Stephen Colbert

This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Welcome to the Valley

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This round, Silicon Valley opens its gates and Parks and Recreation drops a game-changing surprise.  … Read More

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Stephen Colbert’s Replacement Matters Way More Than His Promotion

So, it happened: another white guy, albeit a talented one, will be joining the ranks of late-night TV hosts. Stephen Colbert’s been the frontrunner ever since David Letterman announced his retirement next year, exact date TBD; according to Mashable, he’s been in talks with CBS since before Letterman’s exit was set in stone, and his Comedy Central contract just so happens to expire at the end of 2014. Personally, I’m thrilled for Colbert even as I’m disappointed CBS didn’t go with someone who looks exactly like everyone else we see every night on every other major network. But I also don’t think I’m alone in being a regular viewer of The Colbert Report who has no intentions of tuning in to The Late Show, new host or no. … Read More

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Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman

Just a week after David Letterman officially announced his retirement from The Late Show, CBS announced his replacement: Stephen Colbert.… Read More

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Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things this Week

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments. … Read More

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What, If Anything, Did the #CancelColbert Controversy Achieve?

Last night Stephen Colbert responded to the #CancelColbert “controversy” in pretty much exactly the manner everyone expected him to: by lampooning the whole thing, and by emphasizing that his original “Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever” joke was satire, aimed at Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder’s Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, which does such wonderful things as giving shoes and backhoes to native American reservations, thus making the use of a racist epithet as the team’s name PERFECTLY OK. … Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Barney Ties the Knot, ‘Broad City’ Makes a Bold Exit

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This time, two exceptionally strong freshman comedies wrap up their debut seasons. … Read More

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