In this edition of TV Bits:
- Olivia Munn is returning to be part of the new G4
- The Witcher season 2 begins production
- Ruby Rose talks more about why she left Batwoman
- The Daily Show expands to five days a week for convention coverage
- And more!
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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 »
The Daily Show is a career launcher for comedians with such famous alums like Ed Helms, Rob Corddry, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Jessica Williams, Kristen Schaal, Jason Jones, Larry Wilmore, Wyatt Cenac, and even Michael Che coming through the show. Now correspondent Hasan Minhaj is graduating from the news satire program to get his own show, but not before offering one last solution to one of America’s biggest problems: MoviePass. Read More »
There was a time when the most biting political satire came from the one-two punch of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and its spin-off, The Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert. But all good things must come to an end. Stephen Colbert ended The Colbert Report to pursue his dream of hosting The Late Show after David Letterman retired from the program, and shortly thereafter, Jon Stewart decided it was time for him to move on to other things as well. Since then, Colbert and Stewart have had some brief, public reunions, but those were nothing like The Daily Show reunion that’s coming to The Late Show next week.
Find out who is stopping by The Late Show for The Daily Show reunion! Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
August 6 was the end of an era, as Jon Stewart aired his last-ever episode as host of The Daily Show. But as they say, the show must go on. And so, after waiting several days to let us finish drying our tears, Comedy Central is pressing onward with the first teaser for the next chapter in the series: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Watch the Daily Show with Trevor Noah promo after the jump. Read More »
Jon Stewart hosted his final episode of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, a show that he’s been writing, producing and hosting for 16 years and nearly 2,600 episodes. To say farewell to Stewart, or #JonVoyage as Comedy Central has dubbed the goodbye on social media, a cavalcade of guest stars, from former correspondents to Martin Scorsese to Bill O’Reilly to Bruce Springsteen, all came to say goodbye. And yes, there’s a bunch of crying too.
Below we highlight the extended farewell episode of The Daily Show, which is available in its entirety online for those of you who missed it last night. Watch Jon Stewart’s final Daily Show episode after the jump! Read More »
Before Harrison Ford crashed his plane in Los Angeles, he had already sustained a pretty significant injury on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, breaking his left leg. But it turns out that wasn’t the only injury sustained during the production of Episode VII.
In fact, when one of the doors on the film’s set fell on Harrison Ford’s leg, director JJ Abrams (who appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart yesterday) rushed over to help by lifting the object off Ford as quickly as possible. But in the process, Abrams actually broke his back. That’s right, Abrams literally broke his back trying to make this movie for Star Wars fans.
Hear more about how J.J. Abrams broke his back after the jump! Read More »
Earlier this year, we learned that Jon Stewart would be leaving Comedy Central’s long-running news satire program The Daily Show. Comedy Central ran the gamut of talented comedians to replace Stewart on the show, including names like Chris Rock and Amy Poehler, before they picked correspondent Trevor Noah to take the gig.
However, one name that we didn’t hear about officially as a candidate was Amy Schumer, the comedienne who has skyrocketed to fame over the past few years thanks to her stellar sketch comedy show Inside Amy Schumer. It turns out Schumer was offered the job, but she actually ended up turning it down. Find out why Amy Schumer turned down The Daily Show after the jump! Read More »
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The great late-night shakeup of 2015 continues this fall when Trevor Noah takes over as host of The Daily Show. Jon Stewart, who has hosted the show since 1999, will step away on August 6. Now Comedy Central has announced Trevor Noah’s debut as host for September 28.
Additionally, not one but two additional seasons of the incredibly popular podcast Serial have been announced to air over the next year. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
UPDATE: Trevor Noah has now officially been confirmed as the next host of The Daily Show. “I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor,” said Jon Stewart in a statement to the NYT. “He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with.” Original story follows.
In the weeks since Jon Stewart announced his impending departure from The Daily Show, fans have been buzzing about who could and who should take over. But Comedy Central may finally be closing in on a replacement.
A new report indicates that Trevor Noah is the current frontrunner to replace Stewart as The Daily Show host. The 31-year-old South African comedian has been a contributor to the show since December. Read all about the developing Daily Show Trevor Noah story after the jump. Read More »