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Jon Stewart's good looks haven't retired. Here's a 32-year-old version of the MTV host hanging out in Los Angeles back in 1994 (left) and 21 years later ... the "Daily Show" staple -- who's celebrating his 53rd birthday this weekend -- at a NYC gala last month (right). What a show! The question is ... Read more »
- TMZ Staff
The Paley Center for Media is holding a series of "Paley Dialogues" that go in depth with the best in television. This past week, the dialogue included Peter Roth (President and Chief Content Officer for Warner Brothers Television Group) and Greg Berlanti (Executive Producer of the hit CW series "Arrow," "The Flash" and CBS's "Supergirl"). The snazzy event was moderated by Debra Birnbaum, Variety executive editor for television, in an event sponsored by Film La. Read More: How Jon Stewart and Stephen Amell Might Teach You To Love Professional Wrestling Peter Roth and Greg Berlanti chatted about a variety of topics in television, which included Berlanti's beginnings on "Dawson's Creek" and "Everwood" to the malleability of television and audience viewership. Here are some of the highlights of their discussion. Greg Berlanti's Television Success with the Superhero GenrePeter Roth credits Greg Berlanti for the »
- J. Carlos Menjivar
The Paley Center for Media is holding a series of "Paley Dialogues" that go in depth with the best in television. This past week, the dialogue included Peter Roth (President and Chief Content Officer for Warner Brothers Television Group) and Greg Berlanti (Executive Producer of the hit CW series "Arrow," "The Flash" and CBS's "Supergirl"). The snazzy event was moderated by Debra Birnbaum, Variety executive editor for television, in an event sponsored by Film La. Read More: How Jon Stewart and Stephen Amell Might Teach You To Love Professional Wrestling Peter Roth and Greg Berlanti chatted about a variety of topics in television, which included Berlanti's beginnings on "Dawson's Creek" and "Everwood" to the malleability of television and audience viewership. Here are some of the highlights of their discussion. Greg Berlanti's Television Success with the Superhero GenrePeter Roth credits Greg Berlanti for the...
- J. Carlos Menjivar
When you're done stuffing your face this Thanksgiving, you might need a playlist of videos to fit the passivity of your digestion process. If you like to binge watch while you binge eat, the YouTube community has once again provided a big helping of videos themed around Turkey Day. Here are some of our favorites:
When Trevor Noah became the host of The Daily Show earlier this year, he marked the web video world--which Jon Stewart had barely explored during his regime--as a place where he could make his mark. In this video, a Daily Show web exclusive, Noah draws in bonus viewers by sharing some of the most awkward Thanksgiving-related clips from major news networks.
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As American society becomes more progressive, representation has become an important part of holiday traditions, and in the Thanksgiving story, »
- Sam Gutelle
First David Letterman retired, then Jon Stewart — and now, out of the blue, E! just canceled The Soup. After December 18th, we'll no longer get to watch Joel McHale savage the idiocy of reality-show celebrities, a vital public service he's performed for the past 11 years. And if last week is any indication, the remaining episodes are going to be something to see; the host is already going down swinging with hilariously mean jokes about Charlie Sheen, Jared Fogle, and E! itself. Still … only four more to go? What a crummy »
Capitalizing on the ratings draw of professional wrestling, Pop announced Thursday that it has become the new U.S. television home to Impact Wrestling.
The program, produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, joins the CBS Corporation and Lionsgate-owned cabler after a brief stint at Destination America. (It has previously aired under other names on Fox Sports Net, Urban America Television and Spike).
“Wrestling has been a fan-fueled staple since the ’50s, and continues to be some of the most-watched appointment television today. The die-hard fandom and extraordinary passion surrounding Impact Wrestling captures the spirit of Pop as a network that celebrates fan-driven entertainment and excitement,” said Pop President Brad Schwartz. “We’re committed to this new partnership and psyched to bring the show’s loyal fans a dedicated night to watch their favorite show on Pop every week.”
Pop will premiere the series with a live two-hour broadcast on Jan. »
- Whitney Friedlander
This story first appeared in the Nov. 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. In November 2010, the first issue of the relaunched Hollywood Reporter magazine included results of an extensive survey of late-night TV viewers. Respondents were asked their honest opinions of the genre's biggest names — NBC's Jay Leno, CBS' David Letterman and Comedy Central's power duo of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, among them. The results revealed aging audiences and high hopes for TBS' new star, Conan O'Brien. Five years later, the late-night landscape is completely different.
- Matthew Belloni
Count ABC among the growing number of TV networks developing original programming for its own new streaming effort, but not quite like all the others are doing.
Instead of launching standalone subscription services like CBS All Access or NBCUniversal’s Seeso, the Disney-owned broadcaster is assembling a slate of series intended to live only on its WatchABC app, according to sources. The first project has already been put in development: a short-form scripted comedy starring up-and-coming standup performer Iliza Shlesinger.
An ABC rep declined to comment.
The network is also said to be using the initiative as an alternative breeding ground for productions or talent that could eventually graduate to primetime. The slate won’t be confined to scripted comedies and ABC is also considering long-form series.
Select executives at the network are already making deals with talent to be cast for what has been dubbed “ABC3” internally, though that »
- Andrew Wallenstein
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and WWE Superstar The Undertaker celebrated it in his own special way on Wednesday’s episode of “The Tonight Show.” The 6’10” wrestling icon joined Jimmy Fallon on the show after a viewer wrote in suggesting that he “come out and Tombstone a guy in a turkey outfit.” Fallon began explaining to the letter-writer that “at this point it is very late notice and I wouldn’t even know how to contact The Undertaker,” but he was cut off by the professional wrestler’s booming signature music. Also Read: Jon Stewart Smashes John Cena With Chair, »
- Debbie Emery
CBS is pulling the Enterprise out of storage. HBO landed one of the biggest free agents in showbiz. And NBCUniversal is trying to corner the market on hipster comedians.
As traditional TV networks dive into the Svod channels business, they’re feeling competitive pressure to make their streaming services something more than merely a new way to view their existing linear programming.
CBS and HBO are prepared to step up consumer marketing efforts next year for their broadband-only CBS All Access and HBO Now. So it is no surprise that both are loading on extra incentives to persuade viewers to open their wallets.
“Remember, Netflix itself, Hulu and Amazon also learned the hard way that they can’t just be catalog content from third parties,” said Joel Espelien, senior analyst for Dallas-based consulting firm Tdg Research. “If an Svod service doesn’t have the exclusive ‘wow’ show to draw subscribers, »
- Cynthia Littleton
The CW is developing a female sportscaster-centric series from exec producer Olivia Munn, Variety has learned.
The untitled project is set in 1974 and revolves around a young journalist who gets hired by an ambitious New York news programming chief as a publicity stunt to be one of the first female on-air sports reporters. She has to learn to navigate gender politics in front of and behind the camera at a time when women were literally not even allowed in the press box.
From scribe Ted Humphrey (“The Good Wife”), Munn — a former sideline reporter — will exec produce. Stacia Peters will also work on the project, reuniting her with Munn, after HBO’s “The Newsroom.” The potential series hails from CBS Television Studios.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
The New York Comedy Festival, according to its website, is “basically Comedy Coachella, without all the flower crowns and dehydration risks.” However, there will be crowds and booze, because that’s what New York City venues like Caroline’s On Broadway usually have. Happening now through Nov. 15, the fest will feature over 200 comics—from household names to unknowns—performing in over 60 shows spread out over 20 locations in the five boroughs. We’ve rounded up some performances, as well as conversations, below! Sarah Silverman, Nov. 13Fresh off her dramatic turn in “I Smile Back,” Silverman is heading back to her tried-and-true comedy skills with this stand-up performance. If it’s anything like her Emmy-winning HBO special “We Are Miracles,” we are excited. Trevor Noah, Nov. 14Now that he’s successfully stepped into the shoes of Jon Stewart, Noah’s staying limber in the stand-up department. Yet before he sat in “The Daily Show” seat, »
When “The Daily Show” tapped South African comic Trevor Noah to take over hosting duties from Jon Stewart earlier this year, it simply confirmed what many on the continent already knew: African comedy is a hot commodity.
“Comedy is so central to everyday life here,” said Marie Lora-Mungai of pan-African studio Restless Global. “There’s such fantastic comedy in Africa that you have to do something around” it.
Restless’ first comedy series, Kenyan political satire “The Xyz Show,” has reached an audience of more than 10 million across multiple platforms. A Nigerian adaptation, “Ogas at the Top,” had more than 1 million views in its first three months on YouTube and Buni.tv, Restless’ online VOD platform.
Comedy is particularly well-suited to the digital age, with short skits easily uploaded and shared through social media. But Lora-Mungai said the two series’ biting satire has done more than just help the company to reach a broad audience. »
- Christopher Vourlias
The comedian is expected to be back at his desk for an original episode to be broadcast Thursday evening, the Viacom-owned network said. Comedy Central will air a repeat program this evening.
“Trevor Noah underwent an emergency appendectomy early this morning. We’re happy to report the procedure went well and he is currently recuperating from the surgery,” the network said in the statement. “As a result, ‘The Daily Show’ will air an encore tonight. We expect he and the show will be back with an original episode tomorrow.”
Noah’s tenure on the program began September 28. Comedy Central has been touting him in ads that present him as the new face of a reliable institution. Comedy Central has aired “The Daily Show” since July 21, 1996. Noah »
- Brian Steinberg
Trevor Noah underwent an emergency appendectomy early Wednesday, Comedy Central announced. “We’re happy to report the procedure went well and he is currently recuperating from the surgery,” the network said in a statement. “As a result, ‘The Daily Show’ will air an encore tonight. We expect him back with an original episode tomorrow.” Noah took over “The Daily Show” from Jon Stewart in Sept. after Stewart hosted the faux news series for 16 years. While Noah has been no Stewart as far as ratings are concerned, there are bright spots even per those possibly antiquated measurements. Also Read: How Trevor Noah »
- Joe Otterson
Jon Stewart has signed a four-year production deal with HBO following his departure from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. Jon Stewart Heads To HBO HBO announced the partnership with Stewart on Tuesday, with the premium-cable network revealing that Stewart will be creating topical short-form digital content that will be showcased on HBO Now and HBO […]
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- Chelsea Regan
After leaving behind The Daily Show at Comedy Central earlier this year, Jon Stewart has found a new home at HBO with a four-year deal that will have him creating a variety of entertainment for the cable network. Stewart will begin working at HBO by creating some short-form digital content that will be showcased on […]
The post Jon Stewart Heads to HBO with New Four-Year Deal appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Jon Stewart is coming back to television -- sort of. The former host for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show has signed an exclusive four-year deal with HBO, under which he’ll produce original digital content for release on the network’s online platforms.
Stewart, who hosted the Daily Show from 1999-2015 and garnered 23 Emmys during his tenure, will not launch a TV show with HBO as of yet, though Stewart’s HBO pact does include first-look options for film and TV ventures. For now, the satirical news host will focus on producing short-form digital content for distribution on platforms like HBO Go and HBO Now. Stewart’s first project includes partnering with cloud graphics company Otoy Inc. to create technology that will aid the host in delivering various news and current-events segments throughout the day.
HBO won't be Stewart's first foray into the digital world. The comedian has already »
- Bree Brouwer
So much for kicking back and taking it easy on a farm in the middle of New Jersey... Jon Stewart is getting back to work. Fresh off his retirement from Comedy Central's The Daily Show earlier this year, the comedian has inked a four-year production deal with HBO that includes a first-look option for other film and TV ventures. Now this does not mean that Stewart will be returning to the airwaves full-time... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Former Daily Show host ends speculation about his next move with announcement about four-year deal with cable channel
Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart and HBO will team up to create “short-form digital content”, with the move ending speculation as to what Stewart’s next move might be since he left Comedy Central in August.
Related: Now that Jon Stewart has stepped down, does anyone have his edge?
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- Jessica Glenza
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