PBS edits out host Brian Williams from awards ceremony telecast

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PBS edits out host Brian Williams from awards ceremony telecast
Before his scandal, the NBC News anchor hosted the The Lincoln Awards: A Concert For Veterans & The Military Family in January. But when PBS finally airs the awards ceremony on Friday, Williams will be missing. Instead, First Lady Michelle Obama will be featured in a taped introduction.

About 13.8 million watched Letterman’s final Late Show, his best ratings since Feb. 1994
Overall, last night’s episode ranks as the 4th most-watched Late Show. David Letterman’s 1993 CBS debut ranks as No. 2.

CBS has already begun throwing Letterman’s set in the dumpster
Dave’s iconic bridges were destroyed outside the Ed Sullivan Theater this morning while the seats have been dismantled. PLUS: Ranking the jokes on the star-studded final Top 10 list, and the final montage contained 562 memorable moments.

How The Fugitive inspired the final Mad Men episodes
Read more tidbits from Matthew Weiner’s one-and-only chat about the series finale.

Can NBC make Red Nose Day succeed in the U.S.?
Red Nose Day, a three-hour telethon fundraiser airing tonight, has been a TV institution in Britain since 1988. This year, the UK version of Red Nose Day raised $122 million.

Whoopi Goldberg: We’re trying to make Raven-Symoné and Michelle Collins permanent co-hosts on The View
Each has guest-hosted more than a dozen times.

Jon Stewart lines up his 1st post-Daily Show gig
Stewart will headline George Washington University’s annual Colonials Weekend on Oct. 17.

Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak to earn $7.5 million writing a book about their off-and-on romance
Expect to read “juicy” information about their time on The Office.

Greg Grunberg will be back for Heroes Reborn
He’ll guest-star on several episodes, reprising his role as telepathic detective Matt Parkman on the NBC miniseries.

Epix’s first scripted series includes a sitcom starring Nick Nolte as U.S. president
Nolte will play the president of the United States in single-camera comedy Graves. Epix has also ordered Berlin Station, a CIA espionage drama.

Cinemax and Justin Lin are teaming on a Bruce Lee-inspired Warrior drama
Lin would direct the visceral crime drama pilot based on the writings of the martial arts star.

Netflix sets BoJack Horseman return date
The animated series debuts Season 2 on July 17.

Danny Pino is done with SVU
Wednesday’s season finale marked his exit as detective Nick Amaro.