JON STEWART TO RECEIVE MARK TWAIN PRIZE: Jon Stewart will receive the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ 23rd Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The organization announced Wednesday (Jan 19th) that the Daily Show alum will be presented with the award at a gala performance on Sunday, April 24th, in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Stewart said in a statement, “I am truly honored to receive this award. I have long admired and been influenced by the work of Mark Twain, or, as he was known by his given name, Samuel Leibowitz.”
'WWHL' RENEWED THROUGH 2023: Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen has been renewed through 2023, which will mark the Bravo show’s 15th year on air. Cohen told Deadline, “My WWHL team rose to every challenge of the pandemic and getting to do WWHL for two more years is the ultimate reward. We’re still having a ball making our show – whether our guests are virtual or in studio!”
FOX TO AIR 'THE REAL DIRTY DANCING': Deadline reports that Fox will launch The Real Dirty Dancing on February 1st. The competition series, inspired by the 1987 film starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, will follow celebrity contestants – Brie Bella, Corbin Bleu, Tyler Cameron, Cat Cora, Howie Dorough, Antonio Gates, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes and Loni Love – as they partner up to learn the film’s iconic dance routines and recreate classic scenes.