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Stephen Colbert Admits He Didn't Want to Host 'Daily Show'

18 April 2015 12:44 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Jon Stewart's stunning announcement that he was leaving The Daily Show left many Colbert Report fans – including Star Wars creator George Lucas – wondering whether Stephen Colbert would have taken that gig instead of David Letterman's The Late Show if Colbert had known of Stewart's impending departure. In a discussion with Lucas at the Tribeca Film Festival Friday, Colbert made it clear that hosting The Daily Show was never in his plans, Deadline reports.

"Don't you think the perfect choice to replace that Jon Stewart fella would have been you? »

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Stephen Colbert Teased by George Lucas, Reveals Why He Wouldn't Want to Replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

18 April 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

George Lucas got playfully snarky with moderator Stephen Colbert at a public Tribeca Film Festival event held in the Star Wars creator's honor. Speaking about 24 hours after the release of the new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which he isn't directing or producing, the filmmaker poked fun at the former Colbert Report host's upcoming move to The Late Show. He spoke after an audience member asked Colbert if he considered getting into the filmmaking business himself. "Oh, he asked me a question about me and I'm here for George," Colbert said. "I do not wish to become a film director, but thank you for asking me that question. I'm flattered you would ask »

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Watch Amy Sedaris Nonsensically Serenade David Letterman

16 April 2015 7:08 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

David Letterman's six-week, star-studded march toward his farewell show kicked off this week with a handful of old friends and favorite guests (like Billy Crystal) dropping by The Late Show to say goodbye to the late night host. Wednesday night, comic actress Amy Sedaris, a self-proclaimed 34-time Late Show guest, bid adieu to Letterman by serenading him with a medley to "wrap up" how she feels about the departing host. "No offense," Letterman quipped. "But can you sing?"

"Listen, it's a very awkward time for you. It's a lot of attention. »

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Michael J. Fox Has Fashion Flashback With David Letterman (Video)

15 April 2015 9:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Michael J. Fox has been a frequent visitor on CBS’s “The Late Show With David Letterman” but Wednesday’s appearance was his final one. “Over 41 times, I can’t believe this will be the last time. I want to thank you for everything you’ve done for me and for television,” the “Back to the Future” star told David Letterman. “You are better at doing what you do than I am at doing what I do,” said the veteran host, to which the the 5’4” actor quipped, “You’re taller. You’ve got that going for you.” Also Read: David Letterman »

- Debbie Emery

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Music Acts To Play Off David Letterman In CBS Web Series

15 April 2015 4:47 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Billy Eichner isn't the only person paying homage to soon-to-be-former Late Show host David Letterman. As part of its send off to its late night star, CBS will launch a web series called Legends On Letterman, which will feature live performances from musical acts that have appeared on The Late Show during Letterman's 21-year tenure.

Variety calls Legends On Letterman a "special edition" of Live On Letterman, which broadcasts extended versions of the musical segments on The Late Show. The first guest on this special show will be Mumford & Sons, who will star in an episode that will premiere the same day as their May 5th appearance on The Late Show. Here is a Live On Letterman video from the folk-rock group's 2012 Late Show set:

The Legends On Letterman videos will be on CBS' website and mobile apps. This isn't the first time The Eye has launched a web series »

- Sam Gutelle

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Best of Late Night TV: Jon Cryer Recreates Duckie's 'Pretty in Pink' Dance, a Toast to 'Justified' (Video)

15 April 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Jon Cryer, Grace Helbig, and Freida Pinto were on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" Tuesday night. Jon, aka Duckie, did a "Pretty in Pink" routine with James. They recreated his record store dance to Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness," and even took it into the audience. Jimmy Fallon must be biting his fingernails over these fun bits -- especially since "The Tonight Show" is on repeats this week and James is having a blast. Here's the new "Pretty in Pink" dance and the original from the movie: In other "Late Late Show" news, the group talked about Uber. Freida has lived in L.A. for three years now, »

- Gina Carbone

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‘Late Show': David Letterman Leaves Behind More Eager-to-Please Latenight Field

14 April 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

David Letterman looked fidgety, as he often does, listening to Al Franken compliment him. Although the comedy writer/performer-turned-u.S. senator from Minnesota doesn’t do many talkshows, Franken told the CBS host he wanted to pay homage to Letterman “before you become an eccentric recluse” after he retires from “The Late Show” on May 20.

“I have enormous respect for you, not just as a comedian,” Franken said, lauding Letterman as a great broadcaster, a caretaker of the timeslot, and someone who changed comedy.

Franken is right on most counts. Letterman offered a new look and feel to what could happen on latenight talkshows — in a way that has greatly influenced the generation that followed — and it also seems likely that he’ll emulate his idol, Johnny Carson, by riding into the sunset after a staggeringly long run (33 years in Letterman’s case, between NBC and CBS, vs. 30 for Carson »

- Brian Lowry

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Best of Late Night TV: 'Avengers' Cast Plays Family Feud; 'Ant-Man' Cameo; Sarah Jessica Parker Sex Talk (Video)

13 April 2015 11:41 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" won Monday night by featuring the cast of Marvel's "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," which opens May 1.

Six cast members -- Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner -- were on "Kimmel" preparing for the movie's big L.A. premiere that night. Jkl really went into superhero mode, with videos like "Cheesy Marvel Cartoon Openings" and "The AvenGerbils: Hamsters of Thor," discussions on Marvel Comics and costumes, Bruce Banner/Iron Man bromance fan art, fan Q&A, and the Avengers playing fun games of Family Feud and Telephone.

Here's the Telephone game to start the night - oh my, »

- Gina Carbone

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News Nuggets: Who will be David Letterman's final guests ever on 'Late Show'?'

13 April 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

As David Letterman's hosting career wraps up, CBS confirms several of his favorite stars who will be among the final guests. It includes Bill Murray, the comic actor who was his first guest on both NBC and CBS. This week of "Late Show with David Letterman" includes Alec Baldwin, Billy Crystal, Tom Dreesen, Michael J. Fox, Kevin James, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Amy Sedaris. Appearing in late April through May 20 will be George Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Jack Hanna, Scarlett Johansson, Michael KeatonDon Rickles, Julia Roberts, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, Howard Stern, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, and Oprah Winfrey. Deadline -Break- Sunday's MTV Movie Awards might have had one of the "worst ever" red carpets for fashions if not for the saving graces of a few top names. Special notices are given to Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez, Bai Ling, »

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David Letterman Announces Final ‘Late Show’ Guests

13 April 2015 1:52 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“The Late Show with David Letterman” is going out with a bang. The CBS show announced a star-studded lineup for its final 28 broadcasts with appearances by George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Howard Stern, Billy Crystal and Tina Fey. Other guests scheduled: Alec Baldwin, Robert Downey Jr., Will Ferrell, Michael J. Fox, Jack Hanna, Kevin James, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Don Rickles, Julia Roberts, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Mumford and Sons and Tom Waits. Also Read: How Stephen Colbert Got the. »

- Itay Hod

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Letterman's Last Stand: Clooney, Oprah, Seinfeld and More to Guest

13 April 2015 10:16 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

With only six weeks left before David Letterman officially bids farewell to The Late Show, the longtime late night host has revealed some of the big-name guests that will sit on his couch before he retires on May 20th. Jerry Seinfeld, Howard Stern, Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Hanks are just a few of the stars (and Letterman favorites) that will visit The Late Show one last time.

Bill Murray – Letterman's first ever Late Show guest and a fixture during the show's »

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David Letterman Likely To Exit ‘Late Show’ In Low-Key Fashion

13 April 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

David Letterman is readying an exit from his latenight perch at CBS’ “Late Show” that will play down the hype associated with the event, according to people familiar with the matter, and instead focus on his work on the program he has broadcast for decades.

As the veteran host enters his last six weeks at the helm of the program, CBS has unveiled a roster of celebrities slated to appear. The names include George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Howard Stern, Julia Roberts, Robert Downey Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Jack Hanna and Scarlett Johansson. CBS promised “many more names to be announced in the coming weeks.” Bill Murray, the actor and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member who was Letterman’s first guest when he started “The Late Show” at CBS as well as “Late Night” at NBC, is also expected to return to the program, though »

- Brian Steinberg

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Ratings: CBS’ ‘Survivor’ Tops ‘Voice,’ ‘Idol’ to Boost Premiere of ‘Criminal Minds’ Spinoff

9 April 2015 10:14 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The tribe has spoken and “Survivor” has won the night for CBS, topping a special Wednesday edition of NBC’s “The Voice” and Fox’s “American Idol” in the 8 p.m. timeslot.

“Survivor” reeled in 9.58 million viewers and a 2.3 rating/8 share in the adults 18-49 demographic. Those numbers helped the airing of CBS’ backdoor pilot for its “Criminal Minds” spinoff, which was the night’s most watched program with an average of 10.08 million viewers.

“Voice” tied “Survivor” in viewers (9.5 million) and was close in adults 18-49 (2.1/7).

NBC had a victory in latenight, with a “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” coming out ahead of “Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS and a rerun of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” with an average of 3.1/8 to their 2.0/5 and 1.7/4, respectively. “Late Night with Seth Meyers” also came out on top, with 1.4/5 to “Late Late Show with James Corden” (1.0/4).


- Whitney Friedlander

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Tuesday Ratings: ‘Chicago Fire’ Stays Hot with Backdoor ‘Med’ Pilot

8 April 2015 9:23 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC won the first Tuesday of April in key demos behind a two-hour edition of “The Voice” and a winning performance from “Chicago Fire,” which aired its backdoor pilot for “Chicago Med.” Also of note was a good performance by CW’s “iZombie,” which held steady in its fourth week despite tougher competition and a repeat lead-in.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “The Voice” averaged a 2.7 rating/9 share in adults 18-49 and 10.9 million viewers overall from 8 to 10 p.m., about even with its most recent Tuesday original of two weeks ago; it was the night’s No. 1 program in 18-49 and 25-54 (3.6/10). And at 10 p.m., “Chicago Fire” (2.0/6 in 18-49, 8.5 million viewers overall) was up 25% (0.4) from its prior original on March 17 and won its hour among the Big Four in 18-49 by a healthy 53% margin over CBS’ “Person of Interest.” Tuesday’s episode of “Chicago Fire” introduced characters »

- Rick Kissell

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Watch Banks Light Up 'Letterman' With 'Beggin for Thread'

4 April 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

"Tomorrow night. Letterman. It's mine," Banks tweeted April 2nd, hinting that The Late Show would see an epic performance Friday night. The Los Angeles-based R&B singer delivered on her promise, bringing her eye-catching "Octagon" stage setup to the Ed Sullivan Theatre's stage. On the Late Show, Banks performed "Begging for Thread," the hit single off her debut LP Goddess, one of Rolling Stone's 20 Best R&B Albums of 2014.

"Lovely! Wonderful! Beautiful," Letterman exclaimed after the performance. After the late night host managed to free the singer from her house of mirrors, »

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TV’s Late-Night Ratings Wars: ‘Tonight Show’ Wins Another Battle, Kimmel Viewers Come Close to Letterman’s

3 April 2015 8:15 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Another quarter over, another one in the books for current late night king Jimmy Fallon. NBC’s “Tonight Show” topped the most recent three-month period with an average of 3.9 million total viewers, and a 1.12 rating in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic, according to Nielsen’s “most current” data, which includes Live 7 Day numbers where available. Fallon’s figures handily beat closest competition “The Late Show” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Also Read: Trevor Noah to Succeed Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’ The outright (both total viewers and demo ratings) Fallon victory marks his fifth straight, four of which came on his own. »

- Tony Maglio

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David Duchovny Always Wanted ‘The X-Files’ to Return to TV

2 April 2015 5:52 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

David Duchovny is gearing up to become Mulder once again with “The X-Files” revival going into production this summer, and he admits he’s always wanted the show to return.

“We always wanted to keep it going,” Duchovny told Variety on Thursday at NBC’s Summer Press Day in Pasadena, Calif., where he was on site to promote his upcoming drama “Aquarius,” which premieres May 28. “We always envisioned a movie franchise when we stopped the TV show, and we did two — the second one did well, but I guess not well enough to do a third, and we were all kind of disappointed that didn’t happen that way.”

The X-Files” reboot will return to Fox with original creator Chris Carter for six episodes, which Duchovny says was appealing to him. “Television started to change in that now there are limited runs.” He added: “I think it’s the way »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Billy Eichner Takes David Letterman To The Streets Of New York

2 April 2015 10:17 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

In May, David Letterman will host his final episode of The Late Show before handing over CBS' flagship late night talk show to Stephen Colbert. With less than two months to go until his departure, Letterman needs to figure out what he'll do next, and that's where Billy Eichner comes in. The exuberant host of Billy on the Street has taken Letter to the streets of New York City, where passersby offer their opinions on what Letterman's next move should be.

In typical Billy on the Street fashion, Eichner gets right in his guests' faces and demands they offer all of their thoughts about David Letterman. He even receives from props himself from a few interviewees who know his work, though he quickly reminds them that "this is about David Letterman. It's not about me."

The last time we heard from Eichner, he was hanging out in a supermarket with »

- Sam Gutelle

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David Duchovny Talks ‘The X-Files’ On Letterman: Guess Who’s Coming Back

1 April 2015 8:58 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

David Duchovny was on Late Show With David Letterman last night to plug his new alt-rock album — yes, Hell Or Highwater is available now at your local record store or illegal download site. But, as you might have heard, he also has a couple of TV projects in the works. With his seven-year run on Showtime’s Californication in the rearview mirror, Duchovny is set to star in Aquarius, NBC’s gritty drama about a cop who goes undercover to track Charles Manson. But the crowd… »

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'X-Files': Cigarette Smoking Man & Walter Skinner Will Return!

1 April 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While there is still precious little we know about the Untitled X Files Reboot in terms of story, we do know that it will stay in line with the original The X-Files series, keeping the mythology intact. The show will get a modernization in terms of where we're at as a society. And it will be a mix of serialized episodes with the traditional 'Monster of the Week'. We also know that we'll be getting a total of 6 new episodes, and that original stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny will return as FBI agents Scully and Mulder. Appearing on Late Show with David Letterman, David Duchovny went onto reveal that at least two more original characters will be returning as well.

Asked if any other original characters would be back, David Duchovny confirmed that we will see the return of Cigarette Smoking Man, played by William B. Davis, as well »

- MovieWeb

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