• Former Daily Show correspondent to lead ‘evil’ CBS drama

    Aasif Mandvi is evil. Well, he may not actually be evil, but he is co-starring in the new CBS drama called Evil. The former Daily Show correspondent is excited to”play a guy named Ben” in the upcoming supernatural pilot. Mandvi plays deeply skeptical, blue-collar carpenter Ben. He is recruited to join a priest-in-training named David to investigate mysterious situations with a clinical psychologist named Kristen. The British comedian stars with

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    Dave Chappelle surprises Charlotte couple with free tickets on Valentine’s Day

    Dave Chappelle made one couple’s Valentine’s Day very special. Deidra and Eddie Dickens from Charlotte, North Carolina were more than surprised when Chappelle approached their Valentine’s Day dinner to deliver tickets to his show at The Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Deidra, in an effort to surprise her husband for Valentine’s Day, specifically bought four wheelchair-accessible tickets. Her husband regularly uses a wheelchair, and she wanted to make

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    CBS renews Mom for two more seasons; Anna Faris, Allison Janney get raises

    Mom will return to CBS for two more seasons. Co-stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney are expected to earn an estimated $350,000 each per episode after extensive negotiations. That almost doubles their previous salaries on the hit sitcom. Mom is the third-most watched comedy on broadcast TV. Mom is currently in its sixth season and there’s no telling how long it will run. Kelly Kahl, President of CBS Entertainment remarked

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    CBS announces Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase participants

    CBS announced the 21 participants they have selected for their annual CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase. The performers will appear in six shows beginning January 15 at the El Portal Theatre in Los Angeles. The showcase has been a way for emerging talent to be seen by executives, showrunners and casting directors from CBS and other networks for over a decade. While the showcase has strived to highlight underrepresented groups,

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    SMILF star Frankie Shaw accused of sexual misconduct; Showtime finds no wrongdoing

    Frankie Shaw, the creator of the Showtime hit SMILF, is being investigated for sexual misconduct claims on set. The show returns to Showtime on January 20, but the production of the second season has been rife with onset controversy. The Hollywood Reporter published an exclusive Monday that included claims of onset racism and claims of inappropriately handled sex scenes. While the claims of racism stemming from a segregated writers room are

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    Natasha Leggero, Morgan Murphy developing Ratchet at CBS

    Another period might begin for Natasha Leggero at CBS. Leggero is writing Ratchet with comedian Morgan Murphy. The multi-camera comedy centers on Jessica Ratchet, played by Leggero, who must start a new life and make new friends after her rich fiancé dies suddenly, leaving her to fend for herself. Leggero is poised to wrap her Comedy Central series Another Period in 2019. Ratchet gives her a chance to continue leading

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    Fam, Man With a Plan get premiere dates; Happy Together ending at CBS

    CBS just announced the winter premiere dates for two of their comedy series, Fam and Man With a Plan. Fam is a new comedy that will debut on CBS Thursday, January 10, at 9:30 p.m. following their Emmy-winning programming block of The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, and Mom. The show stars Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell as a woman “whose vision of perfect life with her adoring fiancé and

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    Kurt Braunohler, Cedric the Entertainer sell CBS comedy Dad Vs. Father

    Kurt Braunohler and Cedric the Entertainer are coming to CBS. The eyeball network is developing Dad Vs. Father, a multi-camera comedy, about new parents Karl and Leanne who move in with Karl’s deadbeat dad—and all of the family drama that comes with him. An older father of two 14-year-old girls, the father and son find themselves in competition to prove who is the better father. Braunohler and Cedric the Entertainer

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    Nicholas Stoller sells four comedies to CBS, ABC, Fox

    Nicholas Stoller has sold four comedy projects in the first pitch season under his Sony Pictures TV overall deal. The new comedies coming out from Stoller span multiple networks. A multi-cam sitcom, Our House, written by Brendan O’Brien and The Story of Us written by Mike Royce are coming to CBS. Common Areas, written by Hilary Winston and Mat Harawitz will head to ABC while single-cam Next Door, with writers

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    Stephen Colbert adjusts the Colbeard for Late Show (Video)

    David Letterman and his Late Show are off the air. The famed Late Show with David Letterman sign that hung over Broadway for over twenty years is gone. The dawn of Stephen Colbert (Round 2) is upon us. CBS launched the website, iOS app and social media accounts for Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday. With it, they also launched a new Late Show podcast and intro video. ColbertLateShow.com

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    Late Late Show host James Corden makes late late push for relevancy (Video)

    James Corden begins his Late Late Show hosting tenure next week. CBS seems excited for its new talents (Stephen Colbert takes over Late Show later this year). The only problem is– no one seems to know who James Corden is! Corden has won a Tony Award and a BAFTA (it’s like a British Oscar) but the English comedian is still fairly unknown. His highest profile role was starring as the

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    James Corden’s first Late Late Show guest announced!

    James Corden will host the legendary Tom Hanks as his first guest when the Scottish comic takes over The Late Late Show on CBS next month. Craig Ferguson has already and is plenty busy with other projects. Since his departure, CBS has had a slew of (male) guest hosts including Judd Apatow, Drew Carey, Jim Gaffigan, Wayne Brady, Kunal Nayya and musician-turned-comedian-turned-back-into-a-musician John Mayer. Tom Hanks is a friendly, popular– and

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    David Letterman tells Regis Philbin about post Late Show plans

    David Letterman and Paul Shaffer visited The Late Late Show last night, as Regis Philbin manned the guest hosting chair in already-departed Craig Ferguson’s place. A long list of guest hosts – Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow, Whitney Cummings, etc. – are filling in before James Corden officially takes over in March. During Letterman’s appearance, Philbin asks Letterman what he’ll do once he leaves hosting duties at Late Show on May

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    Late Show with Stephen Colbert has a premiere date, mark your calendars

    After a month off the air, Stephen Colbert (the real one, not the character) now knows when his new show will save America from Colbert Report withdrawals. CBS will premiere Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Sep. 8 this year. We already knew that David Letterman will exit Late Show on May 20 after nearly 22 years. CBS chairman Nina Tassler announced that Stephen has until the Fall to get

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    David Letterman sets Late Show exit date

    David Letterman finally knows when his historical run on Late Show will come to an end. Letterman’s final broadcast on CBS will be on May 20. The legendary late night talk show host announced his retirement back in April. They had yet to establish when he would bow out in 2015. Stephen Colbert will take over the Late Show chair, leaving his soon-to-end Comedy Central program The Colbert Report. David

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