Netflix has teamed with the director of the acclaimed documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi to create a new series about some of the world’s most exclusive and exotic restaurants, and the chefs who run them. Even if you’re not a foodie, the cinematography, score and crazy locations featured in the trailer are still pretty impressive. Chef’s Table releases on April 26. Warning: You’re going to get hungry after watching this ... Discuss
Comedy Central has reportedly found Jon Stewart’s replacement as the host of The Daily Show. The cable network is expected to announce today that 31-year-old comedian Trevor Noah will soon fill TV’s biggest fake news anchor chair. The South African comic may be somewhat of a new name to American viewers, but he’s a well-known voice internationally. Along with some recent appearances on The Daily Show, he’s hosted and appeared on numerous radio and TV shows in South Africa and the U.K. for years.
And, as the report in The New York Times notes, his upbringing gives him more of an international perspective (he speaks six languages) than many of America’s late night personalities:
He grew up in Soweto, the son of a black Xhosa mother and a white Swiss father, whose union was illegal during the apartheid era … ‘He brings such a unique worldview and a deep understanding of human nature, which makes his comedy so insightful,’ [Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless] added. ‘He’s truly a student of the world.’”
The new Golden Age of TV has officially arrived. Finally shows like Breaking Bad, The Wire and Mad Men have found a worthy successor: Coach Hayden Fox. A network has heard the cries, read the petitions, seen the passions of the masses camped out continuously in front of their studios for the last 18 years when the original series ended on ABC, and is bringing back the Craig T. Nelson sitcom Coach. From Deadline: “Coach Hayden Fox (Nelson) — now retired from coaching — is called back to become assistant coach to his own grown son, who is the new head coach at an Ivy league school in Pennsylvania that is just starting up a new team.” The new series will air soon on NBC. America’s missed you Coach Fox. Welcome home ... Discuss
Vice is no stranger to HBO: The non-traditional news outlet has produced three seasons of guerrilla-style current event films for the cable network. But soon, Vice will become a nightly fixture on HBO. As part of a new programming deal, along with providing more episodes of their current series, Vice will be producing a nightly, half-hour news show for HBO. Considering the lengths Vice reporters go to tell interesting stories—from hanging out with Kim Jong Un and Dennis Rodman in North Korea to embedding themselves with ISIS—it’s safe to assume that their nightly broadcast won’t look like anything else on TV ... Discuss