I don’t have any interest in doing monologue, commercial, sketch, guest, guest, guest, musical act, good night.

Neil Patrick Harris on why he turned down a late night show at CBS | Vulture

Harris said he’d be more interested in a weekly variety show. Give it to him, somebody. Also, he’s right, the late-night talk show format is so tired.

The 3 Agonizing Stages of Getting a Talk Show by Pete Holmes | Vulture

It will be on at 12 am following ‘Colbert,’ and co-produced by Nerdist, Tom Lennon & Ben Garant and Funny Or Die. As per the content, Deadline reports, “The show, Comedy Central’s first midnight strip, will be formatted as a comedic panel show that will have a heavy social-media presence integrated throughout.”

In the past on his podcast, Hardwick described his Comedy Central pilot as a pop culture spin on The Daily Show and also likened it to ‘Attack of the Show.’ How much of that remains is to be seen. This will be his third on-going chat show across three different networks.

Even more interesting is it puts Hardwick in direct timeslot competition with fellow Nerdist network podcaster and friend Pete Holmes.

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The show is to be called ‘No Strings Attached’ and would be fronted by a new puppet. They’re aiming for a 2013 premiere. 

AMC will launch the first of its post-game talk shows along with The Walking Dead premiere October 16th (after the encore presentation, so 11 pm). It will be hosted by go-to-nerd-host Chris Hardwick, who seems to be popping up everywhere these days.

Not that I’m complaining.

It would be from the creators of Bravo’s Watch What Happens, which discusses that net’s reality programs immediately after they air. 

I think this is a good move for the network and could hold viewers as well as increase dialogues that are already going on online.