Archive for July 29, 2012
Former Community showrunner Dan Harmon may be getting back into prime-time television much sooner than anyone had expected, as it seems he is currently in negotiations with 20th Century Fox regarding a new, multi-camera comedy pilot. Of course, the details on the comedy are being kept under wraps until a deal with Harmon can be hammered out.
Because of FOX’s interest in creating a new, multi-camera comedy block, the feeling is that Harmon is being asked to create something fitting for such a proposed line-up. For Harmon, the idea of doing a traditional sitcom filmed in front of a live studio audience was something he’d expressed interest in after being removed from his position on Community. In fact, Harmon saw it as a bit of a challenge, stating he’d like to do one, “just to prove it’s not a ...
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The Dark Knight Rises retained its grip at the top of the box office over the weekend, grossing another $64 million for a $289 million total (soon it’ll be the third fastest film to $300 million). A 60% dip is a good hold for a sequel – especially one that opened so high. The film is running behind The Dark Knight, which at this stage had grossed $313 million. However, it is beginning to stabilize following the tragedy in Colorado (which saw a dip in box office takings), so it should reach a high gross, but it likely won’t best The Avengers’ mighty $615 million gross, or The Dark Knight’s $533 million domestic take.
It’s quite likely that no one really anticipated the kind of impact The Daily Show would have on pop culture. At first, the show – then headlined by former Late Late Show host Craig Kilborn – was conceived as a satire of serious news coverage but has since evolved into a popular source of news all on its own, albeit one filtered through an incisive sense of humor. This reputation has become even more apparent since the 2005 debut of its spinoff, The Colbert Report, and now – as the 2012 election season gears up – Comedy Central has renewed both shows, even as imitators like The Onion News Network have come and gone.
According to Zap2It, Daily Show and Colbert Report hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, respectively, have extended their existing contracts. Stewart has inked ...
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