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Colbert: "I'd Love to Be in a Late Night War But I Just Like the Guys Too Much"

"I like Jimmy Fallon, and he seems to like me. And I like Jimmy Kimmel. Conan's a friend. I'd love to be in a late-night war, but I just like the guys too much."

-Stephen Colbert, discussing the love and respect for each other the new generation of late night hosts have in a rare, out-of-character interview with TV Guide.

Unearthing the Complete and Total Disaster That Was 'The Chevy Chase Show'

Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we cry in vain. Other times, the powers that be get things right. That’s where Brilliantly Canceled comes in, looking at the shows that didn’t make it past their first season and saved us all a ton of grief.

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"Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor." — Horace

"Do you got a meat thermometer?" — Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase's time on Community ended last November after uttering that word in [...]

9 Reasons Why Jay Leno's Retirement Will Be the End of Late Night Drama

Reports surfaced recently that NBC executives are exploring the option of replacing Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show when Leno's contract runs up in September 2014. For those who follow these late night skirmishes, it seems like this is happening awfully soon after 2010's Leno/Conan Tonight Show debacle, in which Leno handed over his show and happily took it back less than a year later when his primetime talk show failed. NBC will probably keep Leno around longer than 2014, but the fact that they're starting to explore a post-Leno Tonight Show means the big transition isn't so far away. It's likely, though, that this will [...]