Letterman Gets a Boost from his Primetime Special, tops Fallon and Kimmel with President Obama Visit

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Letterman gets a boost from his primetime special, tops Fallon and Kimmel with President Obama visit
The Late Show had its best overnight ratings last night since September 2012. Meanwhile, 8.1 million tuned in to watch David Letterman: A Life in Television in primetime. PLUS: Will Ferrell brought his SNL Harry Caray character to The Late Show.

U2 performed on a NYC subway platform, for Jimmy Fallon
Passers-by captured the band busking last night in an appearance taped for Friday’s Tonight Show. PLUS: Fallon & Jack Black recreated Extreme’s More Than Words music video.

Jimmy Kimmel tells his audience what it was like being Manny Pacquiao’s “Justin Bieber”
At one point, Kimmel said he was alone backstage with the Filipino boxer while wearing that “stupid hat.”

Gotham proved it can stand on its own with its 1st season finale
The Fox series showed it has a bright future, says Brian Lowry, “by operating essentially as a TV crime drama with an exaggerated graphic-novel sensibility.” PLUS: Gotham went out with a bang and whimper, Gotham needed to do more to prove itself, and Gotham‘s ratings rise for the finale.

FX teams with Shonda Rhimes on limited series The Warmth of Other Suns
Rhimes and writer/director Dee Rees will adapt Isabel Wilkerson’s historical study on the decades-long migration of black citizens from the South to other parts of the United States.

IFC renews Comedy Bang! Bang! for Season 5
Scott Aukerman’s TV show will be back for a 20-episode 5th season.

Cary Elwes to star in a Crackle drama series
The Princess Bride star is joining Dennis Quaid and Kate Bosworth on The Art of More.

Check out The Strain‘s Season 2 trailer
FX has also unveiled a poster for the thriller returning this summer.

Arnold Schwarzenegger reenacts all of his movies with James Corden
Watch them do what Corden with Tom Hanks in under six minutes.

Happy 70th birthday, Kurt Loder!
That’s right: The former MTV News anchor is now in his 70s.