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mah nigga J Stew's leaving The Daily Show, and it leaves me a bit confused

I'm posting this here because Stewart has been a staple of this golden age, IMO. If anything, he's been getting better and better in recent years, so I'm baffled to hear him say that he feels "restless" or that it seems like he's a little burnt out. I would have thought he'd do this show until he died.

John Oliver, though, would have been the obvious and best choice, but he's doing something truly amazing over at HBO. Larry Wilmore's show has some promise, but it's not big enough to move to Stewart's slot. So ... who the fuck is going to replace him?

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James Franco to Star In Hulu’s Stephen King Series ‘11/22/63’
James Franco is about to go streaming back into the past.

The Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe-winning “Interview” star has been cast as the lead in Hulu’s original series “11/22/63,” adapted from Stephen King‘s 2011 bestseller of the same name.

Franco, who also will serve as a producer on the nine-hour miniseries, will play the lead role of Epping in the time-travel Kennedy assassination thriller from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Prods. and Warner Bros. TV.


In the story, Epping, a high-school English teacher, travels back in time to prevent President John F. Kennedy from being shot, but the mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, as Epping falls sway to the past, which does not want to be changed.

The project, which marks the first original programming collaboration between Hulu and WBTV, is described as “part thriller, part love story.”

At the time of the series’ announcement, King commented, “If I ever wrote a book that cries out for long-form, event-TV programming, ‘11/22/63’ is it.”

King serves as exec producer with Abrams and writer Bridget Carpenter.

Franco is repped by CAA; Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern, LLP; and Untitled Entertainment.
http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/james-f ... 201432525/

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John Oliver is rocking and rolling on Last Week Tonight as usual.. The latest episode had an awesome segment on Big Tobacco. :clap:



And now some more good news - it's been renewed for a third and fourth season!!! :clap:

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he'll easily fill the hole Stewart leaves behind

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Cilogy wrote:he'll easily fill the hole Stewart leaves behind

u can fill my h

actually I'm just gonna stop that here

uhh

yea I agree

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Here's a list of TV's I've Compiled into Four Categories. Feel free to throw any recommendations my way.

Shows I'm Up to Date With:
Band of Brothers
Breaking Bad
Doctor Who
Fargo
Game of Thrones
Hannibal
Parade’s End
Penny Dreadful
Sherlock
The Newsroom
The Pacific
The Thick of It
True Detective
Shows I've Started And Need to Finish:
Better Call Saul
Boardwalk Empire
Bored to Death
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Camelot
Daredevil
Girls
Heroes
Homeland
House of Cards
Louie
Parks and Recreation
Peaky Blinders
Person of Interest
The Blacklist
The West Wing
The Wire
The X-Files
Torchwood
True Blood
Twin Peaks
Veep
Shows I've Seen Enough Of to Call Myself a Fan:
Bones
Castle
House MD
How I Met Your Mother
Lie to Me
NCIS
Shows I Need to Start:
30 Rock
Agent Carter
Arrested Development
Da Vinci’s Demons
Deadwood
Dexter
Entourage
Firefly
Fringe
Looking
Luther
Mad Men
Masters of Sex
Orange is the New Black
Orphan Black
Oz
Shameless
Summer Heights High
Supernatural
The Affair
The Americans
The Killing
The Office
The Sopranos
Weeds

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