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Lacey Rose

Executive Editor, Television

What’s Next for ‘Daily Show’ Host Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah’s chapter as host of The Daily Show is coming to an end. Though his last publicly reported contract was a 5-year pact that took the Comedy Central host through 2022, two sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that he’d quietly re-upped earlier this year. But, as he noted on air Thursday evening, he’s ready […]

‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Sketch Takes Aim at Roe v. Wade Reversal

Inside Amy Schumer is mounting its comeback, and it won’t be subtle. Ahead of the series’ Oct. 20 debut on Paramount +, the streamer has released two clips, designed to showcase what audiences can expect from the show’s long-awaited fifth season. The first of the sketches is titled simply “Colorado.” Schumer stars as a tourism booster for […]

Jimmy Kimmel Re-Ups for Three Years, Taking ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ Through Season 23

Jimmy Kimmel isn’t going anywhere. Despite flirting with moving on for years now, the ABC host has agreed to a three-year extension. The lucrative new pact will take his Emmy-nominated Jimmy Kimmel Live! through its 23rd season, making Kimmel one of the longest-tenured talk show hosts in television. “After two decades at ABC, I am […]

Amy Schumer Vows to “Burn Any Remaining Bridges” With ‘Inside Amy Schumer’s’ Return

Amy Schumer is returning to her roots. On Oct. 20, the touring comic will revive her beloved sketch series, Inside Amy Schumer, for a fifth season on streamer Paramount+. The long-awaited installment will consist of five episodes, with the first two available on premiere day and the remaining three rolling out weekly. In a note […]

Fortune Feimster on New Netflix Hour and Finding Her Way (and Herself) in Hollywood

Fortune Feimster’s bags were packed for her first major theater tour, when the country went into lockdown three years ago this March. So, like everybody else, the North Carolina-reared comic/actress pivoted. She spent time writing, readying new material and getting married to her now wife, Jax. The latter now fuels her second Netflix special, aptly […]

THR Icon: At 100, Norman Lear Looks Back (And Ahead) at What’s Changed Since the ‘Maude’ Abortion Episode

“I’m the one in the white hat,” Norman Lear announces as he and his producing partner, Brent Miller, several decades his junior, appear in Zoom boxes in late August. At 100, the “newly minted centurion,” as he proudly describes himself, still appreciates a laugh. After all, the white hat has been the signature of Lear’s […]

Norman Lear Comedy Starring Laverne Cox, George Wallace a Go at Freevee

On Norman Lear‘s 100th birthday, Amazon Freevee gifted him with a series greenlight. The streaming service ordered his latest producorial effort, Clean Slate, to series. The original comedy, which hails from Lear’s Act III Productions and Sony Pictures Television, centers on an outspoken, old-school car wash owner, played by George Wallace, who’s thrilled his estranged child is finally […]

How Wendy Williams’ Successor Was Chosen

Sherri Shepherd was only supposed to fill in for a few days. It was fall 2021, and Wendy Williams, the host of her own eponymous talk show, had not been in her famous purple chair for weeks. According to multiple sources, she was in and out of hospitals as medical professionals tried to figure out what, […]

Inside the Final Days of ‘The Wendy Williams Show’

On the morning of Sept. 30, 2021, two television executives made their way to Wendy Williams’ apartment in downtown Manhattan. As the longtime producers of The Wendy Williams Show, Debmar-Mercury co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein were trying to assuage the fears of the talk show’s 100-person staff, who they knew were reading about Williams’ […]

‘Hacks’ Showrunners on How Show’s 17 Emmy Nominations Upped the Ante for Season 2

When Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky were working together on Broad City, awards were outside their grasp. “It was so not in our world,” says Downs, who would come to expect the same until their latest collaboration, HBO Max’s Hacks, scored 15 Emmy nominations (and three wins) for its first season. “It […]

Patton Oswalt on Wokeness, Cancel Culture and His New Netflix Special

Patton Oswalt is, admittedly, hard to pin down. He’s an actor for hire, a writer for comics, a narrator of sitcoms. But at his core, Oswalt is a stand-up comic. On Sept. 20, he’ll release his fourth hour for Netflix, which he’s titled We All Scream. He serves as both an executive producer, along with […]

Jo Koy on New Netflix Special, Being “Hurt” by Hollywood

Jo Koy is more than ready to get back to laughing, and he’s pretty certain audiences are, too. He’ll put that theory to the test Sept. 13, when the best-selling comic parlays his arena act into his fourth Netflix special. The hour, titled Live From the Los Angeles Forum, delves into his struggles in Hollywood, where […]