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  • Five actors from wildly different TV comedies compare notes

    Five actors from wildly different TV comedies compare notes
    Quality dramas, armed with conflicted antiheroes and complex storylines, grab much of the headlines when it comes to the current hubbub surrounding TV fare. But comedies during the last few years have had bold breakthroughs of their own, with...
  • 'SNL': Maya Rudolph wows as Beyonce

    'SNL': Maya Rudolph wows as Beyonce
    The "Saturday Night Live" season finale turned into a wacky alumni reunion, and the pleasure of seeing surprise guest stars offset the uneven writing. Maybe "SNL" should load up on surprise cameos next season. Maya Rudolph popped in as Beyonce to...
  • 'SNL' season finale teases Maya Rudolph's new show

    The season finale of “SNL” is frequently a giddily messy cavalcade of guest stars, and last night’s episode, hosted by Andy Samberg, was no different. Between Martin Short, Paul Rudd, 2 Chainz, Lil Jon, Pharrell Williams and basically...
  • 'The Portlandia Activity Book' is hipster hilarity

    'The Portlandia Activity Book' is hipster hilarity
    I really wasn't craving another season of "Portlandia," Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's TV sendup of all things hipster. How many times can you put a bird on it? But the first couple episodes have felt surprisingly refreshed (perhaps, in part,...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' Alum Bill Hader to Develop HBO Comedy Series

    "Saturday Night Live" alum Bill Hader has inked a deal to develop a comedy series for HBO. Pact calls for Hader to write and star in a vehicle for the pay cabler, but there's no word yet on specifics. Hader logged eight years on NBC's "SNL," signing off...
  • Comedy Maven Lorne Michaels Widens His Empire Beyond 'SNL'

    When Maya Rudolph, Martin Short and Seth Meyers show up on "Saturday Night Live," viewers might see it as just another instance of the comedy institution tapping its famous alumni. But it's also part of the latest business foray by producer Lorne...
  • The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

     The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'
    Thursday brings the third-season return, on IFC, of Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" An often surreal and free-associating sketch show in the guise of a talk show, it is also a talk show within a sketch show — the one shading into the other...
  • TV Creators Warn FCC: Don't Let Internet Become 'Like Cable Television'

    As the FCC prepares new rules of the road for the Internet, more than 240 TV showrunners and creators have signed on to a Writers Guild of America West letter urging the commission to avoid regulations that would allow content companies to pay for...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Our America With Lisa Ling' on OWN

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Our America With Lisa Ling' on OWN
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 25 - 31, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES The Sixties Journalists, historians and...
  • Emmys may be ready to give up the 'Modern Family' lock on comedy

    Emmys may be ready to give up the 'Modern Family' lock on comedy
    "Modern Family" has won the Emmy for comedy series four years running. The only show to take it five straight years? "Frasier." Should "Family" win again, we might need therapy. An early look at this year's comedy races. COMEDY SERIES "Modern Family"(...
  • Patton Oswalt, Taylor Schilling, George Takei, De La Soul Celebrate Webby Awards

    "Yeah, don't be in the moment," said Patton Oswalt as he was greeted by a wave of cellphone cameras upon taking the stage at the 18th Annual Webby Awards Monday night. "It's not like any of this will end up on the internet." After the chided audience...