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  • 'Smaug' tops 'Anchorman 2.' Justine Sacco's tweet debacle.

    'Smaug' tops 'Anchorman 2.' Justine Sacco's tweet debacle.
    After the coffee. Before deciding on a Chinese restaurant for Christmas. The Skinny: Another disappointing Sunday spent watching the Redskins blow a game. Fortunately, I've been reading the Johnny Carson biography by his former lawyer Henry Bushkin,...
  • 12 Cable Shows That TCA Convinced Us to Watch

    The Television Critics Assn. press tour can be a long slog. But for TV geeks it has something of a noble purpose -- to promote the best and brightest coming from the major networks. These days the nets rely as much as the buzz that shows create among...
  • TV Review: Comedy Central's 'Broad City'

    Like a lot of Web-to-TV transplants, "Broad City" feels a trifle narrow, and occasionally labors to find enough material to fill even a half-hour. At its core, though, this Comedy Central series has an endearing pair in cash-strapped twentysomething pals,...
  • TV review: 'Broad City' is rowdy fun

    TV review: 'Broad City' is rowdy fun
    When I was in my 20s and needed to score fast cash for beer and to get a present for someone, I'd apply for store credit cards to get the signing gift (which I then regifted), charge something on the card and return the item for a cash refund. My...
  • 'Portlandia' tailgates outside live 'Prairie Home Companion' show

    'Portlandia' tailgates outside live 'Prairie Home Companion' show
    Every football fan knows how much fun tailgating outside a game can be. But NPR fans get into tailgating, too. In the latest teaser to upcoming fourth season of "Portlandia," Portland residents Malcolm (Fred Armisen) and Kris (Carrie Brownstein) party...
  • 'Broad City' brings female misadventures to male-oriented Comedy Central

    'Broad City' brings female misadventures to male-oriented Comedy Central
    NEW YORK — Late one evening in June, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are outlining an episode for their Comedy Central series, "Broad City," when their conversation turns to Superman — specifically, which incarnation of the Man of Steel is...
  • Poehler, Biden boost Meyers' 'Late Night' debut

    Poehler, Biden boost Meyers' 'Late Night' debut
    Seth Meyers took the “Late Night” stage Monday night like a man who didn’t have anything to prove. His approach to his hosting debut was suggestive not of a much-hyped beginning, but of a Tuesday night show a couple of years into a...
  • 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...
  • 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...