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  • Before 'Tonight Show,' Jimmy Fallon was a movie star -- kind of

    Before 'Tonight Show,' Jimmy Fallon was a movie star -- kind of
    Jimmy Fallon debuts tonight as host of the revamped "Tonight Show." But when the comedian left "Saturday Night Live" in 2004, he was hoping to join the long list of "SNL" alums like Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Will Farrell...
  • AMC's 'The Walking Dead' snatches Sunday ratings medal from Olympics

    AMC's 'The Walking Dead' snatches Sunday ratings medal from Olympics
    Baby Judith is alive and well, and so is "The Walking Dead" on AMC. Sunday night's original episode, entitled "Inmates," attracted 13.3 million viewers, making it the No. 1 regularly scheduled entertainment program for the night. As impressive, the...
  • Talking TV: How did Jimmy Fallon do?

    Talking TV: How did Jimmy Fallon do?
    After weeks, months and even years of hype, Jimmy Fallon took over the "Tonight Show" on Monday night, right smack in the middle of the Winter Olympics, which was itself marked by the return of pink eye survivor Bob Costas.  So, how'd he do?  Well, he...
  • Olympics on NBC End Recent Ratings Slide, Outperform Same Night From 2010

    Maybe it was the return of Bob Costas or the fact that viewers were gearing up for Jimmy Fallon in his "Tonight Show" bow later in the evening, but NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics on Monday outperformed the comparable night from four years ago --...
  • Hartford's Connection To 1936 Olympics Goes Downhill Fast

    Hartford's Connection To 1936 Olympics Goes Downhill Fast
    WEST HARTFORD — If you're wondering how good of a driver Ivan Brown was hurdling down a mountain in what today would be considered a most primitive mode of travel, well, consider this. Sonja Henie, the world's darling in 1936, would go down the...
  • Interviewing Darrell Hammond: 'Saturday Night Live' alum talks about Fallon getting 'Tonight Show,' Meyers getting 'Late Night'

     
    Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Darrell Hammond’s name has been showing up in the news lately, but the stories aren’t about him. Darrell Hammond Hammond, who left the show in 2009, saw his name pop up because Seth Meyers.....
  • Bob Costas: What NBC Olympic host was doing as eye infection healed

    Bob Costas: What NBC Olympic host was doing as eye infection healed
    Walking at night, sitting in dark rooms and watching Syracuse basketball — these are just a few of the fun things NBC Olympics host Bob Costas did while recovering from an eye infection that knocked him off the air last week. Costas was set to...
  • Winter Olympics: NBC Defends Reporter's Questioning in Bode Miller Interview

    Amid mounting criticism, NBC Olympics exec producer Jim Bell defended the conduct of NBC reporter Christin Cooper during her interview Sunday with bronze-medal skiing winner Bode Miller. Cooper's exchange with Miller has turned controversial as she...
  • Thrill of victory — and agony of defeat— in NBC's Olympics coverage

    Thrill of victory — and agony of defeat— in NBC's Olympics coverage
    U.S. athletes have earned mixed marks at the Sochi Games; for every triumph in a sport such as slopestyle or luge, there's been a disappointment in skiing or speed skating. The same might be said of NBC, whose decision to broadcast the most hours ever...
  • NBC Sochi Olympics ratings dip; Bob Costas to return

    NBC Sochi Olympics ratings dip; Bob Costas to return
    NBC's prime-time Sochi Olympics ratings have failed to achieve the same high levels as four years ago when the games were held in a compatible time zone in Vancouver, Canada. The nine- to 12-hour time difference between Sochi, Russia, and the U.S....
  • Bob Costas To Return To Olympics Primetime After Six-Day Absence

    NBCUniversal said Bob Costas, the sportscaster who has led the network's primetime Olympics coverage since 1998, would return to the chair for Monday night's telecast on the Peacock "Our national nightmare is over," joked Jim Bell, executive producer...
  • No Apologies From This Dog Lover (And Dog Buyer)

    No Apologies From This Dog Lover (And Dog Buyer)
    His name is Rocket. His father's name is Deuce. His mother is Chloe. And although we are convinced that Rocket doesn't believe he is better than any other dog or cat, we have papers going back five generations to prove he's a purebred Labrador retriever....