Hurricane Sandy is doing more than just canceling your plans, it is also wrecking late night tv. Jimmy Kimmel had planned to host a week of shows out of BAM’s Harvey theatre in downtown Brooklyn. But alas, tonight’s show was called off, the Times reports.
Part of the problem was the logistics of getting a live studio audience when the subways, tunnels and bridges close and people are being urged to stay home.
Tom Hanks is continuing what can only be described as an “apology tour” after blowing up ABC’s spot with a big F-bomb on Good Morning America while promoting Cloud Atlas last week. First he showed up on Saturday Night Live for two segments, and last night he appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to perform some slam poetry about Full House. No, we don’t know why, either.
Strange news from the late-night wars as a third army is now mounting legitimate competition to Jay Leno and David Letterman. Jimmy Kimmel’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC is beating Mr. Leno’s NBC Tonight Show, the traditional late-night leader, by four percent of viewers in the valuable 18-49 demographic; Mr. Kimmel’s second half (his Read More
Conan O’Brien’s reign as TBS’s late-night host is more turbulent than the cable net might have expected, reports the Wall Street Journal. During Mr. O’Brien’s season on the air, TBS’s viewership among the 18-to-49 key demographic has fallen 11 percent and the network canceled its other late-night show, George Lopez’s Lopez Tonight.
Tonight, while Jimmy Fallon reads Tweets, Craig Ferguson will kick off Black History Month with guests Cornel West and George Clinton. The Late Late Show host has always placed great emphasis on his immigrant status, and the show is intended — at least in part — as a sort of civics lesson on Read More
Everyone’s had to make sacrifices in These Economic Times. Jimmy Fallon’s? He’s not writing his own jokes. Boston’s TVnext conference asked Fallon to submit to an interview about social media, a request Fallon parried by providing a YouTube video of his day “relative to social media,” as his publicist’s response to TVnext read.
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Last night, Conan O’Brien returned to late night TV for the first time since his acrimonious departure from NBC in January. The debut episode of his new TBS show, “Conan,” was a hit with higher ratings than Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show,” Dave Letterman’s “Late Show,” “The Daily Show,” and “The Colbert Report.”
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