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  • '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...
  • 'Portlandia': Emmy-nommed Creators Build Laughs From the Ground Up

    The program relies heavily on improvisation, while making do on a limited budget. Most episodes consist of short pieces, but this season, the program tested a story arc in which the two main characters, who normally pal around like Ernie and Bert from...
  • 'SNL' star Seth Meyers marries longtime girlfriend Alexi Ashe

    'SNL' star Seth Meyers marries longtime girlfriend Alexi Ashe
    Long weekend update: Seth Meyers has married Alexi Ashe! The "Saturday Night Live" head writer and "Weekend Update" anchor, 39, who is poised to take over "Late Night" from Jimmy Fallon in 2014, wed his longtime girlfriend in an intimate ceremony on...
  • Tina Fey to Host 'SNL' Premiere; Miley Cyrus Set for Oct. 5

    "Saturday Night Live" will return to NBC on Sept. 28 with alum Tina Fey serving as host of the season 39 premiere. Seg will mark Fey's fourth time hosting the latenight Peacock series since her departure as a cast member in 2006. She will be joined by...
  • SNL: Cecily Strong to Co-Anchor 'Weekend Update' With Seth Meyers

    It's a big promotion for a second-year "Saturday Night LIve" cast member. Cecily Strong has been tapped to co-anchor the "Weekend Update" segment with Seth Meyers. Meyers is departing his full-time work on "SNL" in February to take over NBC's "Late...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' adds 6 new cast members

    'Saturday Night Live' adds 6 new cast members
    "Saturday Night Live" has added six new cast members just in time for its 39th season.  The fresh faces arrive following the departure of veteran cast members Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen, and just a year after the exits of Andy Samberg...
  • Why Naming SNL's Cast Is Only The Start of Lorne Michaels' Very Long TV Season

    You'd think Lorne Michaels might be able to relax. He just hired a whopping six new cast members (can anyone recall a season where he took in more than three?) to his late-night institution, "Saturday Night Live," and one has to assume in all that talent...
  • 'Orange Is the New Black,' 'House of Cards' Earn WGA Awards Noms in TV

    "Orange Is the New Black" received four nominations and "House of Cards" three for the WGA Awards in television, which will be presented Feb. 1. The digitally distributed Netflix series were announced in July as eligible by the WGA. "Orange Is the New...
  • '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...
  • '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...
  • '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...