Kimmel Apologizes For Blackface Impression

The latenight host also says waiting to say something about the impersonation “was a mistake.”

Kimmel To Take Summer Break With Guest Hosts

Latenight Hosts Get Serious Over Racism

It has become a ritual — a somewhat inexplicable one, as TBS’s Conan O’Brien noted — for these comics to come on the air after acts of terrorism, school shootings or other national traumas to try to make sense of them for their audiences. “Today feels very different,” O’Brien said Monday night. “It doesn’t feel right to talk about my feelings of sadness and anger. That truly feels inadequate and somehow wrong.”

‘Kimmel’ EP Leiderman Out, Hoffman In

After 14 years at the helm of Jimmy Kimmel Live! and a 25-year career in late-night, Jill Leiderman is stepping down as executive producer of the Jimmy Kimmel-headlined ABC talk show. She will be succeeded in the job by Sharon Hoffman, former executive producer of Entertainment Tonight and CBS Evening News‘ weekend edition.

NBC Renews ‘A Little Late With Lilly Singh’

The pickup comes as the 1:35 a.m. show finishes airing its first season, all of which was filmed in the fourth quarter of 2019. Singh, a YouTuber with some 36 million followers across social media channels, is currently the only woman hosting a late night show on the broadcast networks. She’s also the first bisexual woman of color to front a late night series.

Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld Tops Colbert, Kimmel, Other Latenight Hosts In Ratings

How Do Shows Handle Remote Production?

News anchors, talk show hosts and reality stars now moonlight as their own camera operators and lighting technicians. Producers accustomed to reacting to footage in person must now jump through extra communication hoops. But even with the occasional error or sacrifice in camera quality, programs have largely been able to pull it off.

Michael Ouweleen Named President Of Adult Swim

‘The Daily Show’ Expands To 45 Minutes

Comedy Central’s latenight franchise will go from a half-hour to 45 minutes each night starting Monday. The expansion is the first in the show’s 24-year history. The change comes as the show has found an increased audience and a number of high-profile bookings during the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Saturday Night Live’ Sets Second At-Home Episode

‘SNL’ Returns With Social Distancing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” will be back on the air this weekend with a show that abides by social distancing rules. The comedy sketch show will include a “Weekend Update” news segment and original content from “SNL” cast members, NBC said Thursday. The material will be produced remotely, the network said, in […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ Producing New Original Content Remotely Amid Coronavirus

For All Of Latenight, The Show Must Go On

Some latenight hosts have, in recent days, taken their shows to a front porch, back patio or basement. Samantha Bee lit out for the woods behind her home. The host says she is doing what she can to “keep it moving and trying to maintain some continuity” in a surreal moment. Now, with jury-rigged productions that hinge on writers and producers working from home, and a little skill with smartphone cameras and uploading and downloading video, the latenight hosts hope to keep viewers sheltering at home entertained.

Conan O’Brien To Produce Shows From Home

With most of the TV industry shutting down production because of the COVID-19 emergency, Conan O’Brien will be making new episodes of his TBS show from his home. Conan will be shot on an iPhone and the comic will interview guests via video chat. “The quality of my work will not go down because technically that’s not possible,” O’Brien said.

Latenight Hosts Push Beyond TV

Even though all the nation’s wee-hours programs are taking a production hiatus due to America’s coronavirus crisis, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, David Spade and Trevor Noah are putting out monologues, jokes and sketches that — for the most part — aren’t being seen on TV. Only Colbert’s new segments have been incorporated into CBS’s broadcast of The Late Show, where they are being grafted onto repeat segments from earlier shows.

‘Kimmel’ To Swap Slots With ‘Nightline’

Reruns of Jimmy Kimmel Live will be pushed back a half-hour in the coming week as ABC seeks to give a bigger platform to Nightline episodes focused on the coronavirus pandemic. ABC said Sunday that Kimmel repeats will shift to the 12:05 a.m. slot starting Tuesday through Friday as Nightline goes all-in on coverage of the latest in the coronavirus pandemic.

Pete Davidson Says He’s Ready To Leave ‘SNL’

Colbert Next-Day Repeats To Air On Pop TV

ViacomCBS’s Pop TV basic cable network will carry exclusive next-day encores of CBS’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the most watched program in latenight. Starting next Tuesday, Feb, 25, the previous night’s episode of The Late Show will air on Pop at 9 a.m. ET/PT.

NBC Affils In Talks On Peacock Latenight

After learning of the plan to offer The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers to streaming customers prior to their broadcast airtimes, NBC affiliates have been in talks with the network and they say the two sides “are working toward a plan that is good for NBCU and provides affiliates the opportunity to meaningfully participate in this business.”

Can NBC Halt Jimmy Fallon’s Ratings Tumble?

A politics pivot for The Tonight Show doesn’t pay off as the network swaps showrunners and observers say “let Jimmy be Jimmy.”

CBS’s ‘Late Show’ Still On Top In Latenight

With the news of a three-year extension for Stephen Colbert, his CBS Late Show with Stephen Colbert continues this season where it left off a year ago — easily leading all broadcast TV latenight shows in total viewers. Through three weeks, Late Show (11:35 p.m.) is averaging 3.3 million Nielsen viewers — outpacing competitors The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (1.89 million) and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live (1.84 million).

CBS Signs Stephen Colbert To 3-Year Extension

CBS announced Thursday that Colbert has signed a new contract that will keep him as the Late Show host through at least August 2023. His current pact was set to expire next August.

Sarah Silverman Lands Comedy Special, Latenight Pilot At HBO

Pete Davidson Returns To ‘SNL’

Latenight Numbers Fall To Start Season

NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, CBS’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live are running behind fall 2019 in the early going.

Katie Hockmeyer To Lead NBC Latenight

Katie Hockmeyer has been named executive vice president of late night programming at NBC Entertainment. She will report to NBC Entertainment co-chairmen George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy, where she will work on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live and newly launched latenight addition, A Little Late with Lilly Singh. Hockmeyer will guide programming strategy and be the network liaison for all things latenight at NBC, according to the company.

Lilly Singh Makes Bold Leap To Latenight

When NBC’s A Little Late With Lilly Singh debuts tonight, she doesn’t plan to dwell on the late-night staple of politics and is only the second woman of color to host a nightly show on a major network since former VH1 VJ Cynthia Garrett was in charge of NBC’s “Later” for a year — two decades ago.

‘SNL’ Newcomer Shane Gillis Used Racial Slur In Podcast

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WFLD Chicago To Debut ‘Later With Leon’

Fox-owned WFLD Chicago (DMA 3) will premiere Later with Leon, a comedic, news-centric latenight show, on Sept. 9. Leon Rogers, who co-hosts The WGCI Morning Show, will share his opinions on current events, both local to Chicago and nationwide, with WFLD reporter Tia Ewing, who will present the facts and details of the news and […]

Leslie Jones Exiting ‘SNL,’ Kate McKinnon Back Next Season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” cast member Leslie Jones is leaving the NBC show after five seasons, while Kate McKinnon is sticking around. Jones’ departure was confirmed by a person familiar with the change who spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss Jones’ status with the […]

Eddie Murphy To Host ‘SNL’ For First Time In 35 Years

NEW YORK (AP) — Eddie Murphy will be returning to a place that helped launch his career — “Saturday Night Live.” The comedian will be the host of the sketch comedy show on Dec. 21, marking the former cast member’s first hosting appearance since 1984. Murphy was a cast member from 1980 to 1984, starring […]

Lilly Singh: From YouTube To NBC Latenight

An online star with 15 million subscribers dives into the white-hot center (emphasis on white) of broadcast television with A Little Late as the first openly bisexual woman of color to sit in a talk show host’s chair: “I’m very much all or nothing.”

James Corden Extends CBS Contract

Corden has signed a new contract that will keep him installed as host of The Late Late Show through August 2022. His current contract, signed in 2014 when he was announced as the successor to Craig Ferguson, was set to expire after the 2019-20 season.

Latenight Goes Live For 2nd Night Of Debates

“In the end, the candidates came together around a unifying message: Click ‘like’ and subscribe!” Stephen Colbert joked Wednesday.

Latenight Hosts Congratulate Themselves On Emmy Noms

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WGN Chicago Pulls ‘Man Of The People’

Latenight Hosts Evaluate First Democratic Debate’s Spanish Answers, Technical Issues

Comedians scrutinized the event that Trevor Noah called “an epic showdown between nine normal-sized people and Bill de Blasio” for its policy issues and epic clashes.

Desus & Mero Shake Up The Latenight Talk Show Universe

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Baker and Joel Martinez may be hosts of a late night TV talk show that attracts A-list celebrities but they don’t feel like they’re competing with the likes of Jimmy Fallon or Stephen Colbert. The comedians, who go by Desus Nice & The Kid Mero, got their break in podcasts […]

Is Fox News Channel’s Greg Gutfeld The Next King Of Latenight TV?

Colbert Narrowly Tops Latenight For Season

For the first time, Late Show with Stephen Colbert will finish the TV season as the top latenight show in the demo; he’s on track to finish about 18,000 ahead of Fallon’s in the key 18-49 age bracket, after trailing by 72,000 last season.