Television in Brief

Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton (1) will be hosting a show, “I Wanna Be,” on the Nickelodeon network next year.

NEW YORK — Comic Kevin Hart will be the first of an eclectic list of guests on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” during Trevor Noah’s first week as host.

Hart will be on Monday, when Noah debuts as Jon Stewart’s replacement. Whitney Wolfe, founder of the new dating app Bumble and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie will be on the next two nights.

Noah’s first musical guest will be Ryan Adams on Oct. 1.

NEW YORK — By one measure, the 2016 presidential campaign has made more news at this early stage than any of the six previous contests.

ABC, CBS and NBC have devoted 504 minutes to campaign news on their evening newscasts through last Friday, according to an analysis by the Tyndall Report, which studies the content of these programs. The previous high of 462 minutes at this point came in 2007, another year when no incumbent was running.

Tyndall made no such measurements prior to the 1992 campaign.

Republicans have accounted for two-thirds of the coverage, partly because of the two debates and partly due to Donald Trump.

The two GOP debates have attracted record-setting audiences for Fox News Channel and CNN.

CHARLOTTE — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will be hosting a television show on the Nickelodeon network next year.

Multiple media outlets reported that Newton will host a show called “I Wanna Be” that will feature Newton taking children to help their dreams come true.

Newton will film the show during the offseason.

The quarterback says he wants to create positive messages to inspire the next generation.

The Pro-Bowl signal-caller will also serve as executive producer of the television series.

NEW YORK — Megan Fox will guest star in a recurring role next season on “New Girl.”

The popular actress will play a gorgeous pharmaceutical sales rep who shakes things up in the loft by renting out the room of Jess (series star Zooey Deschanel) while she is sequestered on jury duty.

Fox will make her first appearance in the sixth episode of the upcoming fifth season, scheduled to premiere in January on the Fox network.

“New Girl” also stars Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris and Hannah Simone.

Associated Press