Matt Lauer: ‘I can’t do this schedule for any prolonged period of time’

02.13.14 4 years ago

Matt Lauer: “I can’t do this schedule for any prolonged period of time”
If Bob Costas’ absence continues on, Lauer says he expects to get a day or two off. But NBC declined to say if Al Michaels or Dan Patrick would be available. “I don’t want the fact that I”m doing double duty to impact the way we do the ‘Today’ show,” says Lauer, who’s had to miss out on attending Olympic events the past few days.

“How I Met Your Mother” cast will deliver the Letterman Top 10

Catch them on Monday’s “Late Show.” PLUS: Gold medalist Sage Kotsenburg is Dave’s guest on Tuesday.

Why Netflix should release “House of Cards” Season 2 today, amid an East Coast snowstorm
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A “Scrubs” musical is still in the works

Bill Lawrence has an update on his proposed project: “We’re negotiating with different theater groups who will hopefully put up the money for a year to pay the composers to develop (spec songs). Disney has nicely become a silent partner in giving the rights for us to go shop it. And the most fun thing for a theater junkie is we”ve already reached the stage that various composers have been submitting songs based on an outline that we put together for the type of stuff we would do.”

“The Tonight Show” and “Late Night” had their best weeks since 1993 and 1992, respectively

Jay Leno’s farewell gave “The Tonight Show” its biggest numbers since “Cheers” said goodbye in 1993. And Jimmy Fallon’s final two “Late Night” episodes were that franchise’s best since Johnny Carson’s last week in 1992.

Watch “Inside Amy Schumer’s” Season 2 trailer
Season 2, featuring Janeane Garofalo and Paul Giamatti, premieres April 1.

Al Roker gets in a Twitter spat with NYC’s mayor

The NBC weatherman isn’t happy with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s response to the snowstorm.

Peter Dinklage covers Esquire’s Style issue

Everybody wants a piece of the “Game of Thrones” star.

Bravo is launching the “Real Housewives” Awards

Twelve awards will be handed out next month, including “OMG-est Moment of the Year” and “Best Fight Locale.”

No, Alex Trebek wasn’t being racist last night on “Jeopardy!”
A question about the United Negro College Fund was misconstrued by some viewers.

HBO teases “Doll & Em” starring Emily Mortimer

The British comedy co-created by Mortimer and her friend Dolly Wells premieres March 9.

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