Stephen Colbert may finally have hit his stride on CBS, but can The Late Show reach the incisive heights of The Colbert Report? We may never need to find out, as the fictional “Stephen Colbert” once again puts in an appearance, this time taking on Trump’s draconian budget.
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Well, they weren’t going to have a Young Sheldon without at least giving the old Sheldon a proper sendoff. The Big Bang Theory is officially confirmed for a whopping forty-eight more episodes with a two-season renewal, but will it be their last?
The Big Bang Theory is certainly up there in its twilight years, but the TV world will not be bereft of “Bazinga!” for long. Prequel spinoff series Young Sheldon is officially coming to CBS, with none other than Jon Favreau attached to direct.
Star Trek: Discovery will prove the first outing of the franchise without a Captain as its lead, but the Discovery’s ranking officer will nonetheless be a familiar face. Harry Potter and The OA star Jason Isaacs confirms his role in CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery, finding a nice comfy chair in the process.
It’s about that time of the season when SNL starts sketching out its final weeks, and with it tends to come a bit of turnover. Speculation most frequently points to senior cast member Kenan Thompson, but a new CBS pilot suggests that Bobby Moynihan may actually leave Studio 8H after Season 42.
If you thought the cord-cutters’ market was aggressive before, just wait until you get a load of YouTube TV. The online video staple announced the full scope of its live TV bundle, complete with unlimited cloud DVR and a moderate monthly subscription fee.
We’re still waiting on Jon Stewart’s official return after signing an HBO contract, but Stephen Colbert has thus far afforded the former Daily Show host ample opportunity to have his voice heard. Case in point, Stewart makes yet another Late Show return, as he and Colbert make sense of Trump’s relationship with the press.
The exit of showrunner Bryan Fuller understandably delayed CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery from its initial January 2017 premiere, but recent reports suggested there was no guarantee for its May rescheduling, either. Now, CBS reveals the series could be delayed as far back as fall, but definitely further than May.
The film and TV communities are still reeling from the sudden loss of actor Bill Paxton, especially in light of the Terminator star’s still-active career. Most immediately, Paxton could be seen leading CBS’ Training Day adaptation, of which producers now clarify the late actor’s filming status, and offer comment on his passing.
It’s remained an open question at CBS whether the current tenth season of The Big Bang Theory might prove the last, rounding out contracts of its leads, and potentially launching a spinoff. No longer, it seems as a two-season renewal is likely imminent with fresh pay raises for the core cast.