Fox News Should Air All Of ‘The Interview,’ Says Kimmel “Campaign” – Video
Fox News Channel rising star Megyn Kelly was ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel's guest last night when the big news was the Justice Department's upcoming announcement that the Sony hacking attack, and subsequent threats to movie theaters, are believed to be the work of the North Korean government, in retaliation for the studio's movie The Interview.
Kelly and Kimmel agreed Sony needed to get the movie — a comedy about a bumbling talk show host and his producer recruited by… Read
Emerson Stone, Long-Time CBS News Radio Executive, Dies At 86
Former CBS News Executive Emerson Stone, a two-time Peabody Award winner, has died at the age of 86, from complications of a fall in his Greenwich, Conn., home on Sunday. He died Monday at Greenwich Hospital.
Stone worked for CBS News nearly 35 years, first in radio, where he brought Charles Osgood to the network, and led it to 24-hour news coverage. He also oversaw the 1977 radio broadcast of Ask President Carter, a live two-hour program hosted by Walter Cronkite. Stone… Read
Sarah Silverman To Star In HBO Pilot From ‘Secret Diary Of A Call Girl’ Creator
On the heels of Sarah Silverman's Emmy win for writing her HBO special We Are Miracles, the actress-comedian is headlining a half-hour comedy pilot for the premium cable network. Written by Secret Diary Of A Call Girl creator Lucy Prebble, the untitled project is described as a comic look at a pathologically honest woman having a modern mid-life crisis. Prebble and Silverman executive produce with Ash Atalla, Amy Zvi and Dan Hine.
If the pilot goes to series, it… Read
Hulu Inks Streaming Deal For FX Series, Including ‘Tyrant’, ‘The Strain’ & ‘AHS’
In one of Hulu's biggest content deals to date, the multi-year licensing agreement with 20th Century Fox TV Distribution will grant the streaming service exclusive SVOD rights to new and upcoming FX and FXX primetime comedy, drama and miniseries produced or co-produced by FX Prods.
Under the deal, the first seasons of FX and FXX primetime titles including Tyrant, The Strain, Married, and You're The Worst, will be available exclusively on Hulu Plus ahead of their second… Read
Byron Pitts Replacing Dan Abrams As ‘Nightline’ Anchor
Byron Pitts is replacing Dan Abrams as Nightline anchor; Abrams will remain ABC News' chief legal analyst, news division chief James Goldston announced this morning. Pitts came to ABC News in 2013, after serving as chief national correspondent for CBS Evening News and a 60 Minutes contributor.
I want to share big news for two of our key players, Dan Abrams and Byron Pitts.
Earlier this year Dan came to talk to me about taking on a new role at ABC News and… Read
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 up 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… 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
‘Hollywood Divas’ Renewed For Second Season On TV One
TV One has picked up its hit reality series Hollywood Divas for a second season. "The strong social media and viewer response to Hollywood Divas made renewing this insider's look at Black Hollywood a no-brainer," said D'Angela Proctor, SVP of Programming and Production for TV One. The first season followed Golden Brooks, Countess Vaughn, Lisa Wu, Paula Jai Parker and Elise Neal as they came together to write, shoot and star in their own short film, “The White Sistas".
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