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Stephen Colbert Named Successor to David Letterman Comedy Central mainstay signs 5-year pact with CBS

Stephen Colbert is moving three blocks east—and light-years from basic cable. The 49-year-old linchpin of Comedy Central’s long-running series The Colbert Report has been tapped to succeed David Letterman as the host…

April 10, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

Strong Sampling for Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show Debut Post-Olympics opener ties Conan, but trails Jay

While the overnights for Jimmy Fallon’s first night at the helm of The Tonight Show were promising, it would be premature to crown the antic talk show host the King…

February 18, 2014, 1:38 PM EST

Zac Posen Can’t Get Enough of Olivia Pope The Project Runway judge relies on TiVo

Specs Age 32 Accomplishments Fashion designer; newest judge on Lifetime’s Project Runway; CFDA award winner; Lena Dunham’s former babysitter Base New York What’s the first information you consume in the morning? The first information I…

February 22, 2013, 7:41 AM EST

N.Y. Media Fumbles, Fights Its Way Through Sandy Twitter jerk fools CNN, Letterman and Fallon tape shows, Gossip Girl grounded

It was the biggest storm in New York in nearly 80 years, and while most of the city's media were prepared to meet the challenge, some were not. For example,…

October 30, 2012, 2:12 PM EDT

Viacom/DirecTV Faceoff Takes Its Toll on Ratings Competitors up as Viacom nets fall; still no carriage deal

The longer the Viacom/DirecTV dispute goes on without an agreement—and it's in its first full week now, which is a very long time for this sort of thing—the more likely…

July 17, 2012, 5:57 PM EDT

Information Diet: Thomas Sadoski 'The Newsroom' star an avid fan of Discovery's 'Deadliest Catch,' 'MythBusters'

Age 36 Accomplishments Stars as Don Keefer on HBO’s The Newsroom, was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Neil LaBute’s reasons to be pretty Base Los Angeles What’s the first…

July 13, 2012, 5:13 AM EDT

The Advertising Wars: DirecTV and Viacom Nine ads you'll be seeing a lot of in the next few days

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one corporation to dissolve the bands of finance that have connected it with another, and to assume a martyred…

July 11, 2012, 3:54 PM EDT

Comedy Central Establishes New Division Comedy Central Enterprises to oversee consumer products, touring, home video

It's not just South Park DVDs anymore: Comedy Central has established Comedy Central Enterprises, which will oversee various ancillary businesses of the MTV Networks cable concern, including consumer products, home…

July 9, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT

MediaVest Places Kraft With Key MTV Network Shows Stephen Colbert on Wheat Thins: 'Tonight, we have a product that is too important.'

You think you know Wheat Thins?" Stephen Colbert asked his audience last night on The Colbert Report. "[Bleep] you. [Bleep] you and the cracker you rode in on." The joke,…

February 24, 2012, 5:42 PM EST

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