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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ Repeat Top Wins, But Fresh Faces Give Emmys A Huge Makeover

18 September 2016 8:50 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Peak TV finally got the Primetime Emmy Awards that it deserves.

Sure, “Game of Thrones” and “Veep” repeated their wins Sunday in the top drama and comedy series categories (giving HBO its second year of winning both). And legends like Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jeffrey Tambor continued their trophy dominance.

But underneath that, a whole new generation of fresh faces picked up their first-ever Emmys on Sunday night. Actors and actresses that seemed like long-shots just a few years ago were instead embraced by a large voting body that appears ready to embrace the new talent earning raves in this new golden era of Peak TV. Superstars and newbies alike hit the stage, and even the surprise winners were hard to argue.

Read More: Emmys 2016: Full Winners List

Rami Malek, Tatiana Maslany, Sarah Paulson, Sterling K. Brown, Courtney B. Vance, Kate McKinnon and Ben Mendelsohn were just some of the »

- Michael Schneider

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John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” Wins 2016 Emmy for Outstanding Variety Series

18 September 2016 6:55 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO’s “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” triumphed over five other formidable nominees including CBS’ “The Late Late Show With James Corden,” Crackle’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” and NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

“Last Week” is the first show not hosted by Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert or David Letterman to win the top variety series honor since 1997. That year the winner was HBO’s sketch comedy “Tracey Takes On…,” which was followed by five consecutive wins for CBS’ “Late Show With David Letterman,” 10 consecutive wins for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” back-to-back wins for “Daily Show” spinoff “The Colbert Report,” and a farewell victory last year for “Daily Show.”

Of course Oliver’s show still has roots in “Daily Show,” he served as a correspondent from 2006-13 and filled in for Stewart as host for »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Jimmy Kimmel Interview: The Emmy Host on Pickle-gate, ‘Stranger Things’ and His Future at ABC

13 September 2016 10:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Nearly 14 years after the launch of his late night talk show, a slim and trim Jimmy Kimmel is in the best physical shape of his life. Nonetheless, the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host admits that these days, he feels a bit more like an “old, grizzled veteran.”

The hosts that Kimmel competed against for more than a decade are now mostly retired. And the late night wars are pretty much a thing of the past, now that most viewers are watching highlight clips the next morning on social media. (How peaceful is it now? Kimmel is even executive producing the ABC game show “Big Fan,” hosted by competitor Conan O’Brien’s sidekick, Andy Richter.)

Of course, Kimmel has felt a bit like that “old, grizzled veteran” since the moment his show launched in 2003. “It was nothing like I expected it would be,” he recently reflected in his Hollywood office, after »

- Michael Schneider

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Jimmy Kimmel Interview: The Emmy Host on Pickle-gate, ‘Stranger Things’ and His Future at ABC

13 September 2016 10:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Nearly 14 years after the launch of his late night talk show, a slim and trim Jimmy Kimmel is in the best physical shape of his life. Nonetheless, the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host admits that these days, he feels a bit more like an “old, grizzled veteran.”

The hosts that Kimmel competed against for more than a decade are now mostly retired. And the late night wars are pretty much a thing of the past, now that most viewers are watching highlight clips the next morning on social media. (How peaceful is it now? Kimmel is even executive producing the ABC game show “Big Fan,” hosted by competitor Conan O’Brien’s sidekick, Andy Richter.)

Of course, Kimmel has felt a bit like that “old, grizzled veteran” since the moment his show launched in 2003. “It was nothing like I expected it would be,” he recently reflected in his Hollywood office, after »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Last Week Tonight’ Variety Series Writing Emmy Continues ‘The Daily Show’ Tradition

11 September 2016 5:57 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver snagged its first Emmy win tonight for best variety series writing. The category was wide open because the two late-night series that had a lock on this derby for more than a decade, Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, ended their runs. Saturday Night Live, nominated again this year, last won in 2002. Oliver isn't exactly a newbie, having won this trophy three times as part of Stewart's writing team. L… »

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The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore: Cancelled Host Appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

2 September 2016 2:57 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLj61l6h80UCBS late-night had a momentary de-unblackening. Watch it above and below. Last night, Larry Wilmore, host of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, which was cancelled by Comedy Central in mid-August, took over The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS.Wilmore hi-jacked the opening monologue. When Colbert appeared to wrest the reins from his hands, Wilmore said, "I thought whoever leaves Comedy Central at 11:30 gets The Late Show," referencing The Colbert Report. When Colbert set him straight, Wilmore asked if he wasn't getting The Late Show because he is black. "Keeping it 100," Colbert allowed, "A little bit."Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Emmys: First Time’s the Charm in Late-Night Race

25 August 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The run for the gold in variety talk series has shaped up to be a maiden race — none of this year’s six nominees has previously gone home with an Emmy.

Two of the contenders, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Real Time With Bill Maher,” have been on the air since 2003, the same year “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” began a decade-plus run of dominance broken only by spinoff “The Colbert Report.”

But with those shows both now out of the race, it’s anybody’s category to win.

The field breaks down to two traditional talk shows (NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” ABC’s “Kimmel”), two snarky political commentators (HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” and “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”), and two surprise contenders (Crackle’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” CBS’ “The Late Late Show With James Corden”).

The most momentum rests with the current king of rant, Oliver »

- Susan Young

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Watch Jon Stewart's Poignant Farewell to Larry Wilmore and 'Nightly Show'

19 August 2016 7:24 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Jon Stewart crashed the final episode of The Nightly Show to bid farewell to Larry Wilmore and praise the host for his contributions to late-night television. "A very wise man said to me, 'Do not confuse cancellation with failure.' What you, my friend, were tasked to do, you have done and done beautifully," Stewart said.

"You gave voice to underserved voices in the media arena, and you did it," Stewart told the Daily Show's former "Senior Black Correspondent." "It was a show that was raw and poignant and funny »

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Martha Thomases: Oh, Larry Wilmore. We Hardly Knew Ye…

19 August 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Sad now.

Yesterday was the last episode of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.

(Note: As I write this, there are still three more shows. I’m going to assume that, if something newsworthy happens on-air between my deadline and publication, my editor will let me revise this accordingly.)

The Nightly Show replaced The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert’s Comedy Central show a few months, before Trevor Noah took over The Daily Show from Jon Stewart. Both Wilmore and Noah had been featured correspondents on The Daily Show, as had Colbert a decade earlier.

I love Jon Stewart. He is the man my mother wanted me to marry (even if he’s a decade younger than I am). I also love Stephen Colbert. He’s really, really smart and he can sing. I was sad when they were no longer hosting their own fake-news shows.

It was gutsy of Comedy »

- Martha Thomases

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Jon Stewart Tells Larry Wilmore: ‘You Got Better Every F-ing Day’

18 August 2016 10:23 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It’s been a sad week for Larry Wilmore, but at least Jon Stewart was there to cheer him up on his final episode of “The Nightly Show.” The former “Daily Show” star, who created “The Nightly Show” as a replacement for “The Colbert Report,” was a guest on Thursday’s last episode of Wilmore’s show canceled Comedy Central show. “The last show — oh my god, what did you do, p–s off Peter Thiel?” Stewart asked, referring to the tech billionaire who helped Hulk Hogan take down Gawker. Also Read: Why Comedy Central Couldn't Afford to Lose Amy Schumer »

- Debbie Emery

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Jon Stewart to Appear on Larry Wilmore’s Last Show for Comedy Central

18 August 2016 1:29 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jon Stewart will say goodbye in person to “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.” The former “Daily Show” star, who created “The Nightly Show” as a replacement for “The Colbert Report,” will be a guest on Thursday’s last episode of Wilmore’s show, which Comedy Central canceled this week. “Tune in tonight as Jon Stewart will be dropping by to say Goodnightly,” “The Nightly Show” tweeted on Thursday. Also Read: Larry Wilmore Says 'Nightly Show' Numbers 'Hurt' by Trevor Noah 'Daily Show' Takeover Wilmore, a veteran TV writer who created “The Bernie Mac Show,” served as the “Senior Black Correspondent” on “Daily Show. »

- Scott Collins

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Stephen Colbert Taps VP Nominee Tim Kaine for First ‘Late Show’ Appearance

18 August 2016 10:10 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Democratic Vice Presidential nominee and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine will make his first appearance on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Thursday, August 25, the network announced today.

Elected to the United States Senate in 2012, Kaine was chosen as Hillary Clinton’s running mate in the 2016 presidential race on June 22. A former missionary and civil rights attorney, Kaine has spent more than two decades in public service and is one of only 30 people to have served as a Mayor, Governor and Senator.

Having established himself through his satirical political punditry on “The Colbert Report,” Colbert has attempted to recapture that energy (and ratings) in his new perch on “The Late Show” during this year’s presidential race, with an increased focus on politics in recent months. The host has already revived his right-wing character (and his “identical twin cousin”) from the Comedy Central series, in addition to going live with “The Late Show” following the Republican »

- Laura Prudom

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PBS, ‘Masterpiece’ Face Life After ‘Downton Abbey’

18 August 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It seemed the entire world mourned the loss of “Downton Abbey,” but perhaps nowhere else was the pain of departure so strongly felt than at PBS.

The leisurely stroll through a more genteel period struck a chord with a wide range of viewers that no one could have expected. At the time PBS opted to pick up “Downton,” which was produced by Carnival Films for ITV in the U.K., the pubcaster was already looking to revive some much-needed interest in its programming by bringing back another British story of the aristocracy and their faithful staff, “Upstairs, Downstairs.” The original was a ratings bonanza, and the commitment to the revival was in place when an offer came for the thematically reminiscent “Downton.”

“There was a moment when it was felt that ‘Downton’ would be too similar [to ‘Upstairs’], and perhaps it wouldn’t work. But it just looked like such a great series, we »

- Susan Young

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Fox Developing Comedy with ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ Producer & ‘Baskets’ Creator (Exclusive)

17 August 2016 2:04 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Universal Television and Broadway Video are developing the comedy “Amy Damnation” for Fox with veterans Allison Silverman and Jon Krisel on board.

Fox has committed to Silverman’s pilot script with a penalty. The story centers around the titular Amy, a compulsive people-pleaser and all-around doormat who discovers she was once such a headstrong kid that her parents had her exorcised. She sets out to find the demon who possessed her, convinced that only he can give her the power to take back her life.

Silverman is attached as writer and executive producer. Andrew Singer of Broadway Video is also executive producing along with the husband-wife team of Krisel and Danica Radovanov. Krisel will also direct should the script be picked up to pilot.

Silverman is currently a co-executive producer on Netflix comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” She previously worked on “The Office” and “The Colbert Report,” winning two primetime Emmys for writing.

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- Dave McNary

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Watch Larry Wilmore Thank Fans After 'Nightly Show' Cancellation

16 August 2016 10:31 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Larry Wilmore thanked Comedy Central, his staff and fans at the beginning of The Nightly Show Monday after learning the late-night news program had been canceled.

While Wilmore opened with a cheeky, "So, how was your day?" he quickly turned sincere as he expressed his appreciation to Comedy Central for giving him the rare opportunity to host his own program, as well as his staff for all their work during The Nightly Show's 20-month run.

As for The Nightly Show's passionate fanbase, Wilmore said, "People come up and they never say, »

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Larry Wilmore’s Greatest ‘Nightly Show’ Moments (Videos)

15 August 2016 5:35 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

On Aug. 18, Larry Wilmore’s “The Nightly Show” will come to an end after 20 months in the Comedy Central timeslot once held by “The Colbert Report.” While it never came close to reaching the numbers of its predecessor, Wilmore proved in the series’ 259 episodes that he could be as powerful a satirist and commentator as Jon Stewart with his takes on major political and social stories from the past two years. On Alton Sterling: “No matter what his crimes were, Alton Sterling did not deserve to be executed for them. Look guys, the punishment for resisting arrest shouldn’t »

- Jeremy Fuster

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Larry Wilmore Calls Nightly Show Cancellation the 'Unblackening' of His Comedy Central Time Slot

15 August 2016 11:05 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A version of this story originally appeared on EW.com.It's time to say goodnight to The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore: Comedy Central has canceled the series just over a year and a half after its Jan. 19, 2015 debut, the network confirmed to Entertainment Weekly on Monday. The final episode will air Thursday, and @Midnight will then take over the 11:30 p.m. time slot. "We thank Larry and The Nightly Show staff for their tireless efforts across the past two years and the conversations the show generated by addressing social issues of great importance to the country, always challenging people's attitudes, »

- Ariana Bacle, @iambacle

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Comedy Central Cancels 'Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore'

15 August 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, Comedy Central's post-Daily Show program following the end of The Colbert Report, has been canceled by the channel after 20 months on air and nearly 260 episodes.

Comedy Central announced Monday that Thursday would mark the Nightly Show's final episode, with @Midnight slated to take over the 11:30 p.m. slot until a permanent replacement is found.

"I'm really grateful to Comedy Central, Jon Stewart and our fans to have had this opportunity," Wilmore said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. "But I'm also »

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3 Lessons From Comedy Central’s Cancellation of Larry Wilmore’s ‘Nightly Show’

15 August 2016 8:48 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

That was a quick trip around the track for “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.” Comedy Central announced Monday that it is canceling the late-night news satire, less than two years after it premiered as a high-profile replacement for “The Colbert Report.” Wilmore’s last original episode will be Thursday. Critics generally liked the show, even if they didn’t give it enthusiastic raves. And the likable Wilmore was still enough of a troublemaker to grab some juicy headlines — a necessary skill for a late-night comic riffing on the news. He had a controversial hosting gig at the White House »

- Scott Collins

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Comedy Central Cancels Larry Wilmore’s ‘Nightly Show’

15 August 2016 8:21 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Comedy Central has pulled the plug on “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” Variety reports. The half-hour series that filled the gap left by “The Colbert Report” will have its final episode on Thursday, August 18.  Wilmore shared the news with his staff on Monday morning.

Watch: White House Correspondents Dinner Video: Larry Wilmore Gets Advice For The Hilarious Gig

Comedy Central president Kent Alterman cited disappointing ratings in the young adult demographic and unpromising social media data in making the decision, but praised Wilmore for his job hosting the show since its first episode in January of 2015. “We hold Larry in the highest esteem, personally and professionally. He brought a strong voice and point of view to the late-night landscape,” Alterman told Variety. “Unfortunately it hasn’t resonated with our audience.”

Comedy Central will move the quiz show “@Midnight” hosted by Chris Hardwick to the 11:30 p.m. time slot »

- Graham Winfrey

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