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Latenight Hosts Colbert, Fallon, Kimmel Sign On to Present at Emmy Awards

19 August 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The 66th Emmy Awards ceremony has added to its list of presenters, with latenight names signing on for the telecast.

Host Seth Meyers announced Tuesday morning via Twitter that his latenight contemporaries Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, and Jimmy Kimmel will be on deck to present at the kudos, where all three of their programs are nominated for outstanding variety series.

On Monday's #Emmys my late night friends @JimmyKimmel, @Stephenathome & @JimmyFallon are all confirmed to present!—

Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) August 19, 2014

Colbert has already taken home a gong this year for outstanding writing for a variety, music or comedy series for “The Colbert Report,” while Fallon won for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series for his hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live” during last week’s Creative Arts Emmy ceremony.

Other notable dark hour hosts Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, Craig Ferguson, Jon Stewart and late late-night host Jay Leno are »

- Shelli Weinstein

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James Corden's The Wrong Mans to return for Christmas special

19 August 2014 2:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Wrong Mans is to return for a Christmas special later this year.

Co-stars and writers James Corden and Mathew Baynton will reunite for two one-hour specials on BBC Two.

"We're doing one-hour specials for BBC Two that I think will play at Christmas," Corden told Radio Times.

"It was hard working out whether we do a whole new story, or try and pick up where we left off. I think we've found an outcome that we're all happy with."

Dawn French will also return as Corden's mother, while Olivier Award-winning actor Bertie Carvel will appear in a guest role.

"Last year we wrote a character for Dawn French. She's coming back this time, and we've also got Bertie Carvel. He's one of the best actors in the country, so it's brilliant he's agreed to be part of it," Corden added.

The Wrong Mans is centred around council workers Phil and Sam, »

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Craig Ferguson in Talks for New Talk Show

15 August 2014 6:52 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

At the end of July, Craig Ferguson told Larry King that he would be willing to do another talk show, but “not right away”. Today, just three and a half months after announcing that he would walk away from his job as the host of CBS’ The Late Late Show after nearly a decade before the end of this year, Craig Ferguson is reportedly in talks to host a new show that will be filmed on his current set. A show that may have a similar tone to the one that he is leaving behind.

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- Jason Tabrys

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Craig Ferguson Closing in on Syndicated Talk Show for Tribune Media

15 August 2014 3:48 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Craig Ferguson is close to locking in his post-”Late, Late Show” gig. Ferguson, who announced earlier this year that he would be stepping down from the CBS late-night show, is closing in on a deal to host a syndicated talk show for Tribune Media, an individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap on Friday. See video: Craig Ferguson Replacement James Corden: Watch His Tony-Winning Performance and Acceptance Speech The show, which would be premiere later in 2015, would air on Tribune Broadcasting stations, a group that includes New York's Wpix, Chicago's Wgn and Los Angeles’ Ktla. The hours for the new job will. »

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Craig Ferguson close to landing new talk show

15 August 2014 3:13 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Craig Ferguson’s retirement might not last long. The exiting CBS late-night host is close to booking a new talk-show gig—only this time in syndication.

The pending deal is for a daily half-hour series that would air in the 7 p.m. hour on Tribune Broadcasting stations, sources confirm. If finalized, the show is expected to launch next year. It’s an unusual time of the day to launch a talk show, yet perhaps that’s part of the draw—less competition than in the afternoon and late-night hours.

Ferguson is stepping down from CBS’ Late Late Show in December »

- James Hibberd

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Craig Ferguson Eyes Deal for Syndicated 7pm Talk Show

15 August 2014 2:42 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Craig Ferguson is eyeing his next TV gig — one that’ll get him to bed at a more reasonable hour.

The Scottish-born comic, who is stepping down at the host of CBS’ The Late Late Show in December 2014, is in final talks to launch a daily, syndicated 7pm talk show that will air on all Tribune Media stations, according to Variety.

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Ferguson’s latest venture is being envisioned as a 30-minute mix of comedy and interviews that would debut in fall 2015 and lead into reruns of either Two and a Half Men »

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Craig Ferguson in Final Negotiations With Tribune for 7 p.m. Syndicated Talkshow (Exclusive)

15 August 2014 1:47 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Craig Ferguson is in final negotiations with Tribune Media to host a daily syndicated half-hour talkshow that would air in the 7 p.m. hour across Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 stations.

The show is targeted to bow in fall 2015. It’s expected that Michael Naidus, exec producer of CBS’ “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson,” will be on board as showrunner of the show, which will blend comedy and talkshow elements. The intent is to rev up the hour leading into primetime with the Ferguson yakker paired at 7:30 p.m. with a prime sitcom rerun, a la “Two and a Half Men” or “The Big Bang Theory.”

Reps for Tribune Media and Ferguson declined to comment.

Tribune is in talks with distributors to handle national distribution of the show beyond its stations, which reach some 42% of U.S. TV households and cover key top markets including New York (Wpix), L. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Craig Ferguson Nears Deal for New Talk Show

15 August 2014 10:54 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Craig Ferguson did not wait long to line up his next gig. The latest of many swift late-night transitions for 2014 finds the exiting The Late Late Show host nearing a pact for a new syndicated series. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that Ferguson is finalizing a deal to host a new talker for Tribune-owned stations. Somewhat surprisingly, the new show will not be part of late night, likely airing at 7:30 p.m. That will alleviate a lot of similar competition for Ferguson, though the earlier start time is relatively untested waters for the format. It will also

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- Michael O'Connell

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Robin Williams: A Man of a Million Voices

13 August 2014 7:19 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Yesterday we ran a story on some of Robin Williams’ most under appreciated performances. But as the remembrances keep rolling in and as new, gruesome details about his suicide become apparent, it became clear that Williams didn’t just have depth in his filmography; he was an actor and performer who displayed worlds of expression and moved so many in remarkable and distinct ways.

Rather than ask our staff to rattle off more of their favorites, we asked them to recall Williams’ personality and the legacy his work left on their lives. We’re looking at each side of his many faces as a comedian, a movie star, a voice actor and a true character, offering our final goodbye to a man who gave us so much.

Zany, Charismatic Exuberance

Say what you will about Robin Williams’ quiet, dramatic abilities or his subtle grace notes of acting, but Williams at »

- Brian Welk

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Seth Meyers Weighs in on New Late Night Competition James Corden

12 August 2014 10:46 AM, PDT | Mediaite - TV | See recent Mediaite - TV news »

Seth Meyers has been handily beating his current late night competition Craig Ferguson in the ratings since he debuted on NBC in the 12:35 p.m. slot earlier this year. But come 2015, he will have a new CBS host to contend with. And while that network has not yet confirmed the rumors, it appears that it will be British comedian James Corden. »

- Matt Wilstein

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Seth Meyers on ‘Late Late Show’ Replacement James Corden: ‘He's Such a Wildly Talented Person’

12 August 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Seth Meyers has a lot to celebrate this month: He's hosting the 66th Emmy Awards and he'll celebrate six months behind NBC's “Late Night” desk. Since taking over from Jimmy Fallon in February, the former “Saturday Night Live” head writer has been regularly beating his competition on ABC and CBS, which will actually see a transition from Craig Ferguson to James Corden in 2015, as TheWrap first reported. Meyers actually knows his upcoming competition “fairly well” — the two both have shows on Hulu: “The Awesomes” for Meyers and “The Wrong Mans” for Corden. Also read: ‘Late Late Show’ Replacement James Corden Has. »

- Tony Maglio

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Robin Williams: Pam Dawber, 'Aladdin' and Others Remember the Late Great

11 August 2014 4:47 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Just minutes after news broke of Robin Williams’ tragic passing, the veteran actor’s former co-stars and admirers came forth with their memories of the late comedian, either via Twitter or statements.

Related Sarah Michelle Gellar Pays Tribute to Robin Williams, Calls Him ‘the Father I Had Always Dreamed of Having’

One of the first, and most heartbreaking, responses came from Scott Weinger, who voiced Aladdin opposite Williams’ Genie in Disney’s 1992 classic:

Farewell to my childhood hero and my Genie. The world won't be the same without him.—

Scott Weinger (@ScottWeinger) August 11, 2014

Pam Dawber, who played Mindy to Williams »

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Robin Williams: Hollywood reacts to comedian's death and celebrates his life

11 August 2014 4:47 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Robin Williams was found dead in California today (Aug. 11) at the age 63. Friends, entertainers, the rest of Hollywood and beyond have take to Twitter to celebrate the comedian's life, to grieve, and to react to his unexpected death. Steven Spielberg's public statement: “Robin was a lightning storm of comic genius and our laughter was the thunder that sustained him. He was a pal and I can’t believe he’s gone.” Garry Marshall's public statement: “Robin was hands-down a comedy genius and one of the most talented performers I have ever worked with in television or film. To lose him so young at the age of 63 is just a tragedy. I will forever be in awe of his timing, his talent and his pure and golden creativity… He was my friend and it is rare that you ever have a friend that is also a genius.” Bob Iger, »

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‘Shark Week’ Nets Ratings Record, Posts Highest Numbers in 27-Year History

11 August 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The first night of Discovery Channel’s annual “Shark Week” lineup broke ratings records, delivering the highest viewership in the fin-friendly block’s 27-year history during its Aug. 10 broadcast.

The night pulled a 2.27 rating in adults 25-54, averaging 3.64 total viewers overall to secure the network’s 13th highest-rated primetime evening ever. The biggest year over year gains came courtesy of female viewers age 25-54, with that demo increasing by 18%.

“Shark of Darkness: Wrath of Submarine” drew a 2.43 rating in the adults 25-54 demo and averaged 3.825 million viewers at 9 p.m. At 8 p.m., “Air Jaws: Fin of Fury” delivered 3.298 million viewers, improving the timeslot 57% over last year’s offering. A latenight talk show, “Shark After Dark” also drew around 1.556 million viewers, notching a 1.03 rating.

The social media-friendly lineup also racked up over 4 million interactions on Facebook through three million unique users on Sunday, and 11 primetime Twitter trending topics were “Shark Week” related. »

- Variety Staff

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4 Million Reasons James Corden Makes Sense for ‘The Late Late Show’

6 August 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

If CBS wanted a white man from the United Kingdom hosting its “Late Late Show,” it could have just stuck with Craig Ferguson. But CBS wants more than just another white man from the United Kingdom. CBS’ selection of James Corden reflects the new realities of late night, in which a viral video in the morning may be worth as much as strong ratings. Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel are competing for a young, online audience not with the old tricks of the trade — monologues, interviews, skits — but with goofy segments that are ready-made for viral consumption. Also read: »

- Tim Molloy

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Person of Interest Casts Lie to Me Alum as Fusco's New Captain

6 August 2014 11:31 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

There’s a new sheriff — er, NYPD police captain — in town, as Person of Interest Season 4 gets underway.

Video Person of Interest Season 4 Trailer Teases Changed World, Identities

TVLine has learned exclusively that Lie to Me alumna Monique Curnen has landed the recurring role of Captain Felicia Moreno, Fusco’s latest (and hopefully not corrupt!) boss at the 8th precinct.

Moreno — who first appears in the new season’s third episode — is described as “New York-born and whip-smart,” and she will have her work cut out for her as the city’s homicide rate rises.

Related Person of Interest Season »

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Craig Ferguson Hosts Celebrity Name Game Hitting September 22

6 August 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Television without game shows has just gone wrong, and even if there is a whole network devoted to them (which puts out original efforts), and there are a few primetime stabs at the general idea, the genre is decidedly missing from the landscape. Enter Craig Ferguson and Celebrity Name Game. The syndicated show is kicking off soon, and will be airing in virtually every market. The show boasts a casual atmosphere, and the chance for contestants to team up with celebrities for a chance at $20,000.

Get the full scoop below, and be sure to check this one out. We will be sure to keep you posted on this one, hopefully with lots of clips and info soon.

Can You Guess The Celebrity?

Celebrity Name Game Welcomes Celebrity Guests To Compete

In The New Craig Ferguson Hosted Game Show

Syndicated Series Set to Premiere on Monday, September 22, 2014

Celebrity Guest Stars Include:

Courteney Cox, »

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TVLine Items: Kate Burton Returns to Grey's, Intervention Revived and More

6 August 2014 10:17 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Grey’s Anatomy is prepping for the mother of all season premieres.

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Kate Burton will return as Ellis Grey — the late mother of the ABC drama’s titular doc — in the Season 11 premiere, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ellis, who will appear in flashbacks, was last seen in the Season 8 episode “If/Then.”

Grey’s Anatomy returns for its 11th season on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 8/7c.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Intervention, cancelled by A&E in 2013, is being revived on Lmn, »

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Let’s Get to Know James Corden, New Host of ‘The Late Late Show’

6 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

This will always be the year that David Letterman announced his retirement, paving the way for a million voices to cry out for a female replacement, the eventual instatement of Stephen Colbert as his successor and Chelsea Handler‘s attempt to make a Netflix talk show work. In the middle of all the keruffle, Craig Ferguson announced his own retirement from his own late night show, putting The Late Late Show into its own (albeit less splashy) flux. It was never quite clear what would become of Ferguson’s after-Letterman slot. Would CBS jettison the talk show format? Would they hire a woman? Would they just use it as a depository for old Letterman reruns? We just didn’t know! Well, now we do – The Late Late Show is going to live on, with a new host that, let’s be honest, most Americans have probably never heard of. And, guess »

- Kate Erbland

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Les Moonves -- Dodgy on 'Late Late Show' Host

6 August 2014 6:38 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

CBS honcho Les Moonves is normally a straight shooter, but he carefully danced around the rumors he's picked a new host of "The Late Late Show." Moonves and his wife, Julie Chen, were leaving Madeo Tuesday night when our photog grilled him over reports 35-year-old British actor James Corden would be taking the reigns once Craig Ferguson leaves. Reading between the lines the rumors sound .... tru-ishAnd our photog asked ... what's the deal with foreigners having »

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