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TV Junkie: Leno to Be Cancelled?! John Oliver on Fallon Tonight; People's Choice
John Oliver of "Daily Show" fame will be on Jimmy Fallon tonight to promo his new show "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Comedy Show" which has a huge title
Rumors reports to the effect that Jay Leno's primetime talk show cancelled would make many in Los Angeles elated if true. NBC has been under the gun from just about everyone ever since the creation of the show was announced. Writers, production people, actors, affiliates, have been on the losing end of the money when Leno's show cancelled five hours of scripted programming per week. Now it looks like NBC is admitting that they have been losing money in the near terms as a result of this show - they were always losing mid- to long-term as there is no syndication or DVD value from Leno's talk show. The big question is: what will happen with the remaining late night line-up? Will NBC crowbar Leno back into "The Tonight Show" and/or otherwise mess with the lives of those behind Conan and Fallon's shows?
Check out the "Project Runway" teaser at the end of this post if you are so inclined. The new season premieres next Thursday on Lifetime.
Tonight our favorite limey funny man, John Oliver, is on Fallon talking up his new series, "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Comedy Show", which launches tomorrow on Comedy Central. It should be great he's brilliant. Hear him this morning on NPR, see him when we interviewed him on the red carpet at the Emmys. Many of our comic favorites will be featured on his show, including the incredible Eugene Mirman whom we have some excellent footage of here and here.
Back in October we told you to put your People's Choice votes in, and what did (the majority of) you vote for? Vampires. Yup, it was all vampires all nightlast night at the People's Choice Awards. Even though we love winner "True Blood", we kind of can't wait for this whole vampire thing to finally peter out, and no, wolfmen are not a legitimate alternative.
BBC talk show host (sorry about all the Brit stuff), Jonathan Ross (whose show airs on Friday nights in the US on BBC America) is quitting and we can't believe it. This all stems back to a prank call he made with bad boy Russell (@rustyrockets) Brand back in 2008.
The TV Junkie Plan: "Attack of the Show" (Live from CES in Vegas), "SoCal Connected" (marijuana in SoCal), "American Chopper" (Paul Jr. pays a visit!), "Celebrity Rehab", Conan, Ferguson (Steven Wright!!) and/or Fallon (John Oliver!!)7:00pm Attack of the Show! G4 - Live CES 2010 coverage from Vegas.
8:00pm SoCal Connected PBS/KCET - Medical marijuana in Southern California.
9:00pm Outlaw Amazon Discovery - Bruce Parry investigates outlaws thriving in the Amazon from cocaine farmers to loggers.
9:00pm American Chopper TLC - The guys are commissioned to build a "wheelchair chopper" for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation; Paul Jr. makes his first visit to OCC in more than four months, but the family divide continues.
10:00pm The Real Housewives of Orange County Bravo - Vicki has a romantic surprise for Donn; Alexis prepares her children for church
10:00pm Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew VH1 - Season Premiere
10:00pm Jersey Shore MTV - The freak parade continues
11:35pm Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Actor Bradley Cooper; Nick Jonas and the Administration perform.
11:35pm The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien NBC - Actor Jackie Chan; actress Emily Blunt; Jencarlos performs.
12:05am Jimmy Kimmel Live ABC - Actress Ellen Pompeo; football analyst Michael Strahan; Puddle of Mudd performs.
12:35am The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson CBS - Comic Steven Wright; actress Michelle Monaghan.
12:35am Late Night With Jimmy Fallon NBC - Actress Amy Adams; actor John Oliver; mixologist Jim Meehan.
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Pickets are being held outside at movie and TV studios across the city
For some critics, this feels less like a momentous departure and more like a footnote.
Disneyland's famous "Fantasmic!" show came to a sudden end when its 45-foot animatronic dragon — Maleficent — burst into flames.
Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
Every two years, Desert X presents site-specific outdoor installations throughout the Coachella Valley. Two Los Angeles artists have new work on display.