Day: April 3, 2015

James Corden hosts The Late Late Show from a neighbor’s house

Well, this was an unexpected joy, not only for James Corden, but also for his surprise co-host, his guests and us, the audience of Corden’s seventh episode leading The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS. For Thursday’s episode — which he undoubtedly had to tape a night or multiple nights before — Corden roamed a street near the CBS Television City where he’d normally shoot his late-night talk show, looking for a suitable neighbor to say yes and invite him, bandleader Reggie Watts, his writers and camera crew, plus all of his guests to stage the hourlong...

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Groundhog Day will become a Broadway musical in 2017

Mark your calendars for January and March 2017 and circle Feb. 2, 2017, while you’re at it. Because the folks who turned the Roald Dahl story (and movie) Matilda into a Broadway hit musical are hoping to repeat history and improve upon it when they get the chance to adapt the 1993 film Groundhog Day for Broadway. Producers announced their adaptation of Groundhog Day would begin Broadway previews on Jan. 23, 2017, with an official opening night on March 9. Tim Minchin, who wrote the music for Matilda, will do likewise here, finding songs somewhere within the framework of...

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NBC trailers for Mr. Robinson, The Carmichael Show, premiering August 2015

As part of NBC’s Summer Media Day on Thursday, the Peacock Network also dropped a couple of teaser-length trailers for its two new multi-cam sitcoms that premiere in August 2015: Mr. Robinson, starring Craig Robinson as a funky musician by night and schoolteacher by day; and The Carmichael Show, with Jerrod Carmichael learning to live with parents played by David Alan Grier and Loretta Devine. Both sitcoms premiere Aug. 5, 2015. Roll the...

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Conan and Team Coco say goodbye to writer/performer Brian Stack after 18 years

Brian Stack’s last day at Conan was Thursday. Stack had been a writer/performer with Conan O’Brien for 18 years, going back from the current TBS show through The Tonight Show era and back to New York City and Late Night. Speaking of NYC, that’s where Stack is heading to work for Stephen Colbert and his Late Show, which will launch in September. But not before Conan and Team Coco could send Stack off with some nice words and a nine-minute supercut clip of Stack’s great body of work. Including the Traveling Salesman, The Interrupter, Frankenstein, Brian LaFontaine, the Devil,...

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