Science Channel is Reviving MythBusters without Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Science Channel is reviving MythBusters without Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman

The Discovery-owned cable network has greenlighted the reality competition Search for the Next MythBusters, with a goal of finding an "all-new generation of myth-busting science superstars with mind-blowing build skills and nerves of steel."


Comedy Central: “We fully believe” in Trevor Noah as Daily Show host

“We feel like he keeps finding his voice more and more,” Comedy Central programming chief Kent Alterman tells The Wrap, amid concerns that Jon Stewart’s successor hasn’t had a strong election season. “He’s … connecting with our audience,” he says, adding that the Comedy Central bosses have an “incredible amount of confidence in his talent.” PLUS: Comedy Central inks development deals with Jessica Williams and Jordan Klepper.


John Kasich: Donald Trump is lucky that Jon Stewart isn’t running The Daily Show anymore

Speaking on MSNBC this morning about Donald Trump’s recent controversies, the Republican presidential candidate Kasich said: "People around the world must be having a field day, and you know what Donald ought to be happy about is that Jon Stewart’s not running The Daily Show.” PLUS: Trevor Noah responds: "Yes, how lucky for Trump. Though not as lucky as getting to run against John Kasich.#SinceYouMentionedIt"


SNL books Russell Crowe and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Crowe will host Saturday Night Live for the first time next week, joined by Margo Price. SNL alum Louis-Dreyfus will host for the third time on April 16, after previously hosting in 2006 and 2007. She’ll be joined by musical guest Nick Jonas.


Jill & Jessica: Counting On
loses several advertisers who don’t want to be associated with the Duggars

Wrigley, Choice Hotels and UPS are among the sponsors who had their ads yanked from the TLC reality show. Wrigley said in a statement: “Wrigley no longer advertises on television programs featuring the Duggar family; and any ads that have recently aired during TLC shows featuring the Duggar family were done so in error."


Stephen Colbert interviewed a Cartoon Donald Trump that was less cartoonish than the real thing

The Late Show host asked Cartoon Trump to respond to Anderson Cooper telling him he was acting like a 5-year-old.


Comedy Central’s new slate includes projects from Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart and Channing Tatum

A couple of Inside Amy Schumer stars will be branching out with their own shows, Tatum is developing an animated series and Kevin Hart has two shows in the works.


Empire returns from hiatus with strong ratings

The Fox drama was up 4.4% over its winter finale. PLUS: Empire boss and star talk about the midseason premiere twist.


Inside Amy Schumer’s first Season 4 teaser channels Game of Thrones

Says Schumer: “No spoilers, but Jon Snow is definitely alive — because he said no to doing our show.”


Sherlock co-creator: “I spy Series Four”

Mark Gatiss’ tweet, featuring a skull wearing glasses, set Sherlock fans into a frenzy.


Matt Lauer is sorry for giving Savannah Guthrie’s email address live on Today

Guthrie had to get a new email address as a result.


Destination America goes ghoulish with “Ghostober"

The success of Exorcism: Live! has inspired the month-long “Ghostober” event in October.


Check out a preview of Adult Swim Golf Classic

Starring the non-golfing Jon Daly and Adam Scott.


Jimmy Kimmel asked Ted Cruz why nobody likes him

Kimmel and the Republican presidential candidate also agreed to disagree on a number of issues. PLUS: Kimmel responds to complaints about hosting too many politicians on his show.


BBC releases Matt LeBlanc’s first Top Gear trailer

In the trailer, LeBlanc’s fellow new co-host Chris Evans is shown vomiting out of a sports car.


James Corden is suffering from primetime withdrawals

“We were on in the day we were actually meant to be on,” said The Late Late Show host at the top of this morning’s show.