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Women in Entertainment 2010 - Power 100 List

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    Michele Ganeless
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    Michele Ganeless
    President, Comedy Central

    The woman who has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for fun also happens to be the one behind the bad boys of South Park, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Under her leadership (she’s on her third stint with the network since 1990), Comedy Central has hit ratings highs with new originals from series like Futurama, Tosh.0 and Ugly Americans; she’s also been developing fresh content to feed the network’s pipeline with origins on the Web, like the upcoming Workaholics. “Sometimes you find the nugget of an idea that’s the greatest series ever,” she says. “And sometimes you find a nugget that was meant to be a nugget.”

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