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The Republican Party is suffering from some serious lady troubles, and they’re not the kind that, as Stephen Colbert put it on Thursday’s “The Colbert Report,” can “be solved with a quarantine tent.” According to an ABC/Washington Post poll, 63 percent of women have an “unfavorable” view of the Gop. The damage is partly attributable to statements that certain Republicans such Rep. Todd Akin made about rape that women found insensitive or clueless. However, Colbert was still puzzled. “I don’t get it,” Colbert said. “Over 90 percent of congressional Republicans are dudes. Ladies, it’s a sausage fest. »
- Brent Lang
Netflix's critical hit "Orange Is the New Black" picked up four nominations for the 2014 Writers Guild Awards -- where it's entered as a comedy series.
The show (and its cast) is entered in the drama field for some other upcoming awards shows, including the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards. It's a bit of a tweener show, mixing both comedy and drama, but as there are no "dramedy" awards anywhere, it's a comedy for writing purposes.
The full list of series nominees is below. You can go here to see all the WGA TV and radio nominees, including those for news and children's programming. The awards are scheduled for Feb. 1.
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- Michael Ausiello
Hold off before you claim the current Congress hasn’t accomplished anything, Stephen Colbert says: They’ve come together on an excellent retirement plan for chimps. On Wednesday’s “The Colbert Report,” Colbert noted that, okay, technically this is the least-productive Congress in history. But that’s only if you go by such criteria as the number of laws they’ve passed. Also read: Stephen Colbert Petition Calls on Obama to Execute Thanksgiving Turkey (Video) But what about the chimps? Democrats and Republicans have united, he said, on a plan to retire government research chimps to Louisiana — “because not even »
- Tim Molloy
The Producers Guild will give its annual awards on Jan. 19, 2014. Here's the full list of TV nominees:
"30 for 30"
"Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live"
The rest of the drama series pack is comprised of usual suspects: AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” PBS’ “Downton Abbey,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and Showtime’s “Homeland,” which won the 2013 trophy. Notably absent from the race this time around is AMC’s “Mad Men,” and HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” is sitting it out for the second year in a row after winning in 2012.
Broadcast network shows fared better in the comedy series heat: NBC’s “30 Rock,” CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory,” ABC’s “Modern Family” got noms along with HBO’s “Veep.” “Modern Family” has taken the trophy for three consecutive years.
The non-fiction category repped a range of genres and formats: Espn’s “30 for 30,” CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” A »
- Cynthia Littleton
1. VOD Numbers: Despite all of the pre-release buzz surrounding the guerrilla indie "Escape from Tomorrow," the film has done only middling business since its release on October 11. It has grossed $164,656 theatrically and $152,419 in VOD (consumer home payments), amounting to a Multi-Screen Gross (Msg) of $317,075. Msg is a new metric created by Cinetic and posted every Monday on the website of Cinetic's sister company FilmBuff. In addition to "Escape from Tomorrow," the only other films that have reported Msg figures are "Man of Tai Chi," released by TWC-Radius and "Spark: A Burning Man Story," released by FilmBuff/Paladin. See the Msg Revenue Chart here. 2.Yahoo Screen: A month after launching Yahoo Screen for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, Yahoo has announced the company is bringing Yahoo Screen to Apple TV. "Yahoo Screen on Apple TV helps you quickly find all the great video Yahoo has to offer -- 'Saturday Night Live, »
- Paula Bernstein
Stephen Colbert took a victory lap on Monday’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” gloating that the technical problems that are hampering the rollout of Obamacare are validating Republican opposition to the legislation. “Things are going pretty well for conservatives and we’ve handled this sudden good fortune with our trademark grace and humility,” Colbert said, cutting to a string of far right commentators saying, “I told you so.” “Obamacare’s failure means liberalism is dead,” Colbert added. To prove his point, Colbert did a stunning re-enactment in which he channeled a kale munching, Birkenstock sporting member of the far left. »
- Brent Lang
Based on eagle-eyed Amazing Race sleuths, the upcoming season will include the return of Brenchel, cowboys Jet and Cord as well as those awful twinnees. At least we also get to see Margie and Luke, who still own a soft spot in my heart. There’s also a team returning from this season, so watch out for spoilers.
The cast for Gracepoint — Fox’s remake of Broadchurch — just got more amazing with the addition of Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn (in Olivia Colman‘s role) and Jacki Weaver as the mysterious lady in who lives in an Rv (though the character is changing, probably to throw off people who’ve already seen Broadchurch).
Brace yourselves, there’s another conservative Daily Show in the works, except this one would be syndicated. »
- Lyle Masaki
On the same day that budding late night personality John Oliver departed Comedy Central and The Daily Show, the network shored up its post-prime time lineup, renewing Chris Hardwick’s @Midnight for a 40-week season 2 that will start on January 6th.
The show – a mock quiz/panel show hybrid – has handily beat The Pete Holmes Show (another freshman late night entry) in the ratings and has performed well in the key demos, where it ranked third among all late night cable “talk” shows among viewers 18-34 and fourth among viewers 18-49.
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- Jason Tabrys
Chris Hardwick will be dishing out points on Comedy Central for the foreseeable future. Comedy Central has picked up @midnight, the late-night game show produced by Funny or Die and hosted by Hardwick, for a full season beginning in 2014. @midnight stars Hardwick as the moderator of a competition between three guest comedians, to whom the Nerdist founder awards points based on quips they can think up related to funny social media posts. The show has thus far resembled Write Now in its basic format, Whose Line Is It Anyway? in the variety of its segments, and British game shows like Big Fat Quiz of the Year in its pace. In @midnight's first four weeks, a wide array of guest stars have already joined in the fun. Most notably for online video fans, Grace Helbig showed off her one-liner skills in a recent episode. @midnight is somewhat of an unusual show, »
- Sam Gutelle
As Deadline first reported, Comedy Central’s month-long experiment of allowing Chris Hardwick to crash the network’s late-night block with an Internet-focused game show has proven successful—successful enough for @midnight to get a 40-week pick-up starting early next year. @midnight, which dutifully mixes the art of stand-up comedy with the fact that everyone on Facebook believes they are, in fact, a stand-up comedian, will start its nearly year-long run on January 6, wisely aping the production and distribution model of Comedy Central’s long-standing nighttime properties: The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. This will likely all be »
Comedy Central is sticking with Chris Hardwick's late-night show. The cable network has ordered 40 more weeks' worth of @midnight, it was announced Friday. The show, which ended its trial run Thursday night, will return in early January when The Daily Show and The Colbert Report return from their year-end hiatus. The news comes less than 24 hours after HBO revealed that it had snatched up The Daily Show correspondent and summertime fill-in, John Oliver, for a topical show on its network. "We're amazed at how quickly @midnight has resonated with our fans. If the Internet catches
- Lacey Rose
Chris Hardwick’s Funny Or Die-produced late-night series “@midnight” has received a 40-week order and will follow “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report” in January. “We’re amazed at how quickly ‘@midnight’ has resonated with our fans,” said Kent Alterman, president of content development and original programming for Comedy Central. “If the internet catches on and social media becomes a part of pop culture, we think we’ll really have something here.” Also read: Can Vanilla Ice, Chris Hardwick Take the Streamys From Trainwreck to the Mainstream? Since its premiere on Oct. 21, the pop culture/social media-focused has become one of. »
- Tim Molloy
Viacom’s Comedy Central said it had picked up “@Midnight,” a late-night program hosted by Chris Hardwick featuring comedians bantering about the day’s social-media sensations, and will put it on the same schedule as “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report.”
The cable network said it has given a 40-week order for the program, which it hopes will develop into a third late-night franchise alongside the two more-established shows that precede it. “Daily” airs at 11 p.m. weeknights and is followed by “Colbert”a half-hour later.
The show is set to return in 2014.
The reasoning behind the pick-up is simple: At a time when the audiences of many of the veteran late-night programs on TV are skewing older, Comedy Central’s offerings attract youth. The network said “@midnight” drew an average of 142,000 viewers between the ages of 18 and 24 between the show’s Oct. 21 launch date and »
- Brian Steinberg
Stephen Colbert, John Lithgow, and Katie Couric demonstrated how Today could have improved on the ratings performance of its on-air prostate exam with Steven Colbert’s November Sweeps Prostacular. “It’s no accident Today played this groundbreaking stunt during the November sweep, because Today show knows what brings in the great ratings is men in their 50′s being finger puppeted,” Colbert explained on last night’s The Colbert Report, adding, “I will not be sweeps-swept by the Today show.” Watch here:
- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
Stepping up into the big leagues in both the same way and same venue as Netflix, Amazon’s “Alpha House” is a polished comedy — not a game-changer, but the kind of show a premium service should be happy to have. Created by Doonesbury’s Garry Trudeau and loosely inspired by a real house where congressmen live together in D.C., the half-hour series will get a “zero” rating from all the expected conservative mouthpieces but provides instant credibility to the service’s original-programming efforts. Whether or not viewers choose to subscribe to Amazon Prime in order to continue watching beyond the three-episode free preview, perception-wise, consider this primary battle won.
The show cleverly kicks off with one resident of the house (a cameo too good to spoil) oversleeping on the day he’s scheduled to turn himself in to the Dept. of Justice, which roommate Gil John Biggs (John Goodman »
- Brian Lowry
And the next UK series to get remade for U.S. viewers is… Bad Education. ABC is adapting the Britcom bringing star Jack Whitehall along as the unconventional teacher who battles with school administrators focused on test scores. Unfortunately, I hear it will be revamped into a wacky sitcom about the school’s hockey team with a Friends alum playing the coach.
It’s one of TV’s most-watched programs and Downton Abbey has been renewed for a fifth season. PBS will air the season, probably after fans have had to work to avoid spoilers for months.
Oh dear. Someone is hoping to make a reality show about furries. If this goes well, I’ will be very surprised.
The failure of Ender’s Game in movie theatres makes it unlikely that Orson Scott Card‘s other novels will make it to be big screen. However, Lionsgate says it is still considering a TV spin-off. »
- Lyle Masaki
Continuing their march of worldwide promotional domination, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” star Jennifer Lawrence and director Francis Lawrence joined Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on November 6 for a live Q&A with their fans as part of the movie’s Global Fan Day.
The questions were — conveniently — culled through Yahoo’s Tumblr Asks series, as Yahoo’s recently acquired microblogging platform also happens to be one where the actress is immensely adored. But the event was key in that it marked the first time Mayer herself hosted a celebrity Q&A on the Yahoo campus. (Yahoo’s partnership with “Hunger Games” studio Lionsgate also extends to the film’s red carpet premiere, of which they will live-stream on November 18.)
Partnerships between Silicon Valley and Hollywood have been prime focuses lately, what with Twitter’s recent pact with Comcast on a “See It” feature that allow viewers to watch TV on the social media site, »
- Whitney Friedlander
Last night, the New York Comedy Festival held a Q&A with Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report writing staff. In between a fan showing Colbert her tattoo of his signature and little kids asking questions, the team explained how they make the show every night. Over the course of 90 minutes, Colbert and the staff also revealed a slew of fun facts, such as how dogs can smell when Colbert is in character, what Colbert misses most about The Daily Show, what it was like working with Henry Kissinger and Maurice Sendak, and more. Here are eight highlights:The one cute joke Colbert most wished could've made it on air but didn't was about Daft Punk.Even before Viacom wouldn't let Daft Punk appear on The Colbert Report, the group had a lot of rules. First they wouldn't perform and then they said they wouldn't talk. So the show wrote a »
- Jesse David Fox
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