Comedy Central: Backlash over Trevor Noah’s Old Tweets is ‘Unfair’
“Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included,” the cable network said in a statement responding to the controversy over the future Daily Show host’s old tweets. “To judge him or his comedy based on a handful of jokes is unfair. Trevor is a talented comedian with a bright future at Comedy Central.” PLUS: In defense of Noah’s stupid, tasteless tweets, Noah went from progressive icon to villain in 24 hours, a Daily Show host should be held to a higher standard, and comedians stand up for Noah on Twitter.
FX renews The Americans for Season 4
“Remarkably, this season of ‘The Americans’ has achieved even greater acclaim than that of its first two seasons,” said FX original programming president Nick Grad in a statement, announcing the 13-episode pickup.
HBO Scientology documentary Going Clear scores 1.7 million viewers
It was the best documentary premiere on HBO since Spike Lee’s When the Levees Broke in 2006.
General Hospital and Ellen lead the Daytime Emmy Award nominations
Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show is up for 10 nominations, while The Wendy Williams Show is up for its first Emmy for best entertainment talk show.
One Tree Hill cast reunites
The cast came together for the first-ever EyeCon One Tree Hill convention.