Posted: Wednesday 23rd July 2014 at 8:44pm by Paul - No comments yet - click to add one?
Some new details about the Late Show With Stephen Colbert have emerged.
New York Times reporter (and author of the truly brilliant books The Late Shift, Desperate Networks and The War For Late Night) has posted the following news on his Twitter feed:
The Late Show will stay at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York following Letterman’s departure:
He points out staying in New York works out quite well for CBS:
However, wagering is still very much open for Dave’s departure date from the Late Show and when Stephen Colbert’s first show will air:
Governor of New York State Andrew Cuomo also posted his joy at the programme staying in the Big Apple:
Click here to read the CBS press release in full at Deadline.com.
Posted: Thursday 17th July 2014 at 11:53pm by Paul - No comments yet - click to add one?
Jon Stewart was the guest for the season 4 finale of Jerry Seinfeld’s hit comedy web series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.
David Letterman and Jay Leno have been guests on the show in the past, and they’re briefly mentioned near the end of this new Jon Stewart episode when Jon and Jerry visit a pet store.
Click the thumbnail below to watch the brand new episode, which premiered today:
Posted: Tuesday 8th July 2014 at 11:19pm by Paul - No comments yet - click to add one?
Conan O’Brien’s hit TBS talk show is set to hit UK TV screens this summer for the first time.
The talk show ‘Conan’ had been broadcast on Irish TV previously (on 3e) but has never aired on any UK TV channel.
The programme will air on new free-to-air channel TruTV which will launch on Freeview, Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media. ‘Conan’ will begin on TruTV on the 4th August and will be shown Mondays to Thursdays at 11pm.
Conan O’Brien has released a statement:
“I’m very excited my show will appear in the UK because my sense of humour has been so inspired by the English – from Python and Black Adder to Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais and comedy legend Gordon Ramsay. I think my self-deprecating, improvisational style should fit well with the UK sensibility, and my pale, freckled skin will remind your viewers of either a dear old friend, or that irritating man in the pub who won’t stop singing Abba tunes”.
TruTV in the UK will be the sister channel to its US counterpart which originally launched as Court TV and is owned by Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner) – the same company that runs TBS which airs ‘Conan’ on basic cable in the US.
It’s been a while since Conan has been promoting a talk show to a UK/London audience:
Digital Spy – “Conan O’Brien’s talk show coming to the UK on truTV”
Posted: Sunday 18th May 2014 at 11:00pm by Paul - No comments yet - click to add one?
Jonathan Ross has been speaking to The Sun about his ITV chat show, and has revealed that when it returns later this year there will be a shake-up to the programme.
The Jonathan Ross Show has suffered from declining ratings compared to his old BBC1 chat show Friday Night With Jonathan Ross and compared to his Friday night BBC1 successor Graham Norton.
It’s been announced the seventh series of The Jonathan Ross Show will air this year with Jonathan Ross telling The Sun “we’ll be shaking up the format of the show in October… that will be the first big shake-up in a while… we do it every six years to keep the show fresh”.
It was thought the programme was going to be cancelled by ITV in 2013 until they announced they had commissioned it for a further two series.
Some would say the decline in ratings is down to the guests booked to appear on the programme. Speaking of this, Ross told The Sun “we’re still striving to get top guests” and we should “expect a few new surprises”.
He also said “it will be a shorter run this time, so I’ll get a little time to rest”.
The Jonathan Ross Show debuted on ITV in September 2011 with the first episode attracting an audience of 4.25 million viewers – series six finished in March this year with an audience of 2.72 million.
Digital Spy – “Jonathan Ross: ‘Shake-up will keep chat show fresh’”