Late-Night Laughs is Deadline’s weekly look at the business of jokes after dark. We focus on the biggest topics in the world of late-night, the people who make these shows tick and the moments that go viral. Drop me a line at [email protected] with tips or suggestions. This week, we hear from Ziwe Fumudoh about her new Showtime series, her hot take on the state of satire and how she’s the latest figure to join the late-night “renaissance”. We also look at how Jimmy Kimmel Live is quietly creeping up in the ratings and hear from Trevor Noah , who is set to pull double duty with a new weekly show on Paramount+ alongside his daily show. ZIWE: PUSHING LATE-NIGHT BOUNDARIES Ziwe Fumudoh is well versed in the world of late-night, having interned on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report to writing on The Rundown with Robin Thede and Desus & Mero. Related Story Late-Night Laughs: Inside The Ratings Battle Among Colbert, Kimmel & Fallon … [Read more...] about Late-Night Laughs: “Offensive, Bombastic & Satirical” Ziwe Punches Up To Break Through As New Voices Rise In World Of Variety
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Warner Bros . day and date theatrical release of Tom & Jerry in theaters and on HBO Max had what would be considered a very solid day during the pandemic, with $4M on Friday and an expected $12.5M over three days at 2,475 theaters, according to Warner Bros. That’s a number that beats the 3-day of Universal/Dreamworks Animation’s Croods: New Age, which took in $9.7M over the 3-day weekend Thanksgiving weekend. To date, Tom & Jerry is the second-best debut for a movie released during the pandemic, post August after Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman 1984, which did $16.4M. Tom & Jerry was directed by Tim Story and produced by Chris DeFaria. Warners posted these numbers on Tom & Jerry in a current exhibition landscape where roughly 50% of all theaters are still closed, as well as No. 2 chain Regal, with New York City set to open this coming Friday. Moviegoing is only going to get better: Los Angeles is expected to reopen within the next month as well, … [Read more...] about Warner Bros’ ‘Tom & Jerry’ Serving Up $12.5M Opening, Second-Best Opening During Pandemic
The Shark Tank tag team of Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran and Daymond John again proved to be the gods of Friday demo ratings, pulling in an 0.7 to lead the parade. The Sharks heard pitches on bed-making, a plant-based food, germ-free dog walking, and an app that teaches children to code. Close behind was ABC ’s 20/20, which examined the bizarre doomsday murder case involving husband and wife Lori Vallow Daybell and Chad Daybell. That scored an 0.6 on the evening. Elsewhere around the dial, NBC had a new The Blacklist , which held steady from last week at 0.3, as Raymond Reddington got a surprise confession from Harold Cooper. Trailing was Dateline , which had an 0.3 with its examination of sex cult NXIVM. The CBS crime drama lineup took a breather on the night, presenting reruns of MacGyver, Magnum P.I. and Blue Bloods. Fox ’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown came in with an 0.5, highlighted by Bianca Belair choosing her … [Read more...] about Friday Ratings: ‘Shark Tank’ Takes Home The Demo Wars Bacon Once Again
The much-awaited second teaser of The Priest , the upcoming Mammootty starrer is finally out on social media platforms. As expected, The Priest teaser 2 has shed some light to the character played by Mammootty in the movie. The second teaser has revealed that Mammootty is playing the role of Fr. Benedict in the Jofin T Chacko directorial. The Priest Official Teaser 2 https://t.co/TDLJwUvip7 — Mammootty (@mammukka) February 27, 2021 From The Priest teaser 2, it is evident that Mammootty's character Fr. Benedict is a former priest, who has a special interest in crime investigations. The 1.07 minutes long teaser hints that the highly anticipated thriller revolves around three suicides that happen under mysterious circumstances, and Fr. Benedict who gets involved in the investigation. Mammootty, who plays Fr. Benedict has simply set the screen on fire with his magnificent presence in the second teaser. It is now confirmed that … [Read more...] about The Priest Teaser 2 Is Out: Mammootty Sets The Screens On Fire As Fr. Benedict!
Netflix has released the official trailer for Shadow and Bone ahead of its release on the streaming service in April. Based on the betselling novels by Leigh Bardugo, the Shadow and Bone series was developed for the small screen by Eric Heisserer ( Bird Box ). It is set to be released on April 23, 2021, and you can watch the teaser trailer below. Shadow and Bone is set "in a war-torn world where lowly soldier and orphan Alina Starkov has just unleashed an extraordinary power that could be the key to setting her country free. With the monstrous threat of the Shadow Fold looming, Alina is torn from everything she knows to train as part of an elite army of magical soldiers known as Grisha. But as she struggles to hone her power, she finds that allies and enemies can be one and the same and that nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. There are dangerous forces at play, including a crew of charismatic criminals, and it will take more than magic to survive." Lee … [Read more...] about Shadow and Bone Trailer & Posters Reveal Netflix’s New Fantasy Series Arriving This Spring