W. Kamau Bell
Jimmy Fallon, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers. What do all these names have in common? They're all currently, or are going to be, late-night talk show hosts.
And they're all white guys.
In a column for Buzzfeed, comedian W. Kamau Bell rails against "the whiteness of late night," and comments upon the opportunities for change that have been passed up, in recent months especially.
Reunited and it feels so good? That doesn't appear to be the case for Margaret Cho, who will once again share a screen with her former TV mom Jodi Long on Tuesday's new episode of Sullivan & Son (10/9c, TBS).
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Cho, who starred on ...
This week, "Weird Al" Yankovic is celebrating the release of his new album by releasing a video a day for eight days straight. The first clips include parodies of Pharrell's "Happy," Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," Lorde's "Royals" and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy." In sports news, baseball fans and players alike paid their respects to Derek Jeter during the MLB All-Star game, and Nike debuted an ad honoring the retiring New York Yankees shortstop. Also, Dana Carvey resurrected his classic "Choppin' Broccoli" song onThe Tonight Show, and Disney characters got a taste of prison life in the mash-up video Frozen Is the New Black. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Tina Fey, Viola Davis, Debra Messing
Before the networks unveil their fall lineups later this month, we read nearly 100 broadcast pilot scripts, narrowing the contenders down to the 10 shows you're most likely to be watching this fall:
Margaret Cho has signed on to star in Tina Fey's multi-camera comedy for Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The untitled project, known as Cabot College, takes place at a women's university that has just started admitting men for the first time.
Alec Baldwin, Jessica Lange
The nominations are in for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, and many of the actors and showrunners who received nods have expressed their gratitude — and, in some cases, surprise.
See what the stars had to say:
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story, Supporting Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries: "I want to thank the academy for honoring American Horror Story. ... It's been wonderful to work on a show with such talented actors and the fabulous creative team of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and all the brilliant writers who make Constance such an interesting character to play."
Elizabeth Banks and Alec Baldwin
Will Avery Jessup finally escape North Korea?
Elizabeth Banks, who plays the wife of Jack (Alec Baldwin), is set to reprise her role on 30 Rock in May, TVLine reports.
30 Rock to address Kim Jong-II's death in Season 6
Banks last appeared on the NBC comedy last April when...
Kim Jong-Il's death has sent the 30 Rock writers' room into a frenzy.
Last season, Jack's wife Avery (Elizabeth Banks) was kidnapped in North Korea while on assignment, and forced to marry Jong-Il's son. Executive producer Robert Carlock says Jong-Il's death will...
Margaret Cho, Brooke Elliot
Margaret Cho, Drop Dead Diva's resident sarcastic assistant, gets a new job this season, and a series of new love interests. "This is really Margaret Cho's year to shine," beams creator Josh Berman.
Drop Dead Diva creator: Season 3 is the return of the diva
Cho's character, Teri, will first take the spotlight in Sunday's episode, when we discover...
She helps rich guys find love, or something like it, on Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker, but can Patti Stanger act? We'll find out when the foulmouthed tyrant makes her acting debut in ...