"It's 11:59 and 59 seconds..." Chris Hardwick announces at the opening of @midnight.
Except it's actually 4:30 in the afternoon on the efficiently tiny Hollywood set of Comedy Central's addictive game show, which airs Monday-Thursday at, well, midnight. For host and executive producer Hardwick, @midnight is the closest embodiment to who he is, aside from his stand-up comedy.
"@midnight has the most essential qualities of my personality," Hardwick tells TVGuide.com. "I love game shows, I'm a child of the Internet and comedy and also British panel shows..."
Late-night hosts and guests honored Joan Rivers Thursday, each paying tribute to the pioneering comedian in their own way.
Jenna Coleman and Peter Capaldi
You won't need a TARDIS too meet up with the new Doctor!
BBC America announced Thursday that the long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who is headed to the big screen in celebration of Season 8, the first starring Peter Capaldi as the titular Doctor.
The Jimmy Fallon Show
This week, Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell stopped by the Tonight Show and participated in a rousing game of Pictionary with Jimmy Fallon, Steve Harvey and Demi Lovato. Elsewhere, President Obama went on Zach Galifianakis' Funny or Die show "Between Two Ferns" to promote the Affordable Care Act, while Kevin Bacon explained the '80s to Millennials. And the YouTube series The Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en offered some pointers on how to celebrate National Potato Chip Day. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
AMC has renewed The Walking Dead companion show Talking Dead for a fifth season, the network announced Saturday.
Talking Dead's fourth season debuted to...
Kristen Wiig, Jimmy Fallon
This week, Jimmy Fallon interviewed "Michael Jordan" (a.k.a. Kristen Wiig masquerading as the basketball legend), and a young woman re-recorded Alanis Morissette's song "Ironic," changing the lyrics so that the events actually were, you know, ironic. Geeks and nerds everywhere geared up for Comic-Con, including Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick, who kicked off his second annual "Course of the Force" relay. And an English photographer celebrated his son's first birthday by posting a video documenting one second of every day of his life. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Justin Bieber, Bill Hader
This week, Paula Deen went into crisis mode but only ended up digging herself further into a hole, and Jimmy Fallon paid a musical tribute to World of Warcraft. Bill Hader showcased a Saturday Night Live sketch that never made it to the air, and True Blood endorsed the Supreme Court's ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional. And two brothers imagined (see what we did there?) what it would look like if John Lennon auditioned for The Voice. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
It's no surprise that self-proclaimed TV nerd Chris Hardwick says The Walking Dead is his favorite show right now.
"Yes, Walking Dead [is] one of my favorite shows," Harwick says. "I host a show after it [Talking Dead] and I know you're probably like, 'You're just saying that because you host a show after that!' Maybe, or maybe not, [but] I wouldn't have hosted that show if Walking Dead wasn't one of my favorites."
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Hardwick, whose TV taste ranges from Walking Dead and Doctor Who to the '80s series Greatest American Hero, is currently working on his next project: voicing a snake for Nickelodeon's new animated show Sanjay and Craig (premieres Saturday, May 25 at 10:30 a.m./9:30c).
After declaring a "Ricktatorship" in the Season 2 finale, the third season of The Walking Dead has seen the group's fearless leader descend into madness, threatening their wellbeing and ability to survive while The Governor (David Morrisey) and his cronies in Woodbury prepare to knock at their gates for an all-out war. Will Rick (Andrew Lincoln) be able to gather his wits about him and lead the group safely through the impending battle? Or will his questionable sanity ultimately be their downfall?
It's a good time to be Seth MacFarlane, with a hit movie (Ted) under his belt, a gig as Oscar host in his future, and a mini-empire on the Fox network, whose Sunday "Animation Domination" lineup is overrun with his shows, most notably and memorably Family Guy. Not many shows that got canceled early in its run (after several seasons of incredibly incompetent scheduling), only to be resurrected on the strength of DVD sales and a cult cable following, manage to live on to mark a 200th-episode milestone.