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Comedy Central Renews ‘The Jim Jefferies Show’ for Season 2

America is keeping Jim Jefferies around for a little longer. Comedy Central has renewed “The Jim Jefferies Show” for a 20-episode second season, the Viacom cable channel’s chief Kent Alterman said on Monday. “You’d think I’d stop being surprised at how smart and funny Jim is about everything,” the Comedy Central president said at the Television Critics Association press tour. “I’m just glad we’re still giving visas to people from whatever s—hole country he comes from.” That would be Australia, Kent. Also Read: 'Conan' Heads to 'Shithole' Haiti Despite Trump's 'Very Negative Yelp Review' “I’m very happy that ‘The Jim Jefferies Show’ will...
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The Return of "Conan"

Sneak Peek new, plus classic "Conan" comic book covers on the news Marvel Entertainment and Conan Properties International have made a deal for Robert E. Howard's 'Cimmerian' warrior to return to Marvel Comics in 2019, after Marvel previously published 650 "Conan" issues, plus magazines from 1970 to 2000:

"From Barry Windsor-Smith to John Buscema to Neal Adams, a legendary lineup of amazing artists brought 'Conan' to life in the pages of Marvel comics", said C.B. Cebulski, Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics.

"It’s a legacy we’re now going to live up to with the talent we have lined up for the 'Cimmerian' barbarian's homecoming in early 2019..."

"We're thrilled to be working with Marvel and look forward to the new adventures in store for 'Conan'", said Fredrik Malmberg, President of Conan Properties International.

"As the most well-known and creative publisher in the industry, we think Marvel is a great fit for our stories.
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‘Conan’ Heads to ‘Shithole’ Haiti Despite Trump’s ‘Very Negative Yelp Review’

‘Conan’ Heads to ‘Shithole’ Haiti Despite Trump’s ‘Very Negative Yelp Review’
President Trump may think Haiti is a “shithole,” but Conan O’Brien is much more open-minded — so he booked a flight to the country. The comedian’s “Conan” is heading to the third-world country later this week, O’Brien posted on Twitter — this, despite Trump’s “very negative Yelp review.” As a matter of fact, all those words did was bolster the fact that Conan will likely “love it” there. “Stay tuned for my report,” the TBS talk-show host added. Also Read: 'Clueless Gamer': Aaron Rodgers Plays 'Assassin's Creed Origins,' Broken Collarbone and All (Video) Here is O’Brien’s tweet: Still reeling from @realDonaldTrump’s very negative Yelp...
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Eva Longoria Has Two Women-Penned Drama Series in Development at Fox

Longoria on “Conan

Eva Longoria has new series in the works. According to Deadline, the multi-hyphenate has two hour-long dramas in development at Fox through her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment banner. Both are written by women.

Currently untitled, one project centers on four female friends in La. Emily Fox (“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”) penned the script, and both she and Longoria are among the show’s exec producers. The series’ protagonists are professionally successful but find their lives lacking. “They all enjoy the many perks of their high-flying lifestyles — but there’s no such thing as having it all, at least not all at the same time. Each of them has made significant sacrifices to get where they are,” the source summarizes. “When a face from their past resurfaces in the pilot, they have to confront some ugly buried secrets and protect their lives from being destroyed.”

“Hindsight,” “A Series of Unfortunate Events,
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J.J. Abrams to Receive Athena Film Fest’s 2018 Leading Man Award

Abrams on “Conan

The Athena Film Festival has named director, producer, and writer J.J. Abrams its Leading Man. Abrams will receive the fest’s 2018 Athena Leading Man Award in honor of his “extraordinary career and continued support and advocacy of women in the entertainment industry,” a press release has announced.

With the female protagonists of his shows “Felicity” and “Alias” and his casting of Daisy Ridley as the central character of the new “Star Wars” trilogy, Abrams has long been a champion of women in entertainment. He’s also been an ally for women behind the camera.

“I am deeply humbled to be recognized by the Athena Film Festival. Any good I’ve done has been achieved because I have worked alongside women, and I share my gratitude with all of them for being honored with this award,” Abrams stated.

Abrams directed box office sensation “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,
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Andy Richter Talks About The Differences In Hollywood Now Versus 1993, And It's Pretty Fascinating

With television reaching an all-time high in quality, Andy Richter says things have changed a lot since the 90s. One of those big changes is the emphasis on digital content, which Richter says has become an entirely different entity on Conan. He's not wrong as the show likely gets a healthy amount of revenue from its YouTube channel, and has managed to spawn a spin-off series off of one of its segments (Clueless Gamer). 

Another thing Richter mentions is the reduction in pay. With so many networks having great shows, the television audience is being spread thin and networks are competing for ratings numbers that would've been laughed at by networks in the 90s. In a biting remark, Richter says successful shows are pulling numbers that his shows were canceled for back in the day, which is pretty telling. 

Hear Richter go more in-depth on all that in a fascinating
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2017 in Review: 'Spicey' SNL, Kimmel's Crusade, Seth vs. Kellyanne, Motown Things and More Late-Night Highlights

2017 in Review: 'Spicey' SNL, Kimmel's Crusade, Seth vs. Kellyanne, Motown Things and More Late-Night Highlights
A Stranger Things Motown medley, a Riverdale parody and a Daily Show reunion represented just a few of our favorite moments from the year in late-night TV.

TVLine’s picks for the 20 best clips — from Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, The Late Late Show With James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel Live and others — also include Conan O’Brien’s awkward car ride with Tom Cruise and a Donald Trump impersonator that runs circles around SNL‘s Alec Baldwin.

In an effort to acknowledge late-night’s ability to make us laugh and think, the following selection encompasses both political and apolitical bits.
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Star Sightings: Will Smith, Cardi B and Drake Hit Up Art Basel, Mel B Lives It Up in Las Vegas and More!

The celebs partied hard in Miami for this year's Art Basel!

It's always during the Floridian city's annual Art Week, and this year was no exception.

Cardi B rocked a long-sleeved nude mini with a sheer overlay, towering Christian Louboutin heels and long bright red locks when she arrived at Liv at Fontainebleau at 2:45 a.m. on Dec. 9 with an entourage of over 50 people. She drank a glass of champagne before making her way over to the DJ Booth at 3:05 a.m., then kicked off her Art Basel performance with her hit, “Bodak Yellow.”

World Red Eye

Will Smith was joined by his son, Jaden Smith, and Owen Wilson at a Casamigos & Friends Art Basel event hosted by Barry Sternlicht and Richard LeFrak at The Beach Club at 1 Hotel South Beach on Dec. 7.

World Red Eye

One night later, Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian enjoyed a post-wedding date night at a Beats by Dr. Dre
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Australian Animation ‘Arkie’ Sold to Vision for China Release

Australian Animation ‘Arkie’ Sold to Vision for China Release
Australian-Canadian animated feature “Arkie” has been acquired by Vision Film Entertainment for distribution in China. Vision says it expects to release the film in 10,000 Chinese theaters.

The story is a fantastical adventure about an inquisitive young girl who leaves home for an epic journey to the dangerous metropolis where she needs to rescue her father from the clutches of a mysterious doctor. The English-language voice cast is headed by Shailene Woodley (“The Fault in Our Stars”) as Arkie, and Jai Courtney (“Divergent”) as Dr. Maybee, and also includes Internet star Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor.

The film is directed by Luke Jurevicius, adapted from a graphic novel created by his brother, artist Nathan Jurevicius (“Scarygirl”). Production is by Passion Pictures Australia and Canada’s Nitrogen Studios, with Australia’s Luma handling animation. The producer credit goes to Sophie Byrne and executive producer status for John Stevenson (“Kung Fu Panda”). Sydney-based Odin’s Eye Entertainment is handling international rights
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Rainn Wilson And Angela Kinsey, Who Portrayed Lovebirds On ‘The Office,’ Reunite In Kinsey’s Baking Web Series

For nine seasons, Rainn Wilson and Angela Kinsey played out an on-screen romance in The Office. Now, on YouTube, they are displaying their platonic, real-life friendship. Wilson made a guest appearance on Kinsey's web series Baking With Josh & Ange, which she hosts alongside her husband Joshua Snyder.

In the episode, Wilson and Kinsey talk about the comments they receive from Office fans who think they are married in real life. They also discuss Wilson's work with the nonprofit organization Lide Haiti. The end result of the video is a pan of sweet treats made from vegan ingredients.

Wilson's guest appearance on Baking With Josh & Ange follows two weeks after an encounter between him and Kinsey on the late-night TV series Conan.  Beyond his cameos on cozy cooking shows, Wilson is a seasoned online video vet thanks to his founding role in SoulPancake, a media company known for its thought-provoking work.
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Fareed Zakaria To Conan: Donald Trump Has Taken Over Media

Fareed Zakaria visited Conan to talk about Donald Trump’s media domination. Conan noted New York Times‘ report that Trump treats each day of his presidency as if it were a television show. “Completely believable,” the CNN show host responded. “When have you seen a president who will say something like ‘I may have taped my conversations with Jim Comey – I’ll let you know in a few weeks!’ He’s literally teasing the next episode.” “He’s winning; he’s dominating the news…
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2017 SAG Awards Holiday Auction Benefitting the SAG-aftra Foundation

The Screen Actors Guild Awards Holiday Auction benefiting the SAG-aftra Foundation’s Children’s Literacy and Actors’ Assistance programs is live now at sagawards.org/auction.

The annual Holiday Auction features the ultimate SAG Awards VIP Package, with two tickets to the 24th Annual SAG Awards Ceremony and Gala on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, a backstage tour, two United Airline tickets and a three-night stay at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Other highlights include autographed film and television collectibles from Trevor Noah, Mary J. Blige, William Shatner, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Margaret Atwood, and the casts of “This Is Us,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Glow” and more. Also up for bid are unique gifts, such as tickets to a taping of “Will & Grace” plus a set tour and meet-and-greet with the cast, VIP tickets to a live taping of “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” and several SAG Awards Red Carpet Bleacher Seats packages.
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Writers Guild of America 2018 TV Nominations: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Godless,’ and ‘Big Little Lies’

Writers Guild of America 2018 TV Nominations: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Godless,’ and ‘Big Little Lies’
The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced nominations for this year’s television categories, including Drama Series, Comedy Series, and Long Form Original. Reigning Emmy winners “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Veep” are nominated in their respective categories, as is HBO’s acclaimed “Big Little Lies” limited series.

Winners will be honored at the 2018 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Ceremonies will take place in New York City and Los Angeles. The full list of 2018 nominations are below.

Drama Series

The Americans

Better Call Saul

“The Handmaid’s Tale”

Stranger Things

Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm

“Glow”

Master of None

Silicon Valley

Veep

Long Form Original

American Horror Story: Cult

Feud: Bette and Joan

“Flint”

Godless

Manhunt: Unabomber

Long Form Adapted

Big Little Lies

“Fargo
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Even movie stars get nervous on talk shows, says Andy Richter

  • The AV Club
Andy Richter has seen a number of notable celebrities come through the doors during his tenure as a writer and announcer on Conan O’Brien’s series of talk shows. But not everyone ends up making a good guest. Being a good guest on a talk show is a performance in its own right, and many movie stars aren’t accustomed to…

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The Year in TV: How Late-Night Hosts Became the Resistance

The Year in TV: How Late-Night Hosts Became the Resistance
In the world of late-night television, 2017's biggest media story was the fact that, after initial stumbles – and even rumors that he might get replaced – Stephen Colbert's much-hyped Late Show overtook Jimmy Fallon's seemingly invincible Tonight Show in the ratings. (NBC's boyish, game-loving host still has the advantage in the much-coveted 18-to-49 demo, but that lead keeps shrinking.) There were many reasons to cheer this news. From his time on The Daily Show to hosting The Colbert Report, Colbert has proved to be one of the best, most
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Dan Rather To Conan O’Brien: Donald Trump Not Normal

Dan Rather, who has covered every president since Dwight Eisenhower, told Conan O’Brien Monday night that Donald Trump’s presidency is unprecedented and dangerous. “People are obsessed with the president,” Conan marveled. “A lot of people don't know, from one day to next, what he's going to do, what he's going to say.” Rather shot back, “It is important for us to remember this is not normal.” “We've had presidents who did not like the press, but we've never had one that…
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The Walking Dead season 8 episode 7 review: Time For After

Ron Hogan Dec 4, 2017

Josh McDermitt brings some much-needed fun to The Walking Dead season 8 as Eugene Porter, the focus of Time For After. Spoilers...

This review contains spoilers.

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8.7 Time For After

The Walking Dead is a show with a lot of interesting characters who speak in interesting ways. Negan is probably the most obvious one; he spins long sentences and crams in strange, infantile profanity. Rick has lots of long speeches that allow writers to really dig into a specific topic. Jadis is... well, she's different, but not entirely complicated, you just cut out non-essential words and boil everything down to noun-verb or verb-adjective phrases. But the character that has to be the most fun to write for is Eugene Porter, and he's the
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Justice League was supposed to feature a Darkseid appearance

Mike Cecchini Dec 4, 2017

Darkseid, the biggest cosmic villain in the DC Universe, was supposed to make an appearance in the Justice League movie.

Spoilers lie ahead for Justice League

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It's been clear for quite some time that the version of Justice League that made it into cinemas went through extensive changes. Fans have devoted considerable energy to wondering how things would have turned out if its production hadn't been so troubled, or if original director Zack Snyder had been able to complete the film, rather than have its reshoot and post production process overseen by Joss Whedon

While there's no shortage of moments in the trailers that didn't appear in the film, most of those seem relatively minor in the grand scheme of things,
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How Star Trek: Discovery takes its cue from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Juliette Harrisson Dec 4, 2017

Here's how The Undiscovered Country feeds into Star Trek; Discovery. Spoilers for both ahead...

Contains spoilers for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and for Star Trek: Discovery.

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It's well known that Jj Abrams, along with many other Trekkies, Trekkers, and people who sometimes watch Star Trek, is especially fond of Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, and used that film as inspiration for his own take on Star Trek in the recent movies. The Wrath Of Khan is many people’s favourite Trek film, one of the best of the Star Trek movies, the source of the idea that the even-numbered ones are the good ones. Its themes, of death and rebirth, youth and ageing, fathers and sons, and
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Obama/Biden Bromance ‘Barry & Joe: The Animated Series’ in the Works With Help From Conan O’Brien

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Obama/Biden Bromance ‘Barry & Joe: The Animated Series’ in the Works With Help From Conan O’Brien
The storied bromance between Barack Obama and Joe Biden reached new heights last week when 44 tweeted a happy-birthday message to his veep in meme form. It’ll soon get even more serious courtesy of “Barry & Joe: The Animated Series,” a new show in development that counts Conan O’Brien among its executive producers.

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Creator Adam Reid describes the project as a “bromantic comedy” and raised more than $100,000 on Kickstarter to finance the pilot. Here’s the premise for the show, which finds the two world leaders “bromancing the multiverse as they try and save us from ourselves”:

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“Moments after the inauguration of the forty-fifth President, Barack Obama and his best friend Joe Biden were escorted to a secret lab,
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