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Add a “Daily Show” type rundown of 2013′s strangest news events to the throng of holiday-time programming coming up on the TV schedule.
NBC said it would air a one-hour special featuring Willie Geist, the co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and the third. hour of “Today.” The special, “What We Wasted Our Year On,” will air Friday, December 27 a 9 p.m. eastern on NBC.
Produced by NBC News’ Peacock Productions, the one-hour special will take a look back at the stranger and more eyebrow-raising events of 2013 that captured public interest, whether they include Miley Cyrus’ twerking or Anthony Weiner’s sexting. Jim Biederman is the executive producer.
Geist is set to be joined by comedians Nikki Glaser, Seth Herzog, Julian McCullough and Sherrod Small. NBC News’ Harry Smith will make a cameo to read actual apologies made by celebrities and politicians, and will ask the comedians to identify who said what. »
- Brian Steinberg
Schaefer believes that the show wasn't cancelled however and, on the duo's podcast, offered her take on the show's demise.
She said, "To clarify, we were not cancelled. We weren’t picked up. Canceled implies at mid-season they axed you because you were failing. We were not failing. I want to be very clear. Our ratings were up from season one. Our ratings were comparable, if not better, than every other cable, late night show. I just want to be very clear about that. "
Schaefer continued, "I’m very proud of the show that we did. I’m very grateful that we got to do it. But, MTV just decided it wasn’t »
Fans of the late night Tuesday MTV talk show Nikki & Sara Live, hosted by comedians Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer, received devastating news yesterday via a podcast from the show’s hosts confirming that their second season on MTV would be their last. According to Variety, Glaser and Schaefer, who are also the show’s executive producers, emphasized to the show’s fans that they were not axed mid-season by MTV but simply not renewed for a third season. “We weren’t picked up,” Schaefer said in the podcast. “Cancelled implies at midseason they axed you because you were failing. We were not failing." »
MTV has pulled the plug on latenight talkshow “Nikki & Sara Live” after two seasons, Variety has confirmed.
“To clarify we were not cancelled,” Schaefer said in the podcast. “We weren’t picked up. Cancelled implies at midseason they axed you because you were failing. We were not failing. I want to be very clear. Our ratings were up from season one. Our ratings were comparable, if not better, than every other cable, late night show. I’m very proud of the show that we did. I’m very grateful that we got to do it. But MTV decided it just wasn’t part of their programming future.”
“Nikki & Sara Live” debuted on MTV in January and wrapped its second season at the end of October. It aired Tuesday nights at 11 p.m.
- AJ Marechal
Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer announced today on their podcast, "You Had to Be There," that MTV did not pick up Nikki & Sara Live for a third season. The show, which premiered on January 29 of this year, had two twelve-episode seasons, with the last ending on October 29. As they explain on the podcast, the numbers weren’t bad, actually improving in its second season, but the show just wasn’t the “runaway hit” MTV was hoping for. You can listen to the podcast episode below, in which they mourn the loss of the show, talk about their favorite moments with their former staff, and take small jabs at MTV. If only they were sixteen, pregnant, and having a super-sweet birthday party. »
- Jesse David Fox
The second season of Nikki & Sara Live draws to an end tonight with a spectacular Halloween themed season finale. In honor of the auspicious occasion, we chatted with the show’s stars, Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer, about season two’s craziest, silliest and funniest moments and, of course, about meeting Justin Timberlake. We’ll count down the moments here:
5) Whey They Solved All Of Our Selfie Problems By Telling Us About “Ready Limb”
Selfies are all the rage right now…and they can cause rage. Nikki and Sara offered up a fun sketch about a new product called “Ready Limb” that would solve the most aggravating part of taking selfies: getting everything in the shot!
That’s all well and good, but what do Nikki and Sara think about selfies? “I like taking them because I like being in control. You can’t trust a stranger to get it right, »
- Meghan O'Keefe
After airing a “best of” special last week, MTV’s Nikki & Sara Live is back tonight with guest Austin Mahone. Obviously hosts Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer nailed our EW Pop Culture Personality Test. Watch the video below to find out what TV moment made them cry, what shaped their senses of humor, whose sweat rag is Nikki’s most prized possession and to whom she wrote a fan letter when she was young, and which songs were their first obsessions.
Nikki & Sara Live airs Tuesdays at 11 p.m. Et on MTV. »
- Mandi Bierly
A pair of summer shows got good news yesterday. The CW ordered a 24-episode second season of Whose Line Is It Anyway? while CBS also renewed Under the Dome. I knew there was a chance of additional episodes, but let’s hope they don’t try to stretch the premise for several seasons. It’s getting awfully stuffy under that dome.
TVLine got a few details on the upcoming Supernatural spin-off, which will involve “clashing hunter and monster cultures” in Chicago.
Look, this talk about Major Crimes threatening to kill off or write out Rusty better just be talk. Major Crimes would be just a better-than-average procedural, even with its amazing cast, without him.
Please, show, can you keep him?
- Lyle Masaki
The show is still a relatively new one, having just launched this year in April. Schumer herself and Daniel Powell are the show’s executive producers and if you’re not sure what the sketch comedy is all about, you can still watch the very first episode, titled “Bad Decisions” on the Comedy Central website.
The great news of a second season renewal came when the comedian made the announcement herself on Monday via Twitter.
“Hey! #InsideAmy Schumer got picked up for Season 2! Thanks @ComedyCentral New episode tomorrow at 10:30/9:30 Central,” she wrote.
The Viacom-owned, funny, cable network, Comedy Central also confirmed the news. The show made for Comedy Central’s top premiere of 2013! The best news? The premier really drew in male viewers. Following a new episode of Tosh.0, Inside Amy opened to 1.6 million total viewers. »
- Sasha Nova
MTV announced today a pilot greenlight based on the hugely successful horror film franchise Scream with Dimension Films for MTV, plus the addition of three new series to its diverse programming slate, including Generation Cryo, Nurse Nation and The Hook Up, at its annual Upfront Presentation at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. In addition, the network announced the season three renewal of Snooki & JWoww and highlighted an impressive programming slate of 15 returning hits. MTV is a division of Viacom Inc.
MTV and Dimension Film's one-hour pilot will reinvent the successful horror comedy franchise that spawned three sequels and unleashed "Ghostface" to a legion of unsuspecting fans. MTV and Dimension Films are in discussions with various writers for the potential series which would be slated for a summer 2014 debut on the network. Dimension Films is in discussions with the films' original director and renowned filmmaker Wes Craven to direct the one-hour pilot. »
MTV’s late-night talk show Nikki & Sara, hosted by comedians Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer, has been renewed for a second season. The pair learned about the renewal from Katie Couric, who surprised the funny ladies during the filming of her daytime talk show, Katie. Schaefer questioned Couric saying, “This isn't fake?" An astounded Glaser added, "I need to text my mom!” Photos: Broadcast TV's Returning Shows 2013-14 MTV is aiming for a mid-summer premiere for the show's 12-episode sophomore season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Nikki & Sara Live is a weekly mash-up
- Mia Galuppo , Sophie Schillaci
MTV's new late-night talk show "Nikki and Sara Live" is getting a second season. Hosts and standup comics Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer received the news from Katie Couric on her talk show airing today.
"This isn't fake?" Schaefer asked after Couric dropped the good news. "I need to text my mom," Glaser added.
"Nikki and Sara Live" is a weekly talk show taped in MTV's Times Square Studio. The show's format features "Daily Show"-style jokes about pop culture along with celebrity interviews with such stars as Ke$ha, Jessica Alba and Alison Brie. Last season also brought a look at the weird world of lingerie conventions and what happens when you combine every celebrity perfume into one big vat. The new 12-episode season will premiere this summer.
For more on Nikki & Sara, check out their appearance on our interview series Stallin' With Dave Hill below.
- Joanna Borns
This April Fools’ Day we decided our readers deserved a good laugh. But since a website can neither get collectively engaged nor pregnant we realized we needed some help. So we interviewed five comedians with upcoming projects. Get to know them as they answer our April Questionnaire. Then check out more of their comedy online.
Get to know Sara Schaefer:
On the opening sequence of the show for her show: »
- Sarah Caldwell
In advance of the premiere of The Real World: Portland, which begins March 27 at 10pm Et/Pt on MTV (cast pictured below), the network is going “RetroMTV” this weekend with a marathon of the entire first (New York), third (San Francisco) and 12th (Las Vegas) seasons of the iconic reality series. Throughout the retro weekend, viewers will also get previews of the new season of The Real World: Portland and get commentary from MTV personalities like Snooki, Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer, comedians, The Real World alums and Challenge veterans on their favorite and most memorable Real World moments. The [...] »
- Jeff Pfeiffer
Zap2it: How did you start stand-up?
Nikki Glaser: I started at 18 or 19 and have been doing it ever since. I did theater in high school and loved it. I didn't have a passion for [stand-up], and I stumbled upon it. And when I went away to college, people told me I was funny and should start stand-up. I Googled it. I grew up watching Leno and Conan and Letterman, but I didn't really have an affinity for stand-up, mainly because I did not see many females doing it. Then I saw Sarah Silverman and Wendy Liebman, and I thought, "Oh my God, this is what I need to be doing."
Zap2it: Where did you go to college, and what did you study?
Nikki Glaser: I was at University of Colorado-Boulder, then transferred to University of Kansas and studied English because I knew I wanted to do stand-up. »
Everyone knows that the best conversations happen in the ladies' bathroom. So that's exactly where we shot our first web series, Stallin' with Dave Hill. For our fourth episode, Dave interviewed his good friend and fellow comedian Nick Kroll, star of his own new show on Comedy Central, "Kroll Show."
After settling into our office bathroom set and thoroughly examining our Diy coffee mugs, Dave and Nick discuss the finer points of Nick's career, including being mistaken for Chris Kattan by Padma Lakshmi on Twitter. Kroll also talks about his recent trip to South America and shares a particularly dark vacation story (that for legal reasons we're going to say is not true), all before being hunted down by the "Good Television Police" outside our office. Don't worry, though. He got away.
- Katla McGlynn
Everyone knows that the best conversations happen in the ladies' bathroom. So that's exactly where we shot our first web series, Stallin' with Dave Hill. For our third episode, Dave sat down with rising stand-up comedian and "Best Week Ever" cast member Michael Che!
Che has made a name for himself in the New York stand-up scene and was recently listed on Rolling Stone's "50 Funniest People Now". During his visit to our office bathroom set, Che talked about being a "native" New Yorker, the first time he ever did stand-up and how public restrooms are like the police ("I don't want to use it, but I like to know it's always there") among other, slightly more scatological things.
- Katla McGlynn
MTV's .Nikki & Sara Live. welcome American Idol Season 11 winner and chart-topping artist, Phillip Phillips to their Times Square studio on Tuesday, February 26 at 11:00 p.m. Et/Pt tape-delayed. Tune in they dish on the latest in pop culture, talk to Phillips about his new single .Gone, Gone, Gone,. his upcoming tour and get tips on how they too can win .American Idol.. Nikki & Sara Live Get More: Nikki & Sara Live, Full Episodes Set in front of a live studio audience, critically acclaimed comedians Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer host their weekly half-hour comedy show from MTV.s iconic Times Square Studio. Based on their successful comedy podcast .You Had to Be There,. .Nikki & Sara Live. »
- April MacIntyre
Everyone knows that the best conversations happen in the ladies' bathroom. So that's exactly where we shot our first web series, Stallin' with Dave Hill. For our second episode, we had the pleasure of featuring not one but two hilarious ladies, Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer!
Comedians Nikki and Sara just premiered their very own, brand new late night talk show, "Nikki & Sara Live" on MTV, and they also have an awesome, weekly podcast, "You Had To Be There." But for our interview, host Dave Hill mostly wanted to hear them spill all their secrets on how to use the ladies' room.
Watch Nikki and Sara talk about the perils of the public restroom and more in episode two of Stallin' above. "Nikki & Sara Live" airs Tuesdays at 11:00 on MTV. »
- Katla McGlynn
On TV this Tuesday: President Obama shares a status update, Naomi Campbell & Co. want to find The Face, Cougar Town engages in extreme couponing, something’s afoot on Justified and the Westminster Kennel Club puts pooches on parade. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm The 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (USA Network) | Purebreeds (with bigger hair/styling budgets than »
- Kimberly Roots
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