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Larry Wilmore Says 'The Nightly Show' Will Be a 'Daily Show'/'Politically Incorrect' Hybrid

The premiere of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is now less than week away, and at TCA Wilmore revealed some more details on the show's format, calling it a hybrid of The Daily Show and Politically Incorrect. Each episode will be split up into two parts — an overview of daily news followed by a roundtable discussion Wilmore said will go "without a net," using contributors for "comedic bits and perspective" much like The Daily Show correspondents.

"I’m not interested in doing a show where I give my opinion and people react to my opinion," Wilmore said. "Our show is more about the discovery of [...]

NBC Chairman: "I'm Hopeful for 'Parks & Rec' and 'Community' But Anything Can Happen"

NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt talked about the future of two of the network's most-beloved but Nielsen-challenged shows at the Television Critics Association's Press Tour this weekend, being quoted as saying, "I'm hopeful for Parks & Rec – and Community – but anything can happen between now and May." It's good that Greenblatt says he's hopeful for the show's futures but bad that he backpedals out of that statement immediately. We'll see what happens between now and May, when NBC will have to make the decision about picking up the two comedies for another season.

With NBC only ordering a 13-episode half-season of Community this year, pushing the [...]

'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Premieres on Netflix March 6th

At TCA today, Netflix chief Ted Sarandos announced that Tina Fey's new comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt starring Ellie Kemper is set to premiere on March 6th. Fey, Kemper, and producer Robert Carlock also spoke to critics at TCA today, and even though Fey refused to reveal some of the show's guest stars ("March 6th. You can see them all the same night"), in a new EW interview she all but confirmed that she'll appear in the show: "Uhhh, maaaaybe! The good thing is it’s on Netflix now, so you’d only have to wait one day. Fast forward through all of them and see if I appear." [...]

NBC Chairman Calls Jimmy Fallon/Tonight Show Talk "Premature"

While speaking to journalists at the Television Critics Association's Press Tour this weekend, NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt addressed rumors that the network is planning to replace Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show in 2014. "All of those conversations are a little bit premature," Greenblatt was quoted as saying. He explained, "We just extended Jay and it would be disingenuous to extend him and talk about a succession plan." The contract extension Greenblatt is referring to is NBC's move this past September to extend Leno's contract through May 2014 along with a 50% pay cut. Greenblatt's statements come hot on the heels of [...]