Maya Rudolph is getting her own variety special on NBC and it will feature Raphael Saaddiq as the band leader and the first musical guest will be none other than Janelle Monae!
"The Maya Rudolph Show" will air May 19th at 10 P.M. and feature several of her former SNL cohorts like Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, and Andy Samberg. The show will also feature Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell, and Craig Robinson.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Always good to see Janelle in the light. Even better when it is with Maya.
It appears that NBC didn't learn its lesson with Jay Leno from a few years ago; do not replace him on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon or anyone. It does not end well. For now, Fallon and Leno are taking things in stride.
Appearing in a skit together that takes place between when Leno throws to Fallon, the late night hosts put in a musical number where Jay knows he is being replaced but let's it be known he is not done. That he will go to Fox or even replace David Letterman if he has to, but he is not done.
Leno and Fallon are playing nice...for now. Jay will step aside in the fall of 2014 for Jimmy to take over the Tonight Show, which will move to New York in Fallon's Late Night studios at 30 Rock.
Remember Conan O'Brien? The Tonight Show was his...until NBC executives threw him off the show and replaces him with Jay Leno. the EXACT same executives, mind you, that NBC will be replacing Leno with Fallon this time around, even with Leno still number 1 in the ratings.
Conan has just signed a contract extension for his show with TBS until November 2015.
Leno has dominated in the ratings all year beating Letterman and Kimmel. Arsenio will return to late night with a feel of Fallon's show, stars and musical guests. Letting Arsenio stay and keeping Jay where he is at, will take away viewers from late night, but Leno would still be number 1. Moving Fallon will more than likely keep the Tonight Show number 1 without Leno and have higher ratings.
When your morning show is in shambles, when your prime time line-up except for The Voice is in the toilet, do you really mess with the only thing succeeding; your late night line-up? If your NBC, the answer is yes.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Leno to executives: NBC-ya..next Fall on another network!
After a few weeks of stating she was leaving "America's Got Talent" Sharon Osbourne has made it official and stating the way NBC treated her son Jack who was diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis earlier this year.
Jack was in talks to star in the show "Stars Earn Stripes" and Sharon feels the network decided against Jack because of his illness.
Sharon stated on her reasons and the discipline she will receive for leaving "America's Got Talent";
“I just can’t be fake. It’s discrimination and it was badly handled.”
"All they can do is stop me from being a judge on another network for five years.
NBC is stating they never signed a contract with Jack and were just in talks.
It appears Sharon will finish out this season as judge on the reality show. Expect Howard Stern to bring it up on the show when it returns next week after the Olympics.-DocFB
Howard Stern is getting ready to promote him being judge on "America's Got Talent" but just do not expect him to be on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" for NBC.
NBC, the network that airs "America's Got Talent" has already asked Howard to be on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and the King of All Media is refusing to do it.
Why won't he do it? Hit the continue reading button below.
Chaka Khan has been nominated for 4 NAACP nominations and Prince has been nominated for one for the upcoming award show.
Chaka's nominations come for her BET Awards performance, Black Girls Rock show, Oprah Presents: Master Class, and UNCF: An Evening Of Stars Tribute To Chaka Khan.
Prince's nomination comes from The Africa Channel special: "Prince! Behind The Symbol" a 30 minute special that aired on the network last year. An hour version of the show was also made but has not aired.
Congrats to Chaka and Prince on their nominations.
The show will air on Febuary 17th on NBC.-DocFB
P.s. Thanks to Daryl T. for the news tip.
In what is sure to shock the PTC and others, Howard Stern made it official by announcing he is the new judge of "America's Got Talent" this morning.
Howard Stern replaces Piers Morgan and the show wanted Howard so bad, they are moving the entire show and other judges to New York so Howard does not interrupt his radio show, which is based in New York.
I am sure the NBC executives are extremely pleased. NBC is struggling for a hit and the attention and controversy that will follow Howard and wondering what he will say next will entice people.
He is not as raunchy as he used to be and is a perfect choice for a judge. Still, it is going to ruffle some feathers.
What do you think of the choice?-DocFB
Diagnosis: The King Of All Media Strikes Again.....