In his statement during this evening's broadcast, Williams admitted that he had instead been in a following helicopter and his version of the story was an attempt to show his appreciation for veterans.
Boomerang is relaunched as part of a global rebranding effort and will air original programming for the first time; the relaunched channel will still have archived programs but with an increased emphasis on the archive's most popular brands and an explicitly family-friendly approach, in the hopes that Boomerang can become a "second flagship" on par with the main Cartoon Network channel.
Just two weeks before its scheduled premiere, ten of the thirteen episodes of the third season of Netflix's thriller series House of Cards were released for streaming. NBC celebrated Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary with a live four and a half-hour event that included a red carpet pre-show followed by a live three and half-hour show featuring more than 109 guest stars, a first ever mash-up of classic sketches, a SNL Weekend Update gathering of former anchors Jane Curtin, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and for the first time since leaving the series in 1985, Eddie Murphy made his brief return.
ESPN confirms its coverage of the Duke-North Carolina men's basketball game two days later will not include commentator Dick Vitale for the first time in the network's 35-year history.
At 19 days (or 433 hours), the marathon will surpass by one week FXX's 12-day record marathon of The Simpsons episodes in August 2014.
NBC's broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX, in which the New England Patriots beat the defending NFL champion Seattle Seahawks, attracts 114.4 million viewers, topping by 2.2 million the previous record set one year earlier by Super Bowl XLVIII.
Ohio State defeats Oregon in the first College Football Playoff National Championship.