In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Idris Elba confirms a Luther movie will start shooting this year.
  • Samara Weaving to star as a Playboy Bunny in Sony Picture TV’s Down the Rabbit Hole.
  • Bill Nye to host The End is Nye on Peacock.
  • Writing on Rick and Morty season 7 has begun.
  • And more.

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John Mulaney Writing for Late Night with Seth Meyers

It’s always nice when an up-and-coming comedian with promising talent gets an opportunity to really break into the industry. And that’s exactly what’s happening with young buck John Mulaney. The stand-up comedian is going straight from his first communion to the writing staff of Late Night with Seth Meyers, giving him a lot less time to see if Addams Family Values is available at Blockbuster Video.  Read More »

Just Shoot Me Virtual Reunion

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch the virtual reunion of the cast of the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me, including David Spade, Wendie Malick, Laura San Giacomo, George Segal, Enrico Colantoni, and more. Plus, take a look back at the weird animated series Biker Mice from Mars from the 1990s, and watch a remotely produced edition of Seth MeyersSecond Chance Theatre featuring an unaired Saturday Night Live sketch with Jason Sudeikis and Mike O’Brien. Read More »

The Daily Show Returning

Late night television shows were among the first productions to shut down once the spread of coronavirus became more threatening this month. That’s mostly because the shows are shot with a live television audience. Initially, some of the shows attempted to stick it out by shooting episodes without a crowd, but eventually entire productions had to be shut down out of an abundance of caution. However, fans will now have some of their late night fixes back in action, albeit with some social distancing changes.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will be returning to Comedy Central this week after delivering a couple digital editions of the program under the new moniker The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah. Furthermore, Late Night with Seth Meyers will be making a bit of a comeback by doing digital editions of the show’s signature “A Closer Look” segment from the comedian’s home. They join Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O’Brien, who have been keeping their shows alive with snippets of new segments uploaded to YouTube in the days since their shows were shut down. Find out more below. Read More »

Explaining Good and Bad Visual Effects

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, visual effects artists explain good and bad CG work in movies, including a Jurassic Park gaffe you probably missed. Plus, Avengers: Endgame helmers Anthony & Joe Russo take a look back at their career in directing and producing film and television, and Leslie Jones and Seth Meyers sit down to watch the Game of Thrones finale together. Read More »

The LEGO Movie 2 Design Process

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, go behind the scenes of the production design for The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part. Plus, watch The Hollywood Reporter’s writers roundtable with John Krasinski (A Quiet Place), Tamara Jenkins (Private Life), Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade) and more, and watch the trailer for the timely and relevant White Savior: The Movie. Read More »