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Emmy Watch: How the Late Night Upheaval Could Shake Up the Variety Series Competition

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...  Read Full Article

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Season 19, Episode 126
Melissa McCarthy stops by the show to talk about her new movie "Tammy."

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Season 19, Episode 125
Actress Keira Knightley sits down with Jon to talk about her role in the movie "Begin Again."

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Season 19, Episode 123
Jon is joined by comedian Bill Maher, host of the talk show "Real Time with Bill Maher."

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Season 19, Episode 122
Jon talks with Hamid Al-Bayati, former Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations.

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Emmy Watch: How the Late Night Upheaval Could Shake Up the Variety Series Competition

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... read more

The Daily Show's Larry Wilmore to Replace Stephen Colbert

Comedy Central has tapped The Daily Show's Larry Wilmore to replace Stephen Colbert, the network announced Friday.

Wilmore, who... read more

Friends Forever: Second Time's the Charm for Playing House's Stars

Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham are either very committed to their craft or they have impeccable timing.

In the summer of 2012, the duo started brainstorming ideas for a new TV show when St. Clair pitched a story about them raising a baby together. "She was like, 'This is insane, right?' And I was like, 'Actually, I kind of love it,'" Parham tells TVGuide.com. "That's definitely a ... read more

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Tells Jon Stewart Why He's Moving On

Stephen Colbert is taking over The Late Show in 2015 — but what's his conservative persona "Stephen Colbert" going to do once The Colbert Report ends?

"Colbert" stopped by The Daily Show Wednesday to "break the news" to his Comedy Central colleague Jon Stewart and explain why he feels this is an optimal time to leave the show.

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Comedian David Brenner Dies at 78

Comedian and Tonight Show legend David Brenner died Saturday at the age of 78, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Premiered: March 11, 1999, on Comedy Central
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Premise: Jon Stewart's hip, irreverent skewering of the news and pop culture elevated this already successful series to new comedic heights (and doubled its audience) after he took over for Craig Kilborn in 1999. `If you watch the news and don't like it, then this is your counter program to the news,' Stewart said. Comedy Central's signature show snagged an Emmy in 2003 as the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series.

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