Television in Brief


CBS announced that Stephen Colbert had added Megyn Kelly to his list of guests for a special edition of his show that will air in the valuable post-Super Bowl slot on Sunday night.

Kelly has been at the center of a political storm in the last week, after Donald Trump said that it was her questioning, which he called unfair, that prompted him to drop out of last week’s Republican presidential debate on Fox News.

She has addressed the controversy, with some restraint, on her prime time show on Fox News, the second-most-viewed cable news show behind “The O’Reilly Factor,” hosted by Bill O’Reilly and also on Fox News.

Kelly will join a lineup of guests that include Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Will Ferrell and the comedy team Key and Peele.

Colbert is the first late-night show host to get the post-Super Bowl slot, an important designation for the show, which trails NBC’s “The Tonight Show,” with Jimmy Fallon, in the ratings.

Colbert said in an interview with Adweek that he expected an audience “10 times” bigger than that for his usual nightly show, “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” which averaged roughly 2.7 million viewers the week of Jan. 18.

He will host the hourlong show live from the Ed Sullivan Theater, whenever CBS’ postgame report is over, which should be sometime after 10 p.m.

NEW YORK — NBC has signed a new production deal with prolific producer Dick Wolf, ensuring an 18th season of “Law & Order: SVU” and the continuation of his Chicago trilogy of dramas.

The deal, announced this week, binds Wolf with NBC Universal through 2020, by which time he will likely have even more programs on the network’s schedule.

Wolf had seemed close to the end of his run at NBC at the outset of this decade, with the long-running “Law & Order” franchise down to the one show. But he’s come roaring back with his signature cut-from-the-headlines procedural dramas, this time focusing on Chicago.

The deal promises a second season of the newest drama, “Chicago Med.” NBC had earlier renewed “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.”

NBC said Wolf is also developing a fourth series, “Chicago Law.” He’s also at work on a reality series, “Law & Order: You the Jury,” where the audience decides the verdict in a court case.

Wire reports