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  • Stephen Colbert compares Pope Francis to Batman

    Stephen Colbert compares Pope Francis to Batman
    There are few Roman Catholics more prominent in the media than Stephen Colbert, so it makes sense that the "Colbert Report" host would jump all over reports that Pope Francis sneaks out of the Vatican at night, disguised as a regular priest, to minister...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Six by Sondheim' on HBO

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Six by Sondheim' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES The Independents Former MTV host...
  • TV's cool factor overtakes that of movies

    TV's cool factor overtakes that of movies
    Veteran TV director Michael Pressman got a surprising response when he asked students in his film directing class to describe their dream jobs. “Your job,” he said they told him recently. “We want to be the director in charge of a TV...
  • George Romero dismisses 'The Walking Dead' as 'soap opera'

    George Romero dismisses 'The Walking Dead' as 'soap opera'
    George A. Romero is known popularly as the father of the modern movie zombie because of his 1968 classic, "Night of the Living Dead." But he recently had some less-than-flattering things to say about "The Walking Dead," the zombie TV series that wears its...
  • '@midnight' opens a new frontier for Comedy Central

    '@midnight' opens a new frontier for Comedy Central
    Comedy Central has been doing quite well for itself for a while now in late night with the one-two punch of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. But increasingly, it looks as if Chris Hardwick might be part of that regular lineup, based on the straight out of...
  • CNN in pickle with fickle viewers

    CNN in pickle with fickle viewers
    CNN, the network that proved there is an audience for a 24-hour news channel, is struggling to hold onto viewers and stay competitive in the ratings race with Fox News and MSNBC. Fox has a solid hold on the top spot and has done it by being the...
  • 'Biggest Loser' fallout: Studdard's return not a ploy, player says

    'Biggest Loser' fallout: Studdard's return not a ploy, player says
    "The Biggest Loser" producers continue to stay mum in the face of "cheating scandal" headlines. But one person who is talking -- kind of -- says the return of "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard is the real deal. Viewers were shocked when this week'...
  • Jon Stewart to Fox News: 'Go [bleep] yourself' for using my act

    Jon Stewart to Fox News: 'Go [bleep] yourself' for using my act
    Jon Stewart has a message for Fox News Channel: I tell jokes for a living, so stop using me to help prove your talking points. On Thursday's "Daily Show," Stewart ridiculed news outlets -- mainly Fox News -- for using his jokes about the tech-plagued...
  • John Oliver leaving 'The Daily Show' for his own comedy series at HBO

    John Oliver leaving 'The Daily Show' for his own comedy series at HBO
    John Oliver, who won praise for his stint as Jon Stewart's temporary replacement this summer on "The Daily Show," will be getting his own topical series on HBO beginning in 2014, the network announced today. “We weren’t otherwise searching...
  • Stephen Colbert and celebrity friends 'Get Lucky' to Daft Punk hit

    Stephen Colbert and celebrity friends 'Get Lucky' to Daft Punk hit
    Sure, the president was on  “The Tonight Show” Tuesday, but it was Stephen Colbert who easily had the most memorable moment of the night. To celebrate his annual summer concert series, “StePhest Colbchella  '013,” the host donned...
  • David Letterman: How long can the TV talk host stay on the job?

    David Letterman: How long can the TV talk host stay on the job?
    Now that David Letterman has extended his deal with CBS through 2015, it's time to ask: How long can the onetime heir to Johnny Carson stay on the job?  Letterman, host of CBS' "Late Show," will turn 68 in 2015. Television executives strive to reach...