Day: April 4, 2017

Freeform orders Iliza Shlesinger talk show for “Truth & Iliza”

Iliza Shlesinger has made no secret of her desire to join the ranks of late-night talk show hosts. Come May, she’ll have her chance, starting with a six-week trial run of Truth & Iliza on Freeform. “I’m so grateful to Freeform for inviting me to create a show that occupies a space between social commentary, politics, pop culture and my specific brand of comedy and feminism” Shlesinger said. “This show will inform, entertain, and it’s a great excuse to get a spray tan.” Added Freeform executive vice president of programming and development Karey Burke: “At Freeform, we are committed...

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Review: Louis CK “2017” on Netflix

I saw Louis C.K. perform at the end of his current tour in Boston and came away from that performance both thankful for the opportunity to see him live in a theater instead of an arena or a drop-in short set at a club, and looking forward to reviewing the filmed version of Louis C.K. 2017 for Netflix. Not disappointed yesterday to see the results again onscreen. As I wrote for my review in Decider: It’s 2017, the year Christians decided we’d all observe, whether we’re actually observant Jews, Muslims, Hindus or working off of a Chinese calendar. Which means,...

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FOX News has canceled Red Eye

Red Eye, the late-night comedy and politics roundtable hosted in recent years by stand-up Tom Shillue, has reached its final destination. FOX News confirmed the show was ending this week, to be replaced by reruns. Greg Gutfield originally hosted Red Eye, which aired at 3 a.m. Eastern (midnight Pacific), and over the past decade, the show gave slots to plenty of established and up-and-coming comedians. I even appeared as a guest once in 2008. Once. That the show lasted another eight-and-a-half years after my appearance should tell you something! Shillue replaced Gutfield as the host in 2015. salute to...

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Comedy Central promotes Jordan Klepper to his own late-night talk show following The Daily Show

Comedy Central isn’t making the same mistake thrice. After letting former stand-out correspondents such as John Oliver and Samantha Bee leave The Daily Show for their own starring vehicles on HBO and TBS, Comedy Central will hold onto Jordan Klepper, giving him the plum post-Daily Show half-hour, starting weeknights this fall. “The choice to entrust me with the 11:30 p.m. time slot is both incredibly humbling and deeply disturbing,” Klepper said in the network’s official statement. “Without a doubt, it has utterly destroyed my confidence in Comedy Central’s decision making acumen. Dear God, now I have to work with...

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The Late Late Show with James Corden will broadcast from London for week in June 2017

The Late Late Show with James Corden just celebrated hitting 10 million subscribers for its YouTube channel, and now the CBS late-night talk show is crossing another barrier. The show will cross the pond for a week of shows this June in Corden’s hometown of London. Specifically, broadcasting three special episodes from the historic Central Hall Westminster, Tuesday, June 6 through Thursday, June 8, in the show’s first international road trip. “To bring The Late Late Show to London is a dream come true for me,” said Corden. “I’m incredibly proud of the show and we’re going to do...

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