COMEDY CENTRAL® to Present WORKAHOLICS, BRICKLEBERRY and FUTURAMA Panels and a WORKAHOLICS Happy Hour Event at the Hard Rock Hotel at Comic-Con® International 2012 in San Diego

COMEDY CENTRAL returns to Comic-Con® with a Workaholics panel on Thursday, July 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; a Brickleberry panel on Friday, July 13 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and a Futurama panel on Saturday, July 14 from 12:00-12:45 p.m.

On Thursday, July 12, a press conference with Blake, Adam, Ders and Kyle from Workaholics will be held in press room Aqua 306A from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel (1 Park Blvd.) followed by an autograph signing from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at table AA04 in the Sails Pavillion (2nd level of the Convention Center). Then get ready to party with the guys at the Workaholics Happy Hour Event (first come, first served) taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel’s FLOAT from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13.

  • Thursday, July 12: Workaholics panel (Room 24ABC) 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Join stars, Co-Creators, writers, and Executive Producers Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck as they take fans behind-the-scenes and give a sneak peek into upcoming new episodes, including a few special guests that are guaranteed to be “Tight Butthole.” Also, one lucky fan will be selected to have their name written into a future episode. S’Go!

  • Friday, July 13: Brickleberry panel (Room 6A) 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    From Creators and Executive Producers Waco O’Guin and Roger Black, and Executive Producer and voice actor in the series Daniel Tosh, this hilarious new animated series premieres on the network on September, 25 at 10:30 p.m. after new episodes of Tosh.0. Voice cast including David Herman (Office Space), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Jerry Minor (Anchorman), as well as O’Guin and Black will be on hand for a panel discussion following a screening of an entire episode for the first time exclusively at Comic-Con.

  • Saturday, July 23: “Futurama” panel (Ballroom 20) 12:00-12:45 p.m.
    Futurama cannot be killed! Join the cast and crew of the Emmy® Award-winning series for world premiere footage of the all-new season on COMEDY CENTRAL. Plus, wear your Futurama-themed costume for the chance to win slightly valuable prizes! Scheduled panelists include Creator/Executive Producer Matt Groening, Executive Producer David X. Cohen, and stars Billy West (Fry, Zoidberg, Professor Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio (Bender), and Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker, Calculon, Morbo).

From the minds of the hilarious and irreverent Internet sketch group Mail Order Comedy, Workaholics, currently in its third season, is a single-camera comedy featuring three friends who work together from 9 to 5, live together from 5 to 9 and party together 24/7. Dress codes, deadlines and waking up before noon are not things these guys are used to. They do their jobs and sometimes they even do them well, but they show up late, leave drunk and always live for the day…even if they don’t know what day it is. Whether it’s Blake (Blake Anderson) dressed in a bear coat, Adam (Adam Devine) singing about Catherine Zeta Jones while high on mushrooms or The Ders (Anders Holm) celebrating his birthday with a drinking triathlon, the boys always seem to run into trouble wherever they go.

Brickleberry, co-produced by Fox 21 and COMEDY CENTRAL, is based on a group of dysfunctional forest rangers at a national park that is facing closure until a new ranger comes in to whip everyone into shape and save the park. The series is created, written and executive produced by Waco O’Guin and Roger Black (MTV2′s Stankervision) and executive produced by Daniel Tosh (Tosh.0), who also voices a character. Brickleberry premieres Tuesday, September 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT following new episodes of Tosh.0.

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 at Planet Express, an intergalactic delivery company. There he meets love interest Leela (Katey Sagal), a sexy cyclops with anger management issues, and best friend Bender (John DiMaggio), a beer-powered kleptomaniac robot. In 2011, the series earned two Emmys® for Outstanding Animated Program and Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for Maurice LaMarche. Futurama is currently in its seventh season and airs Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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via Comedy Central Press Release

Zachary Levi Plugs in as Host of Spike TV’s 2011 VIDEO GAME AWARDS

Star of NBC’s Chuck, voice actor for “Fallout: New Vegas” and “Halo: Reach,” owner of the nerd culture site www.TheNerdMachine.com and video game super fan, Zachary Levi will host Spike TV’s 2011 “Video Game Awards” (#VGA). Telecasting from Los Angeles, CA and featuring some of the most notable names in video games, Hollywood, music, sports and more, the two-hour event honoring the outstanding achievements within the video game industry over the past year will premiere LIVE on Spike TV, MTV2 and Spike.com on Saturday, December 10 at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT.

“Zac Levi is an avid gamer who is truly a part of gaming culture and understands the fans,” says Casey Patterson, Executive Producer and Executive Vice President, Event Production, Talent & Studio Relations for Viacom Entertainment Group. “He has great ideas about this year’s show. Zac is all about honoring the year in gaming and ushering in the future by showcasing massive world premieres at this year’s event. We’re excited to be working with Zac.”

Audience members and viewers will also be treated to a live performance by Grammy Award recording artists The Black Keys, who will perform their video game hit, “Lonely Boy,” and the duration of the festivities will feature Grammy nominee and dance music innovator deadmau5, who will transform the show with his visual representation of sound into a real life video game experience.

Among the list of presenters and attendees are Sports Illustrated cover model and star of Battleship Brooklyn Decker, Family Guy star and voice of Joker in the “Mass Effect” series Seth Green, cast members of Workaholics Blake Anderson, Adam Devine and Anders Holm, multiplatinum and Grammy Award-winning recording artist LL Cool J, stars of the upcoming American Reunion Jason Biggs and Seann William Scott, the most prolific quarterback and wide receiver combination in NFL history, Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Jerry Rice, and many more to be announced shortly.

This year, Spike TV will be bestowing the Gamer God Award upon the three founders of Blizzard Entertainment for their immense contributions to the electronic gaming medium. Creators of the “World of Warcraft,” “Starcraft” and “Diablo” entertainment universes, Blizzard is celebrating its 20th anniversary – as well as the 15th anniversary of “Diablo” – in 2011. Co-founders Michael Morhaime, Allen Adham, and Frank Pearce will accept the award and treat Blizzard’s global community to the full never-before-seen opening cinematic of the company’s upcoming release, “Diablo III.”

The talent joins the already announced never-before-seen world premieres of the most anticipated games of 2012 and beyond, including BioWare‘s next project, the next “Alan Wake” game and “Metal Gear Solid: Rising,” “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots,” “Transformers: Fall of Cybertron,” and Most Anticipated Game nominee, “BioShock Infinite” as part this year’s “VGA” festivities.

For additional information about other “VGA” world exclusives and announcements, fans can log onto VGA.spike.com and get updates via Twitter @SPIKE_TV, as well as the hashtag #VGA.

Leading the way with 12 nominations at the 2011 “VGAs” is “Portal 2” by Valve. Rocksteady Studios‘ second adventure featuring the Dark Knight, “Batman: Arkham City” garnered 10 nominations, while the third chapter in the Nathan Drake adventure, “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception” by Naughty Dog and independent game “Bastion” rounded out the top most- nominated games with 9 and 5 nods each, respectively.

Nominees for Spike TV’s 2011 “Video Game Awards” were determined by the VGA Advisory Council, made up of a group of some of the most well-respected video game journalists from media outlets including Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Game Informer Magazine, Kotaku, Joystiq, GameSpot, IGN and WIRED.

For the first time, Viacom Media Networks will broaden the reach and impact of the 2011 “VGAs” by simultaneously airing the show LIVE on both Spike TV and MTV2, as well as on Spike.com. Internationally, the “VGAs” will air in over 100 countries and territories around the world.

Mark Burnett, Casey Patterson and Carol Donovan will serve as executive producers of Spike TV’s 2011 “Video Game Awards.”

The presenting sponsors for the 2011 “Video Game Awards” are the all-new Chevy Sonic, Dr Pepper TEN, KFC Hot Wings and KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner. Energizer Ultimate Lithium is the associate sponsor, with AXE and Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocol serving as digital sponsors.

Spike TV is available in 99.8 million homes and is a division of Viacom Entertainment Group. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is http://www.spike.com.
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via Spike TV Press Release
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Studio of the Year
  • Bethesda Game Studios
  • Naughty Dog
  • Rocksteady Studios
  • Valve
Best Xbox 360 Game
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Forza Motorsport 4
  • Gears of War 3
  • Portal 2
Best PS3 Game
  • inFamous 2
  • Killzone 3
  • LittleBigPlanet 2
  • Uncharted 3
Best Wii Game
  • Epic Mickey
  • Kirby’s Return to Dream Land
  • Lost in Shadow
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Best PC Game
  • Battlefield 3
  • Minecraft
  • The Witcher 2
  • Portal 2
Best Handheld/Mobile Game
  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
  • Infinity Blade
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • Jetpack Joyride
Best Shooter
  • Battlefield 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Gears of War 3
  • RAGE
Best Action Adventure Game
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Best RPG
  • Dark Souls
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Dragon Age II
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Best Multiplayer
  • Battlefield 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Gears of War 3
  • Portal 2
Best Individual Sports Game
  • Fight Night Champion
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
  • Top Spin 4
  • Virtua Tennis 4
Best Team Sports Game
  • FIFA Soccer 12
  • NBA 2K12
  • NHL 12
  • MLB ’11: The Show
Best Driving Game
  • DiRT 3
  • Driver: San Francisco
  • Forza Motorsport 4
  • Need for Speed: The Run
Best Fighting Game
  • The King of Fighters XIII
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Mortal Kombat
  • WWE All Stars
Best Motion Game
  • Child of Eden
  • Dance Central 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • The Gunstringer
Best Independent Game
  • Bastion
  • Minecraft
  • Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP
  • The Binding of Isaac
Best Adapted Video Game
  • Back to the Future: The Game
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Captain America: Super Soldier
  • LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
Best Original Game
  • Bastion
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Portal 2
Best Graphics
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • L.A. Noire
  • RAGE
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Best Performance By a Human Male
  • J.K. Simmons as Cave Johnson – Portal 2
  • Mark Hamill as the Joker – Batman: Arkham City
  • Nolan North as Nathan Drake – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
  • Stephen Merchant as Wheatley – Portal 2
Best Downloadable Game
  • Bastion
  • Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
  • Stacking
  • Trenched
Best DLC
  • Fallout: New Vegas – Old World Blues
  • Mass Effect 2 – Arrival
  • Mortal Kombat – Freddy Krueger
  • Portal 2 – Peer Review
GameTrailers.com Trailer of the Year
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – E3 2011 Trailer
  • Batman: Arkham City – Hugo Strange Reveal Trailer
  • Dark Souls – Ignite ’11 Debut Trailer
  • Dead Island – GDC 11 Cinematic Trailer
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Purity First Infomercial
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – In-Game Debut Trailoer
  • Hitman: Absolution – E3 2011 Trailer
  • Prey 2 – E3 2011 Trailer
  • Tomb Raider – E3 2011 Trailer
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – E3 2011 Trailer
Best Song In A Game
  • “Build that Wall (Zia’s Theme)” by Darren Korb – Bastion
  • “Exile Vilify” by The National – Portal 2
  • “I’m Not Calling You a Liar” by Florence + the Machine – Dragon Age II
  • “Setting Sail, Coming Home (End Theme)” by Darren Korb – Bastion
Best Original Score
  • Bastion
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Portal 2
Most Anticipated Game
  • BioShock: Infinite
  • Diablo III
  • Halo 4
  • Mass Effect 3
  • The Last Guardian
Game of the Year
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Portal 2
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception