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Viacom has decided to let new episodes of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report” be shown on its websites, easing a blockade of online viewings that it imposed last week in a fee dispute with DirecTV.

Tuesday’s move came a day after both shows resumed new episodes. The blockade had affected all online viewers, not just DirecTV subscribers.

Mr. Stewart ripped the Comedy Central network owner in a segment that aired Monday night, saying: “You’re pulling shows from the Internet? Viacom, what are you, China?”

Viacom Inc.  said it hopes the decision is helpful to its fans who subscribe to DirecTV.

Since last Wednesday, some 20 million DirecTV customers have been without Viacom channels including MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, while the companies haggle over a new contract.

Showtime’s ‘Weeds’ tapes milestone 100th episode

“Weeds” is part of a rare group of cable TV shows: The Showtime series starring Mary-Louise Parker celebrated the taping of its 100th episode.

Showtime’s entertainment president, David Nevins, told the “Weeds” cast and crew Tuesday that only a few cable series have reached 100 episodes. Among them is “Monk.”

Miss Parker and her co-stars, including Kevin Nealon, marked the event with cake and champagne while shooting on location in Los Angeles. The actress was dressed casually in the blouse and cutoffs that she had worn for a scene taped earlier.

Miss Parker plays a pot-dealing suburban mom in “Weeds,” which will end its eight-year run in September.

Miss Parker and the show’s creator, Jenji Kohan, grew emotional as they celebrated the series’ milestone. Two more episodes remain to be taped.

Charlie Sheen: Judging ‘Idol’ ‘could be radical’

Could Charlie Sheen be a judge on “American Idol”? The actor said he’s game.

In an interview Tuesday on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show, Mr. Sheen said “Idol” producer Nigel Lythgoe publicly threw his name out there as a possible judge and the idea piqued people’s interest — including his own.

“It seems so out of the blue that it almost made perfect sense. I thought this could be a lot of fun,” he said. “Seriously. … I’m genuinely interested. It’s so different, it could be radical.”

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