The cancellation of Larry Wilmore’s Nightly Show remains a sudden shock days after the fact, even as Wilmore gears up for his final show on Thursday. He certainly won’t be alone, as fellow Comedy Central departure (and executive producer) Jon Stewart will put in an appearance to help send off his show’s former “Senior Black Correspondent.”
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Even after Trevor Noah landed the Daily Show chair to follow Jon Stewart, Jessica Williams fans have still held out hope the young correspondent could one day host the series. That day looks even further off, unfortunately, as Williams confirms her Daily Show exit as early as this week, ahead of a new Comedy Central series.
We still don’t have the clearest picture of what ex-Daily Show host Jon Stewart’s HBO future looks like, though that hasn’t stopped Stewart from making headlines with his rescue work. Now, at long last, Stewart returned to late-night to reunite with Samantha Bee for her own Full Frontal TBS series and a little horsin’-around.
It’s difficult to say if Trevor Noah has found his particular Daily Show groove after ascending the throne from Jon Stewart in September, but where Noah hasn’t generally shied away from challenging guests, at least one punch has been pulled. Following controversial announcements of a Chris Brown interview, The Daily Show appears to have quietly canceled the appearance.
After the first episode of a new show, especially the first episode of an old show with a new face, everyone is ready to deem it either fantastic or awful. Did Trevor Noah ruin Jon Stewart’s legacy? Is The Daily Show a completely different beast? Should we stop watching now that some random unknown guy is hosting? The answer to all of those is no, or at least, we have no idea yet. But after watching the young South African comedian’s debut in Stewart’s chair on Monday night, it’s refreshing to say he did a pretty good job, and only time will tell how well he can carry the show.
Now that Stephen Colbert’s Late Show continues humming along through its third week, eyes turn to Trevor Noah and the September 28 premiere of our new Daily Show on Comedy Central. First up after Jon Stewart’s departure, Noah has set comedian Kevin Hart, GOP hopeful Chris Christie, and musician Ryan Adams among his first guests of the new tenure.
Given all the focus on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show debut, Trevor Noah’s upcoming ascension of The Daily Show, and the mountain of attention-grabbing guests competing for ratings, Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore hasn’t garnered as much spotlight. Fortunately, Wilmore has plenty of time to win it back, now that the network has ordered additional Nightly-ness through 2016.
More and more each year, TV executives quake in their stylish, yet affordable boots over the exponential increase in peak TV, even as us ravenous viewers eagerly take it all in. Fall 2015 is no exception, cramming your DVR with everything from superheroes new and old, to Scream-ing gore-fests, animated staples and so much more. You’d need some sort of … television … guidance … periodical to navigate it all, but because we love you, we’ve compiled over 30 of Fall 2015's biggest must-see premieres. Remember to sleep, and take in the onslaught of fall 2015's TV madness by our full preview!
Yesterday saw Trevor Noah assuring both The Daily Show audiences and correspondents that little would change with his September 28 premiere, but already three new faces have joined the ranks. Per Comedy Central, Ronny Chieng, Desie Lydic and Roy Wood Jr. will all join “The Best F*ing News Team Ever!”
Our first look at Trevor Noah sitting in the Daily Show chair managed to go by without the South African comic actually saying a single word, but with everyone gearing up for a new era in late night, we're finally getting a peek. Comedy Central's three newest promos for The Daily Show With Trevor Noah bring back the correspondents, and even a puppy!