With the help of a resurgent Trump-fueled SNL and hit primetime drama This Is Us, NBC picked up 60 Emmy nominations today, putting it third in total nominations behind HBO with 110 and Netflix with 91. ABC, CBS and Fox finished 5th, 6th and 7th in total nominations. The drama series nod for This Is Us is the first for broadcast TV since The Good Wife got one in 2011.
The comedian returns to his TV home for the first time in over a year since a vehicle crash left him in a coma. He brings some of his 30 Rock co-stars with him.
His Oct. 17 appearance also promises to be a coming-out party for the former Saturday Night Live cast member and star of 30 Rock, who has been recuperating from injuries he suffered in a June 2014 crash that also killed a fellow comedian when their limousine was hit by a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike.
NEW YORK (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” says Colin Jost (johst) will be the new man at the “Weekend Update” anchor desk. Jost, the NBC comedy show’s head writer, succeeds outgoing “Update” anchor Seth Meyers, who soon takes over as host of the network’s “Late Night.” Jost will join Cecily Strong as co-anchor of the […]
After coming under fire for the lack of minorities in this season’s new cast, Saturday Night Live will add an African-American woman to the sketch comedy by next month.
NEW YORK (AP) — After eight years on the air at “Saturday Night Live,” Jason Sudeikis says he’s calling it quits. Sudeikis used another late-night institution to make his announcement, telling David Letterman in the taping of Wednesday’s show that he’s leaving NBC’s weekend program. Sudeikis had a busy election year on “Saturday Night Live,” […]
Not known for treating anything seriously or tenderly, NBC’s Saturday Night Live made a fitting exception during the first moments of its show Saturday. Rather than the usual comedic sketch, a children’s choir appeared on camera and angelically sang “Silent Night,” with the touching refrain, “Sleep in heavenly peace.” Then the members of the New York City Children’s Chorus shouted out the NBC show’s time-honored introduction: “Live from New York, it’s ‘Saturday Night!'”
The live Saturday Night Live specials, which follow an election-cycle tradition for the satire series, will air Sept. 20 and 27.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andy Samberg has wrapped his seven-season run on “Saturday Night Live,” a spokeswoman for the actor-comedian said Friday.Samberg won’t return as a cast member next season, according to his publicist, Carrie Byalick. Samberg’s exit follows that of “SNL” cast member Kristen Wiig. Like other “Saturday Night Live” alumni, Samberg will be […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Kristen Wiig got a musical sendoff on the season finale of “Saturday Night Live” as the popular and versatile cast member made her exit after seven years. In the show’s final sketch, guest host Mick Jagger played the principal at a high school graduation and brought up Wiig, in cap and […]
NEW YORK (AP) — How can “Saturday Night Live” possibly replace (fill in the blank)? How many times have we asked that question across nearly four decades? “Impossible!” said some in 2006 when Tina Fey, Chris Parnell, Horatio Sanz and Rachel Dratch headed for the door, only to be followed two years later by her […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Lindsay Lohan’s comeback trail is leading her to “Saturday Night Live.” NBC says the troubled actress, whose career in recent years has been upstaged by legal and personal problems, will serve as guest host of “SNL” on March 3. The network said Sunday that the musical guest that night will be […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Carrey and Gwyneth Paltrow will ring in the new year for “Saturday Night Live” with back-to-back hosting gigs. NBC said Tuesday that Carrey will preside over this week’s edition. His musical guest is The Black Keys. Paltrow will take her third turn at hosting the show on Jan. 15. The […]