stephen-colbert‘Colbert,’ ‘SpongeBob’ may go dark on Time Warner

“SpongeBob SquarePants” may be getting squeezed off of Time Warner Cable.

Media giant Viacom Inc. said its Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and 16 other channels will go dark on Time Warner Cable Inc. at 12:01 a.m. Thursday if a new carriage fee deal is not agreed upon by then.

new_pa1 Daryl Hall and John Oates appear on the Daily Show to pay tribute to Alan Comes as he prepares to depart Fox News in January 2009.