Les Moonves says “12:30 is up in the air” and “a woman would be great in late night”
“Obviously, we”re considering all sorts of candidates and women are among them,” says the CBS boss of the “Late Late” timeslot.
Prediction: Stephen Colbert will never be able to beat Jimmy Fallon
There” s no way a mass audience will watch Colbert, says Ken Tucker, who says CBS “put in place the most interesting host imaginable for the job that”ll likely come in second in the ratings for a good long time, if not for the entire length of his term.” He adds: “To anyone with a sense of talk-show history, the new dynamic is simple: Colbert will be the Dick Cavett to Fallon”s Johnny Carson – more intellectually curious, more poised and recondite in his humor, more prone to pull from a wider pool of guests than the latest star plugging his/her movie/TV show.” PLUS: Taiwanese animators weigh in on Colbert”s promotion.
Why not replace Stephen Colbert with Key and Peele?
The Comedy Central stars could provide serious competition to Jimmy Fallon with their ability to do sketches.
A painting of Ellen”s Oscar selfie now hangs at Twitter HQ
Was Samsung responsible for the painting?
How Peter Dinklage was pitched “Game of Thrones” 7 years ago – and why he hesitated
Dinklage says in a Reddit Ask Me Anything that co-creator David Benioff was an acquaintance who got him interested in Westeros. “I had one hesitation,” he writes, “because of the fantasy genre, I told him I didn”t want a really long beard and pointy shoes, and they assured me this character and this world wasn”t that. They told me about his complexity, the fact that he wasn”t a hero or a villain, that he was a womanizer and a drinker, and they painted a flawed and beautiful portrait of him, so i signed on.” PLUS: White House removed a petition to send an ambassador to Westeros, How much would “GoT” real estate cost in real life?, and watch the first three seasons summarized with maps.
Spike TV renews “Auction Hunters”
The long-running series will be back for a 5th season.
A new “Walking Dead” book series is in the works
“Walking Dead: Descent” will be released in October.
“Scandal” finally returns to form
Last night”s twist set up a promising season finale next week. PLUS: “Scandal” keeps disappointing, “Scandal” is at its best when it channels “Alias,” and Zyrtec takes advantage of “#Olitz.”
“Suits” creator comments on that season finale twist
“Emotionally, I would imagine you”re feeling bittersweet about it,” says Aaron Korsh. PLUS: Meet Mike”s new secretary.
Bob Saget “loved” the “HIMYM” series finale
Saget, who was at the final table read, said on “Watch What Happens Live”: “I loved the show. I thought they did a really beautiful job, so that's my opinion.”