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Topic: The Colbert Report

The Colbert Report Is Dead. Long Live Stephen Colbert

His act will never be the same, but it was never the same to begin with

In his second night as host of The Colbert Report, Oct. 18, 2005, Stephen Colbert made a joke that wasn't really a joke. Over the course of the show's run,…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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