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donderdag 10 januari 2013

'Days of Our Lives' Renewed Through 2014


This has been a good year for soap opera fans so far. Not only are the online revivals of "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" moving forward after initially being scuttled, but "Days of Our Lives" has been renewed through September 2014, NBC said Wednesday.

The network's announcement comes as the long-running soap opera, which premiered in 1965, prepares to air its 12,000th episode on Friday.

“We are thrilled to announce that “Days of Our Lives” is not going anywhere. It is NBC's longest-running drama series by far and is one of the most historic brands in television,” NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke said of the renewal. “We commend [executive producer] Ken Corday and the entire creative team on continuing to keep the stories and characters fresh, exciting and relevant year after year.”

“After so many years in the homes and hearts of our loyal fans, I’m both humbled and elated to say it’s 2013, and we’re still going strong,” Corday -- whose parents, Betty and Ted Corday, co-created the show -- added. “I am equally proud that the sense of family which my mom and dad established in our show 48 years ago, is still what drives it today. As we celebrate our 12,000th episode with an amazing cast and great support from our network, we look forward to what’s yet to come!”

Since its premiere, the series has racked up 215 Daytime Emmy nominations, winning 32 of them.



World Championship Snooker staying on BBC


The BBC will remain the primary UK broadcaster of snooker's biggest domestic tournaments until at least 2017, after extending its current deal with World Snooker.

The World Championship, the UK Championship and the Masters will continue to be shown on the BBC up to the end of the 2016/17 season.

Under the deal, there is also the option to add "one further event" after 2014. Financial terms were not disclosed.

All the three major snooker events will be given live network coverage on the BBC throughout the UK, and coverage will also be made available on BBC iPlayer.

World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said that the deal extension is "wonderful news" for the millions of snooker fans who enjoy watching the BBC's coverage.

He said that there was over 260 of coverage of snooker shown on the BBC last season, and the 2012 World Championship was watched by 28.5 million people, which "proves what a wide appeal there is for snooker".

"The World Championship, the UK Championship and the Masters are among the highlights of the sporting calendar so it's terrific that they will remain on terrestrial television," Hearn said.

"Snooker has made huge progress in recent years and is growing rapidly as a worldwide sport. The BBC remains one of our most important partners and we look forward to many years working with them."

World number one snooker player Mark Selby added: "Everyone's first memories of snooker are watching the big events on the BBC so it's great for the players and fans to know that those tournaments will remain on terrestrial TV for at least the next four years."

BBC Sport director Barbara Slater said that the World Snooker Championships are "an important part of our sports rights portfolio" and so she was "delighted" to extend the deal with World Snooker.


Rory Bremner: 'Quiz show contestants are a different breed'


Rory Bremner has joked that quiz show contestants are "a different breed", describing them as "very serious" and "very funny".

Bremner's first ever quiz show, new Channel 4 daytime series Face The Clock, started this week and the TV impressionist said that he had loved the experience.

"They're a different breed quiz show contestants. They are called quizzers - they are very funny, they are competitive as a race and very, very serious," he told Digital Spy.

"Early on with Face the Clock, the quizzers identify who their rivals are and try to get rid of them. Those rivalries do develop on the show and we do get episodes where we get these people going at each other.

"There was also a great spat, where a woman revealed that she'd been married four times and the contestant next to them said, 'Some of these rounds have lasted longer than your marriages'."

The show, which Bremner claimed was "filmed in a shed just outside Dumbarton" ("It was one of the weirder locations I've ever worked in. It was an old whiskey warehouse"), features contestants tackling general knowledge questions with a time limit.

"The twist is that they don't know how long the round will last and I don't know how long the round will last and come the end of the round, whoever is still answering the question gets eliminated," said Bremner. "It's like musical chairs - you don't know when the music is going to stop.

"We had some great contestants. Some people would really know their stuff. We also had one bloke, who was my favourite, who didn't know anything. You'd ask, 'Who won the world cup in 1966?' and he'd say, 'Oh no!'

"The best bit was that he worked in counter terrorism. He said, 'Nobody knows anything in counter terrorism, but you're all safe, don't worry'."


Obama Responds to Petition to Deport Piers Morgan


The White House has responded to a petition calling for CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported for criticizing U.S. gun policy, and long story short: Morgan isn't going anywhere.

In a post entitled, "When Discussing the Second Amendment, Keep the First in Mind Too," White House press secretary tactfully tells Morgan's critics that the U.S. doesn't plan to act on their petition.

"Let’s not let arguments over the Constitution’s Second Amendment violate the spirit of its First. President Obama believes that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. However, the Constitution not only guarantees an individual right to bear arms, but also enshrines the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press -- fundamental principles that are essential to our democracy," Carney writes.

Why did the White House bother responding to the petition to deport Morgan? Because it promised it would. The White House has created a new position on its website where people can petition the president about anything. Obama agreed to repond to petitions garnering at least 25,000 signatures, and the Morgan petition drew four times that many.

Morgan, who is British, repeatedly criticized U.S. gun policies after the mass shootings in Newtown, Conn. At one point he called a gun-rights advocate an "unbelievably stupid man."

The White House statement stresses that people are free to disagree without fear of deportation.

"Americans may disagree on matters of public policy and express those disagreements vigorously, but no one should be punished by the government simply because he or she expressed a view on the Second Amendment -- or any other matter of public concern," Carney wrote.


'Homeland,' 'Breaking Bad' Among DGA Awards TV Nominees


The nominees for the 65th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards' television categories were announced by the DGA on Wednesday, with "Homeland" getting two nods, along with "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad" and "The Newsroom" in the Dramatic Series category.

The two "Homeland" nominees were Lesli Linka Glatter, for "Q&A," and Michael Cuesta, for "The Choice." Jennifer Getzinger got a nod for "Mad Men" ("A Little Kiss"), Rian Johnson for "Breaking Bad" ("Fifty-One") and Greg Mottola for "Newsroom" ("We Just Decided To").

Glatter, Cuestra and Getzinger have previously been nominated for DGA Awards.

In the Comedy Series category, Louis C.K. has been nominated for the "New Year's Eve" episode of his FX series "Louie," and Lena Dunham is up for an award for the pilot of her HBO series "Girls."

They are joined by Bryan Cranston (for the "Election Day" episode of "Modern Family"); Mark Cendrowski (for the "The Date Night Variable" episode of "The Big Bang Theory" and Beth McCarthy-Miller, who directed the "Live From Studio 6H" episode of the NBC sitcom "30 Rock."

McCarthy Miller has been nominated numerous times, and picked up awards for her work on "America: A Tribute to Heroes" and "Saturday Night Live."

The winners will be announced at the DGA Awards Dinner on Feb. 2 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Los Angeles' Hollywood & Highland complex. Kelsey Grammer is hosting this year's ceremony.

Here's the full list of nominees:

MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIES

 Greg Berlanti
"Political Animals," “Pilot” (USA Network)

Philip Kaufman
"Hemingway & Gellhorn" (HBO)

Kevin Reynolds
"Hatfields & McCoys" (History Channel)

Jay Roach
"Game Change" (HBO)

Michael Rymer
"American Horror Story: Asylum," “Dark Cousin” (FX)

DRAMATIC SERIES

 Michael Cuesta
"Homeland," “The Choice” (Showtime)

Jennifer Getzinger
"Mad Men," “A Little Kiss” (AMC)

Lesli Linka Glatter
"Homeland," “Q & A” (Showtime)

 Rian Johnson
"Breaking Bad," “Fifty-One” (AMC)

 Greg Mottola
"The Newsroom," “We Just Decided To” (HBO)

COMEDY SERIES

Louis C.K.
"Louie," “New Year’s Eve” (FX)

Mark Cendrowski
"The Big Bang Theory," “The Date Night Variable" (CBS)

Bryan Cranston
"Modern Family," “Election Day” (ABC)

Lena Dunham
"Girls," “Pilot” (HBO)

Beth McCarthy-Miller
"30 Rock," "Live From Studio 6H" (NBC)

MUSICAL VARIETY

Michael Dempsey
"12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief" (Multiple Networks/Cable Outlets)

Don Roy King
"Saturday Night Live With Host Mick Jagger" (NBC)

Don Mischer
"84th Annual Academy Awards" (ABC)

Chuck O'Neil
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," "#17153" (Comedy Central)

Glenn Weiss
"66th Annual Tony Awards" (CBS)

REALITY PROGRAMS

Tony Croll
"America's Next Top Model," "The Girl Who Becomes America's Next Top Model" (CW)

Peter Ney
"Face Off," "Scene of the Crime" (Syfy)

Brian Smith
"Master Chef," "Episode #305" (Fox)

J. Rupert Thompson
"Stars Earn Stripes," "Amphibious Assault" (NBC)

Tim Warren
"Ink Master," "Episode #103" (Spike TV)

DAYTIME SERIALS

Albert Alarr
"Days of Our Lives," "11895" (NBC)

Larry Carpenter
"General Hospital," "Bad Water" (ABC)

William Ludel
"General Hospital," "Magic Milo" (ABC)

Scott McKinsey
"General Hospital," "Shot Through the Heart" (ABC)

Jill Mitwell
"One Life to Live," "Between Heaven and Hell" (ABC)

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Stuart Gillard
"Girl vs. Monster" (Disney Channel)

Paul Hoen
"Let it Shine" (Disney Channel)

Savage Steve Holland
"Big Time Movie" (Nickelodeon)

Jonathan Judge
"Camp Fred" (Nickelodeon)

Amy Schatz
"Don't Divorce Me! Kids' Rules for Parents on Divorce" (HBO)

COMMERCIALS

Lance Acord
Park Pictures

Steve Ayson
MJZ/TheSweet Shop

Fredrik Bond
MJZ

Alejandro G. Inarritu
Anonymous Content

Tom Kuntz
MJZ


Syfy's Defiance to premiere on April the 15th


Syfy has confirmed the premiere date for new show/MMO Defiance...

With Doctor Who returning to our screens, and now the premiere of Syfy's Defiance, April 2013 is looking to be a bumper month for TV sci-fi.

A two-hour special will introduce viewers to the world of Defiance, a post-alien invasion drama about one lawkeeper's attempts to protect his small community living in the ruins of St. Louis from alien-related shenanigans.

The twelve-episode series kicks off on Syfy on the 15th of April, and, in an example of synergy worthy of Jack Donaghy himself, is also to be rolled out as an MMO third-person shooter with stories and characters overlapping with the TV series. Defiance comes from executive producer Kevin Murphy (Caprica, Desperate Housewives), who explains the game/show crossover as follows:

“The analogy I like to use is, I grew up as a gigantic comic book geek, and what I loved about comics is that you could love Batman and read Batman’s adventures, and if you happen to also like Superman, if you read both titles, sometimes there would be crossovers in the summer that lent an extra level of coolness to the whole thing.”


HBO confirms Game Of Thrones season 3 writers and directors


Here's the full list of who has written and directed the ten new episodes of Game of Thrones' third season...

Between now and its US premiere on the 31st of March, followed by the UK airing on the 1st of April, Game Of Thrones fans are being drip-fed information about the new episodes on an almost daily basis by HBO, the latest of which is confirmation of exactly who has written and directed what for the new run.

Season three of Game Of Thrones is to follow a similar pattern to the previous two runs, with seven episodes written by showrunners David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, including the season opener and final three instalments, and the three remaining episodes penned by Vanessa Taylor (season two's Garden Of Bones and The Old Gods And The New), Bryan Cogman (season one's Cripples, Bastards And Broken Things and season two's What Is Dead May Never Die), and - but of course - creator George R.R. Martin (season one's The Pointy End, and season two's Blackwater, voted by our writers as the best TV episode of 2012).

In terms of direction, there are two new names on the list, the first Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead director Michelle MacLaren, and the second The West Wing's Alex Graves. Both are joined by the welcome return of season one director Dan Minahan, What Is Dead May Never Die's Alik Sakharov, and season two's David Nutter. Alan Taylor is visible by his absence, due to filming clashes with Thor sequel The Dark World.


Lifetime to Premiere Angela Bassett, Toni Braxton Movies for Black History Month


Lifetime will celebrate Black History Month with the world premiere of three original movies starring the likes of Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige and Toni Braxton, including a biopic on the lives of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, the network said Wednesday.

"Betty & Coretta," which premieres Feb. 2 at 8 p.m., stars Bassett as Coretta Scott King and Blige as Dr. Betty Shabazz, wife of Malcolm X. The movie will chronicle the bond formed by the two women after the assassinations of their husbands. Lindsay Owen Pierre of "The Killing Yard" will play Malcolm X and "New York Undercover" star Malik Yoba will portray the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blige also executive-produced the film.

Singer and "Braxton Family Values" star Toni Braxton takes the lead in "Twist of Faith," about a single Christian mother and an Orthodox Jewish widower ("Weeds" alum David Julian Hirsh) who are drawn together by their mutual love for music and singing. "Twist of Faith" premieres Feb. 9 at 8 p.m.

Finally, "Pastor Brown" stars "Eureka" actress Salli Richardson-Whitfield as a young woman who takes over as the pastor of her family's church after her father (Keith David of "E.R." renown) dies. As she attempts to assume her father's duties, she's forced to confront her sordid past and make amends to her son (Michael B. Jordan) and sister (Nicole Ari Parker). Ernie Hudson, Tisha Campbell Martin and Rockmond Dunbar ("Sons of Anarchy") also star in the film, which premieres Feb. 16 at  8 p.m.

Lifetime racked up 10 NAACP Image Award nominations in December, more than any other basic cable network, for its "Steel Magnolias" remake, which starred Alfre Woodard, Queen Latifah and Phylicia Rashad; and for the TV movie "Abducted: The Carlina White Story," which starred Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd.


'Hitchcock' Anthony Hopkins: 'The Girl wasn't necessary'


Anthony Hopkins has said that it was not "necessary" to portray on screen the story of Alfred Hitchcock's alleged obsession and mistreatment of actress Tippi Hedren.

Hopkins stars as the iconic director opposite Scarlett Johansson in upcoming big-screen biopic Hitchcock, based around the making of Psycho, while Toby Jones took the lead role opposite Sienna Miller's Hedren in recent feature-length HBO/BBC show The Girl.

"I talked to Tippi Hedren one day because I was keen to talk to people who had worked with him, and she never mentioned that," Hopkins told the Evening Standard about the portrayal of the director as a sex pest.

"I saw her present the AFI award to Hitchcock, when Cary Grant and all those people were there. She made a speech and said something very nice. She was a real lady about it."

He added: "Whatever his obsession was, she didn't want to dwell on it. I hear it hurt her because he did insist on her being [sexually] available to him, according to [Hitchcock biographer] Donald Spoto.

"And he said she'd never work again, and this could all be apocryphal, but she didn't work much after that and it did upset her career.

"So apparently he was obsessed with her, but whatever it was, I don't think it's necessary to put all that into a movie."

The Girl aired in the UK on the BBC on Boxing Day, 2012 and in the US on HBO on October 20.

Hitchcock was released on November 23, 2012 in the US and is released in the UK on February 8, 2013.


'Walking Dead' Midseason Poster: The Governor Keeps His (One Good) Eye on Rick


Got your eye out for the return of AMC's hit zombie drama "The Walking Dead"? You're not the only one.

A new poster for the series -- which returns to resume its third season on Feb. 10 -- features The Governor (David Morrissey) staring down Rick (Andrew Lincoln) from behind.

Well, staring him down as well as he can, after sustaining a severe eye injury during his nasty showdown with Michonne at the end of the first half of the season.

The slogan for the poster? "An Eye for an Eye" -- which, aside from being very clever, also makes it pretty clear that there's another showdown in the works.

Do you think the second half of "Walking Dead" Season 3 will match up to the first half? Share your thoughts in the comments section.


Comic Relief Bake Off full lineup: Claudia Winkleman, Bob Mortimer


The full lineup of celebrities taking part in a Comic Relief mini-series of Great British Bake Off has been revealed.

A four-part mini-series hosted by Mel Giedroyc and judged by Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry will be shown on January 21-24.

Previously confirmed for the shows were comics Jo Brand, Stephen K Amos and double act Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver.

Joining them are 12 other stars who will be tackling Signature Bakes, Technical Bakes and Showstopper Bakers.

Heat two will feature Warwick Davis, Dragons' Den star Duncan Bannatyne and TV presenters Andy Akinwolere and Simon Reeve.

The third show will feature Paralympic gold medal winner Ellie Simmonds, TV presenters Julia Bradbury and Kirsty Wark and comedian Bob Mortimer.

Completing the lineup in the final show are Strictly presenter Claudia Winkleman, stand-up Ed Byrne, Olympian Helen Glover and journalist Martha Kearney.


Netflix's 'Hemlock Grove' first look Teases Sex, Murder and Monsters


Netflix's first preview of Eli Roth's 13-part gothic horror series, "Hemlock Grove," teases plenty of sex, murder and monsters living in the titular town where it is set.

Based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, the streaming service's third original show, the first two being "Lilyhammer" and "House of Cards," will be available in its entirety starting April 19.

Also read: Netflix and Eli Roth Team on Gothic Horror Series, 'Hemlock Grove'

“‘Hemlock Grove’ is unlike anything else in its genre,”  Ted Sarandos, Netflix's Chief Content Officer, promises. “It’s sexy, gripping, emotional and twisted, and we’re certain viewers are going to be captivated by its intensity.”

The one-hour murder mystery revolves around eccentric residents of a dilapidated former Pennsylvania steel town, where the death of a 17-year-old girl prompts a homicide investigation that will expose the area's seamier side -- presumably consisting of sex, murder and monsters.

Famke Janssen (“X-Men”) and Dougray Scott ("Mission: Impossible II") star alongside younger faces like Bill SkarsgĂ„rd, Landon Liboiron, Penelope Mitchell and Freya Tingley.


'Takeshi's Castle'-style wacky dating show 'My Little Princess' for E4


E4 has released the first teaser for its wacky new dating show My Little Princess.

The Takeshi's Castle-style series features a selection of men attempting to impress a single girl's protective father to secure a date. The twist is that everyone is dressed up in fancy dress as if they are taking part in a real life fairytale.

The guys dress as knights and must take on various mud-splattering obstacle courses, being catapulted in water and being hurled off bridges into moats to prove to the King that they are worthy of his daughter.

For the final challenge, the final two princes must take part in a power ballad sing-off to woo the princess.

My Little Princess launches on E4 at the end of January.


TNT Orders Dick Wolf Series 'Cold Justice'


TNT has ordered eight episodes of a new procedural from "Law & Order" boss Dick Wolf, the network said Wednesday.

The series bears the working title "Cold Justice" and is billed as an "unscripted procedural drama." It will follow Texas prosecutor Kelly Siegler and Yolanda McClary, a crime-scene investigator for the Las Vegas Police Department, as they help local law-enforcement agencies in small towns across the country solve violent crimes that have sat cold because of lack of funding and proper forensic technology.

In each episode, Siegler and McClary will take on a different case, re-examining the evidence and questioning suspects and witnesses in an effort to finally solve the dormant cases.

The show is tentatively slated to premiere on TNT in late summer 2013.

Wolf will executive-produce the series, along with Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz ("Top Chef," "Fashion Star") and Tom Thayer ("Hitchcock"). The project comes to TNT from Wolf Films and Cutfort and Lipsitz's Magical Elves production company.

"Cold Justice" will join other unscripted projects on TNT this year, including the Donnie Walhberg-produced "Boston's Finest," a Boston law-enforcement series, which premieres in February; and "The Hero," a competition series starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, which premieres in the summer. Also premiering in the summer: "72 Hours," a race-against-the-clock competition set in the wild.


Paula Hamilton first to be evicted from Celebrity Big Brother


Paula Hamilton has become the first to be evicted from Celebrity Big Brother.

The model was nominated alongside Frankie Dettori and married couple Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, and was eliminated after receiving the fewest number of votes from the public.

When the housemates were first contacted by host Brian Dowling, they heard the boos aimed at Paula, with the 51-year-old identifying a loud 'Get Paula Out' chant.

As she left the house, she sang to herself: "It's the story of my life," before donning a deerstalker and sunglasses.

Exiting the house to a huge chorus of boos, Paula began shouting "Good on ya! Good on ya!" at particularly vociferous members of the crowd.

Paula had been the bookies' favourite to leave the house first. She had threatened to leave the show after being nominated, saying it would "affect her career".


'Arrested Development' Preview: It's Not Season 4


You can watch the new episodes of "Arrested Development" in any order you want, starting in May. They'll clock in at a little under thirty minutes each, though they'll vary in length. And the new episodes won't be the fourth season of the show.

Those are a few of the nuggets creator Mitch Hurwitz and most of the cast revealed Wednesday about the 14 new episodes of the series, which will be available on Netflix.

And, to answer your biggest question: Yes, it looks like the show is still funny. Really, really funny.

At a Television Critics Association panel about the show, Hurwitz showed a brief scene he said had been cut from the show. It got a ballroom full of jaded critics laughing. If this didn't make the cut, we can't wait to see what does.

Feel free to skip this one-paragraph description of the scene, because it doesn't do it justice. It shows Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter) sitting in a chair, reading and smoking. She isn't supposed to smoke indoors, but can't be troubled to exhale her smoke out the door, five feet away. So instead she baby-birds her second-hand smoke into the mouth of doting son Buster (Tony Hale), who dutifully sucks it in and blows it out the door. Then he does it again. And again. And again.

Hale and David Cross didn't make it to the panel, but the rest of the show's key cast did, including Walter, Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Will Arnett, Alia Shakat, Michael Cera, and Portia de Rossi.

Bateman explained that the new episodes aren't a fourth season of the show. As Hurwitz has explained before, each episode will focus on a different member of the cast, and will set up an "Arrested Development" movie he hopes to eventually make.

Bateman raised the possibility Wednesday that that movie could be released, like the new episodes, on Netflix.

"Maybe the movie will end up there, too," he said. "Who knows?"

Since the 14 new episodes will be released at once, nothing will stop viewers from watching them out of order, Hurwitz said.

"We were all talking about ways we could jump from one episode to another," he said. "Almost a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' kind of thing."

Still, the episodes will come with a recommended viewing order.

"There is absolutely an order that we have put together to create the maximum number of surprises," Hurwitz said. "But that's just part of our storytelling. So if you watch as we prescribe you will get to episode four and realize, 'That's why he did that in episode one.'"

Bateman said the episodes will make up an Act 1 of a three-act story, the second and third acts of which will play out in the movie.

"These are episode that set that up. One does not work without the other," Bateman said. "I think it was sort of mislabeled early on, unfortunately, by a blogger or somebody that this was season 4, and in fact it is not that.

We should probably make that clear. ... There's certainly a satisfying conclusion to these episodes, if for some unfortunate reason the movie does not happen. But they are all meant to work within one another, sort of a hybrid package of 'Arrested Development' stuff."


Salma Hayek Joins Swelling Ranks of '30 Rock' Finale Guests


"Frida" actress Hayek has signed on as a guest for the series finale of NBC's "30 Rock," a spokeswoman for the network told TheWrap on Wednesday.

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Hayek will reprise her role as Elisa Padriera, Donaghy's former fiancee, a character she played over six episodes in 2009.

No word on whether the pair will re-ignite their romance, but if so, Alec Baldwin's Donaghy will have his hands full. Also returning for the series send-off is Julianne Moore, who played former Donaghy flame Nancy Donovan on the series for a handful of episodes in 2009 and 2010.

Hayek is the latest guest star to sign on for the "30 Rock" swan song. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and rapper/Law & Order: SVU" star Ice-T have also signed on for the farewell extravaganza.


Comedy Central announces original new series 'Seann Walsh World'


Comedy Central has announced a new vehicle for stand-up Seann Walsh.

The 13-part Seann Walsh World is set to debut in the spring and will star the 28-year-old comic that executives have labelled the "face of Comedy Central".

The series will be produced by Open Mike Productions (Live at The Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow) and will combine stand-up and viral videos.

Walsh is also set to play one of the lead characters in another new commission for the channel, sitcom Big Bad World, in which he will star alongside Blake Harrison, Caroline Quentin and James Fleet.

The comic has previously made TV appearances on Grouchy Young Men, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Live at the Apollo, Stand-up for the Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats.

Comedy Central Managing Director Jill Offman UK said of the commission: "Seann Walsh is perfect as the face of Comedy Central. We obviously can't get enough of him and we're not the only ones."


TV Tonight 10th of January 2013


The daily list in alphabetical order, of all the new episodes airing.

1600 Penn S01E02: "The Skiplantic Ocean"
30 Rock S07E09: "TBA"
Antiques Road Trip S06E04: "Series 6, Episode 4"
Bellator 360 S01E04: "The Featherweights featuring Pat Curran"
Bellator 360 S01E03: "The Welterweights featuring Ben Askren"
Beyond Scared Straight S03E13: "Floyd County, GA"
Big Brother's Bit on the Side S06E08: "Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side - 8"
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai S02E01: "TBA"
Buck Wild S01E04: "Paint the Town Hyperglow"
Buck Wild S01E03: "Sexts, Lies & Chicken Wings"
Celebrity Big Brother S11E10: "Series 11 - Live from the House"
Celebrity Big Brother S11E09: "Series 11 - Day 7 Highlights"
Chelsea Lately S06E210: "Cyndi Lauper, Gary Valentine, Fortune Feimster, Ryan Stout"
Come Dine With Me S20E82: "Series 20, Episode 64"
Conan S03E27: "Ryan Gosling, Kevin Hart, ZZ Ward"
Daybreak S03E87: "January 10, 2013"
Days of our Lives S48E43: "Ep. #11999"
De Pappenheimers S11E07: "Season 11, Episode 7"
Deal Or No Deal (UK) S08E130: "Episode 2123"
Doctors S14E166: "This is the Song"
EastEnders S29E07: "January 10, 2013"
El Barco S03E10: "Season 3, Episode 10"
Elementary S01E12: "M."
Emmerdale S42E10: "January 10, 2013 [Episode 2]"
Emmerdale S42E09: "January 10, 2013"
Escape To The Country S13E34: "Gloucestershire"
Face the Clock S01E04: "Episode 4"
Four In A Bed S04E04: "Series 4, Episode 4"
Four Weddings (2010) S04E33: "...and a Giraffe"
General Hospital (US) S50E194: "#12722"
Got to Dance S04E07: "Series 4, Episode 7"
Great British Railway Journeys S04E04: "Dudley to Bridgenorth"
Grey's Anatomy S09E10: "Things We Said Today"
Hollyoaks S19E07: "January 10, 2013"
House Hunters S51E08
House of Anubis S03E03: "House of Truth"
House of Anubis S03E04: "House of Hieroglyphs"
Impact Wrestling S08E119: "Season 8, Epixsode 119"
Impractical Jokers S02E10: "TBA"
Jimmy Kimmel Live S11E04: "Dr. Mehmet Oz, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Bruno Mars"
Judge Judy S17E108: "Illegal Dumping? | Graduation Party Bang-Up"
Kathy S02E01: "Liza Minnelli and Jane Lynch"
Last Resort S01E11: "Damn the Torpedoes"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon S04E07: "The cast of "30 Rock", John Cale"
Late Show with David Letterman S20E66: "Michael J. Fox, Lena Dunham"
Live with Kelly and Michael S30E84: "William H. Macy, Jenna Elfman"
Location Location Location S16E02: "Series 16, Episode 2"
Loose Women S17E77: "Series 17, Show 77"
Mary Mary S02E06: "The Showdown"
Mobbed S01E11: "You're Fired"
Mysteries at the Museum S04E07: "St. Francis Dam, Philly the Dog, Suicide Table"
Naruto: Shippuuden S11E53: "Power-episode 6"
Nattpatruljen S01E04: "Season 1, Episode 4"
Neighbours S29E04: "Episode 6554"
Person of Interest S02E12: "Prisoner's Dilemma"
Pointless S08E07: "Series 8, Episode 7"
Polar Bear Family and Me S01E03: "Autumn"
Privates S01E04: "Episode 4"
Project Runway All-Stars S02E11: "Couture de France"
Property Wars S02E02: "TBA"
Property Wars S02E01: "Season 2, Episode 1"
Question Time S33E13: "Lewisham"
Rehab Addict S03E01: "Shoebox Bathroom"
Rock Center with Brian Williams S02E14: "Season 2, Episode 14"
Rocket City Rednecks S02E14: "Lightning Gun"
Rocket City Rednecks S02E13: "All-Terrain Transformer"
Scandal S02E10: "One for the Dog"
Selling New York S06E04
Silent Witness S16E01: "Change (1)"
Stargazing Live S03E03: "Series 3, Episode 3"
Stargazing Live 'Back to Earth' S02E03: "Series 2, Episode 3"
Storage Hoarders S01E14: "Episode 14"
Sweet Genius S03E11: "Sci-Fi Genius"
Tamako Market S01E01: "Episode 1"
Tegen de Sterren op S03E05: "Season 3, Episode 5"
The Big Bang Theory S06E13: "The Bakersfield Expedition"
The Bold and the Beautiful S26E202: "Ep. #6486"
The Chase (2009) S06E47: "Series 6, Episode 47"
The Chew S02E87: "Episode 325"
The Colbert Report S09E04: "Ben Gibbard"
The Daily Show S18E42: "Josh Brolin"
The Dr. Phil Show S11E83: "Ashley Toye: Monster or Mistake?"
The Ellen DeGeneres Show S10E79: "Emma Stone, Common"
The Jeremy Kyle Show S08E82: "January 10, 2013"
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson S09E04: "Tim Allen, Margaret Cho"
The Millionaire Matchmaker S06E01: "Wounded Wally and the Mama's Boy"
The Office (US) S09E10: "Lice"
The Project S05E08: "Season 5, Episode 8"
The Restoration Man S02E14: "Series 2, Episode 14"
The Talk S03E82: "Don Cheadle, Jamie Krell"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno S21E17
The View S16E81: "Rob Lowe, Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein"
The Young and the Restless S40E203: "Ep. #10072"
This Week (2003) S11E14: "January 10, 2013"
Thuis S18E99: "Season 18, Episode 99"
Tipping Point S02E07: "Series 2, Episode 7"
Tonight S15E02: "Generation Rent"
Trouble Abroad S01E02: "Episode 2"
Two and a Half Men S10E13: "Grab A Feather And Get In Line"
Wanted Down Under S07E07: "Series 7, Episode 7"
Watch What Happens: Live S09E05: "T-Boys & Al Roker"
Waterloo Road S08E12: "Series 8, Episode 12"
What Not To Wear (US) S10E02: "Nicole"
Wie is... de Mol? S13E02: "Season 13, Episode 2"