With all the Comic-Con 2014 excitement swirling about, it can be difficult to remember that life will go on beyond July, and summer certainly holds more of our favorite TV premieres to come. Comedy Central's long-running 'South Park' has always seemed few and far between with its airing, but at long last, the 18th season for Stan, Kyle, Kenny, Cartman and the rest of the town has a premiere date!
Comedy Central's adaptation of classic FunnyorDie sketch "Drunk History" exceeded our wildest expectation across its first season, bringing in countless celebrities both to inebriatedly narrate and star in their best recollections of world events. Now that season 2 has been set for a summer 2014 debut, Comedy Central has revealed the full roster of guest stars, including some famous faces from 'The Walking Dead,' 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Game of Thrones' and many, many more.
The announcement that Stephen Colbert would succeed David Letterman as host of CBS' 'Late Show' not only shook up the late-night landscape, it also left us wondering how Comedy Central might follow 'The Daily Show' after 'The Colbert Report' came to an end. It seems we now know, as 'The Daily Show''s "Senior Black Correspondent' Larry Wilmore will replace 'The Colbert Report' with his own series, aptly titled 'The Minority Report.'
Earlier this week we saw Stephen Colbert beginning to shed his 'Colbert Report' character with a first stop on David Letterman's standing 'Late Show,' before Colbert's takeover in 2015, but both Colbert and his character will enjoy a long victory tour before moving to broadcast. Watch 'The Colbert Report' host make his in-character goodbyes to 'The Daily Show''s Jon Stewart, a year ahead of schedule!
HBO's 'The Newsroom' won't return until much later this year, even then taking a surprising season 3 bow-out to end the series, but the legacy of Aaron Sorkin parody remains as ripe as ever. Watch Amy Schumer and 'Sports Night' veteran Josh Charles capture that classic Sorkin style in new 'Inside Amy Schumer' parody 'The Foodroom.' And, yes, there's walk-and-talk.
Where last week brought the earth-shattering late night news that David Letterman would descend the 'Late Show' throne to retire in 2015, and yesterday brought the surprisingly quick announcement that 'The Colbert Report''s Stephen Colbert would fill the seat, we knew the reactions would be quick. Watch Colbert and 'The Daily Show''s Jon Stewart react to the news from yesterday's new episodes!
Both Comedy Central and Stephen Colbert have well-established that 'The Colbert Report' features the political satirist in a deliberately-heightened and ultra conservative fictional representation of himself, though a new controversy has emerged from the most recent episode. Following an out-of-context tweet from 'The Colbert Report''s page, accusations of racism have been leveled at the host, with some even calling to "#CancelColbert."
Despite being unusually broken up by the holiday weekend's actual Black Friday, it seems 'South Park' will indeed carry on its 'Game of Thrones' parody into an epic conclusion this Wednesday with the aptly-titled "Titties and Dragons." The war between Xbox One and PS4 comes to a bloody conclusion, but what can we see by the first trailer?
Last night's 'South Park' tribute to 'Game of Thrones' will apparently continue into a third installment on December 4 (referenced within the episode itself as shifting "Black Friday,") but Butters' trip to George R.R. Martin's house bore unexpected fruit: Check out the 'Game of Thrones' theme redone with a disgusting 'South Park' twist!
Last week 'South Park' took us by surprise in crafting a 'Game of Thrones' parody wrapped around the concept of "Black Friday," but not so surprising as to learn that the story will continue in a second episode! Watch what happens when Butters takes his 'Game of Thrones' grievances to George R.R. Martin himself in the first clip from "A Song of Ass and Fire!"