Bill Carter


The Toronto Star has jumped out front on a story many of us have been keeping an eye on for weeks–George Stroumboulopoulos’ future with Hockey Night in Canada. A few weeks ago when I spoke with Sportsnet president Scott Moore at the Rogers upfront, he seemed to duck around the Strombo question. HNiC’s ratings were

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted to ask my take on the Oscars. We went on to gab for over 16 minutes and completely ignored the awards talk. Instead we got sidetracked yakking about last week’s epic Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special. I got a call this week from my colleague Bill Carter who, in 1975

Best wishes to my buddy Bill Carter who announced today he is taking advantage of a generous buyout being offered by The New York Times. After distinguishing himself at the Baltimore Sun, Carter spent over 25 years covering television at The Times. Over that time he penned four books that are pretty much required reading for those of

Colbert (right) in a 2011 appearance on Late Show with David Letterman Bill Carter has told me for at least two years that Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman. On Thursday, CBS made it official. As Carter, the author of The War for Late Night as well as The Late Shift, would point out, Colbert

NEW YORK–Some of Manhattan’s best dressed matrons were squealing and carrying on like Justin Bieber fans Thursday night in a salute to Downton Abbey. A screening of the fourth season premiere, which will air January 5th on PBS, was held at the New York Times Building Lobby Auditorium. After the screening, Times columnist Bill Carter

NBC officially fired the gun on Jay Leno’s victory lap, announcing Wednesday that the No. 1 guy in late night will step away from The Tonight Show–this time presumably for good–next February. “JAY LENO ANNOUNCES HIS DEPARTURE FROM SUCCESSFUL 22 YEAR RUN FROM NBC’S ‘TONIGHT SHOW’ IN SPRING 2014” reads the network release headline. Two