Next Monday, Paul McCartney will guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live and, after his in-studio interview segment, McCartney will take to Hollywood Boulevard for a live performance – right out on the effing street. The Boulevard, where World of Wonder headquarters is conveniently located, will be closed from Highland to Sycamore, and traffic will be diverted in an effort to contain the anticipated hordes. The ex-Beatle still has it. The next night, Kimmel will host the natty and talented Justin Timberlake, and again the Boulevard will be shut down when JT takes to the street to perform a sampling of songs from his new about-to-drop album The 20/20 Experience. We can already hear drivers angrily cursing Kimmel and shaking their fists at having to face detours two days in a row.
And we’re already cursing and shaking our fist at AMC for stretching out its departing series, Mad Men. After splitting the final season of Breaking Bad into two parts to air in 2012 and 2013, the network will now be pulling the same stunt for Mad Men, the grandpappy of AMC’s Original Series series. So the seventh-season order of Mad Men has been upped from 13 to 14 episodes – seven to air in spring of 2014 (“The Beginning”) and the final seven (“The End of an Era”) airing in the spring of 2015. We’ve already started to lose interest in it.
At NBC’s upfront presentation to advertisers back in May, the network announced that Jay Leno would bring his 22 years behind the Tonight desk to a much-anticipated (by us) end during the week leading up to the 2014 Winter Olympics, which commence February 7. It also announced that Jimmy Fallon would replace him on Monday, February 24, the night after the closing ceremony, and will be broadcast from Manhattan, produced by Lorne Michaels. Immediately following Fallon that night will be the debut of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:30AM, also originating from New York City. The good news is that Leno’s staff are already bailing on him; several producers have moved in with Chelsea Handler’s people. (via deadline)