Morpheus on… US TV Musical Chairs

The game of Musical Chairs on US TV continues; you have doubtless heard by now that Jon Stewart is retiring from The Daily Show. Who the HELL will take over?

Not John Oliver. After his spell in the chair, he was courted for the one to be vacated by Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show – which follows Dave Letterman’s (CBS’s) The Late Show (Craig now hosts Celebrity Name Game).

But then HBO gave him a shiny NEW, WEEKLY show (Last Week Tonight) that is currently doing well – its half-hour, once-a-week slot may get extended – and so Craig’s slot will be filled by James Corden (so to speak).

Of course, Jimmy Fallon has taken over Jay Leno’s gig on The Tonight Show – which has resulted in Seth Meyers filling his vacancy on (NBC’s) The Late Show – with Dave’s retiring leaving room for Stephen Colbert – who effectively left HIS show to Larry Wilmore, formerly of The Daily Show – which is where we came in.

DAMN, that’s a lot of seats swapping seats!

And all of this is bad news for those who will MISS Dave and Jon (it is said that many Americans get most of their NEWS from these two men). And even worse news for Comedy Central, with BOTH of their flagship series going down the dumper.

Only time will tell how all of the above shenanigans work out…

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by cyrusquick on February 15, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Right… I will be 75 on 30 September 2015 which makes me exempt from BBC Extortion Racket payment (licence fee so called). I will then be in a position to THINK ABOUT buying a TV again. But, given that I got rid of it because there was nothing of interest, I suspect that I will not bother. During the Apollo Moon Program, TV was vital. Now, I am not so sure.

  2. Posted by Vincent on February 15, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    To each their own. As a writer, for me it’s ALL about the writing. Therefore, quality US (and Welsh) Drama (which are in a Golden Age, right now) are most of what I watch – plus topical humour. Others watch sport. Still others, “reality” garbage. Yet others, soaps. Like I said, to each their own…

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