Last night was David Letterman's big send off from The Late Show. Along with retrospectives from his decades as a late-night staple, the finale—of course—featured one last top 10 list. With the help of some of his very famous, funny friends, Letterman’s best long-running bit bowed out in style ...
Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new host of America’s Funniest Home Videos: Carlton Banks himself, Alfonso Ribeiro. In other news, AFV is still a TV show. Ribeiro is taking over for Tom Bergeron, who hosted the long-running pre-Internet viral video show for nearly 15 years. His final episode was on Sunday night. An AFV executive producer told Variety why they believe the former Fresh Prince star and recent Dancing with the Stars winner is such a good fit: “There’s got to be a sincerity and a connection with the audience. You’ve got to be someone who cares about kids. That connection you make with the audience is of the utmost importance to me.” The new season of the show begins filming later this summer ... Discuss
If you grew up in the ‘90s, there’s a good chance you spent some of your childhood watching Bill Nye the Science Guy perform sweet experiments while also attempting to replicate them in your parents kitchen. We’ve got some exciting news for you: You can now relive those magical times thanks to Netflix. The streaming content provider has added more than 30 of the original episodes to its on-demand library, so you can binge-watch your way through hours of demonstrations of baking soda volcanoes, homemade rockets and all manner of bow-tied fun. Because before he was debating creationists and giving lectures, Nye was every young millennial’s excuse to break out the household chemicals and create their own concoctions all in the name of “science”... Discuss
According to Deadline, Jude Law has signed on to star in an upcoming miniseries from HBO called The Young Pope. Law will play a new pope, who is compassionate for the poor, yet finds with himself conflicted about the Vatican’s authority. From series creator Paolo Sorrentino on what the show is about:
The clear signs of God’s existence. The clear signs of God’s absence. How faith can be searched for and lost. The greatness of holiness, so great as to be unbearable when you are fighting temptations and when all you can do is to yield to them. The inner struggle between the huge responsibility of the Head of the Catholic Church and the miseries of the simple man that fate (or the Holy Spirit) chose as Pontiff. Finally, how to handle and manipulate power in a state whose dogma and moral imperative is the renunciation of power and selfless love towards one’s neighbor. That is what The Young Pope is about
Twenty-five years after it went off the air, the cult classic show Twin Peaks will be returning. Plans for the reboot had originally gotten stuck in negotiations, and in early April, director David Lynch had pulled out of the project because of arguments over the budget. But over the weekend, Lynch announced over Twitter that the project is back on. The nine-episode comeback is set to air on Showtime sometime in 2016 ... Discuss