Stephen Colbert helps Letterman beat Jimmy Fallon, at least in total viewers

04.23.14 3 years ago

Stephen Colbert helps Letterman beat Jimmy Fallon, at least in total viewers
Fallon did top “The Late Show” last night in the key 18-49 demo, according to preliminary numbers.

This week”s “The Blacklist” episode was yanked from Chinese websites
For the 2nd time, an episode of the NBC series was pulled for a plotline that portrays the Chinese government in a negative light. Monday”s episode, which was immediately posted on Chinese websites after airing in the U.S., had the Chinese government conducting germ warfare research.

Peggy and Joan aren”t secretaries, yet “Mad Men” used them to celebrate Secretary”s Day
Why not use current secretaries Dawn and Shirley in today”s “Happy Secretary”s Day” tweet?

Why HBO was smart to keep shows like “Game of Thrones” and “True Detective” off Amazon Prime
Those shows, plus new shows like “Silicon Valley,” won”t ever be available under the current terms of the deal. (“Girls” and “Veep,” though, will be included.) The deal also excludes syndicated shows like “Entourage,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Sex and the City.” So the Amazon deal really isn”t a cord-cutters dream, as you will still need an HBO subscription to which current shows. PLUS: This deal is good for everybody – except Netflix.

“Ice Road Truckers” star denies kidnapping and beating up a prostitute
Tim Zickuhr claims he was the victim, and that the alleged prostitute was a friend who ripped him off.

PBS will try to recreate D-Day with digital technology
“D-Day 360” will use forensic laser scanning, 3-D computer modeling and eyewitness accounts will be utilized to “bring the battlefield to life as never before,” says PBS.

HBO comes aboard J.K. Rowling”s “The Casual Vacancy” miniseries
HBO is joining the BBC in the TV adaptation of Rowling”s follow-up to “Harry Potter.”

“Mystery Science Theater 3000” may have an “online incarnation”
Creator and original host Joel Hodgson tells Wired that an online “MST3K” series would “feature a fresh (and as-yet unannounced) host and cameos from many MST3K alumni.”

Gov. Chris Christie says good riddance to Letterman, welcomes Colbert
The New Jersey governor wasn”t happy with Dave”s latest fat joke.

Laura Prepon slams conspiracy theories, says scheduling reduced her Season 2 “Orange is the New Black” role
“Alex fits me like a glove, man,” she says. “The fact remains that I want to do Orange, and it”s a matter of trying to balance different aspects of your career.”

Watch the 1st scene from “Orange is the New Black”s” darker Season 2
The Netflix show”s cast is on this week”s EW cover. “We had a theme for season 2,” says creator Jenji Kohan. “A little darker, a little more fractured. We wanted to explore the groups one at a time. It was getting a little summer-campy, and we wanted to address the realities that this is prison.”

Letterman to grill “Veep”s” Jonah
Timothy Simon tonight makes his “Late Show” debut. PLUS: Simon on this week”s “Veep.”

GQ”s Funniest Comedians in America include Louis CK, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Silicon Valley” cast
Kate McKinnon, Amy Schumer, Key & Peele, Nick Kroll, Kevin Hart and John Oliver are also on GQ”s list.

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