What is TV these days? Is it that big hulking flat screen in your living room where you watch awards shows live with commercials? Is it the things that you download from iTunes or stream on Hulu and watch on your phone during your long commute? Is it the latest season of 'Game of Thrones' which you stole from a torrent site and consume in one long evening while eating pie with birds flying out of it? TV is all of these, but TV is certainly not Netflix. Still Netflix is dying to be TV, and that is a huge mistake.
The late-night landscape seems to have largely settled since Stephen Colbert signed on to replace Dave Letterman as host of 'The Late Show,' but those wondering if CBS might recruit Chelsea Handler to follow Craig Ferguson on the 'Late Late Show' can give it a rest. Netflix officially scooped up Handler for its first entry into the late-night talk show arena, signing the comedienne for a multi-year deal that includes a new comedy special and several documentaries.
If you've been following the late-night show shake-ups of the past few months -- starting with Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers taking over the NBC slots, moving right into David Letterman announcing his retirement, and currently stalled out with the news that Craig Ferguson will also be leaving his own CBS show -- you might also be aware that Chelsea Handler is leaving her own E! show. But she is not retiring.
The moment David Letterman announced his retirement from 'The Late Show,' speculation began toward possible replacements, though very few of them were given to Letterman's 'Late Show'-following host Craig Ferguson. Stephen Colbert's quick acceptance of the gig left people questioning if Ferguson will remain with 'The Late Late Show', and it seems Ferguson has officially decided to step down at the end of the year.