The Ted actor and his furry co-star will be part of this year’s Oscar telecast, which happens to be hosted by the film’s director Seth MacFarlane. Mark Wahlberg made the announcement on Anderson Cooper’s talk show Anderson Live in a segment taped to air Friday. He also confirmed that there will be a Ted sequel, after the first pic about the raunchy teddy bear became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy in history this summer. Wahlberg said a deal for Ted 2 has already been locked and the script is being written now. Here’s the segment:
As one new player enters the daytime syndication marketplace for next fall — Sony Pictures TV’s The Queen Latifah Show — another one is departing. Warner Bros Domestic TV started informing the stations this morning that the company won’t seek renewal for a third season of Anderson Live. The talk show of CNN host Anderson Cooper, which will wrap production in the spring, never found traction with viewers. The producers tried a revamp after Season 1 with a new venue, new title and all-live format, but that didn’t make a difference. Facing challenging economics, producer Telepictures opted to pull the plug. The daytime marketplace has not been welcoming to newcomers, with no talk show launched in the past couple of years breaking out. Coincidentally, the news of the demise of Cooper’s daytime talk show came during a hurricane, one of the signature events he is known for covering at CNN. Here are statements from WBTVD and Cooper: Read More »
Kristin Chenoweth will kick off the second season of Anderson Live, Anderson Cooper’s daily syndicated talk show, on Monday, September 10. Other guest co-hosts to follow include Goldie Hawn, Kelly Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, Howie Mandel, Erin Andrews, D.L. Hughley and Kellie Pickler. Celebrity guests for the upcoming season include Richard Gere, Beyonce, Jake Gyllenhaal, Claire Danes, Meg Ryan, Ben Affleck, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Kerry Washington, Kelsey Grammer, Carol Burnett and Stephen Colbert The show, which tapes in front of a live studio audience at the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City, returns with a new show name, new set and new live format with rotating co-hosts. “We’ve got a lot of fun, great things planned for the new season. I am really excited to be joined by daily co-hosts and look forward to switching to a live format, which allows us more freedom to cover topical issues as well as connect more with the viewer at home,” said Anderson Cooper. Anderson Live is produced by StrongChild Productions in association with Telepictures Productions. The series is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, Cooper and Terence Noonan serve as Executive Producers.