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New Last Comic Standing Team Touts Format Changes: This Isn't a Popularity Contest Anymore

Last Comic Standing

A new host and a new set of judges aren't the only changes coming to Last Comic Standing. The NBC reality competition for stand-up comedians also underwent major retooling behind the scenes in anticipation of its return to after four years off the air.

Unlike seasons past, executive producers Wanda Sykes and Page Hurwitz did away with the open casting calls and... read more

Comedian David Brenner Dies at 78

David Brenner

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

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TV Guide Magazine's 60 Best Series of All Time

The Sopranos

So many golden ages, so much brilliance from which to choose. In culling from the "60 Greatest" lists we've compiled during our 60th-anniversary year, we shook things up, blending drama, comedy and other genres to salute the shows with the biggest cultural impact and most enduring influence. What will the next 60 years bring? We can't wait to find out... read more

TV Guide Magazine's 60 Greatest Talk Show Moments

Bette Midler, Johnny Carson

They yap, they yammer, they sometimes even yell, but where would we be without our trusty talk-show hosts? Their programs pep us up for the day ahead and soothe us into slumber at night — that is, when they're not shocking the heck out of us! Here are the biggest, wildest, funniest and, yes, even the most tragic moments from the great wide world of chat.

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NBC Developing a Johnny Carson Miniseries

Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson is coming back to NBC.

The Peacock is developing a miniseries based on the life of the legendary Tonight Show host, the network announced Thursday.

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TV's 60 Greatest Catchphrases

Neil Patrick Harris

These indelible and infinitely quotable words spoken by our favorite TV characters and personalities are forever etched in our brains. Not that there's anything wrong with that... read more

The Biz: Johnny Carson Comes to iTunes

Johnny Carson

Heeeeere's Johnny — on your iPhone, iPad or laptop. Starting Tuesday, fans of Aunt Blabby, Art Fern, Carnac the Magnificent, and Johnny Carson's biting monologues can download editions of his The Tonight Show from the '60s through ...
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NBC Ponders Expanded Tonight Show and Revamped Late Night

Jimmy Fallon

As NBC plans next year's Tonight Show handoff from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon, the network is taking a hard look at all of its late night options. That includes a potentially extreme makeover of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon once Fallon departs. The network has also given serious consideration to expanding The Tonight Show back to 90 minutes under Fallon, insiders confirm. Such an expansion might have led to a much smaller, 30 minute Late Night. But sources say the 90-minute Tonight Show idea has now been tabled.

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Comedian Jonathan Winters Dies at 87

Jonathan Winters

Jonathan Winters, the actor and comedian best known for It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Mork & Mindy, has died. He was 87. read more

Woody Allen Collaborator Mickey Rose Dies

Sylvester Stallone, Woody Allen, Anthony Caso

Screenwriter Mickey Rose, a childhood friend of Woody Allen's who later collaborated with him on the screenplays for Take the Money and Run and Bananas, has died. He was 77.

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