Tag Archives: The Daily Show

TVNZ 2 Rejigs Thursdays With New Trump-Bashing Gig

TVNZ 2’s wall-to-wall reality fare on Thursday nights is soon to be leavened by a new “spiky satire” show starring a Bristolian comedian who toured here in July. The Russell Howard Hour will air 9.30 Thursdays from October 19, a month after its UK debut — which may be too big a gap for this […]

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Jon Stewart’s Weekly Show SoHo-Bound?

It’s a long shot but Jon Stewart’s first series since The Daily Show could wind up on SoHo. He’s making an animated parody of a cable news network for HBO. While it will run on HBO’s digital platform, hopefully in time for the US Presidential election, a weekly linear version is planned. That means it should […]

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“Fifth” Daily Show to Launch Tonight

SoHo’s first fake news show will debut tonight after scoring solid ratings and reviews on HBO at the weekend. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver will air 10 o’clock tonight ahead of The Daily Show’s overdue return to Comedy Central next week. Deadline Hollywood said the former Daily Show correspondent’s “bid to be Jon Stewart’s […]

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Fargo and Penny Dreadful SoHo-Bound

Sky’s premium drama channel SoHo soon will screen highly anticipated newcomers Fargo and Penny Dreadful (above). Fargo will play 9.30 Wednesdays from May 7, three weeks after it goes to air in the US. The 10-part FX (Sons of Anarchy) adaptation of the Coen brothers movie stars Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton and Joey King (The Conjuring, […]

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SoHo Adds Oliver to Late Night

SoHo will screen Last Week Tonight With John Oliver late-night Tuesdays from April 29, two days after its US broadcast. This is an about-turn for the premium drama channel, which wasn’t interested in picking up The Daily Show, on which Oliver made his name, or The Colbert Report when Sky’s Comedy Central inexplicably dumped them four […]

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HD Feed: September 25

How many more Emmy Awards does The Daily Show With Jon Stewart have to win before it’s picked up for broadcast here? On Monday it won its tenth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Variety Series, the longest streak in Emmy history, and its eighth Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. Yet its continuing neglect here, to […]

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This Just In: The Daily Show and Colbert to Make Kiwi Comeback

As tipped on this site, Comedy Central at last has confirmed it will be the new home of The Daily Show. From April 6, it will play the current affairs satire, which used to air on C4, back-to-back with The Colbert Report. Neither will air in HD, as they do in the US, but both […]

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