Total Bellas is an American reality television series that premiered on E! on October 5, 2016. The series is a spin-off of Total Divas which gives viewers a further look into the lives of twin sisters Brie and Nikki Bella, along with their immediate family and Brie’s partner, Daniel Bryan respectively. On April 20, 2016, it was announced via E! Online that Brie and Nikki Bella would be getting a spin-off show entitled Total Bellas; the show revolves around the lives of their family. Filming for the first season was set in Tampa, Florida as Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan moved in with Nikki Bella and John Cena to help Nikki after her neck surgery. Brie and Nikki's brother JJ and his wife Lauren had a recurring role along with their mother Kathy Colace and her now husband John Laurinaitis. On November 16, 2016, it was announced that E! Renewed the show for a second season; the second season was filmed in Phoenix, Arizona as Nikki Bella and John Cena move in with Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan to help Brie through her first pregnancy.
In addition to Brie's growing baby bump, the new season will document Daniel's travels under his new role as General Manager of WWE's SmackDown Live. On January 30, 2018, it was announced that a third season would be premiering in spring of 2018. On April 5, 2018, the premiere date for the third season was announced, airing on May 20, 2018. On August 7, 2018, E! and WWE announced. On November 28, 2018, it was announced that the fourth season would premiere on January 13, 2019. Brie Bella Nikki Bella Daniel Bryan John Cena Kathy Colace J. J. Garcia John Laurinaitis Lauren "Lola" Garcia Maya Laurinaitis Lana Sami Zayn Sandra Gray Alicia Fox Becky Lynch Jimmy Uso Maria Menounos Mark Carrano Natalya Renee Young Maryse The Miz Nia Jax Paige Titus O'Neil Xavier Woods Alexa Bliss Bayley Carmella Dana Brooke Matt Hardy Naomi Ronda Rousey The show is broadcast in The United Kingdom, New Zealand and France on the local E! network. The series is available on Hulu and the WWE Network. Official website Total Bellas on IMDb
Melrose Place is an American primetime soap opera that aired on Fox from July 8, 1992 to May 24, 1999, for seven seasons. The show follows the lives of a group of young adults living in an apartment complex called Melrose Place, in West Hollywood, California; the show was created by Darren Star for Fox and executive produced by Aaron Spelling for his company, Spelling Television. It was the second series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. Season one and season two were broadcast on Wednesday at 9 p.m. after Beverly Hills, 90210. In 1994, for its third-season premiere, the show moved to Monday at 8 p.m. The show had many cast changes during the run. Thomas Calabro was the only original cast member; the show earned several Golden Globe nominations and placed #51 on Entertainment Weekly's "New TV Classics" list. The show is set in a small apartment courtyard complex located at 4616 Melrose Place in the city of West Hollywood, California. Several young individuals reside in each with their own dreams and drives.
The original format for the show was to have self-contained stories that conclude in every episode, but when that formula proved unpopular, the producers and writers started developing long-term storylines to evolve during the season. By the second season, the show had adopted a full-on soap opera format. Melrose Place's premiere season featured eight main characters: Dr. Michael Mancini, a physician who works at Wilshire Memorial Hospital and changes from a kind, devoted husband in Season 1 to a mean, adulterous villain from Season 2 on. Locane was written off after 13 episodes and replaced by Daphne Zuniga as Jo Reynolds, a photographer running away from her abusive husband. Williams was not brought back for the second season, her character having become engaged to a wealthy restaurant entrepreneur. Actress Heather Locklear, who in season one had guest starred as Alison's ambitious and merciless boss Amanda Woodward, was promoted to series regular status in the second season after her character bought and moved into the Melrose Place apartment building.
Although she was always billed as a "special guest star", Locklear remained with the show for the rest of its run. Guest Laura Leighton, recurring as Jane's trouble-making younger sister Sydney Andrews in the first two seasons, was upgraded to series regular for season three. Marcia Cross, recurring as Dr. Kimberly Shaw in season 1, became a series regular by the end of the second season. Janet Carroll appeared in several episodes as Kimberly's domineering mother. Beata Pozniak was featured in Season two in 7 episodes as Dr. Katya Petrova Fielding, a doctor with a daughter from a previous marriage who befriends and marries Matt, who becomes an endearing father figure for her child. Season four saw two new regular characters: Peter Burns, the ruthless hospital Chief of Staff introduced in season three. Davis's character was subsequently killed off in the middle of the fourth season, while Zuniga left the series at the end of the season. Patrick Muldoon arrived in the third season as the villainous Richard Hart.
Although Muldoon was not billed with the main cast, he appeared in most of the fourth season's episodes and is Melrose Place's longest recurring character in terms of number of episodes. The fifth season saw the addition of Rob Estes as restaurateur Kyle McBride, Lisa Rinna as his opportunistic wife Taylor, Brooke Langton as Samantha Reilly, an artist and a new tenant in the apartment complex. Bissett and Cross left the series towards the end of the fifth season; the season finale featured the exits of series regulars Thorne-Smith and Leighton. The season premiere of season six featured the departure of original cast member Doug Savant while Alyssa Milano was bumped to series regular, with Linden Ashby joining the cast as Dr. Brett Cooper and Jamie Luner as his seductive and rich ex-wife, Lexi Sterling. Charvet was written out in the middle of season 6, the beginning of season seven saw the departure of Shue, Langton and Ashby; the show's seventh season introduced John Haymes Newton as Ryan McBride, Kyle's younger brother, Rena Sofer as Eve Cleary, a woman from Amanda's past who marries Peter.
Sofer was not billed with the main cast. Bissett reprised her role as Jane for the seventh season. Category: List of Melrose Place charactersThis table includes only main cast characters, those who are listed in the intro title sequence. Filming for the series took place at a studio in Santa Clarita, California. Melrose Place debuted on July 8, 1992 at #19 on the Nielsen ratings with a 10.3/19 share and 16 million v
Gary Wayne Coleman was an American actor and writer best known for his role as Arnold Jackson in Diff'rent Strokes. After a successful childhood acting career, Coleman struggled financially in life. In 1989, he sued his parents and business adviser over misappropriation of his assets, only to declare bankruptcy a decade later. On May 28, 2010, Coleman died of a subdural hematoma at age 42. Gary Wayne Coleman was born in Zion, outside Chicago, on February 8, 1968, he was adopted by W. G. Coleman, a fork-lift operator, Edmonia Sue, a nurse practitioner. Due to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, the corticosteroids and other medications used to treat it, his growth was limited to 4 ft 8 in, his face retained a childlike appearance well into adulthood, he underwent two unsuccessful kidney transplants in 1973 and 1984, required frequent dialysis. In 1974, Coleman's career began, his line was "You should have a Hubert doll." "Hubert" was a stuffed lion representing the Harris bank logo. The same year, he appeared in an episode of Medical Center.
While best known for his role on Diff'rent Strokes, Coleman had appeared earlier on television, on The Jeffersons as Raymond, George Jefferson's nephew, on Good Times as Penny's friend Gary. He appeared in a 1977 pilot for a revival of The Little Rascals as Stymie. VH1 rated Coleman first on a list of "100 Greatest Child Stars" on television. Coleman was cast in the role of Arnold Jackson in Diff'rent Strokes, portraying one of two black brothers from Harlem adopted by a wealthy white widower in Manhattan; the series was broadcast from 1978 to 1986. He became the most popular fixture of the series, enhanced by his character's catchphrase "What'chu talkin"bout, Willis?", uttered skeptically in response to statements by Todd Bridges who portrayed his character's brother. At the height of his fame on Diff'rent Strokes, he earned $100,000 per episode. A Biography Channel documentary estimated he was left with a quarter of the original amount after paying his parents, advisers and taxes, he successfully sued his parents and his former advisers for misappropriation of his finances and was awarded $1.3 million.
According to Bridges' autobiography Killing Willis, Coleman was made to work long hours on the set of Diff'rent Strokes despite his age and health problems, this contributed to his being unhappy and separating himself from the cast. Coleman became a popular figure, starring in a number of feature films and television films, including The Kid from Left Field, On the Right Track and The Kid with the Broken Halo; the latter served as the basis for The Gary Coleman Show in 1982. He made video game appearances in The Curse of Monkey Island and Postal 2. In 2005, Coleman appeared in John Cena's music video for his single "Bad, Bad Man", Coleman played himself as a villain taking Michael Jackson and Madonna hostage; the video was a spoof of 1980s culture, focusing on The A-Team. In the 2003 California recall election, Coleman was a candidate for governor, his campaign was sponsored by the free newsweekly East Bay Express as a satirical comment on the recall. After Arnold Schwarzenegger declared his candidacy, Coleman announced that he would vote for Schwarzenegger.
Coleman placed 8th in a field of 135 candidates. Coleman is parodied in Avenue Q. A fictionalized version of Coleman works as the superintendent of the apartment complex where the musical takes place. In the song "It Sucks to Be Me", he laments his fate. On Broadway, the role was originated by Natalie Venetia Belcon; the show's creators, Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez, have said the Coleman character personifies one of Avenue Q's central themes: that as children we are told we are "special", but upon entering adulthood we discover that life is not nearly as easy as we have been led to believe. They added that their original intent was for Coleman himself to play the Gary Coleman role, he expressed interest in accepting it but never showed up for a meeting scheduled to discuss it. In 2005, Coleman announced his intention to sue the producers of Avenue Q for their depiction of him, although the lawsuit never materialized. At the 2007 New York Comic Con, Coleman said, "I wish there was a lawyer on Earth that would sue them for me."
In a 1993 television interview, Coleman said. Around the same time he was living in Denver, where he hosted a Sunday night show on local radio station KHIH titled Gary Coleman's Colorado High, in which he played light jazz and new-age music, he gave part of his salary to the Colorado Kidney Foundation. In 2005, Coleman moved from Los Angeles to Santaquin, a small town about 50 miles south of Salt Lake City, where he lived for the remainder of his life. In early 2007, he met Shannon Price, 22, on the set of the film Church Ball, where she was working as an extra. Price and Coleman married several months later. On May 1 and 2, 2008, they made a well-publicized appearance on the show Divorce Court to air their differences in an attempt to save their marriage, they divorced in August 2008, Coleman was granted an ex parte restraining order against Price to prevent her from living in his home when he was hospitalized after their divorce. According to a court petition filed by Price and Coleman continued to live together in a common-law marriage until his death.
However, a judge ruled against Price after hearing ev
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Keeping Up with the Kardashians is an American reality television series that airs on the E! Cable network; the show focuses on the professional lives of the Kardashian -- Jenner blended family. Its premise originated with Ryan Seacrest, who serves as an executive producer; the series debuted on October 14, 2007, has subsequently become one of the longest-running reality television series in the country. The sixteenth season premiered on March 31, 2019; the series focuses on sisters Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian and their half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner. It features their parents Kris and Caitlyn Jenner, brother Rob Kardashian; the significant others of the Kardashian sisters have appeared on the show, including Kourtney's ex-boyfriend Scott Disick, Kim's ex-husband Kris Humphries, current husband Kanye West, Khloé's ex-husband Lamar Odom, ex-boyfriend French Montana, ex-fiancé Tristan Thompson. Caitlyn's son Brody Jenner made appearances in the early seasons, before appearing between the 8th and 11th seasons, along with brother Brandon and Brandon's wife Leah.
Kim's friend Jonathan Cheban and Khloé's friend Malika Haqq have been part of the show. Keeping Up with the Kardashians has received poor critical reviews since its premiere, it is criticized for the high degree of emphasis on the "famous for being famous" concept, for appearing to fabricate some aspects of its storylines. Several critics noted the show's lack of intelligence. However, some critics recognized the reality series as a "guilty pleasure" and acknowledged the family's success. Despite the negative reviews, Keeping Up with the Kardashians has attracted high viewership ratings, becoming one of the network's most successful shows and winning several audience awards; the series' success has led additionally to the creation of numerous spin-off series, including: Kourtney and Kim Take Miami and Kim Take New York, Khloé & Lamar and Khloé Take The Hamptons, Dash Dolls, Rob & Chyna, Life of Kylie. The network has broadcast several television specials featuring special events involving members of the family and friends.
Robert Kardashian and Kristen Mary "Kris" Houghton married in 1978, had four children together: daughters Kourtney and Khloé, son Rob. The couple divorced in 1991. In 1994, Robert rose to prominence when he defended O. J. Simpson for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman during the O. J. Simpson trial. In 1991, Kris married retired Olympic decathlon champion Caitlyn Jenner. Kris and Caitlyn had two daughters together and Kylie. Robert died eight weeks after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer; the Kardashian sisters began appearing in the media spotlight more often. In the early 2000s Kim worked as a personal assistant for hotel heiress and reality TV star, Paris Hilton. During her employment for Hilton, Kim developed a close friendship with Hilton during a high point in Hilton's fame; this friendship helped boost Kim's personal fame by allowing her to appear in episodes of Hilton's TV show The Simple Life. Furthermore and Hilton's close friendship ensured that Kim would appear in public, notably in paparazzi shots, with Hilton.
Kim worked for several other celebrities in the early 2000s, further boosting her fame and connections. Notably, in 2004, Kim became a personal stylist for recording artist Brandy Norwood, she developed into a full-time stylist, was a personal shopper and stylist for actress Lindsay Lohan. Khloé, Kourtney ventured further into fashion, opening a high fashion boutique Dash in Calabasas, California. Throughout Kim's early career, she was involved in some high-profile relationships including Brandy Norwood's brother, singer Ray J, singer Nick Lachey. In 2006, Kourtney starred in Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive. In February 2007, a home sex tape. Vivid Entertainment bought the rights for $1 million and released the film as Kim Kardashian: Superstar on February 21. Kim sued Vivid for ownership of the tape, but dropped the suit in April 2007, settling with Vivid Entertainment for $5 million, it is assumed that the release of the sex tape was a major contributor to the rising fame of Kim Kardashian and her family.
The idea of creating a reality series originated in 2006 when Kris Jenner showed an interest in appearing on a television show together with her family. Jenner commented: "Everybody thinks that could create a bunch of drama in their lives, but it's something that I felt I didn't have to think about, it would be natural." Producer Ryan Seacrest, who had his own production company, decided to develop the idea, having the popular family-based show The Osbournes in mind. He hired a camera man to visit the Kardashian's family home to film them having a Sunday barbeque: "They were all together—as crazy and as fun as loving as they are," Seacrest described the family after seeing the tape, he initiated the series by sharing the tape with E!, an American cable network which features entertainment-related programming, reality television series. In August 2007, it was announced that the Kardashian and Jenner families would star in a yet-to-be-titled reality show on E! Described as a "new non-scripted family sitcom", being produced by Ryan Seacrest and Bunim/Murray Productions.
The series' announcement came one week after Paris Hilton and her friend Nicole R
James Carter Walker Jr. is an American actor and comedian. Walker is best known for portraying James Evans Jr. the oldest son of Florida and James Evans Sr. on the CBS television series Good Times, which ran from 1974 to 1979. Walker was nominated for Golden Globe awards Best Supporting Actor In A Television Series in 1975 and 1976 for his role. While on the show, Walker's character was known for the catchphrase "Dy-no-mite!" which he used in his mid–1970s TV commercial for a Panasonic line of cassette and 8-track tape players. He starred in Let's Do It Again with John Amos, The Greatest Thing That Almost Happened with James Earl Jones. Walker continues to tour the country with his stand-up comedy routine. Walker was born in The New York. Walker attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in New York City. Through a federal program known as SEEK, or "Search for Education and Knowledge," he continued his studies and entered into the field of radio engineering with WRVR; as a young man, Walker was a vendor at Yankee Stadium, starting with the 1964 World Series.
He was given a silver dollar by Mickey Mantle. In 1967, Walker began working full-time with the radio station of the Riverside Church. In 1969, Walker began performing as a stand-up comedian and was discovered by the casting director for Good Times, after making appearances on Rowan & Martin's Laugh In and on the Jack Paar Show, he released one stand-up comedy album during the height of his Good Times popularity: Dyn-o-mite on Buddah Records. During Good Times' 1974 -- 75 season, Walker was 26 years old. John Amos, the actor who portrayed Walker's father on Good Times, was just eight years older than Walker. Walker credits producer/director John Rich for inventing "Dy-no-mite!" which Rich insisted Walker say on every episode. Both Walker and executive producer Norman Lear were skeptical of the idea, but the phrase and Walker's character caught on with the audience. Off- and on-camera, Walker did not get along with series' lead, Esther Rolle, who played Florida Evans, in the series, because she and Amos disapproved of Walker's buffoonish character and his popularity, Walker felt hurt by their disdain.
Dissatisfaction led Amos, making Walker the star of the show. Walker was the only Good Times star to not attend Rolle's funeral. During 1975 Walker was a weekend personality on contemporary R&B music station KAGB 103.9 FM licensed to Inglewood in the Los Angeles market. Walker appeared on The Tonight Match Game during the 1970s and early 1980s, he appeared on the 1990 revival of Match Game and various game shows during that era. Walker has made guest appearances on Badge 373, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, The Larry Sanders Show, Son of the Beach, The Drew Carey Show, The John Larroquette Show, In the House, Cagney & Lacey, The Fall Guy, Star Dates, Everybody Hates Chris, George Lopez, Chelsea Lately and Lincoln Heights, he appeared in films such as Rabbit Test, The Concorde... Airport'79, Airplane!, Doin' Time, The Guyver, Monster Mash and Plump Fiction. Aside from guest appearances, he starred in the short-lived television series At Ease in 1983 and Bustin' Loose in 1987. In the 1990s, Walker returned to his radio roots hosting shows on WHIO, WOAI, WLS, KKAR.
In 1996, he appeared on split release with Powerviolence band Spazz distributed by Spazz owned label Slap-a-ham records. In 2010, Walker made a cameo appearance in the movie Big Money Rustlas. In 2011, Walker appeared in a Syfy channel movie Super Shark. In 2012, Jimmie Walker's autobiography Dyn-o-mite! Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times – A Memoir, was published. In 2012, Walker announced the release of his official app developed by Monty Goulet for iOS. According to an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show on June 27, 2012, Walker stated he has never been married nor fathered children, but has had many girlfriends. Walker appeared on The O'Reilly Factor on July 11, 2012, he stated that he did not vote for Barack Obama and that he would not vote for him in the 2012 election either. In an interview with CNN, Walker described himself politically as a "realist independent" and stated that he opposed affirmative action, saying that it had outlived its usefulness, he said that he was against gay marriage on moral grounds, but believed its legalization should be passed, stating it was not worth fighting against.
Walker described his political beliefs at length in his autobiography, Dyn-O-Mite: Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times: A Memoir. In it, he called himself a "logicist," who believes in "logic and common sense", holding conservative positions on many issues. Despite rumors that Walker was dating conservative pundit and author Ann Coulter, they are just close friends. On August 3, 2017, Walker publicly announced his support for President Donald Trump, saying that he was "for 90 percent of the things he does." Official website Jimmie Walker on IMDb Jimmie Walker interview with Nardwuar Interview with Nardwuar in mp3 Jimmie Walker at The Interviews: An Oral History of Television
Howard Stern television shows
Howard Stern is an American radio personality, best known for his radio show The Howard Stern Show. Stern describes himself as the "King of All Media" for his successes in the radio, film and publishing industries. On April 16, 1987, a meeting was held between Stern and management of WNYW, the flagship television station of Fox Broadcasting Company; the network was considering Stern as a replacement to The Late Show hosted by Joan Rivers in its 11:00 PM hour. Five one-hour pilots titled The Howard Stern Show were recorded at a cost of about $400,000, they featured rock guitarist Leslie West of Mountain fame as bandleader and Steve Rossi as announcer and singer. By early June, air dates were yet to be scheduled. With no formal announcement, the network cancelled the series in July. Paul Noble, the former executive producer for WNYW, was never told of Fox's decision. "By today's standards, they were tame." He said, "They were not the kind of thing that a local New York television station was prepared to get involved with at that time.
It was more like off-the-wall radio." The Howard Stern Interview is a late-night talk show featuring Stern hosting a half-hour, one-on-one interview program with a celebrity guest. Shown on the E! Channel from 1992–1993, Stern signed a contract for a reported $1.1 million for a total of 36 episodes. It became the highest-rated show on the E! network, demonstrating Stern's ability to carry a show by himself, without the rest of his radio show staff. The interviews were known for being intimate and personal, with questions that celebrities were not asked; the show, first airing on November 27, 1992, was produced by Mark Keizer. E! Re-aired Stern's interview with Phil Hartman and his wife Brynn Hartman after she murdered her husband and committed suicide; the Howard Stern Radio Show is an American late-night television series that ran on Saturday nights in syndication from August 22, 1998 to May 19, 2001. Although the show was syndicated it was sold to CBS affiliates, with only a handful of other stations airing it- it was in fact syndicated by CBS' in-house distribution firm of the time, Eyemark Entertainment, Group W Productions prior to the CBS-Westinghouse merger of 1995.
Most of CBS' stations, including those in rural areas, did not pick the show up. It ran for a total of three seasons including 84 episodes; the show featured taped highlights of The Howard Stern Show, in a similar format seen in Howard Stern, the half-hour show, broadcast on E! from 1994 to 2005. The Howard Stern Radio Show included new segments such as animations of song parodies and exclusive behind the scenes footage; the show was intended to compete with Saturday Night Live on NBC. Though the show got higher ratings than SNL in New York City, it was in second place, or sometimes third place to MADtv, nationwide, it lost two-thirds of its original affiliates over the course of the three-plus years the show was on air. E! announced on May 31, 1994 that Stern confirmed a deal with the E! Network E! to bring his radio show, broadcast from WXRK at the time, to television. Six robotic cameras were installed in the small studio at 600 Madison Avenue to film the five-hour radio show. "The best part of all this is that my genius will be seen in so many more homes now", Stern said.
"It's a dream come true." Two sneak preview shows were aired on June 18, with the first official episode being broadcast on June 20. The television shows broadcast on January 21, 1999 and February 5, 2004 at 11:00 PM marked the 1,000th and 2,000th episodes respectively. On October 6, 2004, Stern announced that he had signed a five-year contract with Sirius XM Radio, a subscription-based satellite radio service, that began from January 2006; the move allowed Stern to broadcast without the content restrictions imposed by the Federal Communications Commission that he faced while broadcasting on terrestrial radio. As a result, the E! show came to an end as Stern announced on August 3, 2005 that he made a deal with iN DEMAND Networks, a Video on Demand digital cable service, to create Howard Stern on Demand. The new, uncensored channel allowed the filming of the radio show at Sirius XM in high-definition; the radio show broadcast on July 1, 2005 was the last to be filmed for a "new episode" for airing the following week on July 8.
The hour-long special featured members of the E! show staff saying their farewells and telling their favorite show moments. The show was a consistent performer in the network's ratings. In January 2006, Howard TV is launched as an on-demand pay television service, to coincide with the beginning of his 5-year contract with Sirius XM Radio, his new 5-year contract in 2011, it covers the daily happenings of Stern's radio show, as well as providing original programming and footage from the E! show. Howard TV was owned and operated by In Demand through a joint ownership with Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks. Howard TV was not available on Verizon FIOS or other cable companies, since In Demand did not offer the exclusive content of Howard TV to their competition. Unlike normal cable networks owned by corporations that are under FCC rules about equal carrying of channels, on-demand content is under no such restrictions. On September 16, 2013, Stern and In Demand announced that the Howard TV contract would not be renewed, the service would end in December.
Following the cancelation of Howard TV in 2013, speculation of idea beg
Last Call with Carson Daly
Last Call with Carson Daly is an American late night television program hosted by Carson Daly on NBC. A traditional talk show, the half-hour program consists of several produced segments, featuring interviews with musicians, actors and other artists, along with pre-taped on-location musical performances, it debuted in 2002. Unlike other programs in NBC's late night line-up, Last Call records only 24 weeks of original shows a year with the rest of the year being taken up by reruns, it airs at 1:37 a.m. ET/PT each weeknight. On February 12, 2019, NBC announced the series would end after it reaches its 2,000th filmed episode, with Daly citing his workload with Today, The Voice, a new project with Golf Channel in wanting to depart the series. Last Call premiered in 2002 as the successor to Later. Last Call aired Monday through Thursday until the cancellation of Late Friday in late May 2002, its premiere was delayed one day at the last minute due to a contract dispute. Last Call was taped in Studio 8H of the GE Building in New York City, the home studio of Saturday Night Live.
However, this required the producers to work around the schedule of Saturday Night Live. During this phase, Last Call had no house band and no jokes or monologue, going straight to the first guest at the beginning of the show; the stage was set up in an empty black box theater style, save for two low-slung chairs and a small table. Each week, a different unsigned band was brought in to do the music, in addition to any musical act at the end; the set acquired more furnishings and decor, much of, influenced by the occasional week-long trips to Las Vegas. In 2003 and 2004, Last Call was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for "Choice TV Show – Late Night". Last Call was planned to broadcast in high-definition when Studio 8H was retrofitted for Saturday Night Live. After the move, Last Call began to resemble its counterparts, with a more traditional set, permanent house band led by Joe Firstman, short monologue and occasional comedy bits. In November 2005 Joe Firstman became the official house band leader for Last Call.
Notable members of his band include Kamasi Washington, Kenny Aronoff, Mike Miley, Brian Wright, Zane Musa, Zane Carney, Mark Bryan, Marc Ford, Ryan Porter. Firstman wrote the majority of the material. Production of new Last Call episodes was suspended for a month due to the Writers Guild of America strike, but on December 4, 2007, Last Call became the first late night talk show to resume production during the strike. On air, Daly explained that the only reason the show resumed production was that he was given the option to either return or have the show's 75 non-striking staff members fired; the shows did not include monologues. The Writers Guild of America was critical of Daly, accusing him of crossing picket lines and labeling him a scab. Daly is not a member of the WGA. On November 27, 2007, he was accused by the WGA of soliciting jokes for his show through a telephone hotline. On December 11, 2007, an organized group of WGA writers attended a taping of Last Call. First, one heckled during an interview with Jerry Rice.
After security removed the first writer, another spoke up disruptively, expressing sympathy with striking writers. A producer asked anyone planning to disrupt the show to face prosecution; as the end of Late Night with Conan O'Brien was approaching, Daly made it public that he was interested in moving to the Late Night time slot. Jimmy Fallon was chosen to replace O'Brien, a choice that executive producer Lorne Michaels had in mind dating back to the day that Fallon left Saturday Night Live in 2004. In February 2009, network executive Rick Ludwin told TV Week that the company was "going through the budgetary process with all of our shows. There are new budgetary realities... It's tough. We want to keep going as long as we can make the budget work." Soon after that interview, NBC announced plans for Last Call to go on a one-week "tour" of California, with taped segments of up-and-coming musical acts at various clubs, such as The Roxy, The Viper Room, Hotel Cafe. As the show's 1000th episode approached in April, NBC's summary of the show made it clear that the change in format would continue: "Currently in its eighth season, NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly utilizes a new style by introducing a documentary style format.
Host Carson Daly takes the show on location each night. Recent highlights include Daly’s motorcycle trip across the historic Route 66, a visit to comedian Tom Green's house in the Hollywood Hills, a scene at the Whiskey Bar with the Grammy Award-winning band Kings of Leon."With the change, the usual late-night talk show trappings of a house band, studio audience, comedy were abandoned. In May, NBC announced that Last Call had been renewed for a ninth season, which debuted on September 21, 2009. On January 8, 2010, it was reported by multiple media outlets that The Jay Leno Show was moving to 11:35 p.m. the Conan O'Brien-hosted Tonight Show to 12:05 a.m. and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to 1:05, which would have resulted in Last Call losing its time slot. NBC confirmed the move, along with the possible end of Last Call. NBC had emphasized that its focus is retaining the lineup of Leno and Fallon. NBC chairman Jeff Gaspin told ABC News he expected Daly to stay