Day: December 9, 2016

NBC gives Late Night with Seth Meyers a primetime slot for New Year’s Eve to close out 2016

In a major vote of confidence, NBC is inviting you to take a closer look at Seth Meyers on New Year’s Eve. No, not Meyers’s role in the film, New Year’s Eve, but a special primetime Saturday edition of his Late Night talker. The Late Night with Seth Meyers New Year’s Eve Special will air Saturday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The hour features special appearances by Jennifer Lawrence, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Leslie Jones, a performance by multiple Grammy-winning superstar Kelly Clarkson of “It’s Quiet Uptown” from “The Hamilton Mixtape,” and more. Presumably, that more will include Meyers taking “A...

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Comedy Central announces more details of its winter programming: January-March 2017

Wondering what to look forward to in the first three months of 2017 from Comedy Central? Wonder no more, as the network just announced its scheduling plans. Of course, the stand-up specials in the can or coming soon don’t have release dates just yet, but most everything else does. The first four stand-up hours coming to Comedy Central in 2017 will go to Mark Normand, Joe DeRosa, Kurt Braunohler and Roy Wood, Jr. And in a nod to how we don’t watch television on TV as much as we used to, the official Comedy Central programming slate includes not...

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Bobby Moynihan, Sasheer Zamata and Judah Friedlander talk Christmas animated specials and their own new one for Nickelodeon, “Albert”

A Charlie Brown Christmas premiered on CBS on Dec. 9, 1965. Fifty-one years later, Nickelodeon will debut an animated Christmas special that tells the holiday story from the perspective of the tree. Sort of. Albert stars Saturday Night Live’s Bobby Moynihan as Albert, a tiny Douglas fir tree with dreams of becoming Empire City’s most famous Christmas tree. He embarks on a road trip with his best friends, Maisie and Gene (voiced by SNL’s Sasheer Zamata and Judah Friedlander), to fulfill his destiny and learn valuable lessons along the way. The three comedians sat down with me in Nickelodeon’s Times...

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