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‘Daily Show': Trevor Noah Emerges on Short List to Replace Jon Stewart (EXCLUSIVE)

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Trevor Noah joined “The Daily Show” as a contributor only at the end of last year, but he could soon find himself serving as an integral part of the program. Noah is gaining consideration as a potential successor to Jon Stewart, the Comedy Central mainstay’s longtime host, according to a person familiar with the matter,… Read more »

Steven Moffat: ‘Sherlock’ Season 4 Will Have Fans ‘Desperate for Season 5′

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There’s still no airdate set for the fourth season of “Sherlock,” but in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, notoriously tight-lipped co-creator Steven Moffat did offer some vague clues to tease fans. “There are some answers coming to questions nobody has asked,” he said. “We’re very exultant about a little thing we’ve set up that… Read more »

Watch the First Trailer for New James Bond ‘Spectre’

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The world received its first glimpse of “Spectre” on Friday with the release of a teaser trailer for the 24th James Bond film on 007.com. The teaser went live at 23:45 GMT, or at the very end of the work week in the United Kingdom. The worldwide release is set for Nov. 6. The trailer… Read more »

FCC’s Tom Wheeler: Courts Will Uphold Net Neutrality

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FCC chairman Tom Wheeler predicted that the agency’s recently passed net neutrality rules, in which the agency reclassified the Internet as a Title II common carrier, would survive a challenge in the courts. That’s despite opposition from major Internet service providers and two lawsuits already filed this week. “The FCC’s new rules will be upheld… Read more »

Russo Brothers Hire Mike Larocca as President of Production Company

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A week after coming on to direct two Avengers movies for Disney/Marvel, Anthony and Joe Russo have hired veteran exec Mike Larocca as president of their Sony-based Getaway Prods. Larocca had been senior VP at Chernin Entertainment and is an executive producer on Melissa McCarthy’s upcoming comedy “Spy.” He also worked on “The Drop,” starring… Read more »

Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer Reflect at ‘The Sound of Music’s’ 50th Anniversary

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Whether it was their first time seeing the film or their 21st, audience members Thursday night were treated to a magical 50th anniversary screening of “The Sound of Music,” Robert Wise’s beloved Austrian Alps classic that attending Oscar-winning star Christopher Plummer called “the primal family movie of all time” and a “fairy tale come to life.”… Read more »

Telenovela Channels Romanza+Africa and Telemundo Capture New Auds in Africa

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Africa’s romance with telenovelas continues to heat up with the official launch of Romanza+Africa, a 24-hour telenovela channel, in Kenya. A joint venture unveiled at Mip TV 2014 between Mexico’s TV Azteca, Venezuela’s Cisneros Media and digital content distrib Africa XP, Romanza+Africa reaches an estimated 4.5 million Kenyan TV households on digital network Bamba TV,… Read more »

Comcast: Apple Hasn’t Approached Us About Licensing NBCU Nets

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Comcast said Apple — rumored to be developing an Internet TV service slated to launch this fall — has not been in touch with the cable giant about licensing NBCUniversal content. Comcast made the disclosure in a letter sent Thursday to the FCC, in which it was responding to assertions made in a filing from the Stop Mega Comcast Coalition…. Read more »