You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

TV News Roundup: Larry Wilmore to Host New Podcast on The Ringer Podcast Network

In today’s roundup, Larry Wilmore’s podcast premieres in mid-May, the final season of FX’s “The Strain” has a release date, and the nominees for the 2017 Rockie Awards have been announced.


Larry Wilmore will host his own podcast as part of The Ringer Podcast Network. “Larry Wilmore: Black on Air” will feature interviews with guests like Bernie Sanders and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Wilmore is an Emmy Award-winning producer, writer, and comedian who most recently co-created Issa Rae’s HBO series “Insecure.” The first episode premieres Thursday, May 11 and features guest Norman Lear. Wilmore previously served as host of Comedy Central’s critically praised “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” and helped to launch ABC’s “Black-ish” as an executive producer.


FX’s “The Strain” will return for its final season on Sunday, July 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The show stars Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Jonathan Hyde, Kevin Durand, Ruta Gedmintas, Miguel Gomez, Richard Sammel, Max Charles and Rupert Penry-Jones and picks up nine months after the end of the third season. Based off Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s “The Strain Trilogy,” the series is produced by FX Productions.

Jim Jeffries’ new comedy show “The Jim Jeffries Show” premieres Tuesday, June 6 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. Each week, Jefferies will tackle the week’s top stories from behind his desk and travel the globe to far-off locations to provide an eye opening look at hypocrisy around the world. Featuring interviews, international field pieces, and man on the ground investigations, Jefferies will cover the most controversial issues, all through the lens of his distinctive brand of comedy.


Nominees have been announced for the 2017 Rockie Award Program Competition, presented by the Banff World Media Festival. The awards show will take place Monday, June 12 at the Fairmont Banff Springs and the winners will be presented at the Program Competition Ceremony. Nominees for Drama Series: English Language include “The Night Manager,” “Happy Valley,” “American Crime,” “The Missing,” and “Underground.” Comedy Series: English Langugae nominees include “Baroness Von Sketch Show,” “Black-ish,” “Fleabag,” “Flowers,” and “Insecure.” The awards show is designed to honor the best in television and digital content from around the world, with participation from more than 40 countries.


Actor Jerry O’Connell will step behind the camera to guest-direct this week’s episode of Disney series “Andi Mack.” The series follows a girl who makes the shocking discovery that her sister is actually her mother. O’Connell’s episode will see Andi spending some time with her father for the first time after discovering his identity. O’Connell has previously directed several episodes of the sci-fi series “Sliders,” on which he starred, as well as two episodes of the ABC series “Mistresses,” in which he appeared as Robert.


More TV

  • How the 'Rich Eisen Show' Mixes

    How the 'Rich Eisen Show' Mixes Sports and Showbiz in an Entertaining Mix

    Walking through the El Segundo studio where veteran sportscaster Rich Eisen tapes his daily “Rich Eisen Show,” the sheer density of sports memorabilia is overwhelming — everything from game balls to jerseys, gear, autographs and uncountable photos are crammed onto every inch of wall and desk space. But step into Eisen’s dressing room, and the [...]

  • Whiskey Tango Cavalier

    TV Review: 'Whiskey Cavalier'

    The crux of “Whiskey Cavalier” can be found right in its protagonist’s name. “Will Chase” is a purposefully ridiculous wink of a name that tries to be both debonair and very silly all at once, just like the FBI agent (played by Scott Foley) to which it belongs. This isn’t a regular spy drama, “Whiskey [...]

  • Brody Stevens Dead

    Comedian Brody Stevens Dies at 48

    Prominent Los Angeles comedian Brody Stevens died Friday in Los Angeles, Variety has confirmed. He was 48. “Brody was an inspiring voice who was a friend to many in the comedy community,” Stevens’ reps said in a statement. “He pushed creative boundaries and his passion for his work and his love of baseball were contagious. [...]

  • Editorial use onlyMandatory Credit: Photo by

    Malik Yoba to Reprise Role in 'New York Undercover' Reboot at ABC

    Malik Yoba, who starred as Detective J.C. Williams in the 90s show “New York Undercover,” is set to reprise the role in the ABC reboot, sources tell Variety. Picking up 20 years after the end of the original series, “New York Undercover” will follow detectives Nat Gilmore and Melissa Ortiz as they investigate the city’s [...]

  • Chris Burrous dead KTLA anchor

    KTLA Anchor Chris Burrous' Cause of Death Released

    An investigative report on KTLA anchor Chris Burrous has determined that his cause of death was attributed to methamphetamine toxicity, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Burrous, 43, was found unconscious at a motel in Glendale, Calif on December 27, and later died at the hospital. The death has been ruled as accidental. [...]

  • Editorial use only. No book cover

    'Crazy Rich Asians,' 'Late Show With Stephen Colbert' Win Publicity Campaign Awards

    Hollywood publicists have selected “Crazy Rich Asians” as the top movie publicity campaign for 2018 and “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” as the best television campaign. Warner Bros.’ “Crazy Rich Asians” topped the campaigns for Disney’s “Black Panther,” Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Paramount’s “A Quiet Place,” Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” and Universal’s “Halloween” for [...]

  • THE MASKED SINGER: Rabbit in the

    Live+3 Ratings for Week of Feb. 11: 'Masked Singer' Easily Tops Competition

    Fox’s “The Masked Singer” was the highest-rated broadcast show of the week in both Live+Same Day and Live+3. For the week of Feb. 11, the unscripted singing competition series went from a 2.4 rating in adults 18-49 to a 3.4, a rise of 42%. In total viewers, the show went from 7.8 million viewers to [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content