The Daily Show has Hardly Changed at All, Trevor Noah's Final Test Show Reveals

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

The Daily Show has hardly changed at all, Trevor Noah's final test show reveals

There may be a new host and a brand-new set, but Jon Stewart’s theme song is sticking around, according to the NY Times’ Dave Itzkoff, who attended the final test show. "There is still an opening act in which (Trevor) Noah lampoons the events of the day (in Thursday’s case, Pope Francis’ visit to the United States); in-studio and field segments featuring Daily Show correspondents; and interviews with cultural and political figures, like the test evening’s guest, the CNN host Fareed Zakaria,” he writes.


The Simpsons boss says Season 30 is “likeliest” the final season, “but I’ve been wrong before”

"I wouldn’t be stunned if we stopped at 28 but my bet is on at least 30,” says Al Jean. PLUS: Jean talks about the Girls-themed season premiere.


Ryan Murphy sees a big Scream Queens ratings bump thanks to delayed viewing

Says Murphy: “The story of the fall is just how much people are time-shifting and watching programming in new and much more dramatic ways than even six months ago." PLUS: Empire premiere grows to 22.5 million with delayed viewing


Stephen Colbert has no time for celebrity evasiveness, as shown by his Kerry Washington interview

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Netflix acquires the rights to Jane the Virgin, Colony and Zoo

All three will be available in the 50 countries where Netflix is available.


John Oliver resurrects a dead Days of Our Lives character for a Syrian migrant teen

One migrant was a huge fan of EJ DiMera, so James Scott was enlisted to bring back his soap opera character for one night.


CSI’s final scene was 16 years in the making

Creator Anthony Zuiker says he began thinking of the ending 16 years ago during a gathering with William Petersen. PLUS: How CSI "out-CSIed" itself for the series finale.


George R.R. Martin seriously considered staying home for the Emmys

The Game of Thrones honcho was expecting to lose on his 67th birthday, so he intended to stay home. But his agent convinced him to go, saying he’d regret it for the rest of his life if his HBO series won while he was sitting in front of his TV. After six Emmy losses, Martin now has his statue. "The Emmy is sitting in my TV room right now, golden and shiny," he writes. "Big thing. Very heavy. Very pretty. I smile every time I see it."


Fear the Walking Dead’s zombie airplane web series premieres on Sunday

The 16-part Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 will be shown on AMC and AMC’s website.


Quentin Tarantino doesn’t do streaming — he still uses a VCR to tape TV shows

I am not excited about streaming at all,” says the acclaimed movie director, adding: "I still tape movies off of television on video so I can keep my collection going.”


Steven Moffat: A female Sherlock Holmes could happen

"We would never do that because we’ve got our version,” he says, "but if someone wanted to do a quirky version  of Sherlock Holmes and simply made Sherlock Holmes a woman – you wouldn't even have to change the name, I don't think you’d have to change much of the dialogue – I think it would fit.”


Who’s the Boss? alum Danny Pintauro reveals he’s HIV-positive

That was Pintauro’s biggest revelation in an Oprah: Where Are They Now? episode where he also talked about his experience with crystal meth.


Gotham’s Morena Baccarin and Ben McKenzie plan to marry

In her divorce papers, Baccarin revealed plans to marry her co-star with whom she’s expecting a baby.


Jessica Jones releases a new teaser trailer

Watch an alarm clock-themed trailer for the Netflix series.