David Letterman to say goodbye on Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Letterman will say farewell to “The Late Show” on the final day of May sweeps, ending 33 years in late-night. “David Letterman has given to all of us a remarkable legacy of achievement and creative brilliance that will never be forgotten,” said CBS boss Les Moonves in a statement. “It”s going to be tough to say goodbye, but I know we will all cherish the shows leading up to Dave”s final broadcast in May.”
Fox wants a Simon Cowell TV comeback
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox execs recently flew to London to discuss a development deal to bring Cowell back on American TV. The news comes following a recent report that Fox was interested in reviving “The X Factor.”
“Sons of Anarchy”: “An extended classic-rock song of a show”
“You knew it would end with a montage,” says James Poniewozik of the series finale, adding that it was a fitting ending – not a great one. “It was unedited and undisciplined,” he says, “a colossal anthem taking up a whole vinyl album side, with cowbell and extended drum solos and a dozen guitarists lined up on stage to get a turn to riff over the coda. If it felt an emotion, it primal-screamed it. It threw in intrigues and complications like a jam band throwing in bridges and time changes.” PLUS: Series finale used a worn-out metaphor, it was an admirable and fitting close to the series, and ranking every season.
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Coming to Britain: “Doctor Who” and “Sherlock” theme rides?
Paramount Pictures is creating a UK theme park that may include rides based on such classic UK shows like “Doctor Who,” “Sherlock” and “Top Gear.” PLUS: Check out an Indian rendition of the “Sherlock” theme.
“Bones” boss confirms Brennan”s pregnancy
“We are so happy for Emily,” showrunner Stephen Nathan says of Emily Deschanel”s real-life pregnancy. “As before, rather than try to hide this from a sophisticated audience, we are integrating her pregnancy into the show.”
Stephen Colbert takes on “Eaten Alive”: “For shame, Discovery Channel!”
“I come to you tonight a shaken man, because recent revelations proved Americans were systematically and repeatedly lied to,” Colbert said on last night”s “Colbert Report.”
A man has “8 Minutes” to convince prostitutes to quit in new A&E reality show
“8 Minutes” will feature cop-turned-pastor Kevin Brown as he tries to rescue prostitutes straight from inside their hotel rooms.
Mindy Kaling on last night”s “Mindy Project” and Adam Pally”s departure
Kaling says of a Peter-Mindy romance: “We consciously toyed with it because it's juicy.” She adds that she knew Pally”s exit date from the moment he signed up for the show.
SAG Awards TV nominations fall into 2 categories to avoid offending its membership
They are either “Movie actors working in television” or “Actors and ensembles that have become usual suspects on the awards circuit for years.”