TV Buzz: Jimmy Kimmel Returns Post-Hurricane Sandy; 'Community' Season 4 Debuts in Canada Before U.S.
Rejoice Community fans! Your favorite show is back, both in Canada and the US. However, our lucky neighbors to the north are getting the jump on NBC in 2013 as they’ll get the Season 4 premiere on CityTV almost a month early on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. The show will premiere in the US on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 8 PM according to a tweet from star Yvette Nicole Brown, who plays Shirley on the quirky comedy. After she tweeted she said, "Feb 7th is #October19th! Who Knew?! :)" [HuffPost, The Wrap]
Though most New York based TV shows will stay dark Tuesday in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath, Jimmy Kimmel Live! will broadcast a new show Tuesday from The Harvey Theater at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Guests on Jimmy Kimmel will include Howard Stern, Tracy Morgan, and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman will again tape in front of an empty studio for their late night broadcasts. [EW]
When Hurricane Sandy slammed New York City, it wasn’t just torrential rain and wind that did the damage. A Rockaway, Queens neighborhood was impacted by a huge fire that destroyed at least 50 homes including those which have housed our favorite television characters. The residences featured in NBC’s Seinfeld, FX’s Rescue Me and Woody Allen’s 1987 film Radio Days were all destroyed in the blaze. [Hollywood.com]
In addition to the February premiere of Community, NBC has also announced its midseason premiere dates and changes for debuts from January to March. Three new series will debut on the network: Deception (formerly Infamous) will debut on Jan. 7; 1600 Penn on Jan. 10; and Eva Longoria’s Ready for Love on Mar. 31. In addition, the fourth cycle of singing competition, The Voice, will kick off on Mar. 25/26 with freshman success Revolution returning Mar. 25. The Biggest Loser featuring the return of Jillian Michaels will have a two-night premiere on Jan 6 and 7. Smash will hit the small screen with Jennifer Hudson on Feb. 5. Meanwhile, The Celebrity Apprentice will debut Mar. 3 and Betty White’s Off Their Rockers will come back Jan. 8. [NBC]
NBC’s 30 Rock is going political in anticipation of next week’s presidential election. On Thursday’s episode, Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) and Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) will attempt to sway Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) towards their political affiliations and use Twitter to do so. Jack, a heavy conservative, is attempting to get her to go Romney, “Just one tweet from you to your fans and [Mitt] Romney wins. It'll be historic. The first really, really rich president.” [People]
ABC, NBC, and The Weather Channel are allowing viewers to watch their coverage on their smart phones by live-streaming their news programs this morning for all those affected by the storm. [EW]
The finale of the Twilight Saga is almost upon us and MTV is ready to bring you everything you could ever want to know about Twilight and Breaking Dawn Part 2. The network’s coverage begins with a special sit down interview, MTV First: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 , with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. The interview will include a never-before-seen clip of the new film and will air on Thursday at 8 PM EST. The interview will continue online after the on-air portion. The weekend before the movie’s release on Nov. 15, MTV will have a Twilight Takeover weekend featuring interviews with the cast from years past. [MTV]