Comedy Central and "The Colbert Report" are relaunching ColbertNation.com, described as "the ultimate online destination and authority" for fans of the show. Features include video clips from every episode dating back to 2005. "I'm thrilled with our new Web site; I only wish John McCain knew how to get there," host Stephen Colbert quipped.
Starz is giving viewers a sneak preview of its upcoming series "Crash," which debuts Oct. 17. Customers of Comcast, Cox, Charter, Time Warner Cable (L.A.), Verizon's FiOS TV, Mediacom and Insight will be able to watch the first two episodes free on-demand. In addition, DirecTV's channel the 101 will air the first episode Oct. 1, and 100,000 DVDs of the first two episodes are being given out beginning Sept. 28 at Best Buy with a TV-DVD purchase.
MARCUS JOINS 'GOSSIP'
Wade Allain Marcus has joined the CW's "Gossip Girl" as a recurring. He will play Max, a manipulative 19-year-old photographer. Marcus (Innovative Artists, Handprint) next appears in Antoine Fuqua's "Brooklyn Finest."
NEW KIDS ON NICK'S BLOCK
The recently formed Nickelodeon Kids and Family Games Group announced several new key management appointments. David Bergantino has been named vp premium games production, Shaan Kandawalla vp retail and licensed games and Pete Banks vp engineering.