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Samantha Bee Will Join Late-Night Fray in January

2 September 2015 7:18 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The spotlight in late night is on Stephen Colbert as he prepares to launch his CBS program next week, but Samantha Bee wants to grab some of the illumination, too.

The former “Daily Show” correspondent formally announced Wednesday that her new TBS program will be called “Full Frontal” and will debut in January. In a raunchy promo placed on YouTube, Bee placed heavy emphasis on the fact that her program will be the only one in the time slot hosted by a woman.

Bee did not reveal what time her new program will run.

Bee is likely to be the last major entrant into a time period in the midst of tremendous change. Over the last two years, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Chelsea Handler, Jon Stewart and Craig Ferguson have stepped down. There are relatively new faces behind the desk at nearly every major program that airs around the end of the day. »

- Brian Steinberg

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Watch: 'Spare Parts' Trailer Builds Hope for Inner-City Robotics Students

14 May 2015 8:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today's pick, "Spare Parts," is available now On Demand. Need help finding a movie to watch? Let TWC find the best fit for your mood here.] What do you get when you mix George Lopez, the dramatic true story of inner city kids inspired by their substitute teacher and an underwater robotics competition? "Spare Parts," the new film from director Sean McNamara ("Soul Surfer") that stars George Lopez ("Lopez Tonight," "Rio") Jamie Lee Curtis ("True Lies," "New Girl"), Carlos PenaVega ("Little Birds," "Big Time Rush") and Marisa Tomei ("Crazy, Stupid Love," "The Wrestler"). Here's the official synopsis: "When four wildly different high schoolers team up to enter a robotics competition against the nation's top tech colleges, no one believes they »

- Becca Nadler

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Robert Morton Signs With UTA

17 April 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Emmy-winning producer who moved with David Letterman from NBC to CBS in 1993 has a new agency home. Robert Morton has inked with UTA. Morton was with Letterman for more than a decade, earning nine Emmy noms and winning in 1994. He went on to work on such programs as The Chris Rock Show, The Wayne Brady Show — for which he nabbed a Daytime Emmy — Mind Of Menica and Lopez Tonight. Morton and his production banner Panamort Productions also have produce pilots, comedies… »

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