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BET puts 'The Mo'Nique Show' 'on production hiatus'

BET has announced that The Mo’Nique Show is going on hiatus, and a return appears unlikely, according to the Los Angeles Times. In a statement sent to EW, the cable network says, “The Mo’Nique Show will be on production hiatus beginning in the fall. However, new episodes of the show will continue to air throughout the summer. Mo’nique Hicks and The Mo’Nique Show are important to the BET Networks family and we look forward to continuing our relationship with her.”

The Mo’Nique Show, which drew 1.5 million viewers for its October 2009 debut, now draws about 600,000 viewers per episode, according to BET. There are only seven new episodes remaining. Representatives for Mo’Nique did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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Harrison Ford fights with Chewbacca on Jimmy Kimmel -- PHOTO, VIDEO

Tonight Harrison Ford stops by Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where the ABC late night host reunites Han Solo with his old Millennium Falcon co-pilot Chewbacca. Sources are keeping quiet on the contents of the cold open skit which brings together Ford with his tall furry Star Wars co-star, but Geeks of a Certain Age should definitely watch. Need more convincing? The episode is guest directed by Jon Favreau. Here’s our exclusive photo, and we’ll update tomorrow morning with any available video from the show:

UPDATE: Video added below! “I’m done with that Star Wars crap!”


Cinemax renews 'Femme Fatales' for second season

Ready for more powerful, sexy and dangerous women? (Would any man say no to that question?) Cinemax has ordered 13 more episodes of Femme Fatales, a late-night anthology series about (you guessed it) powerful, sexy and dangerous women. The first season is currently airing and features “13 stand-alone episodes find extraordinary ways of coping with their problems, channeling their survival instincts and bringing out their inner guile.” Ooh-kay!

The show is inspired by and styled in the tradition of pulp stories, film noir and graphic novels, and takes place in contemporary settings. The first season ends Aug. 5.

Tanit Phoenix will return as Lilith, the mysterious host of each episode, for season two that’ll bow in 2012. Guest stars for the next season will include Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill: Vol. 1), Antonio Sabato, Jr. (General Hospital), Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers), Jeff Fahey (Lost) and Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager). Time to check this show out?

Don't expect Letterman to address second 'Late Show' break-in until Monday (if he does at all)

If you’re hoping for another funny Late Show take on the Ed Sullivan Theater being broken into for a second time, don’t. At least not until Monday. David Letterman taped both Thursday and Friday’s episodes earlier this week, a CBS spokesperson confirms to EW. The show and network declined to comment on the latest incident, which is said to have occurred at 1 a.m. Thursday. According to Reuters, 42-year-old aspiring musician Alvin Moore is accused of using a newspaper stand to break glass panes at the Ed Sullivan Theater, where Late Show films, for the attention — which he believes will help his music career. He did not gain access to the building, so the studio and set were not damaged. On Monday’s show, Letterman joked extensively about a 22-year-old man who allegedly broke into the theater Sunday morning while intoxicated. If attention is what Moore seeks, perhaps Letterman will stay mum.

Jon Stewart vs. Jay Leno: Networks spar over who's No. 1

Is there or isn’t there a new King of Late Night? Comedy Central is claiming victory after The Daily Show with Jon Stewart edged Jay Leno’s Tonight Show in the crucial Adult 18-49 demographic for the second quarter that ended June 26. Though The Tonight Show still draws the most overall viewers every night, 3.9 million, compared to The Daily Show‘s 2.2 million, Stewart’s show edged Leno, 1.295 million to 1.292 million, in the younger more advertiser-friendly demo.

But not so fast, says NBC. Spokesperson Tom Bierbaum says that Comedy Central strategically counted the ratings only for new episodes, while neglecting the ratings for reruns. According to their tabulations, The Tonight Show comes out on top when every episode is counted, 1.283 million to 1.167 million. Moreover, NBC makes the point that the first half-hour of The Tonight Show draws 1.37 million, which they contend is a fairer apple-to-apples comparison with the half-hour Daily Show. In an e-mail, Comedy Central spokesman Steve Albani said, “Broadcast traditionally has always included original plays and encores but like a lot of things they do, we believe that to be an archaic way of measuring performance. To each their own.”

While Leno and Stewart’s camps can argue over the details, ABC can confidently say that the debate is nothing more than fighting over second place. Nightline topped all the late-night shows in overall viewers (4.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.297 million). Click below for the top talkshows, with both Comedy Central and NBC contributing conflicting rankings:


Bravo's 'Watch What Happens Live': Comedian Jay Mohr to guest host for Andy Cohen -- EXCLUSIVE

Yup, the host of Bravo’s well-performing late-night talk show Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen, is taking a break — albeit, for one night only.

On Sunday, July 10, comedian, Saturday Night Live alum, and Real Housewives enthusiast (he blogs about the show for!) Jay Mohr will fill in as guest host on Watch What Happens Live. Mohr has appeared on the show previously, but as a guest. READ FULL STORY

Conan O'Brien heading to New York


Conan O’Brien is bringing his late-night act back to New York, where it first began. TBS announced today that O’Brien’s show will spend four nights at New York’s Beacon Theater, beginning Oct. 31, to celebrate his cable show’s one-year anniversary. In 2012, Conan will hit the road again, with a trip to Chicago.

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Ed Helms hosts 'Saturday Night Live': See an exclusive promo shot

No face tattoos. No missing teeth. No bowties or banjos. As you can see in this promo photo, it’s just good ol’ Ed Helms, star of The Hangover Part II and The Office, preparing to host Saturday Night Live this weekend, with musical guest and greeter Paul Simon.

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Nick Cannon discusses his Showtime comedy special and his newborn twins with wife Mariah Carey

Jack of all trades Nick Cannon has tackled movies (Drumline), TV (America’s Got Talent) and music (Nick Cannon). But now the multihyphenate is returning to stand-up comedy, the skill that initially led to him being discovered at a young age. Cannon is starring in his first stand-up special, Mr. Showbiz, which premieres this Saturday on Showtime at 9pm ET and was taped weeks ago at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. “I’m so excited,” says Cannon. “I’ve never done a stand up special and I’ve been doing this ever since I was 11 years old.” EW talked to Cannon about the hour-long special, his wife Mariah Carey, and the pair’s recently born twins, Moroccan and MonroeREAD FULL STORY

Letterman vs. Trump round 2: 'Celebrity Apprentice' host cancels 'Late Night' appearance

Less than a week after David Letterman labeled Donald Trump a racist on Late Show, the real estate mogul is reportedly fighting back. A rep for Trump confirmed to EW that the Celebrity Apprentice star had canceled a May 18 appearance on the show Friday, the day after Letterman’s not-so-kind words. Trump’s rep does not specify why Trump canceled, but The New York Post is reporting Letterman’s phrasing is behind it. According to the Post, Trump went so far as to write the late night host a personal note that said he was “disappointed to hear the statements you made about me last night on your show that I was a ‘racist.’ … In actuality, nothing could be further from the truth and there is nobody who is less of a racist than Donald Trump.”

Letterman’s words stem from an interview with Dr. Phil, during which the two discussed Trump’s claim that President Obama was unfairly accepted into Harvard Law School. Said Letterman: “It’s all fun, it’s all a circus, it’s all a rodeo, until it starts to smack of racism. And then it’s no longer fun.”

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David Letterman calls Donald Trump 'racist'

David Letterman accused real estate mogul, Celebrity Apprentice star and possible political candidate Donald Trump of being a racist on last night’s edition of CBS Late Show.

Letterman was talking to guest Dr. Phil, who’s apparently friends with Trump, when he said this about Trump’s suggestion that President Obama somehow unfairly got into Harvard Law School:

“It’s all fun, it’s all a circus, it’s all a rodeo, until it starts to smack of racism. And then it’s no longer fun,” Letterman said.

“So you thought it was racism?” Dr. Phil asks.

“Well, yes,” Letterman replied.  “Do you consider him to be a racist?” READ FULL STORY

Backstage at the Comedy Awards: Eddie Murphy on 'wrong turns' like 'Pluto Nash'; Louis C.K. on his 'sh--y' night

Hey Rob Corddry, what do you think about having comedians honor comedians?

“They should do that! I think that’s a great idea,” the former Daily Show correspondent told EW at the Comedy Awards. “Just get a bunch of comedians together in black tie.” Okay, somebody’s either being really snarky or hasn’t been paying attention, since Comedy Central’s first annual awards were just that — with Corddry himself picking up the Golden Microphone for Best Sketch Comedy/Alternative Comedy Series (Childrens’ Hospital).

EW caught up with a number of the winners and presenters backstage at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, and, needless to say, others were more direct regarding how they felt about the evening. Like Louis C.K., who elaborated on his acceptance speech for Best Stand-Up Special (Louis C.K.: Hilarious), in which he declared the gala to be “the s—-iest night of my life.” “You know, I’m just exaggerating,” C.K. clarified. “But, yeah, pretty s—-y.” READ FULL STORY

The Comedy Awards: Jon Stewart talks 'vestigial' ceremony, Anne Hathaway and James Franco's Oscar-hosting gig

What happens when you fill a ballroom with comedians in black tie? The Comedy Awards, of course! Comedy Central’s first annual celebration of funny people by funny people rolls out tonight across the Viacom-verse, simulcast at 9 p.m. EST on Comedy Central, Spike TV, CMT, TV Land, and VH1.

Considering how little awards recognition comedy gets — you can count on one hand the number of (non-musical) comedies that have won the Oscar for Best Picture — it’s exciting to see comic artists honored by their peers. And lest you think this is some meaningless, self-congratulatory, People’s Choice-style ceremony, check out some of the names on the board that determined the nominees: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Seth MacFarlane, Conan O’Brien, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, and Ray Romano.

To get you psyched for the show, EW talked to Jon Stewart on the red carpet about what these awards mean to comedians and, well, if he thinks they’re even necessary. READ FULL STORY


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