Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones is taking another shot at primetime. He’s set to costar with Better Off Ted‘s Andrea Anders in the ABC pilot Divorce: A Love Story, in which the pair play a recently divorced couple who were bad together but discover they’re even worse apart. READ FULL STORY
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Your topical politics jokes are getting a British twist this summer: Jon Stewart will be taking a hiatus from The Daily Show, and correspondent John Oliver will be filling in as host, EW has confirmed.
Stewart is taking the time off to direct his first feature film, Rosewater. He also wrote the script, based on the book Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story Of Love, Captivity And Survival, which is BBC journalist Maziar Bahari account of his 118 days in captivity in Iran in 2009.
Deadline, which originally reported the news and says the hiatus will cover eight weeks of new shows, points out that Stewart’s interest in the project has a personal twist: After Bahari was accused of spying, one of the items used against him was an appearance he made on The Daily Show.
Check out a 2011 Daily Show interview with Bahari below: READ FULL STORY
Today, the Directors Guild of America announced its nominees for TV and commercials. Some of the shows involved are predictable (Homeland, Mad Men, Louie, Girls), while others aren’t (check out that Reality category!). The list:
Michael Cuesta, Showtime’s Homeland, “The Choice”
Jennifer Getzinger, AMC’s Mad Men, “A Little Kiss”
Lesli Linka Glatter, Showtime’s Homeland, “Q&A”
Rian Johnson, AMC’s Breaking Bad, “Fifty-One”
Greg Mottola, HBO’s The Newsroom, “We Just Decided To”
Louis C.K., FX’s Louie, “New Year’s Eve”
Mark Cendrowski, CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, “The Date Night Variable”
Bryan Cranston, ABC’s Modern Family, “Election Day”
Lena Dunham, HBO’s Girls, “Pilot”
Beth McCarthy-Miller, NBC’s 30 Rock, “Live from Studio 8H” READ FULL STORY
Hugh Grant has responded to Jon Stewart calling him the worst Daily Show guest of all time in the Hugh Grantiest way possible: with winning self-deprecation.
On Friday, Stephen Colbert interviewed Stewart before a sold-out audience in Montclair, New Jersey as a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival. Their conversation was wide-ranging, covering everything from how Stewart almost quit The Daily Show shortly after being hired to the duo’s marriage advice. But one of the buzziest moments came when Stewart revealed that in the nine years he’s been with the show, his least favorite guest was the floppy-haired stutterer Hugh Grant. Here’s Third Beat Magazine‘s summary of what Stewart said:
Grant spent his time at the studio complaining that he had other places to be. “He’s giving everyone sh– the whole time, and he’s a big pain in the ass,” Stewart recalled. Grant also complained to the staff about the clip that was selected of the movie he was promoting, Did You Hear About the Morgans? — a clip that was obviously supplied by the film’s publicist. Stewart recalls Grant angrily asking “What is that clip? It’s a terrible clip.” “Well, then make a better f–ing movie,” Stewart said, adding that he would “never” have Grant back.
Grant apparently didn’t get wind of the comment until today. He gave a charming response to Stewart’s remarks via Twitter:
It’s no joking matter: comedian Wyatt Cenac is leaving The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, EW has confirmed.
Cenac’s last appearance will be Dec. 13, which is the last new episode of the show in 2012. “Jon and the staff wish him the best in his future endeavors,” a spokesperson for The Daily Show told EW. Vulture first reported the news of his departure.
Cenac has been with The Daily Show since 2008.
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The Daily Show and The Colbert Report were a day late during the political debates, taping their shows before the evening festivities. But they’re not playing around when it comes to Election Day. Both shows will air live on Tuesday night, as the election results come in. The Daily Show is promoting their 11 p.m. ET coverage as “Election Night 2012: This Ends Now,” with Stewart leading his team in analyzing the state-by-state returns. At 11:30, The Colbert Report’s “Election 2012: A Nation Votes, Ohio Decides; The Re-Presidenting of America: Who Will Replace Obama? ‘012!” will welcome political pundit Andrew Sullivan for his take on the election results.
Mitt Romney can breathe a little easier tonight. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report will not tape Monday evening.
The Frankenstorm has claimed both shows, the latest New York City-based TV productions to shutter today. The Comedy Central faux-newscasts have been in full-blast election mode in recent weeks. But with the media obsessed with Hurricane Sandy, it’s not like there’s a ton of on-air election coverage gaffes to mock right now anyway.
Comedy Central is taking a “wait and see” approach before deciding on whether to resume taping of both shows on Tuesday, or later in the week. Repeats will air instead. Here’s several other TV productions being shut down.
'Daily Show,' 'SNL,' 'Colbert,' and 'Fallon' writers assemble for New York Television Festival panel
“Live from New York…” is Saturday Night Live‘s proprietary catchprase, but those four iconic words might just as easily more broadly describe the best and brightest of American comedy — period. Within a three-block radius in midtown Manhattan lies the home bases for Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. So it only makes sense that during the comically fertile election season, the New York Television Festival is celebrating the talent behind those shows with a special discussion panel, “Long Day’s Journey Into Late Night: 2012 Election Edition – The Politics of Funny.”
Next Tuesday night at the 92Y Tribeca, NBC’s Willie Geist will welcome a Barry Julien (head writer, The Colbert Report), Steve Bodow (co-executive producer and former head writer, The Daily Show), Colin Jost (co-head writer, Saturday Night Live), and A.D. Miles (head writer, Late Night) for a lively discussion about their favorite moments from the 2012 campaign so far and their take on the current state of the late-night genre. (Tickets are free but will surely “sell out.”) READ FULL STORY
President Obama will be Jon Stewart’s guest on The Daily Show next Thursday, Oct. 18, the Comedy Central program announced Friday.
This will mark the President’s sixth time on the late-night show, and his second since his election. He was last on the show in October 2010.
President Obama will have just finished his second debate against Mitt Romney on Tuesday; perhaps the duo can compare notes. Stewart just finished his own debate against Bill O’Reilly.
Mitt Romney has never appeared on The Daily Show.
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Missed out on the buzziest moments from last night’s Emmy Awards because you were watching football or 60 Minutes? Never fear: EW is here with video of the ceremony’s most memorable bits and acceptance speeches. Though the show itself was far from unpredictable, there were a few surprises sprinkled throughout the night — especially courtesy of TV stars who weren’t afraid to do some unscripted clowning around.
The opening scene
You love Christina Hendricks, Mindy Kaling, Martha Plimpton, and Connie Britton — so what could be better than seeing all four of them, plus a few more divisive actresses (naked Lena Dunham eating birthday cake!), consoling Botox victim Jimmy Kimmel before the show? Bonus points for that dig at 2008’s Emmys host quintet.
The great speech switcheroo
In the past, Lead Actress in a Comedy nominees have brightened up the show by wearing a mustache to the awards and staging a fake beauty pageant as their category was announced. This year, the goofy tradition continued as winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus began to read her acceptance speech, then realized she had “accidentally” switched her remarks with a set written by fellow nominee Amy Poehler.
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Two weeks ago, you hardly knew Ryan Lochte, and you most likely would’ve walked right past Missy Franklin and Gabrielle Douglas without flinching unless they were wearing gold medals around their necks. But the Olympics have made them huge celebrities — albeit the rare breed of celebrity that only blooms once every four years. But before they begin to wilt in the shade, you can expect to see them take their victory laps on the talk-show circuit, beginning tonight. Douglas will sit down with Jay Leno, while David Letterman welcomes decathlon champ Ashton Eaton. The entire women’s gymnastics team will visit Letterman tomorrow, and Leno will host Missy Franklin and Ryan Lochte later this week.
For these athletes, these close-ups are almost as crucial as their Olympic performances themselves, for America is now watching to see if their favorite Olympian has the aura and magnetism to appear in lackluster movies, dance in a reality show contest, or become a morning-show correspondent. America truly loves its heroes.
For an entire TV schedule of gold-medal guest stars, click below: READ FULL STORY
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