When Johnny Carson signed off from The Tonight Show in 1992, his reign as the King of Late Night was celebrated with an Emmy win for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series. Granted, the competition that year was sparse: Fox's sketch-comedy show In Living Color and NBC's Late Night with David Letterman were the only others nominated.
This year, as newly retired Tonight Show host Jay Leno attempts to secure one final nomination in the category now known as...
Former reality star Vanessa Simmons and her boyfriend, Mike Wayans, have welcomed a baby girl, People reports.
In Living Color actor Jay Leggett died Saturday after collapsing on a deer hunt, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. He was 50.
Hollywood heirs Vanessa Simmons and Mike Wayans are expecting a baby, Essence reports.
Simmons, 30, and Wayans, 28, are having a girl. "I'm stumped thinking of little girl names," Simmons told the magazine. "But I'm excited because little girl clothes are amazing and I'm the girliest girl ever!"
Move over, Saturday Night Live — there's a new sketch comedy series coming to NBC.
The network has partnered with Lou Wallach, the former senior vice president of original programming at Comedy Central, for the as-yet-untitled show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Marlon Wayans is launching a new comedy website called WhattheFunny.com, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Wayans is partnering with producer Peter Coleman and Funny or Die founder Randy Adams for the new project. "If Funny or Die is the Saturday Night Live of the web, what we're trying to do is the In Living Color of the web," Adams said.
Chris Smith and Chris Kelly of Kriss Kross
Chris Kelly, one-half of the 1990s rap duo Kris Kross, has died, the Fulton County, Ga. medical examiner's office confirms. He was 34.
His cause of death is not yet known. An autopsy is set to be performed early Thursday and further information is expected to be released later that afternoon. According to CBS' Atlanta affiliate, Kelly was found...
Call it a tale of two networks. Whereas NBC's chairman dwelled on the network's great past year at the TCA winter previews, Fox's Kevin Reilly was focused on the future. "We here at Fox sort of limped our way in here from 2012," he said. "Nobody's happier than us to turn the page and get onto a fresh year and better things to come."
Reilly said Fox struggled with airing shows consistently because of the usual interruptions (postseason baseball), as well as the presidential debates. But he also acknowledged lower ratings across the board because of the overall "vibrant" ecosystem of television.
"There is more choice, more quality, more breadth of quality," he said. "There are so many access points, so many availabilities. ... That is very good for the overall television business.
In Living Color
Before Jim Carrey and Jennifer Lopez became became household names, they were part of In Living Color, the Fox sketch comedy series. What happened to the rest of the cast and group of Fly Girls? TV Guide Network is finding out.
The Cast of In Living Color: Where Are They Now? catches up with the members of the groundbreaking series...
The Thick of It
Timing is everything. Which may help explain why, after a nearly three-year delay, BBC America is finally importing the third season (from 2009) of the blistering political satire The Thick of It to its "Ministry of Laughs" weekend franchise (Saturday, midnight/11c) — on the heels of HBO's launch of Veep, which springs from the same demented imagination of dark farceur Armando Iannucci.
Thick set the tone of deeply cynical, bitterly vicious, and scaldingly profane high-office shenanigans that Veep is adapting with some success.