Speaking at the Deutsche Bank 2015 Media, Internet and Telecom Conference in Florida, Les Moonves was asked about the upcoming debut of ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’ later this month, and the ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ in September.
Moonves said it was an “extremely” exciting time for CBS as no network has ever replaced two late-night hosts in the same year.
Colbert’s show will be less expensive than David Letterman’s, plus CBS owns it, meaning it can also make revenue off ancillary businesses, Moonves said. He said there was “real potential” for profit upside in the next few years. He didn’t mention specific financials.
In an exclusive interview with TV Guide, Mindy Kaling talks about working with Stephen Colbert on ‘The Mindy Project‘, and reveals that all of his scenes were shot in one, 13-hour day!
The episode, ‘Confessions of a Catho-holic’ is now available to watch on FOX or Hulu Plus.
Hold onto your ovaries Hubsters, here is the promo for the upcoming episode of ‘The Mindy Project‘ featuring Stephen Colbert as Father Michael O’Donnell.
‘Confessions of a Catho-holic’ (Season 3, Episode 19) will air on 10 March, 2015 at 9:30/8:30c on Fox.
(Thank you to StephenSmile64 for the Tip!)
In case you were wondering how The Colbert Report appeared to live on in a recent episode of House of Cards months after TCR’s finale, show creator (an apparent Colbert Report fanboy) Beau Willimon explained how he got the two shows together:
‘House of Cards’ Creator Beau Willimon Dishes on Season 3’s Scandals and Surprises
By Marlow Stern
How did you swing The Colbert Report appearance in the premiere?
We simply asked! I’d had the pleasure of being on The Colbert Report and I think that Stephen is among the most talented people on the planet. We wanted to have an interesting way to get a sense of where the Underwood presidency was that wasn’t as obvious as simply a news anchor telling us, and we thought that would be more engaging, dramatic, and entertaining. I asked Stephen and thanked my lucky stars when he said yes. One of the things that we delighted in when we talked about it was that our fictional Colbert Report would exist beyond the real-life one. The Colbert Report never fully dies.
Full Interview: The Daily Beast.
If you are Catholic like me (or even not Catholic at all), you will be excited to check out the full interview below with a Colbearded Stephen and Colbert Nation Chaplain Fr. Jim Martin.
Stephen mulls over what he might give up for Lent, talks about mentally gearing himself up as he walks into his offices at CBS (ahh!! so exciting to hear him say those words), and reveals the scripture reading he used at his wedding. He talks about how his confirmation name “Simon” is a secret homage to his brother Peter – clever, Stephen, clever! – and goes on to talk about overcoming fear, even managing to throw in a reference to the science fiction novel Dune. The conversation basically breaks down into a Catholic geek-out, with Stephen treating us once again to his “King of Glory” dance. Fr. Jim helps remind Stephen of the lyrics to the second verse, which showcases Catholic liturgical music’s interesting rhyming patterns.
Hubster Sharilyn has sent us this wonderful “Taping ReporT” which covers ‘The Toss’ from the the July 17, 2006 taping of “The Daily Show”.