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Jimmy Fallon pulled a hamstring midway through The Tonight Show monologue Tuesday, but thankfully there was someone in the building who could serve as emergency substitute. Jay Leno returned to the show where he spent over 20 years as host to deliver a five-minute monologue of political humor.
"The election is getting nasty. Ralph Nader called Hillary a corporatist and a militarist. Isn't that incredible … Ralph Nader still alive," Leno joked. Leno also called a presidential showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump the battle "between the Tortoise and the Bad Hair, »
It was Leno’s first appearance on The Tonight Show since stepping down as host in February 2014 and he seemed to relish the homecoming, cracking a string of really funny and exceptionally delivered jokes about the circus-like presidential race.
Leno was on hand to promote his new CNBC show Jay Leno’s Garage which premieres Wednesday.
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“If someone who knew the future pointed out a child to you, and told you that that child would grow up totally evil, to be a ruthless dictator who would destroy millions of lives…could you then kill that child?”
It’s a classic philosophical question, one that the average person would never truly have to face. Of course, The Doctor is not the average person, and as such, has to face it nearly constantly. But never so personally, and so literally as when a young boy calls for help…and The Doctor walks away.
The Magician’S Apprentice / The Witch’S Familiar
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Hettie MacDonald
The Doctor lands on a planet torn asunder by war, a war going on so long that it’s using progressively declining technology – space fighters are being shot at with bows and arrows. When a young boy is trapped in a mine field, »
- Vinnie Bartilucci
Also leaving October 1, some spooky TV titles, including "The Dead Files."
More than 150 titles are leaving Netflix in October; here's the entire list of movies and TV shows that will disappear from Netflix streaming in October.
Leaving Oct. 1, 2015
"Aces High" (1976)
"A Fond Kiss" (2004)
"Agata And The Storm" (2004)
"A Good Day to Die" (2013)
"Alakazam The Great" (1960)
"All Is Lost" (2013)
"An Affair to Remember" (1957)
"A Liar's Autobiography" (2012)
"America Declassified" (2013)
"Analyze This" (1999)
"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues " (2013)
"Angela's Ashes" (1999)
"Annie Hall" (1977)
"Another Woman" (1988)
"Apocalypse Now" (1979)
"Apocalypse Now Redux" (2001)
"Baby's Day Out" (1994)
"Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession" (1980)
"Baron Blood" (1972)
"Belle of the Yukon" (1944)
"Big Night" (1996)
"Blue Velvet" (1986)
"Brewster's Millions" (1945)
"Buying & Selling" (2013)
"Caesar and Cleopatra" (1945)
"Carve Her Name With Pride" (1958)
- Sharon Knolle
Co-star and writer Baynton told Radio Times: "Even if we wanted to do more Wrong Mans, there wouldn't be an opportunity to.
"So I kind of see that as a good thing in a way because it means we can't be tempted into going back to it and possibly diluting it.
"As a concept it had two series and probably not much more as it starts to wear thin as a premise. Because we were proud of what we did, so we will both be moving on to other things."
Baynton also added that he isn't surprised about his friend's success in the Us, »
Doctor Who, Season 9, Episode 1, “The Magician’s Apprentice”
Written by Steven Moffat
Directed by Hettie MacDonald
Airs Saturdays at 9pm (Et) on BBC America
After a nine month hiatus, Doctor Who comes roaring back with “The Magician’s Apprentice”, enticing new viewers with the stark visuals of its opening scene and grabbing perhaps skeptical long-term viewers with one word, “Davros”. Unfortunately, after a fantastic setup, the season nine premiere squanders the goodwill it’s built over much of the hour by falling prey to a tired, and long overdue to be retired, genre cliché: the series-breaking cliffhanger. This is nothing new for Doctor Who, which at various points in its 50+ year run has embraced the trope as a familiar and enjoyable structural element; The Doctor is constantly working his way into untenable situations just in time for, “To Be Continued” to pop up on-screen, then barely escaping in the opening moments of the next episode. »
- Kate Kulzick
Jon Stewart, David Letterman, Craig Ferguson and Jay Leno have all left their long-running late-night perches. And now Mario Kreutzberger (known by his stage name Don Francisco), the Chilean-born creator and host of Univision’s Saturday night extravaganza “Sabado Gigante” (“Giant Saturday”), is signing off for the last time on Sept. 19 when the show’s record-breaking 53-year reign as the longest-running TV show in the world comes to an end.
The variety format show, which launched in Chile in 1962 before expanding Stateside, features a frenetic mix of contests, sing-alongs, and music acts, as well as other live entertainment. Details of its three-hour finale (the show’s standard run-time) are still under wraps but it will include highlights of past shows and a constellation of guests, among them celebrated Latin American recording artists Enrique Iglesias, Luis Fonsi, Paulina Rubio and Juanes.
“We want to do something very special, something very meaningful »
- Anna Marie de la Fuente
Anthony Edwards is scrubbing in for a new TV role, this time on CBS’ Blue Bloods.
The ER vet will guest-star on a Season 6 episode of the cop drama, Yahoo! TV reports.
RelatedEsai Morales Cops Blue Bloods Role
Blue Bloods returns Friday, Sept. 25, at 10/9c; Edwards’ episode will air sometime in November. »
History has ordered 16 episodes of “Join or Die with Craig Ferguson,” the network announced Thursday. In the half-hour show, Ferguson will debate topics with a panel of guests which will include celebrities and history experts, as well as the American public through social media. Categories will range from topics such as: what was the biggest presidential campaign flop; who was the greatest founding father; or which invention was history’s greatest game changer. Also Read: Craig Ferguson to Star on ABC Pilot 'King of 7B' The expression, “Join or Die” is not only Benjamin Franklin’s 1754 rallying cry to the divided colonists. »
- Joe Otterson
Comedian and TV host Craig Ferguson will show off his history buff credentials in Join Or Die With Craig Ferguson, which has received a 16-episode order by History. The half-hour series hails from Comedy Dynamics and Ferguson’s Green Mountain West as well as Lionsgate TV where Ferguson has a deal. It will feature the Scottish-born comedian debating provocative and timely topics, in his unorthodox and iconoclastic manner, with a panel of guests which will include… »
"I am having so much fun with this character, probably a little too much fun. Occasionally in a career, you get one or two chances to just really enjoy your work and have it not feel like work—even though it is hard work. It's just a blessing. I'll play her as long as I can, as long as I'm standing. I'd play her in a wheelchair. I love Missy. She's great fun." The new season of "Doctor Who" returns this Saturday.
The character's name is being kept under wraps but is Not the »
- Garth Franklin
Your Friends are dead. Ok, not really, but what if Friends was a horror movie? What if Chandler killed Monica? Ross became Red Ross? Janice was a stalker? Everything and everybody scared Phoebe? Your answers are in the video below. Everything can be creepy when you put it in black and white and put spooky music behind it. And they sure did a lot of screaming for a sitcom. And let's be real: Monica with the turkey on her head is pretty horrifying, but not as bad as Gladys and Glynnis because those pieces of "art" were pretty flippin' weird. Your favorite Friends have been getting together here and there recently. Lisa Kudrow appeared on Courteney Cox's Celebrity Name Game, hosted by Craig Ferguson. »
At the TCA panel to discuss his new job as host of "Late Show," Stephen Colbert didn't want to go into specific details about his plans for the show. At one point, I asked him directly if he was planning to use the same format — monologue, desk piece, guest, guest, musical guest, goodbye — that had been the familiar structure of the genre practically going back to its origins in the 1950s. "Well, that sounds boring," a smiling Colbert replied, to laughter from the assembled press and CBS employees. "So no. I'm going to go with no on boring." But when Colbert's "Late Show" finally debuted last night, that was almost exactly the format he wound up using. (Technically, there were two desk pieces between the monologue and the first guest.) So no, Colbert wasn't looking to reinvent the talk show wheel on his first night in the Ed Sullivan Theater. »
- Alan Sepinwall
Out with David Letterman, Jon Stewart, Craig Ferguson, and Stephen Colbert. In with Trevor Noah, James Corden, Larry Wilmore, and Stephen Colbert. Lately, networks have been changing talk-show hosts faster than Zsa Zsa Gabor changed husbands. (That joke is our tribute to Johnny Carson.) The final piece falls into place tonight, when Colbert makes his CBS debut in Letterman’s old chair. After a long period of late-night firing, retiring, and hiring, it’s time to quantify the monologues and interviews, and crown the all-time kings (and a few queens) of talk. Our ranking includes some hosts who are entirely fictional, others who’ve expanded the job’s original boundaries through podcasting and satellite radio, and those who turned daytime TV into must-see entertainment. It does not, however, include John McEnroe, Magic Johnson, or Tony Danza; make no mistake, that was a conscious decision. 32. Jay Leno First he elbowed aside »
- Rob Tannenbaum,Craig Marks
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