a U.S. patent office ruled the Redskins name “disparaging to Native Americans,” and the NFL team was stripped of its trademark of the name — leaving it free for Cartman to jump on.
Two of TV’s busiest comedians, D’Arcy Carden and Ken Jeong, have been tapped by the Television Academy to announce this year’s Emmy nominations. Carden, whose credits include both NBC’s “The Good Place” and HBO’s “Barry,” and Jeong, seen on Fox’s “The Masked Singer” and his Netflix special “Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho,” will present [...]
Alan Cumming, whose CBS procedural “Instinct” starts its second season on June 30, is backing Pete Buttigieg in the Democratic nomination race for now, but that may change. Cumming tells Variety at the Monte Carlo TV Festival: “I was one of the hosts on a fundraiser for Pete Buttigieg, who I really find inspiring… but [...]
PAMPLONA, Spain — In an early and memorable dramatic beat in “Invisible Heroes,” a Original Series of Finnish broadcaster YLE, in partnership with Chilean network Chilevision, the former head of international trade under Chile’s Salvador Allende clambers over the garden wall of the chalet of a Finnish diplomat to seek asylum after Augusto Pinochet’s bloody [...]
Cepa Audiovisual, the Argentina-based outfit producer of Ricardo Darín hit feature thriller “7th Floor,” has unveiled its initial slate of TV drama projects, led by Conecta Fiction 3 Pitch CoPro Series title “En busca de la primavera” (“In Search of Spring”). With a pilot episode written by Patxi Amezcua and Alejo Flah, the creative team [...]
PAMPLONA, Spain — Conecta Fiction will see producers bring the strongest lineup of Chilean drama series in history. Following, just some of the highlights of projects which will be presented or are moving forward in Chile: ‘AZTEC GANGSTA WARRIOR’ Prod: Zona Cinema, Epika Content Penned by Diego Niño with Francisca Fuenzalida Moure on board [...]
PAMPLONA. Spain — Chile’s “The Cliff,” Argentina’s “In Search of Spring” and Spain’s “The Yellow Bird” feature in a 10-title lineup of drama series projects at the 3rd Pitch CoPro Series, the industry centerpiece of Conecta Fiction, the world’s foremost Europe-Latin American TV co-production and networking forum. “Strong on genre and historical dramas,” observed Conecta [...]
PAMPLONA, Spain — Taking a new expansive step as an international content player, top Argentine production house Pol-ka, has optioned small-screen rights to “El cielo a tiros,” the latest novel from “Rosario Tijeras” author, Colombian novelist Jorge Franco. Pacted via Scenic Rights, the deal sees Pol-ka planning to shoot a drama series based on the [...]