Stephen Colbert’s been beating Jimmy Fallon in the overall late-night ratings race — and we hear Colbert now wants to steal Fallon’s younger viewers, too.
Colbert’s comeback “Late Show” has topped Fallon’s “Tonight Show” for seven weeks straight, but has been behind in TV’s coveted 18-49 demographic.
A source says of riding-high Colbert, “He loves the headlines. He went from underdog to beating Fallon, so of course he’s enjoying it. He’s now so desperate to take over the ‘key demographic’ that he brought back an old character — his [Comedy Central] ‘conservative pundit colleague’ — to compete.”
“America’s Got Talent” is about to get fierce.
The NBC show has crowned Tyra Banks as its new emcee for its upcoming twelfth season.
The former “America’s Next Top Model” host will be replacing Nick Cannon following his controversial resignation last month, judge Howie Mandel announced on Twitter Sunday night.
Fox isn’t the only broadcast network that’s bringing back its biggest recent hits.
NBC is reviving its hit sitcom Will & Grace for a 10-episode limited run next season. NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke made the announcement at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif.
All four of the show’s stars—Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally—will return, along with show creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan and director James Burrows, who directed every episode of the sitcom’s run.
Hulu’s founding service — the advertising-supported, no fee TV programming platform — is ending.
The digital video platform’s original service, which started up in 2007, will be coming to an end — somewhat expected by industry analysts.
Consumers will still have free access to Hulu’s library of TV shows. In the recent expanded deal with Yahoo, Hulu will offer up five most recent episodes of shows from ABC, NBC and Fox eight days after their original TV network airing. Also Hulu shows can be seen on Comcast digital TV services.