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Craig Ferguson in Final Negotiations With Tribune for 7 p.m. Syndicated Talkshow (Exclusive)

15 August 2014 1:47 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Craig Ferguson is in final negotiations with Tribune Media to host a daily syndicated half-hour talkshow that would air in the 7 p.m. hour across Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 stations.

The show is targeted to bow in fall 2015. It’s expected that Michael Naidus, exec producer of CBS’ “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson,” will be on board as showrunner of the show, which will blend comedy and talkshow elements. The intent is to rev up the hour leading into primetime with the Ferguson yakker paired at 7:30 p.m. with a prime sitcom rerun, a la “Two and a Half Men” or “The Big Bang Theory.”

Reps for Tribune Media and Ferguson declined to comment.

Tribune is in talks with distributors to handle national distribution of the show beyond its stations, which reach some 42% of U.S. TV households and cover key top markets including New York (Wpix), L. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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​What Does David Letterman's Retirement Mean for the Future of Late Night TV?

25 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

As the Great Late-Night Realignment of 2014-15 continues, one thing is clear: The East Coast/West Coast beef lives on, if not in hip-hop, then on late-night television.

This week, CBS announced that, when Stephen Colbert takes over David Letterman's "Late Show" next year, he'll keep the show at Broadway's historic Ed Sullivan Theater. Actually, it wasn't just CBS who made the announcement; it was CBS, several New York state legislators, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. That's how big a deal it is that Colbert is not moving the "Late Show" to Los Angeles.

Not that there was much chance the show would move, though Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made a game try at persuading CBS to move the show to what he called "the entertainment capital of the world" in a letter he wrote to the network in April, shortly after CBS announced Letterman's retirement... and »

- Gary Susman

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TV on Tap: “Modern Family” Plans for More of Nanny Andy, Christopher Walken PIcked to Play Captain Hook and HBO Eyeing Colin Farrell for “True Detective”

14 July 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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How I Met Your Dad creators Carte Bays and Craig Thomas took to Twitter to deny reports that the How I Met Your Mother spin-off is being redeveloped.

Right now, the semi-annual Television Critics Association tour — where the TV shows try to get that elusive media buzz that turns a show into a must-see — is assembling. Even though it isn’t set to debut until next year, there was a panel to discuss Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, which included several revelations about the series. The series will be set in 2002, six years before Saul‘s first Breaking Bad appearance, when Saul was still Jimmy McGill. Meanwhile, Michael McKean‘s will be playing Jimmy/Saul’s brother.

And here’s the first pic of McKean as Saul’s brother.

AMC has ordered a martial arts drama, Badlands, based on a Chinese story, Journey to the West, about four »

- Lyle Masaki

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TV on Tap: “Orphan Black” Has the Best Female Monster, “Robotech” Revived, “Teen Wolf” Gets Some New Blood

7 July 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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The BBC has updated guidelines for its news division, clarifying that news programs should prioritize factual accuracy over impartiality in science reporting.

Variety credits John Oliver for reinvigorating the satirical news program with long segments that pack in the facts– while still being entertaining enough to get shared all over the internet.

Harmony Gold, the company that brought Robotech to TV, is hoping to revive the series. They plan on turning to Kickstarter to make a pilot for Robotech Academy and hope it can be made into a series from that.

New York magazine declares Orphan Black‘s Helena as the series’ most interesting innovation. She’s a monster who eventually charms the audience while maintaining her horrific qualities. That’s not uncommon among male monsters, but female monsters tend to have their deeds rationalized or they turn out to be motivated by their victimhood. Helena is far more complicated. »

- Lyle Masaki

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TV on Tap: Martin Sheen to Play Jane Fonda’s Gay Ex-Husband, “Morning Joe” Doesn’t Get “Game of Thrones”

19 June 2014 4:36 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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Martin Sheen has joined the cast of Grace and Frankie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The upcoming Netflix comedy is about two rivals (Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda) whose marriages end when their husbands reveal they’re in love with each other. Sheen will play the husband of Fonda’s character.

Deadspin obtained all the complaints made to the FCC about Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend after being drafted to the Rams on Espn. (Never mind that the FCC doesn’t regulate cable channels like Espn.)

This year’s Big Brother twist could reboot the game — providing that it lives up to the hype. Each week will have two Heads of Household, along with four nominees for eviction and HoH won’t be guaranteed safety. Those changes sound like they can destroy worn-out strategies like backdooring. (I will miss the times an angry alpha-jock houseguest demands to know if he’s being backdoored. »

- Lyle Masaki

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Ryan Seacrest Prods. Taps Rabih Gholam to Head Unscripted Programming

16 June 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Ryan Seacrest Prods. has tapped reality TV vet Rabih Gholam to run its unscripted programming unit.

Gholam comes to Rsp after serving as exec VP of alternative programming for 51 Minds, the Endemol-based production banner. His appointment as Rsp’s exec VP of unscripted programming marks the first big executive hire for Eugene Young, who came to Rsp in February as prexy.

“Rabih is a prolific producer and creator of content. He has a keen eye for projects with vast commercial appeal. His intelligence, experience and relationships are sure to energize our growing team at Rsp,” Young said.

Gholam’s projects in the past few years include CBS’ “Same Name,” Fox’s “Somebody Has to Go” and ABC’s “Whodunnit.”

Before 51 Minds, Gholam was an exec producer at MTV and worked as a producer on CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and Fox’s “Talk Show with Spike Feresten. »

- Variety Staff

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Lifetime Orders a Christian Siriano Show, Darren Criss Joins “Hollywood Game Night” and “Major Crimes” Hopes for a Kyra Sedgwick Appearance

5 June 2014 4:32 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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TVLine reports that Major Crimes producers hope they can book Kyra Sedgwick and Billy Burke for Philip Stroh‘s trial. The show tried to get Burke to appear for Stroh’s last appearance but he couldn’t fit it in his Revolution filming schedule.

History has announced an impressive cast for its upcoming mini-series Sons of Liberty. It includes Michael Raymond-James (as Paul Revere), Henry Thomas (as John Adams), Ben Barnes (as Sam Adams), Ryan Eggold (as Joseph Warren) and Breaking Bad vet Dean Norris playing Ben Franklin.

Michael Raymond-James

Lifetime has ordered four reality series including Threads, a competition series featuring young fashion designers who will eventually face judge Christian Siriano.

The Bechdel Test was in the spotlight again, thanks to a study asking how well Doctor Who treats its female characters. io9 explains why the Bechdel Test matters and how it’s effective. Even better, it takes »

- Lyle Masaki

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TV On Tap: AMC Visits the Era of Pac Man Fever with “Halt and Catch Fire,” Ben Feldman’s “Drop Dead Diva” Return and “Crossbones” Sets Sail

30 May 2014 5:58 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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ABC will burn off the remaining episodes of The Assets on Saturdays starting on June 21. I rather liked ABC’s espionage mini-series when it got pulled, so I’m looking forward to seeing the remaining episodes.

Deadline reports that Ghost Hunters is losing out Taps team member Adam Berry. Berry and fellow paranormal investigator Amy Bruni are leaving to work on their own show.

Adam Berry

How will ABC singing competition Rising Star work? The series will conduct eliminations based on how viewers vote on a show app with results being counted during the live broadcast. But how will that work in a country with five time zones? In the Eastern, Central and Mountain time zones, the show will air live. Meanwhile, West Coast viewers will basically get to veto the other three time zones’ rejections. There’s no mention if viewers in Hawaii are included in the West Coast. »

- Lyle Masaki

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Conan: TBS Late Night Show Renewed Through 2018

14 May 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Jay Leno left late night and David Letterman and Craig Ferguson have announced their plans to depart. Conan O'Brien isn't going anywhere however. TBS has renewed his late night talk show, Conan, through 2018. This adds another three years to his contract.

Here's the press release:

TBS Extends "Conan" through 2018

TBS and Conan O'Brien are continuing their partnership as the network has renewed the late-night series Conan through 2018. Since it premiered in November 2010, Conan has been a hit with TBS's core audience of young adults, scoring a younger median age than any other hour-long talk show in late night.

For the year-to-date, Conan is averaging 862,000 viewers in Live + 7 delivery, with more adults 18-34 than such competitors as The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TBS Renews ‘Conan’ Through 2018

14 May 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Conan O’Brien launched his late-night show on TBS in November 2010. Fifteen months later, the show was extended though April 2014. Now TBS is making a big statement that O’Brien is there to stay, renewing Conan through 2018. With Jay Leno retiring this spring and David Letterman set to follow him, O’Brien next year will become the new doyen of late night where he recently marked his 20th anniversary. Year to date, Conan is averaging a modest 862,000 viewers in Live+7. His strength is in younger viewers, topping a number of late-night competitors among adults 18-34 including The Late Show With David Letterman, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Arsenio Hall Show, Chelsea Lately and Watch What Happens: Live. Conan also has been a digital juggernaut, with O’Brien counting 10.7 million Twitter followers, more than any other late-night star on cable. Last year, O’Brien expanded »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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How each late night host tackled the Donald Sterling scandal -- Video

29 April 2014 7:32 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Billionaire Donald Sterling made headlines last week when TMZ posted audio recordings of the Los Angeles Clippers owner making racist comments. Specifically, the audio captures Sterling telling his mistress that he doesn’t want her associating with black people in public and asking her not to bring “them” to his games.

Everyone from President Obama to Snoop Dogg have offered their two cents on the controversy — and on Monday night, it was late night’s turn. See what each host had to say about Sterling, including what kind of animal he resembles, below:

Late Night with Seth Meyers

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- Ariana Bacle

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The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Host Leaving in December

28 April 2014 11:10 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

David Letterman is retiring from Late Show with David Letterman next year but he won't be the first CBS late night host out of the door. Craig Ferguson, the host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, has announced his plan to depart the program this December.

The move isn't completely unexpected with Ferguson being passed over as host of Letterman's show and also picking up a new job as host of a new syndicated game show.

Here's the official press release from CBS:

Craig Ferguson Announces Plans To Step Down As Host Of “The Late Late Show

Critically Acclaimed Host of the Peabody Award-Winning Late Night Show to Sign Off in December

Craig Ferguson announced today that he has decided to step down as host of The Late Late Show in December »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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'How to Train Your Dragon 2' trailer: Hiccup and Toothless explore uncharted territory -- Video

10 April 2014 2:09 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

If the new season of Game of Thrones isn’t satisfying all your dragon needs, you’re in luck! The sequel to 2010′s How to Train Your Dragon picks up five years later, with Hiccup and Toothless exploring previously uncharted land full of brand-new dragons, plus a run-in with someone from Hiccup’s past.

Watch the latest trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2 below:

Jay Baruchel (This Is the End), Gerard Butler (Gods of Egypt), Craig Ferguson (The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson), Jonah Hill (22 Jump Street), America Ferrera (Cesar Chavez), and more lend their voices to the upcoming animated feature, »

- Pamela Gocobachi

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Jon Hamm Makes Fun of His '90s Dating Show Vid

9 April 2014 10:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Jon Hamm is always game to make fun of himself, and since he's an attractive person, we should hate him for that. Alas, it is endearing. Well played, Draper. On "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," Hamm was forced to discuss that clip of him on a '90s game show called "The Big Date" (hosted by Mark L. Walberg, of course), and he seems pretty at peace with his old Jordan Catalano hair and attitude. You can also tell he resents whoever uploaded it to YouTube, though. And I kind of like that angst. »

- Louis Virtel

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Jon Hamm Mocks '90s Dating Show Appearance: "I Was Making Some Questionable Decisions"—Watch Now!

9 April 2014 9:38 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Before Jon Hamm was Mad Men's main man, he was just another slightly awkward guy looking for love on a TV dating game show. Thanks to recently unearthed footage of Jon's 1995 appearance on The Big Date, the world got to see the actor's pre-fame "fabulosity" at its finest. Jon himself was also treated to this blast from the past, and on Tuesday's The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, he poked some fun at his younger self. In a vintage clip from the cringe-worthy appearance, Jon promised prospective date Mary Carter a "fabulous foot massage." Craig wanted to know if Jon, now 43, gives his longtime girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt "the ol' foot massage" like he promised this »

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'The Late Late Show': Mindy talks about reuniting with Mork!

8 April 2014 8:43 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Awww, look at how cute Mindy looks after all these years?

On tonight’s The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, Mork & Mindy star Pam Dawber talks about reuniting with Robin Williams for Thursday’s episode of The Crazy Ones

In the episode, Dawber plays William’s girlfriend. The episode marks Dawber’s first acting role in 14 years.

Ferguson’s other guest is Mad Men’s yummy Jon Hamm.

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- Lynette Rice

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Turns Out CBS Offered John Oliver a Late-Night Spot

3 April 2014 10:42 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

While John Oliver might not have been on the CBS short list to replace David Letterman, he was definitely on their radar for future late-night talent. According to The Hollywood Reporter, CBS approached Oliver last year to potentially take on either the 12:30 slot currently occupied by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson or a different late-night slot entirely. Sadly for the network, John Oliver chose to go with HBO and Late Week Tonight, leaving Les Moonves with only every other highly ambitious comedian hoping to become America's latest sweetheart. »

- Halle Kiefer

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'The Price is Right' to 'The Late Late Show': Drew Carey and Craig Ferguson make an April Fools' Day switch

1 April 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Drew Carey isn't lacking for television jobs these days, but he's taking on an additional one anyway.

It's only for one night, though, and for a very specific occasion: April Fools' Day. The host of CBS' weekday game show staple "The Price Is Right" and Season 18 contestant on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" trades places with the host of CBS' "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" as the former "The Drew Carey Show" co-stars preside over each other's programs Tuesday (April 1).

The stunt is one that broadcast networks attempt every so often. A memorable instance was in 2003, when Katie Couric and Jay Leno swapped time periods on NBC for a day. Leno filled in for Couric in the co-anchor role she had then on "Today," while she assumed his place on "Tonight," opening monologue and all.

In the case of Carey and Ferguson, their skills might be a bit more evenly matched, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Lifetime Planning More Vc Andrews Movies and a Death in the “Teen Wolf” Pack

17 March 2014 4:36 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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Buzzfeed reports that Lifetime is taking steps to turn more Vc Andrews novels into movies. That includes two more books about the Dollanganger clan (specifically, If There Be Thorns and Seeds of Yesterday). But from the online discussions I’ve seen, I suspect the most exciting news for Andrews’ fans will be that Lifetime also wants to adapt My Sweet Audrina.

Yesterday, Ed told you that the How I Met Your Dad pilot cast the gay brother. Now, TVLine adds that Nick D’Agosto (last seen in Masters of Sex) and WorkaholicsAnders Holm has also joined the cast.

Nick D’Agosto

In a Hollywood Reporter feature new Syfy channel president Dave Howe says the channel is moving towards more challenging programming. The aim is for more shows like Defiance and Helix which aim to be “provocative, allegory-filled science fiction.” That’s a move away from procedurals aiming for »

- Lyle Masaki

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Peter Capaldi Dressed as the Doctor… in 2009?!

10 February 2014 1:16 AM, PST | Kasterborous.com | See recent Kasterborous news »

Christian Cawley is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Here’s a nice surprise for you that comes with free chuckles. Peter Capaldi, wearing an outfit not unlike his Twelfth Doctor attire, on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, back in 2009! Appearing on the show to promote In the Loop, the made for cinema, international version of hit TV show The Thick of It (in

The post Peter Capaldi Dressed as the Doctor… in 2009?! appeared first on Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews. »

- Christian Cawley

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