Bill Hader is returning to SNL next season as a sort of conquering king coming back to his castle. So, does he have anything big planned for his eighth season? Simply, no, as he told Entertainment Weekly:
"I’ve learned that any time over the summer I go, 'Ooh, I got something really good,' I’ll give it to the writers, and they’ll go, 'No.' Actually, the diplomatic thing is to say, 'That’s funny… Um, what if… we do the opposite.'"
I guess it would better to ask the writers what they're planning for Hader.
"When you’re here for seven years, the writers know what you’re good at, and also what [...]
"Over the course of six seasons, Jack has been fully transformed into a condescending, all-knowing daddy, and Liz has been fully transformed into a needy little girl who is eternally terrified of displeasing him." NPR's television blog makes the interesting argument that 30 Rock's Liz Lemon, the relatively self-possessed woman who once bought all the hot dogs to make a point, has become more immature as the series goes on, trusting her own judgment less and less and deferring to Jack – and that that's partly to blame for the show's tanking ratings. You could make the counter-argument that it's realistic of the show to let their relationship [...]
Hank Azaria stars in Free Agents this fall using his body meat for a change, but his protagonist Alex remains sadly reminiscent of a particular late, great citizen of Springfield. "Do you remember the episode that has Frank Grimes in it? Remember that show?," Azaria naively, humbly asked Vulture. "Kind of a one-off character. This guy comes to the Springfield the nuclear power plant, works for Homer and gets really jealous that everything works out for Homer even though Homer is an idiot. There’s a lot of Frank Grimes in Alex — nothing works out for him and he’s tremendously sad and yet somehow, hopefully, it’s funny." I'm [...]