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Posted Thursday 7/26/18 at 10:37PM EDT
BET's cancelation of The Rundown with Robin Thede is a mystery
Source: Fast Company
There was no mention of ratings performance in the reporting and BET's announcement of the cancelation of The Rundown, which received universally positive reviews. "It seems as if The Rundown was a casualty of a recent changing of the guard at BET," says KC Ifeanyi. "Chairman and CEO Debra Lee, who greenlit Thede’s show, stepped down in May, paving the way for Scott M. Mills to oversee strategy and operations for BET as president. Reportedly, Mills’s vision is to increase the network’s scripted content and original movies. How there’s no room in that vision for a late-night political satire show driven by an underrepresented voice in the conversation is perplexing to say the least."
Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 4:06PM EDT
BET cancels The Rundown with Robin Thede after one season
Thede, the former head writer for Larry Wilmore's The Nightly Show, received rave reviews with the launch of her BET late-night show last October. "But the lack of renewal news after the show wrapped its initial 24-episode run in April was a sign that BET was wavering on a second season," reports Variety. Thede, the only black late-night talk show host, said of BET's decision: “I’m thankful that BET took a chance on me and the show,” Thede told Variety. “I’m already in development on several other projects and I’m looking forward to hosting the TCA Awards on August 4.” ALSO: Thede tweets thanks to "all of YOU. Except Ben Carson."
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 8:22PM EST
Amber Ruffin: Bill Maher, "go f*ck yourself"
The Late Night writer/performer, in her monologue as host of the Writers Guild Awards last night, praised her boss Seth Meyers as "the first woke late-night host" and called BET host Robin Thede "the most woke late-night host." She also name-dropped Jordan Klepper and John Oliver for also being "woke." As for Bill Maher? He can go "f*ck himself," she said.
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 1:33PM EST
Billy Eichner enlists Jimmy Kimmel and other late-night hosts to “Glam Up the Midterms”
Source: The A.V. Club
Unveiled on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Eichner's new project with Funny or Die encourages young people to vote in this year’s midterm election through a website and the hashtag #glamupthemidterms.
Posted Friday 11/17/17 at 7:14AM EST
Robin Thede’s The Rundown is “Black Twitter personified within the late-night mold”
The former head writer on Larry Wilmore’s Nightly Show “takes from that familiar, white male–dominated genre and serves it up through a biting, unmistakably black lens” on her weekly BET show, says Aisha Harris. She points to one segment where Thede took on the topic of black Trump supporters with the seriousness of John Oliver and Samantha Bee.
Posted Friday 10/13/17 at 4:15AM EDT
Robin Thede’s BET talk show The Rundown “is a late-night show for a generation that’s tired of white men doing the same thing every night”
Source: The A.V. Club
Thede transitioned seamlessly from being head writer on Larry Wilmore's The Nightly Show 14 months ago to helming her own talk show on Thursday night, becoming the first black woman in late-night since 2011. “Her reactions are sharp and gif-able,” says Ashley Ray-Harris. “The segments are compact and informational; ready to be consumed in your news feed the next day. Instead of feeling like a desperate reach at relevance, it feels realistic. Thede knows that’s exactly where her audience is going to see this content; not on a TV with cable with commercials.