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Quick Shot: The Nightly Show Demonstrates Promise

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Nightly Show

Haven’t had a chance yet to check out Tuesday’s second episode of Larry Wilmore’s new late-night vehicle, The Nightly Show, but Monday’s first installment definitely showed some promise. Filling the timeslot of American treasure The Colbert Report had to be extremely daunting for Wilmore, but he seems to be off to an encouraging start. While the show doesn’t arrive fully formed like Last Week Tonight with John Oliver did on HBO last April, Wilmore’s struck gold with the show’s final segment (which will hopefully be a nightly staple) called “Keep It 100,” which he describes as “like Truth or Dare for white people, without the dare.” It consists of Wilmore asking each member of his panel (which on the opener included NJ Senator Cory Booker, rapper/activist Talib Kweli, and comedian Bill Burr) a question that they have to answer with 100% honesty, with the studio audience judging how truthful they were. Wilmore also turns the tables on himself, offering his viewers a chance to ask the same type of question of him via Twitter each night, which he purports not to have seen ahead of time. While there are still a few wrinkles to iron out — which is to be expected — The Nightly Show looks like a worthy complement to The Daily Show, and to be honest, it’s refreshing to see someone as talented and funny as Wilmore among the all-too lily-white faces of late-night TV. You can check out the debut episode for yourself below courtesy of Hulu.

The Nightly Show on Hulu

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January 21, 2015 at 9:36 pm

Morning Links: 2/21/12

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Welcome to the Morning Links. Each weekday, I’ll provide you with some interesting television-related news items culled from the various TV websites I frequent on a regular basis with a slight bit of commentary attached. Pretty straightforward – no fuss, no muss. Back after a long weekend with some links for everyone:

*AMC’s released a season five Mad Men trailer that, in typical Mad Men fashion reveals nothing about the new season. Still does nothing to dampen my anticipation for its March 25 season premiere though. (Via EW)

*The Colbert Report resumed production yesterday after an abrupt shutdown, reportedly attributed to the ill health of Stephen Colbert’s 91-year-old mother. Colbert tweeted a note of thanks to his followers over the weekend and, again, here’s hoping that everything is OK with Colbert and his family. (Via The Hollywood Reporter)

*Interesting essay by The AV Club’s Ryan McGee on whether the approach that The Sopranos took to storytelling has actually hurt HBO in the long run. (Via The AV Club)

*Matthew Perry’s booked a guest-starring arc on CBS’s The Good Wife beginning at the end of March. If I were involved at all in The Good Wife, I’d be a little worried. I’m not saying that Perry’s at Ted McGinley levels yet but all of the shows that he’s had a significant presence on post-Friends (Scrubs, Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, Mr. Sunshine) all have something in common – they’re not on the air anymore. (Via EW)

*The AV Club has a cool new video show up called Who Won TV? that looks back at the best moments in the previous week of television. The debut episode is up here.

*Shawn Ryan apparently has a thing for dudes who were on Felicity, casting Scott Speedman in his new ABC project, Last Resort. (Via TVLine)

*The legendary Donald Sutherland will be starring in a comedy pilot from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia co-creator Rob McElhenney and Rob Rosell called Living Loaded. Sutherland will play the father of a blogger (Mike Vogel of the surely cancelled Pan Am) who runs an NPR station. (Via The AV Club)

*Uh… Joan Rivers is kind of awesome. (Via Warming Glow)

*Little word of warning to those opposing marriage equality in Maryland: Omar comin.’ (Via The AV Club)

Morning Links: 2/17/12

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Welcome to the Morning Links. Each weekday, I’ll provide you with some interesting television-related news items culled from the various TV websites I frequent on a regular basis with a slight bit of commentary attached. Pretty straightforward – no fuss, no muss. Short on time today so the links are going to be brief. Apologies. Let’s get to it:

*Scary news as The Colbert Report abruptly suspended production on Wednesday night and Comedy Central has yet to give a full explanation for the shutdown. The Huffington Post is reporting that Colbert’s mother is seriously ill so our well-wishes go out to Colbert and his family. By all accounts not only is Colbert a talented comedian but he’s a great human being as well. Here’s hoping that everything is OK. (Via The AV Club)

*NBC has put the pilot for their ambitious new drama Awake up on the interwebz two weeks ahead of its March 1 premiere date. Check it out – it’s supposed to be really, really good and we need more of that on TV. (Via Hitfix)

*Giancarlo Esposito. Community. Awesome. I’m assuming he’s bringing his whole face with him but you never know. (Via Hitfix)

*Charlie Sheen has finally lashed out at Ashton Kutcher’s Two And A Half Men. Frankly, I’m shocked it took this long. Hell… I did it the other day. (Via The Hollywood Reporter)

*Looks like there could be some attrition in the Saturday Night Live cast with both Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis mentioned as possibly exiting at the end of this season. Really, it makes sense as both of those actors have had success in other platforms but this news is met with a big shrug from me. Haven’t watched a full SNL in about a year and a half. (Via Warming Glow)

*Smallville’s Kristin Kreuk has been cast as the female lead in the pilot for The CW’s adaptation of Beauty And The Beast. Because, really, what the hell else was she doing? (Via TVLine)

*Colin Ferguson, erstwhile star of Syfy’s Eureka has been cast as the father in Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence’s new pilot for Fox that examines a 19-year-old young man’s relationship with his 39-year-old father. Fox, you had me at “Bill Lawrence.” (Via The Hollywood Reporter)

*A list of every Simpsons chalkboard quote ever. If you didn’t think I was going to link this, I’m afraid you don’t know me very well at all. (Via Warming Glow)