filler pieces



Hello everyone.
I'd highly appreciate if you could help me with the meaning of filler pieces I checked all over the internet but to no affect.

In the TV show( how I met your mother ) The older Ted is Talking about a news anchor.

Older Ted: he was best known for his morning segment in " today's paper." During which he literally flipped through today's paper reading it aloud to viewers.
These idiotic filler pieces was a guilty pleasure...

filler pieces