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The 'Big Bang' Stars' New Contracts Will Earn Them Over $90M Each

Along with news of The Big Bang Theory's triple-season renewal comes staggering raises for the main stars, who reached a deal in renewing their contracts over the weekend that will earn each of them over $90 million dollars. According to Deadline, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco have signed new three-year contracts and rake in $1 million per each of the upcoming 72 episodes plus signing bonuses, production deals, increased ownership of the show, and a bunch of other back-end goodies that could realistically result in each of the three making up to $100 million overall. Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar's contracts are still being [...]

CBS Exec Says New Craig Ferguson Replacement Might Not Be a Talk Show

It's been three months since Craig Ferguson announced he's leaving CBS's The Late Late Show in December, and the network has yet to say who his replacement will be. CBS entertainment chief  Nina Tassler, in a Q&A with TV critics today said that the network's new 12:35am program might not even be a talk show. Here's what she had to say:

"There’s certainly a knee-jerk reaction to go for a more traditional, behind-the-desk interview format, but who knows? This is an opportunity us look at all kinds of hosts — not only from the comic world, but maybe the political world. Right now, we’re doing our homework [...]

Watch Hannibal Buress and David Letterman Have a Chat

From Letterman last night, here's comedian Hannibal Buress making his first non-standup appearance on the show, having a delightful conversation with David Letterman about the Funny Or Die tour, kickboxing classes, and Hannibal's fake Starbucks name.

Joel McHale Officially Says He Isn't Interested in Hosting 'The Late Late Show' on 'Conan'

A picture tweeted by the wife of CBS President Les Moonves of the two of them with Joel McHale started a firestorm or rumors that the Soup/Community star would take over for Craig Ferguson when he steps down as host of The Late Late Show. CBS denied it, and now McHale has as well, saying "Who would do that? That is so much work, right?" to Conan. Let the wild speculation continue!

Dana Carvey Turns Into Johnny Carson on 'Letterman'

Here's a clip from last night's Late Show, in which Letterman asks guest Dana Carvey to bring out his spot-on Johnny Carson impersonation. Click through for more clips from the interview, including Carvey's Michael Caine impersonation and a story about his anti-computer 90-year-old dad.

Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' Will Remain at New York's Ed Sullivan Theater

Stephen Colbert is staying in New York. According to an announcement by CBS's Les Moonves and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Colbert will host Late Show from David Letterman's current spot at the Ed Sullivan Theater when he takes over sometime next year. No official date for Letterman's departure or Colbert's takeover has been announced, but Bill Carter at The New York Times writes that "there will need to be a hiatus between the two — most likely for several months — as Mr. Colbert installs a new set to the theater and his staff moves in to old Letterman offices. The most likely plan is a [...]

'The Big Bang Theory' Cast Will Make a Whole Lot of Money Next Season

The main cast of Nielsen ratings and CBS cash-making machine The Big Bang Theory is about to get a hefty raise next season. According to Deadline, only Melissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik are under contract for the season 8 premiere on September 22nd, leaving the contracts of Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar still up in the air for negotiation. Production for the new season is slated to begin on July 30th, but a source told Deadline that both the cast and network "are still far apart and there has been little dialogue."

In any case, Big Bang's three-season renewal back [...]

'How I Met Your Dad' Might Get a Second Chance in the 2015-2016 Season

Despite CBS passing on the How I Met Your Mother spinoff starring Greta Gerwig back in May, TVLine reports that while HIMYD is dead, it'll get another shot at joining the network lineup next season. According to an insider, HIMYD co-creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas "remain invested" in making the spinoff happen and will have an opportunity to redevelop the project for the 2015-2016 season, though it will most likely not include Greta Gerwig or narration by Meg Ryan.

UPDATE: As it seems to be the case with any HIMYD-related news lately, it turns out this report is false. Bays and Thomas both took to Twitter [...]

Long-Time Letterman Writer Bill Scheft on 'Late Show', Writing Novels vs. Writing Jokes, and Stephen Colbert

Tonight, when David Letterman saunters on to the Ed Sullivan Theater stage to deliver his monologue, flanking him will be two men whose tenures date back to the groundbreaking Late Night With David Letterman: To his right, bandleader Paul Shaffer; and to his left, writer Bill Scheft, who Late Show viewers have undoubtedly come to know as the bespectacled man off in the corner, surveying the proceedings. If hosting a late-night talk show is an hour-long prizefight, Bill Scheft is Letterman's corner man.

Since joining Late Night in 1991, Scheft has garnered 16 Emmy nods; while also serving as writer for two Oscars, head writer for 3 ESPYs, and special [...]

Casey Kasem Reads a Top 10 List in This Classic 'Letterman' Clip

In honor of radio broadcaster Casey Kasem passing away this weekend, Late Show with David Letterman uploaded this clip of Kasem coming by the show in the fall of 1993 to read the night's Top 10 list: a list of the Top 10 numbers. It's a pretty fun, absurd bit that Kasem really did with.

Jim Gaffigan in Talks to Turn His CBS Pilot Into a Series at TV Land

In May, CBS passed on ordering comedian Jim Gaffigan's family sitcom pilot Gaffigan to series, but it looks like the show may be finding new life on another network. Deadline reports that TV Land has been in talks with Sony TV, the studio that produced the pilot, for the last month or so and that TV Land is "well down the road of trying to make the show work there." Deadline says TV Land is trying to get the actors' rates down for a lower budget.

Gaffigan, a single-camera comedy co-created by Jim Gaffigan and Peter Tolan (Rescue Me),  stars the titular comedian as a fictionalized version of himself [...]

Nathan Fielder Shows David Letterman His Green Card

Here's a clip from David Letterman's interview with Nathan Fielder last night, in which Fielder shows him the "unfortunate typo" on his green card and explains why it's more of a problem for border guards than it is for him. Click through for another clip from the interview.

Joan Rivers Explains Her CNN Interview Walkout on 'Late Show'

On last night's Late Show, Letterman asked guest Joan Rivers about her recent walkout during a CNN interview she felt was too negative and even turned the tables on her at the end of their chat. Click through to watch the second part from the interview.

Paul Rudd Went to a Bachelor Party in Ireland and Embarrassed Himself

On last night's Late Show, guest Paul Rudd told a story about going to Ireland for a bachelor party only to be the laughingstock of Killybegs for a day. Click through for another part of the interview, in which both Rudd and Letterman admit they don't have a ton of World Cup knowledge.