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Craig Kilborn Sitcom Lands at ABC

Craig Kilborn

Former Late Late Show host Craig Kilborn is plotting another return to television, this time starring in a sitcom that just landed a script order at ABC.
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Modern Family Dominates Emmys, Friday Night Lights Surprises

Modern Family

Modern Family dominated the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, while Mad Men four-peated and Friday Night Lights got some long-awaited love for its farewell season.

Check out all the fashion hits and misses from the Emmys red carpet

The ABC sitcom snagged five statuettes, including a second straight win for comedy series. It is the second ABC show after Taxi to win the category more than once.

Modern Family was perfect in the first four races of the night, taking home supporting actor and actress trophies for on-screen husband and wife Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen, along with ...
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VIDEO: Jon Stewart: "Shame On You, Newsweek" for Michele Bachmann Cover

The Daily Show

In this clip from Tuesday's Daily Show, Jon Stewart rips Newsweek a new one for its cover image of Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann. "Newsweek! Newsweek! That's a s----- picture of Michele Bachmann, and clearly not an accidentally s----- picture of Michele Bachmann," he notes. He then runs through several shots of Bachmann that are far more flattering than the one on the magazine's cover, noting, "You gotta go pretty far out of your way to find a crappy photo of Michele Bachmann, and you did. Why?" And then, the kicker...
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VIDEO: CNN's Don Lemon Rolls Eyes at CNN

Jon Stewart

The Daily Show put an ingenious reel together of CNN's Don Lemon expressing bewilderment at various on-air quirks and soft-news segments (stuff like how much it would cost to enroll in the fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry or a guy who dresses as a devil to illustrate just how hot it is outside). The segment, "CNN Anchor Don Lemon appears to not care for CNN," courtesy of The Daily What, and it's hilarious...
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Top Moments: Jimmy and JT Do a Rap Redux and Breaking Bad Gets Cutthroat

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake

Our top moments of the week:

14. Best Kiss: On Switched at Birth, Bay and Emmett continue to get closer, despite the hearing barrier between them. When Bay is unable to understand that Emmett is signing, "I like you," Emmett instead tries speaking the international language... and kisses her. Where words fail, kisses succeed.

13. Most Awkward Dance: During an appearance on Today to promote Crazy Stupid LoveRyan Gosling mentions that he's able to perform the famous lift from Dirty Dancing. Al Roker asks Gosling to prove it, with Roker standing in for Jennifer Grey.... read more

Why Cloris Leachman Is Nominated as a Guest Star, and Other Emmy Oddities

Cloris Leachman, Joan Cusack

Cloris Leachman appeared in almost every Raising Hope last season, while Joan Cusack could be seen in virtually every episode of Shameless. And yet, both scored Emmy nominations Thursday in the guest star category...
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Ratings: Daily Show Tops Tonight Show in Demo Last Quarter

Jon Stewart

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has edged out The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in the coveted adults 18-to-49 demographic for the second quarter.

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It marks the first time in 10 years that ...
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VIDEO: Jon Stewart Turns Crack Research Team on Himself

Jon Stewart

In the latest riposte by Jon Stewart against Fox News Channel, Stewart answers the network's recent allegations of racism over his Herman Cain imitation with ... more racism-allegation provocations...
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Matt's TV Week in Review

Mary Murphy, Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley

A few quick thoughts on a week when, in my neck of the woods, it was too hot to do much of anything but stay in and watch TV. Under normal circumstances, a dip in a pool would be just the thing, but leave it to America's Got Sideshow Talent to ruin even that image. Metaphor of the week: a 50-year-old daredevil taking a high dive into a shallow kids' pool. That's Talent in a nutshell: Shallow and all wet. And yet popular, in the greasy junky way of the onion blossom booth at the county fair...
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Premiered: March 11, 1999, on Comedy Central
Rating: TV-14
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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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