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Fred Armisen

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  • NBC Takes Ratings Victory Lap In Braggy Upfront Affair

    Here's something you haven't heard from NBC in a while: confidence. In an upfront presentation laced with bragodoccio, the Peacock touted its first-place ranking in the audience demographic most coveted by advertisers, people between the ages of 18 and...
  • 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...
  • TV Picks: 'Moone Boy,' Bob Balaban, Larry King, 'Playing House'

    TV Picks: 'Moone Boy,' Bob Balaban, Larry King, 'Playing House'
    "Moone Boy" (Hulu). Tall and shaggy Chris O'Dowd, whom you may have seen in "The IT Crowd," "Bridesmaids," "Girls" or Christopher Guest's dear departed "Family Tree" -- or even possibly on Broadway, where he is now playing opposite James Franco in a...
  • 'Portlandia' gets 2 more seasons; watch 5 great sketches

    'Portlandia' gets 2 more seasons; watch 5 great sketches
    Fred Armisen may be debating whether to exit "Saturday Night Live," but he's not leaving Portland any time soon. IFC has renewed "Portlandia" for a fourth and fifth season. The network made the announcement Wednesday, saying the comedy series from...
  • Fred alert! Armisen is back with more 'Portlandia'

    Fred alert! Armisen is back with more 'Portlandia'
    No one is safe from the gentle mocking of IFC's "Portlandia" when it returns for its third season at 9 p.m. Jan. 4: the people of Portland, Ore., hipsters everywhere, or even TV fans. In a skit called "Spoilers," co-creators and stars Fred Armisen and...
  • Midseason 2012-13 TV preview with Fred Armisen

    Midseason 2012-13 TV preview with Fred Armisen
    With Season 3 of "Portlandia" premiering Friday, I asked Fred Armisen to help me with my midseason TV preview by giving him the names of five new series. He then told me what he thought they are about. You can watch him answer in the video above, then...
  • 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,"...
  • Fred Armisen of 'Portlandia' remembers Chicago holidays

    Fred Armisen of 'Portlandia' remembers Chicago holidays
    Long before he gained fame on "Saturday Night Live," Fred Armisen spent many years in Chicago. He returned this week to be part of Second City's 24-hour Letters to Santa event which benefits families in need from Chicago's Onward Neighborhood House. "It'...
  • Indie Spirit Awards: Cooper, Lawrence, Wallis' last stop before the Oscars

    The Film Independent Spirit Awards are the penultimate stop before the Oscars -- but with just one day to go before the Academy Awards, 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis had reached her red carpet threshold. As her publicist told her she had a few more...
  • 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...
  • '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...