Ricky Gervais and Jon Stewart
Ricky Gervais was supposed to talk about his upcoming HBO stand-up special, Out of England 2, during his appearance on The Daily Show. But between the British comic's chemistry with Jon Stewart and Gervais' blasé attitude toward promoting his own show, their conversation covered different, wider terrain.
During their seven-minute conversation Tuesday, Gervais and Stewart discussed the possibility of a Stephen Hawking talk show. "I was just imagining also how...
How powerful is TV's Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 46 years after its first airing? A week ago Tuesday, CBS' annual telecast clobbered the equally classic animated treasure How the Grinch Stole Christmas on ABC when they went head to head. Since then, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart put his voice over the Burl Ives snowman/narrator as part of a hilarious holiday-animation takedown of Fox News Channel's yearly "War on Christmas" hysteria. ("The season wouldn't feel the same without people going out of their way to be offended by nothing.") Glee kicked off its frenetically sentimental Christmas episode this week with a rendition of "The Island of Misfit Toys" (how appropriate). And now the entire cast of NBC's Community looks like they stepped off of Hermie's assembly line in Santa's workshop.
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As you may have heard, this week's episode of Community, "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas," is done completely in stop-motion animation, the style immortalized in those enduring Rankin/Bass Christmas-TV chestnuts...
President Barack Obama is "too far left" for the French and the Germans, Jon Stewart "loves polarization" and NPR has a "Nazi attitude," Roger Ailes said in a long interview with The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz.
While holding a mug branded with the Fox News Channel's logo, "fair and balanced," the network's chairman shared his views on a wide-variety of subjects often discussed on the network.
Glenn Beck criticized for comments about George Soros
On Obama, Ailes said...
The late night landscape has gotten more crowded this week with the premiere of TBS' Conan. Host Conan O'Brien has pulled in high ratings in the 11 o'clock hour on the cable channel, but he is facing ...
Conan O'Brien scored a victory over NBC in his debut.
His new TBS show attracted 4.2 million viewers, beating the 3.5 million who tuned into Jay Leno's Tonight Show on NBC and the 3.4 million who watched David Lettermen's Late Show on CBS. Jon Stewart's The Daily Show on Comedy Central drew 1.3 million viewers.
Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade
Every day, 1.2 million viewers are waking up with Fox News' Fox & Friends, an audience that towers over other cable-news morning shows. But the breezy style of the three coanchors — Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade — has also made the program fodder for the likes of Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart and The Soup's Joel McHale. TV Guide Magazine talked to the trio to find out if they're in on the joke.
For the month of October, Jon Stewart was the king of late night.
Bolstered by the mid-term election, his sit-down with President Barack Obama and the lead-up to the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, Comedy Central's The Daily Show averaged more viewers among adults 18 to 49 than...
The set for Conan O'Brien's new TBS late-night show is just two miles from where the host served his ill-fated stint on NBC's The Tonight Show. But O'Brien's longtime sidekick Andy Richter says the mood feels a million miles away. "It's kind of like...
Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert's competing/companion March to Keep Fear Alive was refreshingly free of the usual liberal-vs.-conservative rhetoric and instead pointed a finger at a different adversary: the country's mass media.
"We live now in hard times, not end times," The Daily Show host told the crowd during his "keynote address" Saturday at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert to host dueling rallies in D.C.
Stewart said the rally was not "to suggest that times...
Modern Family, The Ellen Show
Our favorite moments of the TV week:
12. Hardest-to-Root-For Good Guy: On Boardwalk Empire, agent Van Alden's creepy crush on Margaret Schroeder takes on a quasi-religious bent this week. As the pious prohibitionist looks longingly at a file photo of Margaret, he flogs himself with a leather belt. A topography of scars on his back reveals that this isn't the first time he's had to punish himself for impure thoughts.
11. Most Recycled Storyline: Kevin and Scotty, Brothers & Sisters' most beloved and functional couple, are dealt a...