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Larry Wilmore’s upcoming Comedy Central show has a new name, and it rings a bell for fans of the network’s late-night offerings.
The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore will premiere on the network Jan. 19, taking the spot vacated by The Colbert Report, which ends its run on Dec. 18. In an interview with The New York Times, Wilmore, a former Daily Show correspondent, said they decided to toss The Minority Report moniker because “the last thing you want is brand confusion.”
“It was never intended to be a show only about minorities,” he told The Times. “It’s a show about underdogs, and that happens in a lot of different forms, whether it’s race, gender, or whatever.”
Hugh Laurie is White House bound.
The British actor, best known for his two-time, Golden Globe-winning turn as the title character on House, is joining Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep, EW has confirmed.
The HBO political comedy left off with vice president Selina Meyer (Louis-Dreyfus) ascending to the oval office when POTUS resigned to take care of his wife. The show is now heading into its fourth season.
Details are unknown about Laurie’s role at this time, but with Meyer in charge, at least for the time being, someone might fill the role of vice president. Something to consider…
Another fallen show has found new life on Netflix: Longmire, which was canceled by A&E in August after three seasons, will premiere 10 new episodes on Netflix in 2015 (in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand only).
Per Netflix, season 4 will pick up moments after the season 3 finale ended, revealing the fate of Branch Connally (Bailey Chase) after a gun was fired—and following Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) on his mission to kill his wife’s murderer. Katee Sackhoff and Lou Diamond Phillips also star. READ FULL STORY
Bill Cosby is continuing to move off TV’s entertainment schedule and into its news programs.
Basic cable network TV Land has now yanked all syndicated repeats of his iconic NBC series The Cosby Show, a spokesperson for the channel confirmed.
Cosby faces mounting rape allegations from several women, including from when he worked on The Cosby Show, which ran from 1984 to 1992 on NBC. On Tuesday, former supermodel Janice Dickinson became the latest to accuse Cosby of sex abuse. The actor has denied all the allegations through his attorney and has refused to answer questions regarding the matter. More detail on TV network reaction to Cosby’s allegations story here.
The winter finale of Fox’s Gotham is Monday night, and showrunner Bruno Heller says fans can expect Jim Gordon’s path to get even more difficult when the series continues next year.
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Fox will kick off the new year with the debut of its midseason drama Empire and the return of American Idol.
BBC America released a first look image for Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, a seven-part original drama series based on the bestselling novel by British author Susanna Clarke, premiering in 2015. The series, set in a reimagined 19th century England, was adapted to the screen by Peter Harness (Wallander, Is Anybody There?) and directed by Toby Haynes (Dr. Who). It stars Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan, The World’s End) as Jonathan Strange and Bertie Carvel (Les Misérables, Matilda) as Mr Norrell.
The Hugo Award-winning novel, named Time‘s Novel of the Year when it was published in 2004, offers a fantastical alternate history of England during the Napoleonic wars—one in which practical magic, revered but thought to have died out, is brought back by the titular pair. Jonathan Strange contains elements of Romance and Gothic literature, as well as fantasy and historical fiction. BBC America sets up the plot for us in the press release:
“The reclusive Mr Norrell (Marsan) of Hurtfew Abbey stuns the city of York when he causes the statues of York Cathedral to speak and move. With a little persuasion and help from his man of business Childermass (Enzo Cilenti), he goes to London to help the government in the war against Napoleon. It is there Norrell summons a fairy ([Marc] Warren) to bring Lady Pole ([Alice] Englert) back from the dead, opening a whole can of worms…”
Nicholas Brendon is heading to Hester High, and EW has the exclusive first look.
How to Get Away with Murder will cap off its freshman season with a special two-hour finale, ABC announced Wednesday.
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