All of the late-night shows went on as regularly scheduled Monday night, just hours after three were killed and more than 130 were injured by two explosions at the Boston Marathon. But it was far from business as usual.
"Tonight's show is a little bit different. Obviously, the news of today is so horrendous that it would seem insensitive at best to say 'It's a great day for America,' so I won't be starting the show with that tonight," Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson said in his monologue Monday. "Is anyone else sick of this s---? I seem to have to say that too often. People say to me, 'Craig, your job is to make people laugh at the end of the day.' And I think, yes, that's...
Here we go again. Jay Leno's contract with NBC's Tonight Show is up at the end of the 2013-14 season, leading to speculation that the network may put Late Night host Jimmy Fallon behind the desk at 11:35pm. Here are the hot topics bound to cause some network executives to lose sleep in the coming months...
House of Cards
"I have no patience for useless things." The Machiavellian politician making this pronouncement, in the sinister opening scene of Netflix's instantly gripping shot-across-the-bow miniseries House of Cards, is Francis Underwood (a perfectly reptilian Kevin Spacey). On the surface, he's a team player, a powerful House of Representatives leader in the cynical snake pit of Washington, D.C. The conceit of House of Cards, as it was in the brilliant Emmy-winning 1990 British classic this is based on (first seen in the U.S. on Masterpiece Theater), takes us behind Underwood's mask to reveal the manipulative monster within, a voracious tyrant who doesn't suffer fools gladly and takes no prisoners in his predatory pursuit of power.
Is the show about nothing really the best sitcom of all time?
It is according to a new poll conducted by 60 Minutes and Vanity Fair, in which Americans voted Seinfeld as the top sitcom.
The NBC comedy based on the stand-up of Jerry Seinfeld amassed 22 percent of the vote, followed by...
Mark your calendars, awards show junkies and TV devotees!
The TV Academy announced Thursday that the 65th Primetime Emmys will take place on...
Wanted Dead Or Alive: Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, who's been tapped as Craig Ferguson's ad-hoc in-house band for one week on CBS' The Late Late Show.
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13. Bumpiest Arrival: After spending hours traveling to St. Barts, battling her fear of flying all the while, Aviva arrives at the latest Real Housewives getaway only to be "accidentally" flashed and then yelled at by Ramona and Sonja for bringing her husband. Aviva calls the two girls "white trash" as they both do their best to talk over her. Aviva eventually makes amends with...
On Monday's Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson debuted the new set, which features red satin drapes, a fireplace and ... a spanking station?
In Ferguson's opening monologue he described the unusual addition to his new digs. "This is a like a brand-spanking new set — and by spanking, I mean spanking," Ferguson joked. "We have a spanking station, behind the curtain. Regis [Philbin] helped me break it in."
Among the top 10 reasons CBS execs are smiling today: David Letterman and Craig Ferguson have officially signed on to keep their late night talk shows going through 2014.
The announcement is not a surprise, as word leaked earlier this year that Letterman and Ferguson were in talks to continue their Late Show With David Letterman and Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at the network. But now that it's signed...
The Late Show with David Letterman
David Letterman was passed over to succeed Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show, but is now poised to dethrone Carson as the longest-running late-night star in TV history.
Letterman, 64, is nearing a deal with CBS that would keep him behind the desk of the Late Show through 2014, according to The New York Times. 2014 will mark his 32nd year in late night (11 years on NBC's Late Night followed by what would be 21 years on CBS). Carson was on...