Mar 14

‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ To Be Less Expensive Than Predecessor

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.

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Mar 08

Promo for the Upcoming Episode of ‘The Mindy Project’ Featuring Stephen Colbert

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!)

Mar 06

‘House of Cards’ Creator Shares Backstory on Recent Episode Featuring ‘The Colbert Report’

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.

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Mar 04

Stephen Colbert to Deliver the 2015 Commencement Address at Wake Forest University

Comedian, political satirist and late night television host Stephen Colbert will deliver Wake Forest University’s commencement address on Monday, May 18, 2015.

[…] “We are thrilled Stephen Colbert has accepted the invitation to speak at Wake Forest’s commencement ceremony,” said President Nathan O. Hatch. “I’m not sure what our graduates will enjoy more – how his creative genius reflects the exaggerated extremes of politics and contemporary life or how so many of us at Wake Forest will find ourselves on the receiving end of his jokes.”

Wake Forest’s commencement ceremony is a ticketed event reserved for graduates, their families and guests and is not open to the public. The ceremony takes place on Hearn Plaza at 9am. EST.

A livestream webcast of the ceremony will be available at go.wfu.edu/wfu15. Media who wish to attend must request credentials online by May 8.

Source: Wake Forest University News.

Mar 03

Stephen Colbert’s Chat with Fr. Jim at ‘America Magazine’

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.

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