Stephen Colbert Sells Michael Stipe And Other Props As ‘The Colbert Report’ Comes To A Close – Video
Stephen Colbert and Comedy Central last night began winding down The Colbert Report in a big way. Colbert sold off his 9-year accumulation of “meaningful keepsakes” in a yard sale — including his shelf decoration Michael Stipes, who wound going for 25 cents. Colbert raised $312,470 for two charities, raffling off his set's "iconic desk and legendary fireplace"; the rest of the set is being sold as industrial meat filler to a national fast-food chain, Colbert explained. … Read
‘Orphan Black’ Season 3: “This Is War” — Video
Here's the latest peek at Season 3 of BBC America's hit original drama Orphan Black. It features many of star Tatiana Maslany's clones and a hint of what they'll be facing in the upcoming season. Orphan Black Season 3 premieres April 18 on BBC… Read
Graham Norton, ‘Modern Family’ Lead British Comedy Awards; Sony TV Ad Sales Inks With Jewish Life TV
Graham Norton scored a pair of awards and Jack Whitehall was named King of Comedy for a third straight year at the British Comedy Awards in London. Norton took home the trophies for Best Comedy Entertainment Personality and Best Comedy Entertainment Program for The Graham Norton Show, which airs on BBC America in the U.S. Modern Family was named Best International Program, and Moone Boy scored Best Sitcom. The Inbetweeners 2 won for Best Comedy Film. And now for something… Read
Craig Ferguson Welcomes Replacement James Corden To ‘Late Late Show’ – Video
James Corden stopped by CBS's Late Late Show tonight to kick the tires. It went well.
“Are you ready for this?” Ferguson asked Corden.
“I think so,” Corden responded hesitantly.
“I'm delighted you're taking over, and I'm very very sorry for what's about to happen,” Ferguson said, adding, “You sure you want to do it?”
“I think it's too late, Craig — but you're looking good,” Corden observed hopefully.
“That's because I'm leaving!” Ferguson joshed. “You'll be fine. People… Read
Scott Pelley Anchors ‘CBS Evening News’ From Havana – Video
Scott Pelley was the only evening news anchor on the ground in Havana tonight, after President Obama announced he would move to normalize relations with Cuba.
#AskACop Tweets Backfire On CNN With Ratings Flatline – Video
CNN Tonight urged viewers last night to follow along with its #CopsUnderFire special by sending questions on using #AskACop, so viewers could ask a police officer direct questions about issues raised by the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases and subsequent protests. It went off the rails:
How many "I can't breathe's" does it take for a police officer to realize that someone possibly, maybe, perhaps…..can't breathe? #AskACop
— Chris Rock (@ozchrisrock) December… Read
Sony Hack Deepens Rift Between Film & Television Group
Sony's film and television groups have not had a harmonious relationship, and it has been further exacerbated by the recent hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment, linked to the Sony feature The Interview.
For the most part, television has been taking a back seat at SPE, viewed primarily as a workhorse contributing to the bottom line, even after SPE CEO Michael Lynton announced a year ago that the c… Read
David Muir Asks Obama If He Will Visit Cuba In ABC News Exclusive – Video
ABC News' David Muir snagged an exclusive with President Obama on the day the president announced a major shift in the country's policy toward Cuba. Muir asked if Obama would visit Cuba while in office. Obama reacted coyly… Read
HBO Joins Networks Insisting Press Abandon Live + Same Day Ratings Reports
One day after HBO reported numbers for the series finale of The Newsroom based on early viewing stats, the premium channel announced to The Reporters Who Cover Television:
Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, HBO will no longer be distributing or confirming LIVE+SD viewership for our programming. HBO subscribers have available to them an array of entry points to watch our programming - HBO linear feeds, DVR, HBO On Demand and HBO GO -and a single airing is no longer representative of… Read
FXX Launches Late-Night Animation Block With Series From ADHD Studios
UPDATED: Fox's Animation Domination High-Def block is returning to linear TV on sibling FXX. The cable network said it will launch a late-night animation block on January 22nd that will feature fare originally developed and produced by ADHD Studios for Fox. The FXX block, which will get a sneak peak on January 1 at 12 AM, immediately following a special marathon of The Simpsons, will air at midnight on Thursdays. It will launch with eight new episodes of Lucas Bros. Movin… Read
Shonda Rhimes To Receive WGA West’s 2015 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award For TV
Prolific television writer-producer Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder), will receive the Writers Guild of America, West's 2015 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement, honoring lifetime achievement in outstanding television writing. Rhimes' contributions to entertainment will be recognized at the upcoming 2015 Writers Guild Awards' West Coast ceremony to be held on Saturday, February 14 at the Hyatt Regency Century… Read
David Letterman Gives Jeb Bush Announcement Top-10 Treatment – Video
David Letterman will have stepped down as host of CBS's Late Show by the time the next presidential race works up a full head of steam. Small wonder last night Letterman jumped on Jeb Bush's announcement he would actively explore a possible run for the Oval Office in '16, with the Top 10 Questions Jeb Bush is Asking Himself While Actively Exploring A Run For President.
Among the highlights:
No. 9: Can I find a running mate as likeable as Dick Cheney?
No. 8, If I run who… Read