Day: October 11, 2016

Seeso goes retro with streaming series set behind the scenes of Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show

The Larry Sanders Show, one of TV’s greatest meta-comedies, starred the late great Garry Shandling as a late-night talk show host and the craziness that inhabited his brain and his colleagues behind the scenes. It was what could’ve been had Shandling taken over The Tonight Show from Johnny Carson. Now here’s There’s Johnny!, an eight-episode scripted series set behind the scenes of Carson’s Tonight Show on NBC in the 1970s, coming soon to Seeso (owned by NBCUniversal). Seeso announced the series order today. There’s Johnny! comes from Paul Reiser, himself one of the beneficiaries of Carson’s move of The Tonight Show...

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Esquire revives SPY magazine for final month before 2016 Elections

SPY is back?!? The satirical magazine that reigned in print from 1986 to 1998 is back online for the final month before the 2016 elections, thanks to Esquire. As SPY‘s co-founder Kurt Andersen wrote today, people have asked over the years if SPY ever would make a comeback. With so much satire already on TV and online, Andersen couldn’t see a reason for it. He wrote: Then came the last year: the withdrawal of Stewart and Colbert from Comedy Central, the death of Gawker, the return of Hillary, and especially the rise of Donald Trump. SPY pioneered the exposure and...

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