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Nominees for the Primetime Emmy Awards announced

Nominees for the Primetime Emmy Awards announced

The nominations for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced and the Late Show With David Letterman is nominated six times including being up for the coveted Outstanding Variety Talk Series award. Fellow former talk show The Colbert Report is also up for the same award alongside other popular nominees including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. Outstanding Variety Talk Series: The Colbert Report – Comedy Central The Daily Show With Jon…

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The Colbert Report bows out with record viewing figures

The Colbert Report bows out with record viewing figures

The finale of The Colbert Report aired just before the Christmas break, on Thursday 18th December. One of the highlights of the last show was a huge singalong of We’ll Meet Again featuring many famous faces including including Jon Stewart, Randy Newman, Bryan Cranston, Willie Nelson, Yo Yo Ma, Mandy Patinkin, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Tom Brokaw, David Gregory, J.J. Abrams, Big Bird, Gloria Steinem, Ken Burns, James Franco, Barry Manilow, Bob Costas, Jeff Daniels, Sam Waterston, Bill de Blasio, Katie…

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Craig Ferguson and Stephen Colbert head into their final shows

Craig Ferguson and Stephen Colbert head into their final shows

Craig Ferguson and Stephen Colbert are now into their final weeks as hosts of their respective shows – the Late Late Show will air its final episode with Ferguson as host on Friday 19th December and The Colbert Report will end its run of over 4 years on Thursday 18th December. Most of the guests for the final few weeks of the Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson have been mapped out. This week the scheduled guests are: Monday –…

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Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy hit the US this week causing serious damage to many areas including New York, New Jersey and Washington DC. It was unclear whether talk shows based in New York would be able to tape throughout the week but they battled on nonetheless. Late Show With David Letterman David Letterman still put out shows all week but Monday’s and Tuesday’s happened without an audience and Monday’s show started with a cold opening of Dave and Paul outside the Ed…

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The Colbert Report resumes tomorrow

The Colbert Report resumes tomorrow

The Colbert Report will resume tapings tomorrow (20th February) following the abrupt cancellation of the shows for Wednesday & Thursday this week. It’s been thought Stephen “was caring for his 91-year-old mother” according to The New York Times. Stephen Colbert posted on his Twitter feed “My family and I would like to thank everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers. We are grateful and touched by your concern”. Guests for next week’s shows will be Ann Patchett (Monday), Robert…

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“Unforeseen circumstances” suspend Colbert production

“Unforeseen circumstances” suspend Colbert production

Production of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central has been suspended for unknown reasons. The Huffington Post reports audience members with tickets for yesterday’s taping were told via email of the cancellation “due to unforeseen circumstances”. The shows for the remainder of this week (last night and tonight) have been replaced with reruns on Comedy Central. It’s unclear whether the show will return to the air after this week, and exactly why new episodes have been suspended. As soon as…

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