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...
John Oliver is moving on up!
Just a few months after successfully taking over for Jon Stewart as the host of The Daily Show, the comedian is getting his chance to shine again as the host of a new weekly comedy show on...
Evil casts a long shadow over BBC America's promising new thriller Ripper Street (Saturday, 9/8c). Set amid the grimy slums of London's Whitechapel district in the immediate wake of Jack the Ripper's reign of slaughter, this absorbing 19th-century procedural depicts police work complicated by widespread public panic that each new murder might herald the return of the phantom fiend.
Bill Maher has landed a familiar Good Wife role.
The Real Time with Bill Maher host will play...
Real Time with Bill Maher has been renewed for two more seasons, HBO announced on Tuesday.
"Bill Maher's irreverent wit and fearless insights make him the perfect observer for these unpredictable times," HBO president Michael Lombardo said in a statement. "I'm delighted that we can continue to offer an uncensored forum for his original and thoughtful humor."
Judy Greer and Dean Johnson
Actress Judy Greer has tied the knot, People reports.
Greer, 36, wed Real Time with Bill Maher producer Dean Johnson on Saturday night at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. About 200 guests attended the ceremony, including Bill Maher, Rashida Jones, Jason Biggs, Sarah Chalke and Tyler Labine.
Homeland, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire and Modern Family topped the Writers Guild of America nominations Wednesday with three apiece.
Homeland, Breaking Bad and Boardwalk will duke it out for drama series honors with Game of Thrones and The Good Wife, the only network representative in the lineup. Homeland and Game of Thrones are also ...
The Emmys are the big draw this weekend — my predictions (a combination wish list/analysis) can be found here — but here's a look at some of the other TV this weekend that stands out.
Game of Thrones
HBO executives, while admittedly not the biggest fantasy genre fans, say they love Game of Thrones. Just don't try to get them to commit to it in perpetuity.
Reporters at the network's fall TV preview session Thursday did anyway, questioning whether or not the network would stick closely to George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books on which Game of Thrones is based, asking if they might consider seasons longer than 10 episodes, and generally attempting to get a decade-long order for future seasons.
HBO announces fall premiere dates for Boardwalk Empire, Hung, Bored to Death
HBO, in turn, reassured and made no guarantees.
Bill Maher and Jane Lynch
Bill Maher knows the advantages of being on HBO.
The Real Time host welcomed Glee star and upcoming Emmys host Jane Lynch Friday night, and the two performed a dramatic reading of the sexual messages exchanged between Congressman Anthony Weiner and a Las Vegas blackjack dealer. (Weiner held a press conference earlier this week, apologizing for his actions, which included sending lewd photos of himself to women on Twitter.)
VIDEO: Jon Stewart goes easy on old pal Anthony Weiner
"Here at Real Time, we do take our responsibility very seriously as the one show, because we're on pay cable, where we can say anything and quote anything," Maher said....