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Monday, April 20, 2015

Meet Trevor Noah

Well, that Jon Stewart-Stephen Colbert one-two punch is no longer. It's not even going to be the Stewart-Larry Wilmore combination. Colbert left The Colbert Report to host The Late Show and he was replaced with Wilmore, who hosts The Nightly Show. Then, Stewart announced that he was going to be departing The Daily Show sometime in 2015. Wildly fierce speculation immediately sprung up around the world as to who his replacement would be. Could it be John Oliver? Or Michael Che? Or maybe Tina Fey AND Amy Poehler? What about Joel McHale? Well, the answer was none of them. Instead, Comedy Central is promoting from within as the correspondent from the show, Trevor Noah, will take over the desk once Stewart departs. Noah is a South African comedian who has only made three appearances on the show so far and in a statement, he said, "It's an honor to follow Jon Stewart. He and the team at The Daily Show have created an incredible show whose impact is felt all over the world. Stewart reassured the doubters by saying, "I'm thrilled for the show and for Trevor. He's a tremendous comic and talent that we've loved working with. In fact, I may rejoin as a correspondent just to be a part of it!" I have a feeling we're in good hands.

This Week's Sports by David

Live From New York Trailer

Well, this trailer makes this documentary look amazing. I think this might be the most excited I've ever been for the theatrical release of a documentary. Live From New York, a new documentary chronicling the impact of Saturday Night Live rather than the history of it, is coming to theaters on June 12th and this trailer really gets me excited for it. It debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and received great reviews so I'm hoping to learn even more about my beloved program.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

New Girl Renewed!

This one is an interesting renewal announcement. Yes, New Girl has been renewed for a fifth season on FOX and that is delightful news and we should celebrate profusely! But, it was already a given because the fifth season had already started filming due to Zooey Deschanel's pregnancy. Jess getting pregnant will not be a story line on the show so the crew and cast had to act fast and start creating season five before Zooey starts showing. But now it's all official and FOX has renewed it and all is well. Additionally, more news came about with the renewal and it was that John Cho will be joining the cast as a recurring character, presumably to fill Coach's void. All aboard the fifth season train!

The Explanation of the Countdown Clock

Remember when that former writer for Happy Endings tweeted a link to a countdown clock with the caption, "A New Day Is Here"? Yeah, well, it turns out that that was just an elaborate April Fool's Day joke that served as absolute torture for fans of the gone-to-soon ABC comedy. But there's a twist. David Caspe, the creator of the show, said that the countdown clock, though fruitless, actually generated some interest in reviving the show. And while nothing is close to concrete yet, he can no longer deny a return of the amazing comedy. We can hope for a happy ending, after all!

Adam West and Burt Ward Together Again

Adam West and Burt Ward are not only coming together once again, but they will be playing Batman and Robin! Again! Isn't that just fantastic news? To honor the fiftieth anniversary of the Batman television show from the 1960s, a new, ninety-minute, animated Batman and Robin film is going to be released in 2016 and Adam West and Burt Ward will be voicing the characters that catapulted their fame in the first place. How splendidly, splendidly fitting. I guess it's going to be a contrast to the brooding Batman we have right now. POW!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Fred Armisen to Appear on New Girl

On an upcoming episode of New Girl, Fred Armisen will be making a guest appearance as a man interested in fulfilling the roommate vacancy left by Coach's departure from Los Angeles and Damon Wayans Jr.'s departure from the show. I love New Girl and I love Fred Armisen and the fact that the two of them will be coming together to produce what will absolutely be comedy gold makes me very pleased and intrigued to see the direction it takes.