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Jon Stewart’s HBO Project Is an Animated Parody of a Cable News Network

52 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jon Stewart‘s HBO project has been revealed to be an animated parody of a cable news network, HBO boss Casey Bloys revealed at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour Saturday. Bloys described the project as “an Onion-like portal” that will consist of video and text. And the animation allows for quick turnaround. “It allows him to comment real-time on what’s happening during the day’s news events,” Bloys revealed. “The animation allows him to respond to things very quickly.” Also Read: Jon Stewart Takes Over 'Late Show' to Shred Gop, Fox News: 'This Country Isn't »

- Linda Ge

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How Stephen Colbert's Rnc/DNC Coverage Underlined an Identity Crisis

29 July 2016 7:40 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

National conventions allow political parties to rally their base, establish their agenda and present their presidential nominee in the best light possible. So it proved oddly fitting that Stephen Colbert chose to do two weeks of live broadcasts timed to the Republican and Democratic conventions. After all, not unlike Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the Late Show host is trying to win over a nation that remains largely uncertain about him.

When CBS announced in April 2014 that Colbert, then riding high with the brilliantly funny The Colbert Report, would replace David Letterman, »

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How Trevor Noah, James Corden Shows Have Gotten More International Distribution

29 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

CBS' The Late Late Show With James Corden, which launched in March 2015, and Comedy Central's The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, which has aired since last September, have quickly developed a broad reach, and fans, around the world. Noah's show is currently seen in nearly 170 countries and territories via Comedy Central's growing number of international channels, program sales deals and digital and mobile distribution via the Comedy Central Play app. Sources say that this likely makes it one of the most widely distributed late-night shows right now. In comparison, in its last season hosted by Jon Stewart,

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- Georg Szalai

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Corporate Lawyers: Best Friend To Stephen Colbert Fans?

28 July 2016 7:11 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The 2016 political conventions will be remembered by Stephen Colbert fans as the time he emerged, if briefly, from his Celebrity-Suck-Up-Interviewing-At-cbs period, and got back to doing that which he does best: thumbing his nose at authority. Among the moments that have delighted Colbert fans and the media during Rnc and DNC weeks: the return of his The Daily Show lead-in Jon Stewart, to weigh in on Donald Trump's Gop nomination, as well as the return of Stephen… »

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‘The Late Show’ Producer on Stephen Colbert’s Post-Convention Momentum

28 July 2016 5:58 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” executive producer Chris Licht admits he’s “about to collapse” – but that’s a good thing.

Licht says he’s “energized and exhausted at the same time” as “The Late Show” concludes two weeks of live broadcasts timed to the Republican and Democratic conventions. By all accounts, it’s been a success: Critics, some of whom had expressed disappointment with Colbert’s transition from Comedy Central to CBS, are raving about the shows.

And inside “The Late Show,” Licht says, “there’s a nice energy amongst Stephen and the staff. Especially Stephen, who doesn’t read press, he’s getting pure enjoyment out of the shows we’re doing.”

The live telecasts gave Colbert the opportunity to comment, in real time, on each evening’s main speeches and news, giving the show real freshness each night. Colbert also made headlines by dusting off his »

- Michael Schneider

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‘The Late Show’ Producer on Stephen Colbert’s Post-Convention Momentum

28 July 2016 5:58 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” executive producer Chris Licht admits he’s “about to collapse” – but that’s a good thing.

Licht says he’s “energized and exhausted at the same time” as “The Late Show” concludes two weeks of live broadcasts timed to the Republican and Democratic conventions. By all accounts, it’s been a success: Critics, some of whom had expressed disappointment with Colbert’s transition from Comedy Central to CBS, are raving about the shows.

And inside “The Late Show,” Licht says, “there’s a nice energy amongst Stephen and the staff. Especially Stephen, who doesn’t read press, he’s getting pure enjoyment out of the shows we’re doing.”

The live telecasts gave Colbert the opportunity to comment, in real time, on each evening’s main speeches and news, giving the show real freshness each night. Colbert also made headlines by dusting off his »

- Michael Schneider

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Can Viacom Really Stop Stephen Colbert From Playing "Stephen Colbert"?

28 July 2016 11:23 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A popular Comedy Central personality leaves to become a CBS late-night show host only to hear Viacom assert entitlement to old material. No, not Stephen Colbert, who revealed on Wednesday that a lawyer from "another company" was claiming intellectual property over the character "Stephen Colbert" from The Colbert Report. We're talking about Craig Kilborn, who in 1998 resigned from The Daily Show to become host of CBS' Late Late Show. Jon Stewart's reign on The Daily Show rendered Kilborn's almost a forgotten relic, but before he left Comedy Central, Kilborn had a popular segment called "Five Questions," which was basically a light-hearted interrogation of

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- Eriq Gardner

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Stephen Colbert Introduces Identical Cousin of ‘Colbert Report’ Persona To Dodge Viacom Lawyers — Watch

28 July 2016 9:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last week Stephen Colbert brought back an old friend to “The Late Show,” and no it wasn’t Jon Stewart, it was his “Colbert Report” alter ego Stephen Colbert. Though, on Wednesday night he told viewers that while many enjoyed the return of his “Report” character he stated, “You know who didn’t enjoy it so much? Corporate lawyers.” 

“Because, and this is true, immediately after that show, CBS’s top lawyer was contacted by the top lawyer from another company to say that the character ‘Stephen Colbert’ is their intellectual property, which is surprising, because I never considered that guy much of an intellectual,” he added. Those corporate lawyers would be from Viacom, Comedy Central’s parent company.

Read More: Stephen Colbert Brings ‘Hunger Games’ Persona To DNC, Tries To Rush The Stage

The heartbreaking moment for many fans came when he continued by saying, “So it is with »

- Liz Calvario

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Stephen Colbert Introduces Identical Cousin of ‘Colbert Report’ Persona To Dodge Viacom Lawyers — Watch

28 July 2016 9:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last week Stephen Colbert brought back an old friend to “The Late Show,” and no it wasn’t Jon Stewart, it was his “Colbert Report” alter ego Stephen Colbert. Though, on Wednesday night he told viewers that while many enjoyed the return of his “Report” character he stated, “You know who didn’t enjoy it so much? Corporate lawyers.” 

“Because, and this is true, immediately after that show, CBS’s top lawyer was contacted by the top lawyer from another company to say that the character ‘Stephen Colbert’ is their intellectual property, which is surprising, because I never considered that guy much of an intellectual,” he added. Those corporate lawyers would be from Viacom, Comedy Central’s parent company.

Read More: Stephen Colbert Brings ‘Hunger Games’ Persona To DNC, Tries To Rush The Stage

The heartbreaking moment for many fans came when he continued by saying, “So it is with »

- Liz Calvario

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Stephen Colbert Can’t Use ‘Colbert Report’ Character on CBS, Lawyers Say (Video)

28 July 2016 7:41 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Stephen Colbert will never appear on Stephen Colbert‘s show ever again. We’ll let the “Late Show” host explain below — he’s referring to a bit from last week in which he and Jon Stewart brought back the popular “Colbert Report” host character. “Immediately after that show, CBS’ top lawyer was contacted by the top lawyer from another company to say that the character Stephen Colbert is their intellectual property,” the real Colbert said. “So, it is with a heavy heart, that I announce that — thanks to corporate lawyers — the character of Stephen Colbert, host of ‘The Colbert Report, »

- Tony Maglio

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Trevor Noah On Trump’s Call For Russia To Hack DNC: “Are You [Expletive] Me?!”

27 July 2016 10:24 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah tonight dipped its toes back into the overtly political waters forded regularly under the captaincy of former host Jon Stewart with a fiery, blunt takedown of Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump. The reason? Per tradition, Donald Trump caused no small amount of controversy earlier today during a press conference to talk about the recent hack of DNC computers and subsequent distribution via Wikileaks of highly embarrassing (though… »

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Late-Night Hosts Get Political in Bid to Win Votes From Viewers

27 July 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Who would line up in an NBC waiting room for hours as the clock ticks past midnight? Dozens of people, as it turns out, all coming to the network’s New York City headquarters in a bid to watch history being made.

The crowd hunkering down at NBC’s 30 Rockefeller Center headquarters on the night of July 22 expected to see the first live broadcast in the on-air tenure of the network’s wee-hours “Late Night” franchise. The idea was to get a view of Seth Meyers making fun of that evening’s Republican National Convention on live TV quickly after Donald Trump accepted the nomination – something David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon had never done during their time on the show. To make it happen, staffers rejiggered their routines, even bringing in extra cue-card writers  so riffs could be readied for the host as quickly as the writers, watching »

- Brian Steinberg

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The Ultimate Emmy Underdogs: Can Any One-Nomination Wonders Actually Win?

26 July 2016 12:09 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Adventure Time

Nomination: Outstanding Short-Form Animated Program

Can It Win? Yes!

Why? A perennial nominee in the category, “Adventure Time” finally broke through and won just last year. As the defending champ, it’s definitely got a shot.

In an Ideal World: As much respect as we have for “Robot Chicken,” “Adventure Time” definitely deserves to win again — especially for the submitted episode, “The Hall of Egress.”

The Affair

Nomination: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Maura Tierney

Can It Win? Not likely.

Why? Tierney was a surprise inclusion, even with a sterling season under her belt. Her best bet relies on the three nominated “Game of Thrones” actors knocking each other out, and we’re guessing HBO won’t let that happen.

In an Ideal World: Tierney would already have an Emmy — either for Season 1 of “The Affair” or “E.R.

Read More: Maura Tierney is a Thoughtful Mess »

- Ben Travers

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Stephen Colbert Brings ‘Hunger Games’ Persona To DNC, Tries To Rush The Stage

26 July 2016 8:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last week at the Republican National Convention, Stephen Colbert attended the event and brought to life a clever bit called The Hungry for Power Games, inspired by the popular Ya book and film series “The Hunger Games.” Dressed like host Caesar Flickerman, Colbert walked around the convention floor armed with a fake weasel in his hand and proceeded to address the convention from the main stage.

Read More: ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ Getting ‘Reboot’ From CBS Due To Slipping Ratings

Well, Colbert tried to pull off the same trick at Democratic National Convention last night and had a much harder time trying to get past security. Though he spends some time cracking wise about the political infighting and the email scandal, but the highlight is when he frequently tries to sneak past the guards to get on stage. Colbert even called his friend Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to »

- Vikram Murthi

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Hawaii Five-0 Adds Claire Forlani

24 July 2016 7:15 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Claire Forlani is returning to the CBS procedural fold, with a role on Hawaii Five-0.

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The CSI: NY and NCIS: Los Angeles alum is set to recur during Season 7 as Alicia Brown, a criminal profiler who works with Five-0 to track a serial killer targeting the people of Oahu, EW.com reports.

Previously announced H50 Season 7 castings include Rosalind Chao as the new governor of Hawaii, and American Crime and Dallas alum Faran Tahir guesting a suave and very wealthy Egyptian-born businessman.

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John Ostrander: Our Lonely Nation Turns Its Eyes To You

24 July 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

The Republican National Convention Circus came to town last week and they made the big clown their ringmaster.

As you might guess, I am not a supporter of Donald Trump. Evidently neither is Senator Ted Cruz, who declined to get behind the party’s nominee during a nationally televised prime time speech at the Republican National Convention. That was interesting.

ComicMix is about pop culture and you certainly can examine the Rnc from that perspective. It was entertaining, in a sick way, and had more than a few surprises. It was like a Big League version of a reality show… and Trump knows about reality shows, believe me.

However, I think that the best thing coming out of the Rnc was the return of Jon Stewart. He appeared at least twice on his old buddy Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show (I’m writing this before Friday night’s show »

- John Ostrander

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Star Trek Reboot Title Revealed — Plus, a Video Tour of the New Starship!

23 July 2016 3:07 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS’ new Star Trek series has a bold new title!

At Comic-Con on Saturday, Bryan Fuller — who is shepherding the anticipated reboot — announced that the show will be officially called Star Trek: Discovery, as in its titular vessel, the U.S.S. Discovery (Ncc-1031), shown below:

As previously reported, the premiere episode will be broadcast on CBS in January 2017 before transitioning exclusively to the CBS All Access streaming service.

PhotosNew Star Trek Series: 14 Captain Candidates CBS Must Consider

Per the official CBS logline, “The brand-new Star Trek will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while »

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Documentary ‘Tickling Giants’ Shines A Light On Bassem Youssef, Egypt’s Jon Stewart [Review]

23 July 2016 9:19 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Montreal — The first thing one might notice about “Tickling Giants” – a rousing documentary from Sara Taksler, recently screened at Just For Laughs – is just how audacious the first ten minutes are. Images of a violent revolution sweeping through North Africa are interlaced with a cynical edge of black comedy, punctuated by a fake […]

The post Documentary ‘Tickling Giants’ Shines A Light On Bassem Youssef, Egypt’s Jon Stewart [Review] appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Michael Garmonsway

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Will Big Bang Theory's Bernadette Birth an Ausiello? Plus: Final Season Talk, Scoop on Penny's Family Reunion

22 July 2016 4:34 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Big Bang Theory is heading for “another” wedding as Season 10 opens, paving the way for Katey Sagal to debut as Penny’s mother. Yet this is not the first time the Golden Globe winner has been eyed for a role on the CBS hitcom.

Comic-con 2016 Exclusive Videos, Casting News, Scoop and More

Speaking with Michael Ausiello at TVLine’s Comic-Con studio presented by Zte, exec producers Steven Molaro and Bill Prady shared that Sagal’s name had come up earlier in the series’ run, to serve a different purpose. But all along, the actress told the show, “She is »

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8 Times Jon Stewart Returned to TV After Leaving The Daily Show and Why It's Always So Awesome

22 July 2016 11:23 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jon Stewart may have said goodbye to The Daily Show, but he hasn't disappeared from TV entirely, thank goodness. The now-scruffy star signed off as host of the Comedy Central political satire series last August after 21 seasons—and 23 Emmys and has since made several spectacular cameos on the small screen, most recently on Thursday, on his old friend's The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Thursday. Stewart, who serves as an executive producer of the CBS series, offered his trademark political commentary on the 2016 presidential election—commentary his fans had wished to hear for months. And as always, he and Colbert also showcased great chemistry, which is a treat to »

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