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  • '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...
  • 'SNL' Opener Wasn't a Horrible Mess, and That's a Success

    It could have been bad. Like really, really bad. But the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" deserves a pat on the back just for avoiding being awful. No matter how much Lorne Michaels or anyone else may have wanted to play down the importance of...
  • '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...
  • 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....
  • Interview: Nick Kroll working his way to the big leagues

    Interview: Nick Kroll working his way to the big leagues
    Nick Kroll always wanted his own TV show, but that doesn't mean the comedian best known for his role as Rodney Ruxin on FX's "The League" thought it would actually happen one day. "When you get started, you're just trying to get booked at an open mic,"...
  • 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...
  • Jason Sudeikis trades TV for film with 'We're the Millers'

    TV’s loss is moviedom’s gain. At least, that was Jason Sudeikis’ message to a “Late Night With David Letterman” audience Thursday, when the “Saturday Night Live” stalwart announced that he’s chucking his...
  • TCA press tour: Andy Samberg comedy 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' takes cue from 'The Wire'?

    TCA press tour: Andy Samberg comedy 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'  takes cue from 'The Wire'?
    Imagine "The Wire's" iconic Jimmy McNulty got put into a comedy blender — that's what Andy Samberg hopes his character in the Fox comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" calls to mind for viewers. "He's like McNulty from 'The Wire,' except instead of drinking...