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"The Daily Show" will come to a close with many laughs!
Details about the final show next Thursday have not been released, but many have speculated that show veterans like Stephen Colbert will make an appearance in the extra-long finale.
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Stewart made the announcement on Thursday night’s episode of the Comedy Central show.
“Remember, next week is our last week,” Stewart said at the end of the episode. “I can’t wait to show my appreciation at all the support and enthusiasm that you guys have given this show all these years, so thank you all so much. Next week, tune in, it’s going to be a ball.”
Stewart announced in February that he would be departing “The Daily Show” after 17 years as host. He will be replaced by comedian Trevor Noah, who recently spoke about the pressure he feels in taking over the institution.
“The biggest pressure for me is living up to the expectations that Jon has of me,” Noah said. “Jon believes in me … There »
- Marianne Zumberge
Jon Stewart will laugh his way off stage with a lineup of powerhouse comedians joining him for his “Daily Show” sendoff on August 6. At the end of Thursday’s show, Stewart announced Amy Schumer, Denis Leary and Louis C.K. as his final guests. “We’re going to have a ball, and I can’t wait to show my appreciation at all the support and enthusiasm that you guys have given the show all these years,” he said. Also Read: Jon Stewart Returns to Stand-Up Alongside Louis C.K. at the Comedy Cellar Stewart’s final episode is scheduled to be 50 minutes »
- Jordan Chariton
Amy Schumer, Denis Leary and Louis Ck will be the final three guests during Jon Stewart’s tenure at the Daily Show, with the three comedians rounding off the long list of guests the satirist has had on his show in its 16-year run.
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- Lanre Bakare
As Jon Stewart prepares to sign off The Daily Show for good next week, he revealed the names of the guests who'll join him on his final episodes: Amy Schumer, Louis C.K., and Denis Leary are all set to send Jon off before his August 6 finale. Recently, Stewart called both Leary and Louis two of his favorite guests because "I get to not work [and] fuck around with them for five minutes," since they're his friends. (Stewart recently performed stand-up for the first time in years following a set from Louis.) Leary himself tweeted earlier this month that he'd be a guest on The Daily Show on August 4 for "the final 'Go Fuck Yourself' with a 40 person choir." Details of Stewart's final show are, of course, a mystery — but we do know it'll air for an hour after a marathon of memorable of Tds episodes. »
- Dee Lockett
Rob Morrow has inked with Untitled Entertainment. The Northern Exposure alum recently appeared in the miniseries Texas Rising and on Inside Amy Schumer. Next up are a couple of projects for FX: a guest spot on Denis Leary’s freshman comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and playing Barry “How About That, Mr. Fung?” Scheck in The People Vs. O.J. Simpson, the first installment in Ryan Murphy’s upcoming true-crime anthology series American Crime Story. Morrow continues to be repped by… »
Scripted programming continues to take a backseat this summer, with reality series and a trio of sports specials dominating the top of the Nielsen program rankings in key demos.
Tuesday’s coverage of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game on Fox (3.1 rating/11 share) and the previous night’s “Home Run Derby” (2.5/11) were the week’s top two primetime telecasts in 18-49. While the former was within 4% of last year’s average audience, the latter was up about 30% and drew the event’s largest overall crowd (7.13 million) in six years.
The Espn-presented “Espy Awards,” airing on ABC for the first time, hit record highs on Wednesday (2.2/8 in 18-49, 7.75 million viewers overall), more than tripling its year-ago audience on the sports network. With heightened interest due to an appearance by Caitlyn Jenner as recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, the three-hour show gave the Alphabet its top-rated Wednesday in young adults »
- Rick Kissell
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
Jake Gyllenhaal played Slapjack Tuesday night on "The Tonight Show" -- perfect for the boxing star of "Southpaw" -- but his "uncouth" back-scratching interview was even more fun. First, here's the Slapjack game:
Now to the classic interview. Not sure if you saw the photo, but Jake got called out by the paparazzi for scratching his back with a fork; this was deemed "uncouth,", so -- on "The Tonight Show" -- Jake responded. "Come on. You take a picture behind my back and then call me uncouth?" He then defended the many uses of the fork, including back scratching. "It's not just used to eat with, you can pick other things up with it. »
- Gina Carbone
During our recent webcam chat with Denis Leary (watch below), the creator and star of "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" discusses how it was always in the back of his mind "to do a show about rock and roll." He got the idea for the specific premise while on a comedy tour to promote "Rescue Me." He remembers that everyone in his band "started getting sick of each other," which inspired the idea of "a band that never made it, but are all co-dependent on each other." -Break- Emmys exclusive: Which episodes are submitted by Anthony Anderson ('Black-ish') & Louis C.K. ('Louie')? The new comedy series, which premiered on FX on July 16, stars Leary as Johnny Rock, the lead singer of a punk rock band called the Heathens that broke up in the 1990s, mostly due to Johnny's drug use and narcissism. But Johnny discovers he has a daughter, »
FX boasted this afternoon that the unveiling of its latest Denis Leary vehicle, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll copped the biggest Live + 3 Day jump of any comedy series in the network’s history. The July 16 episode posted a 57% L+3 jump in total viewers from the opening night, up to 1.36 million from 867,000. An even bigger 61% boost was enjoyed in the 18-49 demo, from 440,000 viewers to 710,000. Late last week, Deadline reported FX's latest Denis Leary vehicle Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll… »
We saved the best for (next to) last.
Yep, just when you thought we’d wrung every last sound bite out of the all-star visitors to TVLine’s Comic-Con interview suite at the Hard Rock Hotel, we’re dishing out the main course: the blooper reel!
VideosWalking Dead Cast Talk Season 6’s Big Decisions, the Carol-Daryl ‘Connection’ and Rick (Finally) on the Rebound
But this is no ordinary yukapalooza. Oh no. In addition to the kind of tomfoolery you’d expect — talk of a Big Bang (Theory) Babies cartoon and a sight gag involving a Once Upon a Time “hookrection” — the clipfest includes real, »
FX is inviting commanding you to “kneel” before The Bastard Executioner.
The network on Monday released two new promos for Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter’s historical drama — appropriately titled “Kneel” and “Scythe,” respectively — about a former knight in King Edward’s army who chooses to lay down his sword, only to pick up that of an executioner.
Segueing from Comic-Con to vacation last week, I was not able to recap The Strain‘s Season 2 opener — but I’m delighted to report that the strengths and improvements I saw when (carefully!) screening that episode on my flight to San Diego (with my 12-year-old son sitting next to me*) were still on display this Sunday.
In fact, thus far Season 2 has made only one misstep, which if you follow me on Twitter, you’ve seen me comment on. More on that/him in a moment.
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Denis Leary found success with his Rescue Me sitcom. The series lasted for seven seasons and 93 episodes of FX. How will Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll perform in the ratings? Will it be renewed for a second season or, will it be cancelled instead? We'll have to wait and see.
On the Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll TV show, a fictional band from New York City in the 1990s was on the brink of becoming famous with the drop of their first album. The band broke up -- thanks to some infidelity -- and have now been reunited with the promise of a second chance. The series stars Leary, John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Bobby Kelly, Elaine Hendrix, and John Ales.
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Marvel and Sony might have found the writers to bring Spider-Man back to the big screen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony and Marvel are in early talks with the writers of this summer's Vacation reboot.
No official comment has come from either studio as of yet.
The big-screen reboot will also introduce new villains without being a traditional origin story.
Prior to the new solo film, »
FX’s latest Denis Leary vehicle Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll averaged 867,000 total viewers for its premiere last night, including 440,000 in the 18-49 demographic. These are Live+Same Day numbers, which FX said about a year ago it considers pure horseradish — explaining, accurately, that it’s not 1998. About a year ago FX said it would only discuss Live+3 stats because of the number of people who are not watching a program on even the same day in which it premieres on a TV… »
As soon as Dave Grohl opened his bearded mouth to proclaim that without The Heathens, the fictional rock band fronted by Johnny Rock (Denis Leary) — yep, his last name is Rock — in FX’s atrociously titled Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, there would have been no Nirvana, I wanted to throw up — and not from drinking too much whiskey and doing too much […]
The post ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’ Series Premiere Review: Everything From The Title To The Comedy Is Uninspired, Outdated appeared first on uInterview. »
- Nick Walther
Univision finished posted a rare first-place finish in the ratings on Thursday thanks to Latino pop culture awards show “Premios Juventud.” The Spanish-language network edged out CBS atop viewers 18-49; CBS was still first in total viewers. CBS’ “Under the Dome” dropped 18 percent from last week in the main demo. For ABC, “Astronaut Wives Club” rose 25 percent from the prior Thursday. Also Read: 'Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll' Review: Denis Leary and FX Get the Band Back Together Univision was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, but fourth in total viewers with »
- Tony Maglio
Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)
TV show dates: July 16, 2015 -- present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
This single-camera comedy series revolves around the lead singer of The Heathens, a fictional band from New York in the 1990s. Known for living up to their name, the band partied so long and so hard that even Keith Richards thought they needed to slow things down. The Heathens were on the brink of becoming famous for their kick-ass live shows and the release of their highly anticipated first album. Until they broke up -- the same day the album dropped.
When you think Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll frontman Johnny Rock, think Mick Jagger without the mindbending fame. Bono without the gravitas. Steven Tyler without the scarves. David Bowie without the longevity.
In fact, take just about any classic rock band’s lead singer and disregard the wealth and stardom, and you’re left with Johnny (played by Rescue Me‘s Denis Leary), the hard-partying face of the 1990s band The Heathens.
Video Denis Leary Bangs the Drum for Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
As we learn via the “Where the Hell Are They Now?” documentary that kicks off FX’s new »
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