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  • 'SNL' better for One Direction than Paul Rudd

    'SNL' better for One Direction than Paul Rudd
      Maybe they should have had surprise guest stars in every sketch on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend. The NBC show got a lift when Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen popped into the opening skit: a goofy send-up of the live telecast of "The Sound of...
  • 'Anchorman' meets One Direction when Paul Rudd hosts 'SNL'

    'Anchorman' meets One Direction when Paul Rudd hosts 'SNL'
    Adding to what feels like the longest (although not unpleasant) movie rollout in history, stars of the movie sequel "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" joined Paul Rudd on "Saturday Night Live" last night. Between the "SNL" alums and the boy-band...
  • 'Portlandia' to return Feb. 27 for star-filled Season 4, IFC says

    'Portlandia' to return Feb. 27 for star-filled Season 4, IFC says
    Break out the plaid flannel and bird-decked tote bags: IFC announced Tuesday that its hit offbeat comedy "Portlandia" will return Feb. 27 -- and it'll be pickled with a heap of guest stars. The fourth season of the satirical series, in which co-creators...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' opens season with Tina Fey, Aaron Paul

    'Saturday Night Live' opens season with Tina Fey, Aaron Paul
    "Saturday Night Live" opened its season with former cast member and head writer Tina Fey hosting, but Aaron Paul of "Breaking Bad" surprised everyone when he appeared as Jesse Pinkman in an Obamacare cold open. "I have this friend and he got sick, like...
  • 'SNL' gives cable TV some love with 'Girls,' 'Breaking Bad' mentions

    'SNL' gives cable TV some love with 'Girls,' 'Breaking Bad' mentions
    The first episode of the 39th season of “Saturday Night Live” aired a week after the Emmys and, as such, seemed to take inspiration from the homage to popular television. Aaron Paul of “Breaking Bad” made three separate cameos, and...
  • Carrie Brownstein of "Portlandia" Talks About Making Smart, Incisive Comedy

    Carrie Brownstein of "Portlandia" Talks About Making Smart, Incisive Comedy
    Funny Smart People The Connecticut Forum, Saturday, May 4, 8 p.m., The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, (860) 509-0909 or ctforum.org for tickets   In honor of this month's Connecticut Forum on the subject of creativity, let's discuss satire....
  • Google Glass ridiculed in hilarious 'Saturday Night Live' sketch

    Google Glass ridiculed in hilarious 'Saturday Night Live' sketch
    Google Glass is an impressive device that lets users walk around with a smart computer visible in the corner of their eye, but like most pieces of technology, it has imperfections. And this weekend, "Saturday Night Live" hilariously pointed them out....
  • Bill Hader to exit 'Saturday Night Live' after season finale May 18

    Bill Hader to exit 'Saturday Night Live' after season finale May 18
    Bill Hader has become the latest fan favorite to announce his departure from NBC's long-lived "Saturday Night Live." Hader, best known for his celebrity impressions and the bizarre New York City correspondent Stefon, told the New York Times that this...
  • Kanye's rant, Armisen's exit and more 'SNL' finale backstory

    The 38th season finale of "Saturday Night Live" airs this weekend and with it come more than a few questions about the confirmed departure of one cast member, the possible departure of two others and the unpredicatable nature of the tempermental musical...
  • TV Picks: 'Dancing on the Edge,' 'Clash,' 'Birthday Boys,' 'Nashville'

    TV Picks: 'Dancing on the Edge,' 'Clash,' 'Birthday Boys,' 'Nashville'
    "Dancing on the Edge" (Starz, Saturdays). Stephen Poliakoff ("The Lost Prince") wrote and directed this early-1930s period piece set at the intersection of jazz and aristocracy. Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Louis Lester, a black British jazz genius whose career...
  • Sean Hayes is on top of 'the World'

    Sean Hayes is on top of 'the World'
    Sean Hayes recently returned to TV playing a single gay father of a teenage girl — and a series lead for the first time since "Will & Grace" — in NBC's "Sean Saves the World." It's one of five shows on the air from Hazy Mills, the production...