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Latenight Ratings: NBC’s Fallon, Meyers Easy Winners for Q3; ABC’s Kimmel, ‘Nightline’ Up

25 September 2014 2:58 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Tonight Show Starrring Jimmy Fallon” continues to generate strong year-over-year ratings gains for NBC, teaming with “Late Night with Seth Meyers” as the net dominated latenight in the third quarter.

Meanwhile, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Nightline” were both on the rise, but young-adult auds turned away from CBS’ lame-duck latenight duo of “Late Show With David Letterman” and “Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson.”

According to Nielsen estimates for the period of June 30-Sept. 21, NBC’s “Tonight Show” ruled the 11:35 p.m. hour with an average nightly audience of 3.93 million viewers, including 1.49 million adults 18-49. It was up vs. the Jay Leno-hosted “Tonight” of a year ago by 41% in the demo and 13% in overall audience.

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” ran second in both categories, rising 2% in adults 18-49 (to 727,000) and 11% in total viewers (to 2.34 million). This is the most-watched Q3 ever for Kimmel, whose »

- Rick Kissell

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Jon Stewart sings 'I Will Remember You' in 'tribute' to Michael Che’s 3-months at 'Daily Show'

19 September 2014 6:31 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Jon Stewart sings “I will remember you” in "tribute" to Michael Che’s 3-month “Daily Show” stint Che, who begins his “SNL” Weekend Update co-hosting job next week, got an elaborate mock sendoff from Stewart, who noted Che worked for him for a total of 58 business days. Happy 40th birthday, Jimmy Fallon! “The Tonight Show” host today enters his 40s. Plus: Fallon and Billy Crystal share Robin Williams stories. “ER” premiered 20 years ago today The last huge network drama, which drew more than 30 million viewers per week, debuted on a Tuesday with a two-hour pilot. Click Read Full Post For More “Red Band Society” L.A. bus ads pulled for labeling Octavia Spencer a “Scary Bitch” The ads have been on Metro L.A. buses, but only recently did officials get an “earful from community” over the ad’s offensiveness. Jay Leno is joining Al Roker on a Uso comedy »

- Norman Weiss

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On 'The Comeback' season 2, what new show has Valerie been cast in?

16 September 2014 8:41 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

You’ve waited nine years, so what’s a few more weeks? HBO’s critically acclaimed but tragically canceled 2005 comedy The Comeback is upon us—a new eight-episode second season debuts Nov. 9 at 10 p.m. With plenty of buzz circulating about the return of Lisa Kudrow and Michael Patrick King’s cult favorite, EW can now reveal everything headed your way in The Comeback’s second coming. (Well, mostly—check out this week’s Fall TV Preview for the full scoop from our set visit.)

Set in 2014, season two finds desperate actress Valerie Cherish (Kudrow) cast in Seeing Red, a »

- Marc Snetiker

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Jerry Seinfeld Reveals That Joan Rivers Was Going to Be a Guest on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: 'She Was One of the Greats'

15 September 2014 7:57 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

In case you were wondering why Jerry Seinfeld never had the inimitable Joan Rivers on his acclaimed web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, it turns out... He had been planning on it. Sadly, Rivers passed away before they could tape an episode together—and Seinfeld just revealed that rather crushing bit of news today. While our collective hearts hurt thinking about what a great, great installment that would have been, it was also very touching to hear that Jerry knew that Joan was a must-have guest. Past guests have included fellow comedy icons such as Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner, David Letterman, Jay Leno and Larry David. "I just came across this heartbreaking text on my phone from »

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Chelsea Handler on Netflix series: 'Enough with the celebrities'

11 September 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The final episode of Chelsea Lately was a star-studded extravaganza, featuring appearances by Ellen Degeneres, Sandra Bullock, 50 Cent, and Jennifer Aniston—as well as a retrospective dedicated to Chuy, the show’s trusty sidekick. But Chelsea Handler is so ready to quit sharing a network with the Kardashians.

She’s kicking off a multi-tier partnership with Netflix with her first-ever standup special, Uganda Be Kidding Me, on Oct. 10. The deal also includes four new docu-specials in 2015 and a new series to premiere in 2016. While everyone—including Netflix—has been referring to that future series as a “talk show,” Handler seems »

- Stephan Lee

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Barbra Streisand to make rare late-night appearance on 'Fallon' Monday

11 September 2014 7:09 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Start kvelling. Barbra Streisand, who only infrequently pays late night shows a visit, will be the only featured guest on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show Monday, according to NBC. The singer, who is promoting an album of duets titled Partners, will be on hand Sept. 15 for what the network is billing as a “night of talk, comedy and performance.”

NBC is touting this as Streisand’s first guest appearance on a U.S. late night talk show in over 50 years, having last been a Tonight Show guest in 1963. She did, as The Hollywood Reporter noted, make a brief cameo on »

- Esther Zuckerman

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Who Is James Corden? 5 Things to Know About Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show Replacement

8 September 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

James Corden is your new Late Late Show host. The Into the Woods actor will take over hosting duties from Craig Ferguson on the CBS late night series. Ferguson, who has been hosting the series since 2005, announced his exit in April 2014, just days after it was announced that Stephen Colbert would take over The Late Show when David Letterman retires. At the time of his announcement, Ferguson stressed it wasn't a Conan O'Brien-Jay Leno or Letterman-Leno situation that previously transpired as late night shows changed hands. "I'll be stepping down at the end of this year in December," Ferguson said. "Then I'll go and do something else, probably. I'm thinking carpentry, but I haven't »

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Warwick Davis will put his own stamp on ITV's Celebrity Squares

6 September 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Warwick Davis has spoken of his delight at hosting ITV's revival of classic gameshow Celebrity Squares.

The Harry Potter actor, who follows in the footsteps of the late Bob Monkhouse, fronts the celebrity game of noughts and crosses, which kicks off on Wednesday, September 10.

"I grew up watching Celebrity Squares," Davis told The Mirror. "I was delighted and flattered that ITV would have the conviction to ask me to host this iconic show. I think I'm probably the first little person to present a mainstream quiz show, which is nice. I want to put my own stamp on it. I'm slightly cheeky and enjoy improvising banter with the celebrities and contestants."

Ahead of his presenting debut, the 44-year-old confessed that his new role made "learning a script for a big Hollywood film seem easy".

He explained: "The gameplay can be complicated and I can't afford to make any mistakes when »

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Jimmy Fallon, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman and Conan O'Brien Honor Joan Rivers

5 September 2014 4:20 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Joan Rivers is getting the last laugh, per usual. When she was a fledgling comic, Johnny Carson told Tonight Show viewers she was "going to be a big star" after she performed her stand-up routine on Feb. 17, 1965. At Bill Cosby's insistence, Carson had agreed to take a chance on Rivers, who would later guest host the late-night show from 1983 to 1986. When Rivers left to host Fox's Late Night, she called up Carson, who reportedly hung up on her. She was subsequently banned from The Tonight Show, a decision respected by Carson's first two successors, Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien. Rivers did not appear on The Tonight Show again until Feb. 17, 2014, when the comediene made a cameo in Jimmy »

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Joan Rivers: Most Memorable Moments in Her Career

4 September 2014 12:47 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Joan Rivers performed for over 50 years, and was never one to shy away from controversy. Some of her best material came from saying exactly what was on her mind, regardless of the storm that might follow. Here are some memorable moments from the gravelly-voiced comedienne’s career.

Rivers would later go on to host her own latenight comedy show, but was performing standup on latenight shows long before, as evident here in her 1967 appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” where she took on stereotypes about relations between the sexes.

See Also: Joan Rivers, Comedian and TV Host, Dies at 81

She guest-hosted for Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” occasionally in the ’70s and early ’80s before becoming the show’s permanent guest in 1983. Here she is performing a monologue for the show in 1984 where she jokes about her start in comedy performing in low-rent nightspots like “Club Herpes. »

- Kevin Noonan

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Joan Rivers, Johnny Carson & The Tonight Show: A Bumpy Relationship

4 September 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Joan Rivers, who died on Thursday, was one of late-night television's true pioneers. And inextricably tied to her legacy of trailblazing is her relationship with The Tonight Show, and the long shadow that Johnny Carson cast over her career. In the mid-1950s, at age 23, Rivers ran away from home to become an actress. By 1958, she had decided on comedy. But she auditioned for The Tonight Show seven times - as a favor to her manager's other client, Bill Cosby - before she was put on Carson's show in 1965 as a gag writer. "It was a mercy booking," she told »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Joan Rivers, Johnny Carson & The Tonight Show: A Bumpy Relationship

4 September 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Joan Rivers, who died on Thursday, was one of late-night television's true pioneers. And inextricably tied to her legacy of trailblazing is her relationship with The Tonight Show, and the long shadow that Johnny Carson cast over her career. In the mid-1950s, at age 23, Rivers ran away from home to become an actress. By 1958, she had decided on comedy. But she auditioned for The Tonight Show seven times - as a favor to her manager's other client, Bill Cosby - before she was put on Carson's show in 1965 as a gag writer. "It was a mercy booking," she told »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Joan Rivers Dies at 81

4 September 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Joan Rivers, a raucous and often-ubiquitous comedic presence on TV and nightclubs since the 1960s, has died. She was 81. "It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers," daughter Melissa said in a statement obtained by People. "She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother. Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. »

- Stephen M. Silverman, @stephenmsilverm

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Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon: Day 11 - HitFix Picks

30 August 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

[As you probably already know, starting on Thursday, August 21, Fxx is running the Every Simpsons Ever Marathon, running through all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons," plus "The Simpsons Movie." To aid in your viewing process, Team HitFix is selecting our favorite episodes from each day, plus an episode or two that you can skip and use as a bathroom or nap break.] We're nearing the end! Day 11 of Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon takes us from "The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed" (mid-Season 21) through "Beware My Cheating Bart" (late-Season 23). Personally, I was shocked to see at least one or two episodes in this period that I haven't seen, as well as a lot of episodes I haven't seen multiple times, which was almost unheard-of for the first eight or nine days of the Marathon. But we still have preferences for you. Yup! We're gonna make it through this whole darned Marathon, for which we're unlikely to receive a prize. But we've got commitment.  [Oh and the episode guest-starring Katy Perry is "The Fight Before Christmas," airing at 7:30 a.m. It was neither good nor bad enough to get mentioned here, but it makes for a good picture.] Check out our recommendations for Day 10 and chime in with your own favorites... Katie Hasty Recommends: "The Bob Next Door" (3 a.m.) Episode #463 Why it's worth watching: The best Sideshow Bob is an evil Sideshow Bob. And the best kind of Nicolas Cage movie is "Face/Off." The premise of »

- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall and Katie Hasty

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

- Movie Geeks

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Palin Slams Daily Caller ‘Frat Boys’ for ‘B.S.’ Story About Her Tonight Show Demands

29 August 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | Mediaite - TV | See recent Mediaite - TV news »

This week, The Daily Caller's Jamie Weinstein published an interview with longtime Tonight Show producer Dave Berg, who has a new book out about his experience working with Jay Leno titled Behind the Curtain: An Insider's View of Jay Leno's Tonight Show. Included in the piece are some comments about Sarah Palin that the former Alaska governor is rushing to correct. »

- Matt Wilstein

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Emmy awards 2014: Benedict Cumberbatch, Julia Louis-Dreyfus among winners  live!

25 August 2014 8:09 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Join Brian Moylan for all the latest from the Nokia theatre in downtown Los Angeles at the 66th Emmy awards

Billy Crystals moving tribute to Robin Williams at the EmmysEmmy Awards: full list of winners

11.07pm Et

A Quick Summary: Breaking Bad won just about everything and everyone cheered. So did Modern Family and everyone grumbled. British people won a whole bunch of awards too for Sherlock and stuff. Barely any of them showed up to get their trophies. Maybe theyre mad that we call it soccer? I dont know. Seth Meyers kinda sucked, Sofia Vergara was turned into a prop, everyone is white and male, and nothing every changes and the Emmys is awful. In other news, the Oscars is only six months away.

Thanks for joining us and goodnight!

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Alright everyone, thats it for the Emmys. Enjoy your local news and lets get together next year »

- Brian Moylan

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Modern Family Wins Outstanding Comedy Series at 2014 Emmys

25 August 2014 8:06 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Modern Family is unstoppable. The ABC series took home the award for Best Comedy Series for the fifth year in a row. Modern Family beat out newcomer Orange Is the New Black, FX's Louie, The Big Bang Theory, HBO's Veep and Silicon Valley. Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno presented the award to the cast and producers of the hit sitcom. In winning the fifth consecutive award, Modern Family tied NBC's beloved Frasier with consecutive wins for Best Comedy Series. Ty Burrell took home the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series earlier in the evening for his work on the ABC comedy. »

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Robin Williams Honored With Heartfelt Tribute at 2014 Emmys

25 August 2014 7:46 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The 2014 Emmys took a moment on Monday night to remember the late Robin Williams, who passed away Aug. 11.

Following the traditional In Memoriam segment (which was accompanied by a sublime “Smile” cover from Sara Bareilles), Williams’ longtime friend and colleague Billy Crystal took the stage to eulogize the actor-comedian.

“He made us laugh. Hard. Every time you saw him,” Crystal remembered. “The brilliance was astounding, the relentless energy was kind of thrilling.”

Related  Watch David Letterman’s Absolutely Perfect Tribute to Robin Williams

After recounting a few anecdotes of their friendship — including Williams’ hilarious tendency to sit with Crystal’s »

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Emmy Awards 2014 Live-Blog

25 August 2014 4:57 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Never again, TV Academy.  Never again. I don't care if NBC has to do the Emmys in August because of football and if NBC is scared of going head-to-head with a competing award show. Doing the Emmys on Monday is just wrong. But we shall trudge on! Seth Meyers is hosting. Some fantastic TV shows and actors are nominated.  Follow along. Comment below. Join the fun. Make the fun. 8:00 p.m. Et. That was some of the worst Red Carpet pre-show I've ever watched between E! and NBC. I never thought I'd miss Ryan Seacrest, but there ya go! 8:00 p.m. Seth Meyers was just outside being interviewed by Billy Bush just two minutes ago. How will he make it inside? How?!?!? 8:00 p.m. A countdown! 20 seconds to go. 8:00 p.m. And now Seth is inside on-stage. How Is That Possible, Billy Bush?!? 8:01 p.m. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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