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POSTED: Friday, April 11, 2014, 11:24 AM

With seemingly everyone having weighed in on Stephen Colbert being officially announced as David Letterman’s Late Show replacement, there’s just one man who had yet to get his side out early yesterday: Stephen Colbert. Last night’s episode of the Colbert Report solved that problem.

The big news, Colbert said last night, “slipped through my news crack,” explaining away his long response time. With that, he launched into praising Letterman for not only shepherding the Late Show for so many years, but for making Colbert slack off in college thanks to the show’s late start time. As a result, Letterman has been someone Colbert had “admired for years, yet is not me.”

“I do not envy whoever they try to put in that chair,” he said. “Those are some huge shoes to fill—and some really big pants.” 

POSTED: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 3:59 PM
DISNEY CHANNEL/Bob D'Amico

We’ve seen the cast photos. We’ve speculated at the plot. We’ve pined for our long-over collective childhood and hoped that Girl Meets World wouldn’t dash our upbringings like so many reboots of the entertainment we hold dear. Now, thanks the first trailer, it looks like we can relax. 

An promo teaser released today via E! has what you’re looking for, including that sense of nostalgia you’ve been trying to satiate since Boy Meets World went off the air in 2000. Lucky for us, the trailer includes proof that Corey and Topanga are not only still together, but great parents to boot. Just like the Matthews of olde.

No premiere date just yet, but Disney says to expect Girl Meets World to his TV screens this summer. So, you know, start arranging those binge days off now. 

POSTED: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 12:14 PM
Filed Under: Television
Stephen Colbert. (Screenshot via The Colbert Report)

Details are few but CBS announced on Thursday that Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as the host of The Late Show, beginning immediately after Letterman’s promised 2015 retirement from the program. Colbert will reportedly break from his conservative pundit Colbert Show character when he takes over, making the Late Show his first TV gig performing as himself.

Additionally, The Hollywood Reporter confirms that once Colbert shoves off from the Colbert Report's 11:30 pm timeslot at Comedy Central around eight months from now, he'll also take his writing staff with him. Comedy Central, as a result is "looking at all options" for a replacement program, but a news-based talk show is "no guarantee." Colbert has held that timeslot since 2005, when he broke away from The Daily Show, and no heir apparent exists thanks to the departure of John Oliver last summer for a gig at HBO.

In a statement, Colbert said, “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead. I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth,”



POSTED: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 11:20 AM

There once was a time when parents, following the birth of their child, could throw out a name like “Alex” or “Betsy” or “Tom” and be done with that part of the process. Now, though, it looks like more Americans are taking the time to figure out whether their sweet bundle of joy is more of a Daenerys or an Arya. Thanks, Game of Thrones.

Oddly enough, data from the Social Security Administration indicates that, in 2012, Americans birthed some 146 female babies and named them Khaleesi. But as fans of the show can tell you, though, Khaleesi is not actually a name—it is, in fact, the title given to Daenerys Targaryen following her marriage to Khal Drogo in season one. So, it’s basically the Dothraki equivalent of naming your daughter “Queen," but the easier spelling probably doesn't hurt too much, either.

Khaleesi actually was more popular in 2012 than more conventional names like Brandy (130 total) or Alex (128). The Khaleesi’s real name, Daenerys, sadly only counted 21 instances by the year’s end. 

POSTED: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 9:35 AM
Filed Under: Celebrities & Gossip
Adam Brody, The World Premiere of Fox Searchlight Pictures’ BAGGAGE CLAIM Held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live

Former THE O.C. star ADAM BRODY is set to star in his first television show in seven years with a new program for Amazon.

The actor's last job as a series regular was on the popular California-centered teen drama which ended in 2007, and now he's returning to the small screen in a comedy/drama titled The Cosmopolitans.

The show, which also features Chloe Sevigny, is about a group of young American expatriates in Paris looking for love and friendship. The Cosmopolitans will debut on the online retail giant's instant video service later this year (14), and viewers will be able to provide feedback on if they want to see the pilot turned into a full series.

POSTED: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 11:31 PM
Steve Doocy (Taran Killam), Elizabeth Hasselbeck (Vanessa Bayer) and Brian Kilmeade (Bobby Moynihan). (Screenshot, NBC)

Of course SNL couldn’t let an opportunity like the success of Obamacare and a new report on global warming slip by without mocking Fox’s coverage of the week’s news on ‘Fox and Friends.’

The parody began with a far right favorite: the idea that signing up coverage on healthcare.gov was nearly impossible. An “Obamacare survivor” played by Anna Kendrick emphasized this travesty saying her preexisting conditions, including mood swings and excessive drinking, were not in fact covered by the Affordable Care Act despite the President’s claims.

After Brian Kilmeade played by Bobby Moynihan questioned the “science” of belts in the 21st century, the conversation looked to the cosmos to explain the newest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


POSTED: Friday, April 4, 2014, 2:05 PM

Break out the wine in a can, The Gang has good news—and we’ll be celebrating with them about it for at least the next couple years. That’s right, FXX has picked up It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia for not one, but two more seasons.

Thanks to the newly inked deal, It’s Always Sunny will see a Season 11 and 12, putting its run through at least 2017. Vulture calls the agreement a “everything-but-the-kitchen-sink” type of deal, with creators Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, and Rob McElhenney expanding their roles in production and development.

That makes It’s Always Sunny not only one of the longest-running live-action comedies in TV history, but the longest-running live-action comedy in cable TV history. But, as if that wasn’t good enough, FX Productions has also included a slew of other creative opportunities for the Always Sunny guys into the deal. 

POSTED: Thursday, April 3, 2014, 5:00 PM
Filed Under: Television
In this July 16, 2013 file photo, host David Letterman smiles on the set of the “Late Show with David Letterman." (AP Photo/CBS, John Paul Filo)

The NY Daily News is reporting that on Thursday, during a taping of the Late Show, David Letterman announced that he will be retiring in 2015.

There is no official word yet from Dave or the show, but the news first spread through Twitter by Mike Mills, who is a musician performing on tonight’s episode with Joseph Arthur:



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