COMEDY CENTRAL®

DIGITAL LAUNCHES
FACEBOOK 5O DAY "COUNTDOWN TO 'FUTURAMA'"
KICKING OFF ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

  • COMEDY CENTRAL To Post Exclusive Content Every Day For 50 Days Leading Up
    To Thursday, June 23 Premiere Of The Emmy&
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    Award-Winning Animated Comedy Series
    Facebook Exclusive Content Includes Preview Clips, Character Designs, Episode Stills,
    Storyboards And Much More
    With Over 12 Million Fans, "Futurama's" Facebook Page Ranks Among Top 5 Animated TV Shows

NEW YORK, May 4, 2011 – COMEDY CENTRAL is taking “Futurama” fans on a 50 day multi-platform

journey leading up to the season premiere on Thursday, June 23 at 10 p.m. The “Countdown To ‘Futurama’” launches on Facebook on

Wednesday, May 4 – every day for 50 days, the network will release a new piece of exclusive

content including preview clips, character designs, episode stills, story boards and much

more. For the kick-off, COMEDY CENTRAL will post a sneak peek clip from the season premiere

episode. “Futurama’s” Facebook page has over

12 million fans and ranks among the Top 5 animated television show pages.

In addition

to Facebook, COMEDY CENTRAL will feature the “Countdown To ‘Futurama’” on-air and online,

including a daily feature on CC Insider, the

COMEDY CENTRAL blog and on mobile with SMS messaging.

“Futurama” focuses on the life

of Philip Fry (Billy West), a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy who accidentally freezes himself

on December 31, 1999 and wakes up 1,000 years later with a fresh start at life and a “diverse”

new group of friends including Leela (Katey Sagal), a tough but lovely one-eyed alien and

Bender (John DiMaggio), a robot who possesses human characteristics and flaws. The series

aired for five seasons on Fox (1999 to 2003) earning Emmy® nominations each season while

winning three times, including “Outstanding Animated Program” in 2002.

“Futurama,”

created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen, is produced by

twentieth Century Fox Television, with Rough Draft Studios, Inc. contributing the

animation.

20th Century Fox Television, a division of News Corp, is a leading

supplier of entertainment content domestically and around the world.

COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently

is seen in more than 98 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a

registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY

CENTRAL’s Internet address is www.comedycentral.com. For up-to-the-minute and

archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL’s press web site

at www.comedycentral.com/press.Follow us on

Twitter @comedycentralpr for the latest in

breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

MTV Networks, a

division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the

world’s leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse

audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The

company’s portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties

worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at

Nite
, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY

CENTRAL
, SPIKE, TV

Land
, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.

CONTACTS:
Aileen

Budow
212.767.3952
aileen.budow@comedycentral.com

Jenni

Runyan
310.407.4771
jenni.runyan@comedycentral.com

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