“Rock Center” has scored some journalistic coups in its first year, including Bob Costas’ interview with Jerry Sandusky, but has struggled to find an audience.
Mr. Capus said Antoine Sanfuentes, currently the Washington bureau chief, will fill Mr. Wallace’s deputy role and Ken Strickland will be Washington bureau chief.
Fourth season of ‘Louie’ delayed until spring 2014
FX network said it is delaying the return of its hit comedy “Louie” until spring 2014.
According to The Associated Press, the network said Tuesday that it had granted the request of the series’ Emmy-winning star, Louis C.K., for what he called “a little breathing room.” Along with performing in the show, he serves as producer, writer and editor, and also created it.
“Louie” recently concluded its third season. Until the extended hiatus was announced, its return for a fourth season was expected next summer.
During a teleconference, Louis C.K. said he gets “irritated” when he is not working but that he sought a break from the show “to feel hungry” again.
In the meantime, he won’t be idle. This fall, he is continuing a live stand-up tour.
‘Webster’s‘ Alex Karras given days to live
Alex Karras’ condition has deteriorated, and the NFL team for which he played is extending its sympathies.
The Associated Press, the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News reported that the former All-Pro defensive lineman and actor has been given only a few days to live because of kidney failure.
“The entire Detroit Lions family is deeply saddened to learn of the news regarding the condition of one of our all-time greats, Alex Karras,” Lions President Tom Lewand said in a statement released by the team late Monday. “Perhaps no player in Lions history attained as much success and notoriety for what he did after his playing days as did Alex.”
Mr. Karras, 77, has been suffering from dementia. He is among the many former NFL players suing the league regarding the treatment of head injuries. Detroit drafted him 10th overall out of Iowa in 1958, and he was a standout for 12 seasons.
Mr. Karras may be even better known for his work as an actor, including as a lovable father in the 1980s sitcom “Webster.” He also played the role of Mongo in the 1974 comedy classic “Blazing Saddles,” in which he said, “Mongo only pawn in game of life,” and punched out a horse.
His wife recently said his quality of life has been made worse because of head injuries sustained during his playing career.