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Samantha Bee and Jason Jones: The Queen and King of TBS

21 February 2017 7:00 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

While Samantha Bee and Jason Jones might not necessarily consider themselves the queen and king of TBS, the home of Full Frontal With Samantha Bee and The Detour, the fact that TV’s newest power couple has helped usher in a new era for the network is nothing to treat lightly.

Now in its second season, Full Frontal’s ratings have skyrocketed, with the audience doubling in size from the first season’s premiere to the second. Paired with Conan, the satirical news program has made TBS a formidable player in the late-night arena. Meanwhile, The Detour, the ribald -- Jones’ preferred adjective over “raunchy” -- family comedy which returns for season two on Tuesday, Feb. 21, led a 2016 slate of critically acclaimed comedies, including Angie Tribeca (which premiered ahead of The Detour), People of Earth, Wrecked and Search Party. All of the shows were renewed for a second season, while Angie Tribeca was renewed for a third »

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Comedy Central Chief Kent Alterman on Trevor Noah, Viacom and Making Movies With Paramount

14 February 2017 5:14 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

One day after CEO Bob Bakish announced his new strategic plan for Viacom, Comedy Central’s Kent Alterman — one of Bakish’s highest ranking employees — announced a new structure for the talent and development teams at the cable channel he oversees as president. Alterman obviously timed his announcement to pivot off of his boss’s, right?

“I’d like to say that I’m that thoughtful that I could plan things,” Alterman said. “It just kind of came together this way.”

Alterman is closing in on his one-year mark as president of Comedy Central. It’s been quite a year. Viacom has been roiled by turmoil, with longtime chairman Sumner Redstone’s daughter Shari Redstone seizing control of the company, forcing out CEO Philippe Dauman, flirting with merging the company with CBS, then backing off from that prospect and appointing longtime Viacom international TV executive Bakish CEO. Alterman’s boss Doug Herzog, who »

- Daniel Holloway

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Jon Stewart Jabs Donald Trump at Screening for Oscar-Nominated Documentary Short About Holocaust Survivor

13 February 2017 8:24 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when Jon Stewart took the stage after a screening of the Oscar-nominated short film “Joe’s Violin” in New York on Monday, but Stewart quickly had the crowd in stitches — all at President Donald Trump’s expense.

“Joe’s Violin” tells the story of a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor who donates his violin to an instrument drive and later connects with the 12-year-old schoolgirl from the Bronx who receives it.

The improbable friendship between the Polish refugee Joe Feingold and Brianna Perez, whose family is from the Dominican Republic, feels especially timely in light of the Trump administration’s continued efforts to turn away refugees and crack down on immigrants entering the U.S.

Read More: Denzel Washington Is Serenaded by Teen Violinist Brianna Perez, the Subject of ‘Joe’s Violin’ — Watch

“It’s a shame that a film like this — in »

- Graham Winfrey

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Film Mode launches doc arm with 'Blackfish' producers' ebola film

10 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Bruce Davison narrates Hero With A Thousand Faces which features Barack Obama and Jon Stewart.

Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment has launched documentary arm Doc Mode at Efm with ebola film Hero With A Thousand Faces.

Oscar-nominated actor Bruce Davison narrates Hero With A Thousand Faces, which hails from the producers of the acclaimed Blackfish and is directed by Joel Clark.

Tony Blair, Bono, Stephen Colbert, Barack Obama, Jon Stewart and Jeffrey Wright are featured in the film, which The Orchard released recently in the Us.

“We look forward to showing footage to buyers in Berlin and to opening up Doc Mode to present exceptional, commercially driven documentaries that will entice audiences all over the world,” Epstein said.

The initial Doc Mode slate includes Wildbear Entertainment’s Ballerina (formerly Ella) about renowned indigenous Australian dancer Ella Havelka and produced by Veronica Fury of Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story Of Cannon Films. Douglas Watkin directed »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert Help Spread the Word for Oscar Nommed ‘Joe’s Violin’

10 February 2017 9:11 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kahane Cooperman, a longtime producer of “The Daily Show,” has enlisted a few friends and former co-workers to help spread the word about her labor-of-love documentary short “Joe’s Violin,” which has earned an Oscar nom.

Stephen Colbert moderated a Q&A with Cooperman and “Joe’s Violin” producer Raphaela Neihausen on Friday night following a screening of the 24-minute film at Manhattan’s Sva Theatre. Larry Wilmore did the same in Los Angeles earlier this week for a screening held at the Museum of Tolerance. Jon Stewart will do the honors on Monday for a second outing at the Sva Theatre.

“Joe’s Violin” tells the story of 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joe Feingold and 12-year-old Brianna Perez. The two are brought together by chance after Feingold donates a violin to a instrument drive for public school students held by New York City public radio station Wqxr.

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Comedy Central Names Sarah Babineau, Jonas Larsen New Development Heads

10 February 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Comedy Central has tapped Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen to lead development for the Viacom-owned cable channel, filling the void created when development chief Kent Alterman was promoted last year to network president.

Babineau and Larsen have each been named executive vice president, talent and development — Babineau for the East Coast and Larsen for the West Coast.

“It’s not just that we now have two people overseeing talent and development, it’s also that they are both smarter and more talented than me,” said Alterman, to whom both executives report.

Babineau was promoted last year to senior vice president, original programming, East Coast, leading the network’s New York-based development team. In her new role, she adds oversight for the East Coast talent team. Babineau first joined Comedy Central in 2014 as vice president, original programming and development, East Coast. She is the executive in charge of production for “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, and »

- Daniel Holloway

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Newswire: Kerry Washington to play The Perfect Mother in child abduction drama

9 February 2017 5:05 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

According to Deadline, TriStar is picking up the rights to Aimee Molloy’s thriller novel The Perfect Mother, with Kerry Washington set to star in and produce the adaptation. The book is about a group of Brooklyn moms who have regularly scheduled hangout sessions where they can socialize and relax away from their babies, but during one of these get-togethers, a single mom in the group discovers that her six-week-old son has been abducted. The rest of the story takes place over the next two weeks, with the moms going to “increasingly desperate lengths” to find the missing boy. Along the way, “damaging secrets are revealed, marriages are tested, and friendships are created and destroyed.”

As Deadline notes, Molloy is also the co-author behind Rosewater, the book that Jon Stewart adapted into a movie.

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- Sam Barsanti

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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Will Be Kevin Smith's Next Movie

9 February 2017 3:53 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the past several years, filmmaker Kevin Smith has been talking about making sequels to his first two films, with Clerks III and Mallrats 2 both being developed extensively. At one point, the Mallrats sequel was going to become a TV show, but today the filmmaker announced that his next project will actually be a remake of his 2001 comedy Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back. The filmmaker announced the news with a lengthy statement on Instagram. Here's the first half of that statement below, where he reveals what happened to both the Clerks III and Mallrats 2 projects.

"This is not a drill! This is an actual image from my laptop! Yes, Kids - @jayandsilentbob are coming back! Here's the story: Sadly, Clerks III can't happen (one of our four leads opted out of the flick). So I worked on a #Mallrats movie instead... which also didn't happen because it turned into a #Mallrats series. »

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John Oliver Takes on the Trump Era: The Rolling Stone Interview

7 February 2017 7:13 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

On the wall facing John Oliver's desk, on the eighth floor of an office building so far on the West Side of Manhattan it's practically floating in the Hudson River, are 30 blue index cards. Each represents an episode of the 2017 season of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. And each and every one of them is blank. That's one reason Oliver is already arriving at the office before 8:30 a.m. each day, though he has weeks until the February 12th kickoff of the show's fourth season. But he »

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Jim Gaffigan to Star in Movie Comedy ‘You Can Choose Your Family’ (Exclusive)

6 February 2017 12:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jim Gaffigan is starring in the movie comedy “You Can Choose Your Family” for Miranda Bailey’s Cold Iron Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.

Production will begin in May with Bailey making her feature directing debut. “You Can Choose Your Family” is a project developed in the Imagine/Reliance Big Entertainment Writers’ Lab written by Glen Lakin that was further developed by Bailey. Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Karen Kehela Sherwood of Imagine Entertainment and Amanda Marshall of Cold Iron Pictures will produce.

Gaffigan, who will star in Season 3 of FX’s “Fargo,” will play the seemingly normal father of a loving family. However, his home life is hilariously turned upside down when his 17-year-old son discovers that his dad has a second family.

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The Jim Gaffigan Show’ to End After Season 2

Bailey directed the upcoming documentary “The Pathological Optimist” and the 2010 documentary “Greenlight,” which premiered at SXSW. Cinematographer Yaron Scharf, »

- Dave McNary

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Stephen Colbert Channels David Byrne Singing ‘Once in a Lifetime’ — Watch

6 February 2017 9:17 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Ever since his brilliant and understated turn as Harry in the 2011 film version of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,” fans have been impressed by Stephen Colbert’s lovely singing voice. Whether he’s crooning Irving Berlin with Anna Kendrick, or subbing in for Jay-z with Alicia Keys on “Empire State of Mind”, the comedian’s dulcet tones are always a welcome and earnest addition to his jokes.

Read More: ‘Stephen Colbert’ From ‘The Colbert Report’ Says Goodbye To Barack Obama

Over the weekend, Colbert got the chance to go a little funkier when her performed a cover of The Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime” at a benefit for the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey.

A proud Montclair resident, Colbert is on the advisory board for the festival, along with such industry heavyweights as J.J. Abrams, Jon Stewart, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Colbert’s wife, Evelyn McGee Colbert is Vice Chairman of the Board. »

- Jude Dry

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Stephen Colbert Channels David Byrne Singing ‘Once in a Lifetime’ — Watch

6 February 2017 9:17 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ever since his brilliant and understated turn as Harry in the 2011 film version of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,” fans have been impressed by Stephen Colbert’s lovely singing voice. Whether he’s crooning Irving Berlin with Anna Kendrick, or subbing in for Jay-z with Alicia Keys on “Empire State of Mind”, the comedian’s dulcet tones are always a welcome and earnest addition to his jokes.

Read More: ‘Stephen Colbert’ From ‘The Colbert Report’ Says Goodbye To Barack Obama

Over the weekend, Colbert got the chance to go a little funkier when her performed a cover of The Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime” at a benefit for the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey.

A proud Montclair resident, Colbert is on the advisory board for the festival, along with such industry heavyweights as J.J. Abrams, Jon Stewart, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Colbert’s wife, Evelyn McGee Colbert is Vice Chairman of the Board. »

- Jude Dry

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Quotes of the Week: Bones, Gotham, Late Show, Superstore and More

5 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Whether you’re rooting for the Falcons, Patriots or Lady Gaga during Super Bowl Li, we can all agree on one thing: It was an excellent week for TV dialogue.

RelatedTVLine’s Performer of the Week: Gotham‘s Cameron Monaghan

In our latest Quotes of the Week, we’ve got Saturday Night Live‘s dig at La La Land, a questionable medical procedure on Lucifer, a couple of potty mouths on Real Housewives and Teachers‘ endless love for Beyoncé

Also featured in today’s roundup: political commentary from Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah, plus double doses of Superstore, »

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‘After Spring’: Jon Stewart-Produced Syrian Refugee Docu To Debut On Starz

3 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

After Spring, the critically praised documentary about the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp, executive produced by Jon Stewart and Chris McShane, will debut Friday, February 10 at 9 Pm on Starz. The film is available beginning today for Starz subscribers on the Starz app and Starz On Demand. Directed/produced by Steph Ching (Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon) and Ellen Martinez (Tested), the documentary film tells the heartbreaking and inspiring personal stories of Syrian… »

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Stephen Colbert and Ricky Gervais Debate God’s Existence on The Late Show

2 February 2017 9:03 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

One of the main reasons why The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is my favorite of late-night talk shows on the major networks is because Stephen Colbert doesn’t simply play games or perform sketches with his guests. Sure, Colbert will have fun with something like Big Questions With Even Bigger Stars, or he’ll prepare an elaborate musical scene with a pal like Jon Stewart, but for the most part, the most entertaining moments from his show happen when he actually sits down and talks with his guests about matters of substance, like his debate last night with Ricky Gervais over the

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- Chris King

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Samantha Bee Compares Trump to Gilmore Girl, Condemns Muslim Ban

2 February 2017 4:55 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Samantha Bee railed against Donald Trump‘s Muslim ban on Wednesday, but not before pointing out the president’s similarities to a certain Gilmore Girls character.

VideosJon Stewart on Colbert: Donald Trump Will Make ‘Bulls–t’ the Official Language of the United States

In a web exclusive Full Frontal segment posted ahead of broadcast, Bee compared Trump to Chilton overachiever Paris Geller when examining how he’s selected members of his cabinet.

“Remember on Gilmore Girls when Paris Geller staffed the school newspaper with her most loyal friends with no regard for talent level?” Bee asked. “It’s like that, »

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Jon Stewart Talks Trump Executive Orders With Stephen Colbert, Makes Some More [Video]

1 February 2017 1:37 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Jon Stewart made an appearance on The Late Show last night to speak with host Stephen Colbert about Donald Trump and his first 10 days in office. Jon Stewart On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Stewart came out with a red tie long enough to hit the floor and an animal skin hat. “The president sets men’s fashion, I […]

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Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Tops Late-Night Ratings For Second Night This Week

1 February 2017 9:17 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Stephen Colbert topped early late-night ratings again Tuesday night, when Jon Stewart stopped by to read more executive orders from President Donald Trump. At 11:35 Pm, CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert finished first in the 56 overnight metered markets with a 2.4/6. NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon logged 2.1/6; ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! logged 1.4/4. Fallon, however, outstripped Colbert in the demo, Fallon with a 0.7 and Colbert at 0.5 in local people… »

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Jon Stewart And Stephen Colbert Reunite On Tuesday’s ‘Late Show’

1 February 2017 8:36 AM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Jon Stewart made a special appearance on Tuesday’s taping of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, with the former “Daily Show” compadres together again to talk about — who else? — President Donald Trump. This marks Stewart’s first appearance on the talk show since Trump’s inauguration, and makes a memorable Trump-mocking entrance with a furry […] »

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Jon Stewart Reads Trump’s New Batch of Executive Orders on ‘The Late Show’

1 February 2017 8:08 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election, former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart made several appearances on “The Late Show” to discuss current events with host Stephen Colbert. Last night, Stewart returned to the show, complete with long tie and askew hairy toupee, to mock President Donald Trump’s first week-and-a-half in office, specifically the numerous executive orders that he has signed. Watch the segment below.

Read More: Jon Stewart Colors Away Election Grief In ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ Cameo

In the segment, Stewart tells Colbert that he has the next batch of Trump’s executive orders, which includes an order for China to send their wall to us in lieu of building one and for the official language of America to be “bullshit.” But the last order he reads is that “Donald J. Trump is exhausting,” which leads him into a brief monologue about how Trump »

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