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?
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.
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
Game of Thrones
The Thick of It
Shows I've Started And Need to Finish:
Better Call Saul
Bored to Death
House of Cards
Parks and Recreation
Person of Interest
The West Wing
Shows I've Seen Enough Of to Call Myself a Fan:
How I Met Your Mother
Lie to Me
Shows I Need to Start:
Da Vinci’s Demons
Masters of Sex
Orange is the New Black
Summer Heights High