Day: May 1, 2016

ABC to broadcast full primetime block of classic game shows, rebooted for summer 2016

ABC figured out how to bring back the primetime game show some 17 years ago with Who Wants to be A Millionaire, and after a successful run last year of Celebrity Family Feud with Steve Harvey, the broadcast network is going all-in on Sunday nights this summer. The big news of the week: Hiring Alec Baldwin to host a primetime reboot of Match Game. The new version of Match Game will anchor a three-hour block fronted by Celebrity Family Feud and a reboot of The 100,000 Pyramid hosted by the in-the-insider-news Michael Strahan. Strahan’s Pyramid reboot already was in...

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Jack Whitehall on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Jack Whitehall doesn’t look or sound as young as he still is, but that’s part of his charm — combined with starting in show business at an early age. For his stand-up performance on Friday’s Tonight Show, Whitehall joked about how his British accent isn’t quite as sexy as you might think it would be. He wouldn’t defend it himself. He will, however, defend his love of The Lion King should you dare mock that. Roll the...

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Larry Wilmore’s speech at the 2016 White House Correspondents Dinner

“Welcome to Negro Night here at the Washington — or as FOX News will report, ‘Two thugs disrupt elegant dinner in D.C.'” And with that, Larry Wilmore was off to the races. So to speak. Wilmore, host of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central, creator of The Bernie Mac Show and original showrunner on ABC’s black-ish before getting the late-night Comedy Central gig, delivered the keynote Saturday night at the 2016 White House Correspondents Dinner. The eighth and last WHCD of President Barack Obama’s tenure, the president has proven himself to be a hard act to...

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