Jordan Klepper has been tapped by Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” to join fellow correspondents Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Aasif Mandvi and Jessica Williams on “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!” Klepper’s first appearance on the show, reporting “live” from Ukraine, is scheduled to air tonight, March 3 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
With ‘The Colbert Report’ since is premiere in 2005, Emily Lazar has been promoted from Supervising Producer to Co-Executive Producer, reports ‘The Hollywood Reporter’.
“For over 1,300 shows Emily Lazar has introduced me to people and ideas I never knew I cared so much about. She really makes me seem interesting,” noted executive producer and host Stephen Colbert, whose show usurped the Emmy crown from long-time winner Daily Show at this past year’s awards show. Lazar has been responsible for securing a vast spectrum of guests, from First Lady Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton to Hollywood A-listers Matt Damon and Kevin Spacey.
Over at ‘The Daily Show’, Deadline.com reports that veterans Steve Bodow, Adam Lowitt and Jen Flanz have been promoted to Executive Producers. While Tim Greenberg and Hillary Kun have been promoted to Co-Executive Producers, Justin Melkmann to Supervising Producer and Elliott Kalan to Head Writer.
Following a successful stint as a Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show this past summer, John Oliver is getting a topical series of his own.
But rather than secure a home on Comedy Central, the comedic Brit is doing so at HBO. The premium cable network announced Thursday that it had inked a deal with Oliver for a show that will present a satirical look at the week in news, politics and current events. The weekly show will debut in 2014 and will air on Sunday nights.
“We weren’t otherwise searching for another weekly talk show, but when we saw John Oliver handling host duties on The Daily Show, we knew that his singular perspective and distinct voice belonged on HBO,” said HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo, making reference to the net’s long-running Friday night entry, Real Time with Bill Maher. “We are extremely excited that John has agreed to make HBO his home.”
Added Oliver: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining HBO, especially as I presume this means I get free HBO now. I want to thank Comedy Central, and everyone at The Daily Show for the best seven and a half years of my life. But most of all, I’d like to thank Jon Stewart. He taught me everything I know. In fact, if I fail in the future, it’s entirely his fault.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Congratulations to the staff of The Daily Show who have won the Emmy for “Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety Specials”.
Congratulations also goes out to Robert Smigel and the team behind Night of Too Many Stars, who have won the Emmy for “Outstanding Interactive Program”.
John Oliver, Jessica Williams and Stephen Colbert help Jon Stewart to once again act American.
Last night on ‘The Daily Show’, you may have noticed that things were a bit little different when John Oliver returned from the commercial break to interview Aaron Sorkin. Gone were the bright lights and J-desk, suddenly John had a tan and the interview took a step back in time, relying on the most basic essentials – directors chairs, small table and a helpful staff member (Miles Kahn) passing notes from off camera.
What exactly caused this sudden change? TWoP member Magsinator had this to report from last night’s taping:
The taping of the first two segments goes well, then they’re cleaning up ALL THE GLASS from the bottle breaking and we hear this horrific feedback noise and the monitors around the studio go out. They made a quick announcement about us witnessing Daily Show history, because nothing like that had ever happened before and say they’re going to try to figure it out and get going again. So to fill the time, John takes a lot more questions … The crew announced what happened – a ups (uninterrupted power supply) failed – and pointed out the inherent irony there – and that it took out the audio, monitors and all the cameras. They were working on fixing it, but were going to set up for the “inside the actors studio” style interview with handheld cameras just in case.
Dan Dinello (@da66y) Tweeted: #ColbertReport saves #DailyShow: @DailyShow lost power during & edited show @ColbertReport studios. Both shows were finished simultaneously.
Jon Stewart and his beard check in on ‘The Daily Show’ via Skype, from ‘from somewhere far, far away’ to let John Oliver know he’s doing a phenomenal job as temporary host while he is off directing the geopolitical thriller ‘Rosewater’.
And brace yourself fashionistas, he is wearing a BLACK t-shirt! Perhaps this is how all of his grey t-shirts start?
Recognizing the essential role that writers have played in creating and elevating the medium of television since its inception, the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight announced the list of the ’101 Best Written TV Series’, honoring seven decades of outstanding television programming and the writers who brought it all to life. The “TV 101” list honors classic, trailblazing series and miniseries, as well as current and critically acclaimed programs, from comedies and dramas to variety/talk and children’s programming.
“At their core, all of these wonderful series began with the words of the writers who created them and were sustained by the writers who joined their staffs or worked on individual episodes,” said WGAW President Chris Keyser and WGAE President Michael Winship in a joint statement. “This list is not only a tribute to great TV, it is a dedication to all writers who devote their hearts and minds to advancing their craft.”
Full List: WGA East.
17. ‘The Daily Show’
50. ‘The Colbert Report’ tied with ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘The Office’ (UK).
What do you make of the list Hubsters? Do you agree or disagree with the rankings? Who do you think should have made the cut? Were your favourite shows included?