July 31, 2013 |
Next week is shaping up to be a big one in terms of late-night talk show programming. First, Lindsay Lohan is scheduled to guest host for Chelsea Handler on Monday night, and now President Obama will be appearing on "The Tonight Show" on Tuesday. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters Wednesday that Obama would be making the appearance as part of a trip that would also include stops in Tennessee and Arizona before the late-afternoon appearance with Jay Leno. This is Obama's sixth appearance on "The Tonight Show," and chances are good he'll be wanting to talk about middle-class jobs and the economy this time.
July 31, 2013 |
Fans looking for some answers from "Parks and Recreation's" fearless leader -- not Leslie Knope, the other one -- rest easy and stop pooping . Show runner and executive producer Mike Schur has issued a statement regarding the upcoming departures of key players Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones. It goes as follows: “The news about Rob and Rashida is true -- they will be leaving the show after the 13th episode of the upcoming Season 6," said Schur, who is in London shooting the upcoming Season 6 premiere.
July 25, 2013 |
Jason Sudeikis is leaving "Saturday Night Live. " The comedian confirmed the news during his Wednesday appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman," which airs on CBS, one of NBC's many rival networks. Classy. The talk show's official Twitter account sent out a tweet Tuesday blasting the news and linking to the teaser for the Wednesday evening episode. PHOTOS: 13 memorable 'SNL' stars Sudeikis is the latest in a long line of comedians who have left the sketch comedy showcase.
July 1, 2013 |
Twenty-one years after the King of Late Night retired from NBC's "The Tonight Show," Johnny Carson is back on television, thanks to Turner Classic Movies' new weekly series, "Carson on TCM," which premieres at 5 p.m. Monday. TCM will air selected interviews this month featuring some of the biggest stars who appeared during Carson's 30 years behind the desk at "The Tonight Show. " Most of these interviews have not been seen in their entirety since they originally aired. Unabashed Carson fan Conan O'Brien, the host of TBS' late-night "Conan" series whose short-lived stint as the host of "The Tonight Show" ended in 2010, emcees the 25 interviews that will be shown.
June 18, 2013 |
Never one to mince words, Howard Stern had some tough advice for Jimmy Fallon about the latter's impending takeover of “The Tonight Show.” During a visit to “Late Night,” Stern congratulated Fallon on the “fantastic” news, although as one of Jay Leno's most outspoken detractors, the truth is it wouldn't take much to make him happy. PHOTOS: Game of Hosts “I subscribe to the anyone-but-Jay philosophy,” Stern explained. “If they had replaced Jay with [Mahmoud]
June 11, 2013 |
When Jimmy Fallon takes over "The Tonight Show" from Jay Leno in February 2014, he's not just getting an upgrade in his start time, he's also getting a billing promotion. As first pointed out by the Huffington Post, Fallon's "Tonight Show" will be titled "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. " That's a throwback to late-night king Johnny Carson's reign, when the show was titled "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. " Both hosts to take over the show after Carson, Leno and Conan O'Brien, got a less prestigious "With" in the title.
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May 25, 2013 |
Ed Shaughnessy, whose mutton-chop whiskers and swinging rhythms made him one of the most famous drummers in jazz during his nearly three decades with Doc Severinsen's "Tonight Show" band, has died. He was 84. Shaughnessy had a heart attack Friday at his Calabasas home, said William Selditz, a close family friend. While his nightly gig on "The Tonight Show" brought him the kind of drumming fame previously bestowed on giants such as Gene Krupa, Shaughnessy also delved into more far-reaching musical realms.
May 17, 2013 |
Former Lakers coach Phil Jackson visited Jay Leno on the "Tonight Show" on Thursday night to promote his upcoming book "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success. " Jackson described his brief flirtation with returning to the Lakers early in the season. "They fired the coach, Mike Brown," said Jackson. "I had no idea they were going to come after me, but Jeanie [Buss] comes home and she says, 'Will you talk to my brother. '" Jim Buss runs the Lakers' basketball operations department while his sister Jeanie, also Jackson's fiancee, is in charge of the team's business operations.
May 13, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Looks like there will be no shortage of plugs for NBC in the network's new sitcom starring Michael J. Fox. A preview clip that the network showed to advertisers during its upfront presentation Monday at Radio City Music Hall looked like one big promotion for the network. The premise of the program -- titled "The Michael J. Fox Show" -- is that Fox is Mike Burnaby, a TV reporter who retires after he can no longer mask the symptoms of his Parkinson's disease. VIDEO: NBC comedy trailers 2013 But being at home doesn't suit him or his family so he tries to go back to work.
May 12, 2013 |
Seth Meyers has been tapped to be the host of NBC's "Late Night" after Jimmy Fallon takes over for Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show" next year. The appointment of Meyers, a cast member and head writer on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," had been expected for weeks. Lorne Michaels, the producer of "Saturday Night Live," will oversee Meyers' show, which airs at about 12:30 a.m., after "The Tonight Show. " Michaels also will be executive producer of "The Tonight Show" after it moves to New York with Fallon as host.