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‘Lights Out With David Spade': Watch the Premiere Episode’s Opening Monologue (Video)

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‘Lights Out With David Spade': Watch the Premiere Episode’s Opening Monologue (Video)
“Lights Out With David Spade” premiered Monday and with it, Comedy Central put the show’s very first opening monologue online for all to see. Watch it above.

In the clip, Spade catches up on the last few months of news, with jokes about “X-Men: Dark Phoenix,” the Planned Parenthood leadership contest, the teenager who won $3 million playing Fortnite, the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, and more.

Monday’s premiere featured guests Neal Brennan, Whitney Cummings and Erik Griffin. Additional guests for the show’s first week include Jen Kirkman, Theo Von, Amy Schumer, Nick Swardson, Steve Byrne, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Jefferies, Al Madrigal, Sarah Tiana and Spade’s former “SNL” castmate, Dana Carvey.

Also Read: Bruce Lee's Daughter Saddened by 'Mockery' in 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood' (Exclusive)

Executive produced by Spade, Alex Murray and Marc Gurvitz, the show is Comedy Central’s latest go at filling the
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Amy Schumer, Dana Carvey Among First-Week Guests for David Spade’s ‘Lights Out’ on Comedy Central

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Amy Schumer, Dana Carvey Among First-Week Guests for David Spade’s ‘Lights Out’ on Comedy Central
Ahead of David Spade’s debut Monday on Comedy Central as its newest late-night host, the network announced the first group of guest panelists for “Lights Out.”

Spade will be joined by Neal Brennan, Whitney Cummings and Erik Griffin on Monday night’s premiere episode. Additional guests for his first week include Jen Kirkman, Theo Von, Amy Schumer, Nick Swardson, Steve Byrne, Kaley Cuoco, Jim Jefferies, Al Madrigal, Sarah Tiana and his former “SNL” cast mate Dana Carvey.

According to the network, “Lights Out” will feature Spade’s “signature take” on the pop culture news of the day and include a rotating group of Spade’s comedian and celebrity friends, while also incorporating sketches and field segments.

Also Read: David Spade Late-Night Show Gets Title and Premiere Date From Comedy Central (Video)

The show is executive produced by Spade, Alex Murray and Marc Gurvitz. Brad Wollack and Tom Brunelle of
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David Spade’s New Late-Night Show, ‘Lights Out,’ Debuts July 29 on Comedy Central

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David Spade’s New Late-Night Show, ‘Lights Out,’ Debuts July 29 on Comedy Central
The debut of David Spade’s new late-night program is drawing closer.

Comedy Central said the program, “Lights Out with David Spade” would debut after its signature “The Daily Show” Monday, July 29 at 11:30 p.m. eastern. The series, will follow Trevor Noah’s evening program Monday through Thursday each week.

Lights Out” is something different for Comedy Central – a program in the post “Daily” slot that doesn’t center on political discussion. For years, the Viacom-owned cable outlet has followed “Daily” with variations on its theme: comedic program that analyze the day’s social and political headlines. “Lights Out” will fill a place previously occupied by Stephen Colbert’s “Colbert Report,” Larry Wilmore’s “Nightly Show” and Jordan Klepper’s “The Opposition.”

Spade is expected to focus instead on news about popular culture. The series will include a rotating group of Spade’s comedian and celebrity friends, while
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David Spade Late-Night Show Gets Title and Premiere Date From Comedy Central (Video)

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David Spade Late-Night Show Gets Title and Premiere Date From Comedy Central (Video)
David Spade’s upcoming Comedy Central late-night show has a name and a premiere date.

“Lights Out With David Spade” is set to launch on Monday, July 29 in the timeslot following “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.”

Per the network, the show will feature Spade’s “signature take” on the pop culture news of the day and include a rotating group of Spade’s comedian and celebrity friends, while also incorporating sketches and field segments. Watch a preview for the show above.

Also Read: Alec Baldwin Will Be Comedy Central's Next Roastee (Video)

The show is executive produced by Spade, Alex Murray and Marc Gurvitz. Brad Wollack and Tom Brunelle of Free 90 Media serve as executive producers and showrunners. Frank Sebastiano is head writer and executive producer, with Chelsea Davison as supervising producer. Liz Plonka directs.

Jonas Larsen, Tara Schuster and Daniel Wolfberg are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central.
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Netflix Lands Jeff Ross-Starring ‘Historical Roasts’ From Obb Pictures As Original Series

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Exclusive: Netflix is going old-school, ordering six episodes of Historical Roasts, a half-hour comedy series from Comedy Central roast star Jeff Ross and Obb Pictures. The project stems from the popular live Los Angeles comedy club show that has been running since 2014. Obb (Kevin Hart’s Cold as Balls) optioned rights to the show and then secured the deal with Netflix which beat out multiple bidders. Production begins this fall and the show launches next year.

Each episode will bring together A-list comedians in period-appropriate garb and character to roast historical figures. No word on the roastees yet, but the live shows have featured everyone from Abraham Lincoln and Jimmy Hendrix to Michael Jackson and William Shakespeare.

“People always ask me who my dream roast would be — this concept allows me to finally roast them all. Plus, I’ll be learning a lot along the way,” said Ross, who anchors
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Writers Guild Of America awards nominees revealed

The 2016 Writers Guild of America awards winners have been announced. In the original screenplay category Steven Spielberg’s Bridge Of Spies will be going up against the likes of Sicario, Spotlight, Straight Outta Compton and Trainwreck, while the adapted screenplay sees The Big Short compete against Carol, The Martian, Steve Jobs and Trumbo.

The awards also take in documentary material, and television productions. You can see the rest of the nominations below.

Screenplay Nominations

Original Screenplay

Bridge of Spies, Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen; DreamWorks Pictures

Sicario, Written by Taylor Sheridan; Lionsgate

Spotlight, Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy; Open Road Films

Straight Outta Compton, Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff; Universal Pictures

Trainwreck, Written by Amy Schumer; Universal Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short, Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay; Based on the
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Nominations For The 68th Annual Writers Guild Of America Awards

The Writers Guild of America has just announced the nominations for their annual awards for Best Screenplays (by writers who are guild signatories). That’s right, before you get nervous thinking that your favorite may have been left off the list, you must remember that the WGA is the group that is not all-inclusive and leaves out several of the top contenders each year due to them not being part of the guild or not following their very specific rules. For this reason, you won’t see Inside Out, The Hateful Eight, and Ex Machina in the Original Screenplay category or Room, Brooklyn, or Anomalisa in the Adapted screenplay category.

Taking a look at what’s left over for the nominations, we find many that were expected to make a showing, including Spotlight and Bridge of Spies for Original Screenplay, though they apparently had to sink to really low depths
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Here Are the 2015 WGA Awards TV Nominations

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The Writers Guild of America announced some of its nominees for its 2015 awards on Thursday, including television, new media, and radio, and among the TV nominees are series both new and old, and all beloved.

In the comedy series category, freshman Netflix show "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" scored a nomination for best series, as well as an overall best new series nod. "The Last Man on Earth" also landed in that latter category, and was singled out for its pilot episode writing, too.

On the drama side of the equation, lauded "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul" also got best series and best new series nominations, in addition to a an episode writing nod. Newly-minted Emmy winner "Game of Thrones" also scored a best drama citation, as well as an episodic writing nomination.

The full list of nominees released this week are below. Nominations in the theatrical and documentary categories will
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10 More Comedies You Haven’t Seen (But Should)

Some movies will always make me laugh, but let’s face it; the same movies might make others yawn. Comedy is tricky business, the hardest genre to pull off from script to screen. I’ve put together a list of 10 More underrated or dismissed comedies that deserve a first chance or even a second chance at recognition. Humor is subjective, but gives these flicks a chance and I promise you will enjoy yourself.

Check out the first 10 here and 10 more below; let me know what you think and what your list might look like.

Beer League

An unemployed slacker inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won’t get kicked out of the local league.

Director: Frank Sebastiano

Writers: Frank Sebastiano, Artie Lange

Stars: Artie Lange, Ralph Macchio

I found a double disc DVD for this in a sale bin (not a surprise) for $5, it was well worth it.
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Argo and Zero Dark Thirty honoured at the 2013 WGA Awards

Ben Affleck's acclaimed CIA thriller Argo picked up another award last night as screenwriter Chris Terrio was honoured by the Writer's Guild of America at this year's WGA Awards with Best Adapted Screenplay, while Mark Boal received Best Original Screenplay for Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty and Malik Bendejelloul collected Best Documentary Screenplay for Searching for Sugar Man.

Shifting to the small screen and there was awards success for Breaking Bad (Best Drama Series), Louie (Best Comedy Series) and Girls (Best New Series), along with Mad Men (Episodic Drama), Modern Family (Episodic Comedy), Hatfields & McCoys (Long Form - Original), Game Change (Long Form - Adapted) and The Simpsons (Animation).

Here is the full list of nominees, with the winners highlighted in bold:

Film Categories:

Original Screenplay

Flight, Written by John Gatins; Paramount Pictures

Looper, Written by Rian Johnson; TriStar Pictures

The Master, Written by Paul Thomas Anderson; The Weinstein Company

Moonrise Kingdom,
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'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' dominate WGA Award nominees

'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' dominate WGA Award nominees
What do Walter White and Phil Dunphy have in common? They’re both at the center of the TV shows most honored by the Writers Guild of America today. The group just announced the nominees for its annual awards, which will be handed out Feb. 17 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. Breaking Bad garnered five nods; Modern Family drew four. Here’s a list of all the primetime and late night series in contention for the event’s biggest prizes:

Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire, Written by Dave Flebotte, Diane Frolov, Chris Haddock, Rolin Jones, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki,
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2009 Emmy Award Winners Announced

So the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards took place last night... did you tune in? I hear it was a good show even though a lot of the winners were pretty much a given. 30 Rock and Mad Men both took home the big awards, but the hardware was spread out a bit more among other shows than in previous years. At any rate, just in case you missed it, we've got the full list of major award winners right here for you to review. Do you agree with the majority of the choices? For those who did watch the show, what were some of your favourite moments? What did you think of Neil Patrick Harris as the host? Check out the list of winners after the jump. Comedy Series "Entourage" "Family Guy "Flight of the Conchords" "How I Met Your Mother" "The Office" Winner: "30 Rock" "Weeds" Drama Series "Big Love" "Breaking Bad
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Watching the Emmys

So another year has passed and its time for another round of awards for the people who make the television shows we like to watch.

Television is interesting these days. Never before have we seen such great, creative output. Never before have we been subjected to such drivel. It all gets paraded before us tonight, as we watch the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (handed out, it should be noted, by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) on CBS, CTV in Canada.

8:00

Interesting that the Emmys chose to introduce the 2009 edition of the Primetime awards by harkening back to the early days of television. Especially as the business of television has never been closer to a complete collapse. Oh, announcer who is trying so hard to sound like a TV host from the '50s. You don't sound at all like you're a three pack-a-day smoker.

8:01

Okay, here comes Neil Patrick Harris,
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The Writers Guild Awards Nominations! "The Dark Knight" Among Nominees

"The Dark Knight," "Slumdog Millionaire," "Doubt," "Frost/Nixon," and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" are among the nominees in the Adapted Screenplay category for the WGA's (Writers Guild Awards) 61st Anniversary awards show.

Winners will be announced February 7th, and will be held simultaneously between two ceremonies -- West Coast at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, and the East Coast at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.

What about "Milk" or "The Wrestler?" Click Read More to see full list of nominees!

Original Screenplay

Burn After Reading, Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen, Focus Features

Milk, Written by Dustin Lance Black, Focus Features

Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Written by Woody Allen, The Weinstein Company

The Visitor, Written by Tom McCarthy, Overture Films

The Wrestler, Written by Robert Siegel, Fox Searchlight Pictures

Adapted Screenplay

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Screenplay
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