FX’s ‘Partners’ has an okay debut

08.05.14 3 years ago

FX”s “Partners” has an okay debut
The Kelsey Grammer-Martin Lawrence debuted to a little over 1 million viewers.

James Corden: Another white guy getting a late-night gig
Even with Craig Ferguson endorsing a female as his “Late Late Show” replacement, CBS is apparently going with another white male host. As Kara Brown notes, “No one is arguing that he's not talented or capable, but why aren't we tired of this bullsh*t assumption that white men are the only people capable of hosting late night television shows?” PLUS: Comedian Julie Klausner goes on an anti-Corden rant, Corden has small shoes to fill when it comes to ratings, a primer on who is James Corden, and he is unavoidable in England and has 4.4 million followers despite rarely tweeting.

50 Cent”s “Power” has had the biggest black viewership among premium cable shows; “The Wire” No. 2
Here”s a list of what black people have watched on premium cable over most of the past decade.

Martha Stewart”s younger sister dies
Laura Plimpton, 59, who worked for Stewart”s lifestyle empire, reportedly suffered a brain aneurysm.

Alexander Payne”s “Nebraska” will be shown in color on Epix channel
The Oscar-nominated black-and-white film starring Will Fort, June Squibb Bruce Dern had a colorized version made for countries that forbade showing non-color programming.

Netflix got Chelsea Handler to moderate an “OITNB” panel
The free-flowing panel was set up directly after the cast appeared on Conan. PLUS: Uzo Aduba writes about her name and her long journey to success.

“Halt & Catch Fire” ends its 1st season with just 574,000 viewers
That”s the AMC series” 2nd-worst viewership.

Chelsea Handler gets a positive portrayal in comic book form
A new biographical comic book leaves out some of the E! star”s controversies.

Why is “Big Brother” so boring this season?
There”s something lacking this year, and that is momentum. PLUS: Aaryn Gries gets engaged.

Comedy Central orders “Straight to Mouth” magic variety show pilot from Chris Hardwick
Comedian/magician Justin Willman will star in a variety show in which he will use magic and comedy to tackle various topics.

Here”s a rundown of all the “True Detective” rumors
From Season 2 having three leads to Season 2 having four leads.

HBO”s “The Brink” adds Jaimie Alexander
She”ll play a public affairs rep aboard an aircraft carrier on the HBO dark comedy.

George R.R. Martin addresses diversity on “Game of Thrones”
What about the black characters from the novels who don”t appear on the TV series?

Check out “Daredevil”s” Matt Murdock
The “Boardwalk Empire” star was captured filming scenes for his Netflix role.

Nickelodeon is developing shows for kids that could work on TV, mobile or the web
“Welcome to The Wayne,” released online Monday, is one such show that is trying to appeal to young viewers who don”t distinguish their many screens.

Terri Seymour is leaving “Extra”
Seymour, who famously dated Simon Cowell for six years, has seen her role diminished since “Extra” hired Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo.

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