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Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 11:16PM EDT
TBS helps Tracy Morgan unveil a $215,000 park renovation in his old Bed-Stuy neighborhood
The cable network, home of Morgan's The Last O.G., helped fund new basketball courts where he grew up in Brooklyn.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 6:54AM EDT
Jim Carrey crashes Jeff Daniels' Conan interview
The <i>Dumb and Dumber</i> co-stars had an impromptu reunion Tuesday with the help of Conan O'Brien.
Posted Tuesday 4/17/18 at 7:01PM EDT
Watch Timothy Olyphant forget how to plug Santa Clarita Diet on Conan
In a newly released clip, Olyphant had a "mini breakdown" trying to remember what his Netflix show was all about.
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
Conan O'Brien relishes that he can show an Italy adventure while other shows are talking Trump
“There’s part of me that is delighted that everyone is talking about the raid on Trump’s lawyer, and what was seized, and what’s in those papers. And what’s Conan up to? He’s in Italy with one of his producers, torturing him,” he says of this week's Conan Without Borders episode, adding: “I love that this show is just a confection. It’s just pure silliness."
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 5:23PM EDT
Conan in Italy is a celebration of late-night's longest-running rivalry
Tonight's one-hour Conan Without Borders special pairs Conan O’Brien with his longtime comedic foil, idiosyncratic associate producer Jordan Schlansky.
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 5:05AM EDT
Tina Fey credits TBS for making Mean Girls a classic, discusses how female TV writers were once treated like "expensive cappuccino machines"
Fey says she was inspired to turn Mean Girls into a musical after seeing "people from TV" -- South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone -- conquer Broadway with The Book of Mormon. Without TBS, she adds, her new Mean Girls musical wouldn't be possible. “I think so much of that credit goes to TBS,” she tells Variety. “Isn’t it always on TBS? Thank you, TBS!” The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and 30 Rock honcho also spoke about the Time's Up movement, saying it was always her goal to put females in writers' rooms. “I think in comedy rooms, especially, women are treated like expensive cappuccino machines,” she says. “Where it’s like, ‘We have one. Why would we have two?!’ That’s too much pressure on that one person — to carry that, to be the African-American writer, the female writer. It’s always about changing the chemistry of the room. The more diverse the room is, it automatically becomes better.”
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 5:05AM EDT
Grant Gustin is flattered Family Guy's Stewie has a crush on him
The Arrowverse star tells Conan O'Brien his friends texted him after his name was dropped on Stewie's big therapy episode, telling him this was proof that he really made it.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 1:50PM EDT
Tracy Morgan's The Last O.G. sets a premiere ratings record for TBS
About 1.8 million tuned in for Tuesday's premiere episode of the comedy co-starring Tiffany Haddish. It marked the best cable premiere for a comedy in two years.
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 11:20PM EDT
The Last O.G. allows Tracy Morgan to reveal a range and nuance he’s not had the chance to show us before
"It's nice to see Tracy Morgan on his own terms" after years trying to be funny on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, says Richard Lawson. He adds that "there always was—especially on 30 Rock—an undertone of condescension in the way Morgan was positioned on those shows, a sense that he was merely being asked to do his Tracy Morgan thing without much thought or interrogation behind it." On The Last O.G., we get to see Morgan on a series that is "blunt and funny and heartwarming, a perfectly calibrated mix of bawdy silliness and sincere feeling," says Lawson, adding: "It’s a good-natured series, anchored by Morgan’s friendly, gregarious performance. Tray sports a few of the absurdist stripes we saw in 30 Rock’s Tracy Jordan—but he’s grounded, too, a nice guy underscored with pain, notes Morgan plays fluidly. Morgan is also a master of reactions; it’s a pleasure just watching Tray observe things, processing the world and the people in it. Morgan’s work is keenly felt, richly detailed. He’s howlingly funny, and makes me want to see him in a straight drama."
- The Last O.G. has the narrative elements of a hard-hitting drama, explored through physical comedy and silly one-liners
- The Last O.G. is thoughtful, and likely to clash against the expectations of what a Tracy Morgan comedy should be
- It feels like a reluctant comedy as Morgan comes to terms with himself at a fictional remove
- Working opposite Morgan, Tiffany Haddish dials down her renowned ability to play crazy in service of her character
- The Last O.G. seems overburdened, as if scurrying from one theme to the next
- "I've been thinking about this show for eight years," says Morgan
- Co-creator Jordan Peele and Morgan recall meeting, with Morgan saying: "You gotta get that guy Jordan. I wanna be a part of that magic"
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 8:36PM EDT
Meghan Markle received her first kiss from James Corden's Drop the Mic beatboxer
The Suits star revealed in a 2013 interview that Joshua Silverstein, who stars on the James Corden-produced TBS show, kissed her when she was 13. "Meghan and I are the same age so, I know I was about 13 or 14," Silverstein tells The Daily Mail. "I obviously don't remember 'the kiss'- but I do know that I was the first guy she kissed. She was a nice, kind, sweet girl."
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Samantha Bee's Full Frontal visit to Puerto Rico focused too much on jokes at the expense of real stories
The one-hour special took five minutes to actually talk to Puerto Rican citizens, which Steve Greene says was five minutes too long. "Five minutes may not seem like a long time, but when it takes that long for the special to actually get to Puerto Rican citizens talking about what’s still happening to them, it’s a sign that maybe some of this special’s priorities are a bit shuffled," he says. "Bringing the whole Full Frontal team to Puerto Rico as a unified group was a smart decision. Using all the show’s main correspondents, instead of just dispatching one or two staff members, shows that this is a topic that deserves the series’ entire weight. But even at an hour-long length, serving all of these correspondents and Samantha Bee herself gets in the way of what could make this a really worthwhile endeavor." ALSO: Bee and her crew were taking a stab at making a comedy-documentary.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 9:53AM EDT
David Duchovny uncovers the truth about FEMA for Samantha Bee's Full Frontal
The X-Files star was enlisted to help unravel FEMA conspiracies on Bee's The Great American* Puerto Rico special.
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:44AM EDT
Samantha Bee on her Puerto Rico special: “Let’s make America give a damn about Puerto Rico!”
Tonight's one-hour Full Frontal special, titled "The Great American Puerto Rico," offers a “diverse group of stories” about Puerto Rico, including a comedy troupe that has been performing Hurricane Maria-related humor at a punk nightclub. “We’re painting a picture of the recovery and how it’s going and what it all means and how they’re going to be rebuild in the wake of this total catastrophe," says Bee, adding: “There are stories that are just emerging here now that we heard on the ground there. It’s unbelievable to me.”
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:44AM EDT
Conan O'Brien and Magic Johnson play a game of Horse
Conan admitted to the L.A. Lakers legend that he was a fan of Larry Bird.
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 7:23PM EDT
Conan's trip to Italy to air on April 11
Conan O'Brien previewed the ninth installment of Conan Without Borders by surprising and annoying producer Jordan Schlansky, an Italy connoisseur.