Report: CNN may create a comedy show to challenge Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

10.26.13 4 years ago

Report: CNN may create a comedy show to challenge Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert
CNN is eyeing ex-“Nightline” anchor Bill Weir, who recently left ABC for CNN, as the anchor of a comedic take on the news, according to Page Six, which also notes that CNN was interested in hiring Jon Oliver away from “The Daily Show.”

Kurt Sutter: “Sons of Anarchy” could go beyond Season 7, but it’s unlikely
Ending after Season 7 isn’t set in stone, Sutter said at a TV Academy event honoring his show. “I think after seven seasons I don’t know if we can maintain the rhythm and the pace that we’ve done,” he said, “and I wouldn”t want to extend it and have it become something that it’s not. So my plan is still to finish it out in seven.”

“True Blood” promotes Adina Porter
She’ll become a series regular after portraying Lettie Mae Thornton since Season 1.

MTV’s “The Jon Stewart Show” turns 20
Jon Stewart’s first talk show launched in half-hour format on Oct. 25, 1993. The next year, his show was syndicated, replacing Arsenio Hall and expanding to one hour. But in 1995, Stewart was canceled, with David Letterman as his final guest.

Watch Conan O’Brien call a horse race at Santa Anita Park

Conan says of preparing for the race: “I memorized all the colors on the sides of the horses…”

Katie Couric blames her low ratings on working women not watching
“I think women would enjoy watching some of these shows, but because of their schedules, it’s very hard to do,” she says.

Will Alex O’Loughlin leave “Hawaii Five-0”?
He’s signed up for two more seasons, but O’Loughlin says he wants to do other projects “sooner rather than later.”

“Treme” star claims racial profiling at Macy’s

Rob Brown was arrested, he says, for simply trying to buy his mom a watch.

“2 Broke Girls” brings on Mary Lynn Rajskub and Gilles Marini

Marini will recur as the “master baker,” while Rajskub will potentially recur as a pastry chef.

“Grey’s Anatomy” bloodies up Meredith Grey for Halloween
Check out “A Night-Mer on Elm Street.”

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