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Matt Lauer Renews Contract with NBC

Matt Lauer

Matt Lauer is sticking with NBC. The network has re-upped his contract that will keep him co-hosting Today for several more years, The New York Times reports.

Exact terms of the contract were not disclosed, but the deal is for more than two years, according to the Times. Lauer's current deal, which he signed in April 2012, was set to expire in a few months. 

"We couldn't be more thrilled with Matt's decision," Deborah Turness, the president of NBC News, said in a statement. "As I've said many times before, he's the best in the business, and there is nobody I would rather have in the Today anchor chair than Matt."

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The Biz: Bill and Willie Geist Talk Family and Parenting in New Book

Bill Geist and Willie Geist

A household that included CBS Sunday Morning humorist Bill Geist and his son Willie, whose dry wit livens up MSNBC's Morning Joe and NBC's Today, had to be entertaining, right? "It was fun," Willie says. "But we didn't... read more

Barbara Walters Lands First Interview with Father of Santa Barbara Shooter

Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters may have stepped down from her day-to-day duties on The View, but her days as a journalist are definitely not over...

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Barbara Walters Reflects On Her Historic Career

Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters started smashing the TV-news glass ceiling in 1961 when she became the first female correspondent on Today. During the following five decades, the Massachusetts native was also the first woman to cohost a morning news show (Today in 1974), to coanchor a nightly news program (ABC Evening News in 1976), and then, for 25 years, to cohost the ABC newsmagazine 20/20. She became known as the Queen of Scoop as she wrangled major stars and world leaders for her trademark in-depth interviews and produced and hosted annual Oscar specials and The 10 Most Fascinating People. Finally, Walters conquered daytime 17 years ago with The View, the all-female talk show that dares to spotlight politics as well as makeup, cooking and gossip... read more

Is Katie Couric Returning to Today?

Katie Couric

Katie Couric is in talks to return to Today temporarily to replace co-hostSavanah Guthrie when she goes on maternity leave, according to The New York Post

NBC News is said to also be in talks with others, including Meredith Vieira, the Post reports.

"With the Today show in a good place, we are blessed with great talent and many options to temporarily fill Savannah's chair while she's on leave, but there's no plan yet," an NBC spokeswoman said in a statement. "Stay tuned."

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Couric first joined Today in 1991, when she ironically was called on to fill Deborah Norville's spot when she left on maternity leave. Couric secured the gig permanently and remained as co-anchor until she exited in 2006 for CBS Evening News. Couric currently hosts her own talk show, Katie, which ends in June. Couric also has a deal with Yahoo! as its global anchor. While Yahoo! has a partnership with ABC News, Couric's interviews aren't covered by that deal.

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Scoop: Law & Order: SVU Nabs Bradley Whitford, Ann Curry for Guest Roles

Bradley Whitford

Bradley Whitford is returning to his dramatic roots for a guest spot on Law & Order: SVU, TVGuide.com has learned.

The West Wing alum, who currently stars on... read more

ABC Announces Barbara Walters' Last Day, Week-Long Series of Events to Honor Her

Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters will officially vacate her chair on The View on Friday, May 16, ABC has announced.

As part of her final scheduled appearance, the network has planned a week-long series of events. Following her last day as co-host, ABC will air a two-hour special (May 16 at 9/8c), ABC: A Barbara Celebration, honoring the broadcasting icon and trailblazer. Finally, ABC News Headquarters in New York City will be named in her honor during a dedication ceremony.

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VIDEO: Al Roker and Matt Lauer Wrestle a Shark in Sharknado 2 Sneak Peek

Al Roker, Matt Lauer

"Think of it this way: This is a twister with teeth. 'Nuff said," Al Roker warns in a sneak peek of Sharknado 2.

That's right. Roker will appear in the anticipated Sharknado sequel along with his Today co-anchor Matt Lauer.

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Four Big Questions About Josh Elliott's Departure From GMA

Josh Elliot

Another member of morning television's top rated family is leaving home. Josh Elliott, who joined ABC's Good Morning America in 2011 and helped ride it ahead of NBC's Today, is leaving for a high profile role at NBC Sports. He'll be replaced as news anchor by Amy Robach. But is it the last we'll see of Elliott in the morning? It's one of several questions TV news people are asking.... read more

Top Videos: HIMYM Cast Says Goodbye, Kathie Lee and Hoda's Intervention, Dog Magic Tricks

Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford

This week, the cast (and fans) of How I Met Your Mother prepared to say goodbye to the show after nine seasons, while House of Cards and Game of Thrones fused into House of ThronesArnold Schwarzenegger and Jimmy Fallon performed a QVC skit together onThe Tonight Show, while over at Late NightSeth Meyers staged a wine intervention forToday show co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Elsewhere, a grandfather learned about sexting and other modern tropes, and dogs were stunned by magic tricks. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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