Jon Stewart’s Next Gig: Creating Content for HBO

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Jon Stewart’s next gig: Creating content for HBO

Under a four-year production deal, the former Daily Show host will create and produce projects for HBO, starting with short-form digital content. “He graced our network nearly 20 years ago, so we’re thrilled to welcome back his immense talents in this next chapter of his career,” said HBO president Michael Lombardo in a statement.


Supergirl ratings plunge 32% without Big Bang Theory lead-in

About 8.9 million viewers stuck around for the second episode of the CBS superhero drama.


A Sons of Anarchy attraction will be part of Fox’s upcoming Dubai theme park

The Simpsons will also be part of 20th Century Fox World, opening in Dubai in 2018.


Vice Media’s TV channel to be called Viceland

Vice will take over A+E Networks’ H2 channel early next year.


Law & Order creator Dick Wolf remembers Fred Thompson

“Fred was one of the only people that I’ve met who was truly a renaissance man," Wolf said in a statement. "Prosecutor, politician, actor, raconteur – no matter what he did, he did it incredibly well.  And he was simply a great guy. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.”


Robin Williams’ widow: "If Robin was lucky, he would’ve had maybe three years left”

Susan Williams detailed her husband’s illnesses for the first time in an interview with GMA.


People’s Choice Awards nominees include Empire and Bates Motel

Read the complete list of nominees for the 2016 awards.


NBC orders 1 more episode for Blindspot and 3 other dramas

The episode order brings Blindspot, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Law & Order: SVU to 23 episodes each this season.


Jimmy Kimmel received more than 1,000 submissions for his 5th annual Halloween candy YouTube prank

Watch the latest edition of "I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy.”


BBC to adapt Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials as a miniseries

Pullman, who was disappointed in the movie adaptation of The Golden Compass, thinks the eight-part miniseries “can reach depths of characterization and heights of suspense by taking the time for events to make their proper impact and for consequences to unravel.”


Stephen Colbert introduced himself to Margaret Cho as “probably a racist”

Cho and Colbert had a discussion about race on The Late Show. PLUS: Colbert on Black Lives Matter: "Black people aren’t imagining this stuff."


Limitless tonight pays homage to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Showrunner Craig Sweeny says his CBS drama "shares that sense of humor of the movie, and that sense of mischief, so it seemed like a natural match.”


Jimmy Fallon and Bryan Cranston act out a soap opera scene while suspended in mid-air

They both once starred in a soap called Suspended Suspense.


Project Greenlight
to become a 24/7 operation with Project Greenlight Digital Studios

The Project Greenlight brand will be expanded to allow people on the web to help greenlight projects, and to connect creators with members of the movie industry.


NBC developing a Collision drama based on UK event series

A remake of the 2009 ITV event series about the aftermath of a major road accident is expected to become a 10-episode series on NBC.


Keegan-Michael Key to visit House of Lies

The Key & Peele star will play a hair company CEO on the Showtime series.


Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler didn't throw their famous Emmy losers-only party this year

The former Mad Men star told Seth Meyers about throwing the losers’ party, and finally winning an Emmy after going 0 for 15.


Broad City stars to host the Gotham Independent Film Awards

Are Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer following in Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s footsteps?