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Here's the First Teaser for Bill Murray's Netflix Christmas Special

Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola have been working on a Christmas special since last year, and now it finally has a name, home, and very first teaser. A Very Murray Christmas is officially headed to Netflix this December, and George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Miley Cyrus are set to make appearances. Check out the first teaser for the special above.

Bill Murray Finally Comes Home in This Rare Second City Clip from 1980

Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over the coming weeks we'll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web.

Now that there's officially a Bill Murray Christmas TV special in the works featuring stars like Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and George Clooney, here's a look back at a rare Murray special from 1980 called Bill Murray Live from the Second City. In [...]

How 'Parks and Rec' Landed Last Night's Surprise Bill Murray Cameo

With only two episodes left in the series, Parks and Recreation revealed a huge surprise last night that's been a longtime dream of the cast and writers: Bill Murray appeared as the (until now) mysterious Mayor Gunderson. Entertainment Weekly has the backstory on how the show managed to score the elusive Murray cameo, and it's about as far-fetched and unexpected as you might expect. Here's what executive producer Mike Schur told us about his hopes to get Murray on the show back in 2013:

He's sort of ascended above the atmosphere of the actual tangible comedy world. He doesn't exist in reality to me anymore; he's like [...]

Bill Murray Trains for the NYC Marathon on 'Late Show'

Bill Murray paid a visit to the Late Show desk last night, where he decided mid-interview that he needed to get a run in. Watch more from Murray's interview below, which covers everything from his thoughts on the all-women Ghostbusters reboot to Murray's recent appearance at George Clooney's wedding.

Bill Murray's 'St. Vincent' Is Getting Mixed Reviews from Critics

Bill Murray's new movie St. Vincent premieres in theaters tomorrow, and so far it's getting mixed reviews from critics. Between the tale of Bill Murray's casting and its warm reception at the Toronto International Film Festival, Vincent has an interesting behind-the-scenes tale as director Ted Melfi's debut feature, but Flavorwire's review sums up the biggest takeaway from most of critical response: "Who're we kidding — no one's seeing St. Vincent for its narrative innovations. This is a Bill Murray Picture, and it's full of opportunities for him to do his thing." The good (and unsurprising) news is that Bill Murray's performance in St. Vincent has garnered tons [...]

Bill Murray Jumped Out of a Cake for His Final Letterman Appearance

Bill Murray made his final appearance on Letterman last night, jumping out of a cake and then covering Dave in frosting before busting out the booze and taking a look back at his many, many appearances on the show. It's kind of hard to believe that this is the last time we'll be seeing these two old friends together on late night.

Bill Murray Shares Some Bartending Tips on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Bill Murray was a guest on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live at SXSW, where he gave Kimmel some tips for being a good bartender (or as Murray calls it, a "first responder") as well as some hangover cure techniques. Watch more from the interview below, where Murray makes a glorious entrance on horseback and reveals that Rick Ross recorded a song for his upcoming Christmas TV special but disappeared when he was supposed to show up to film his part.

Everything We Know About the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

The lead cast of Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot was revealed today, and it's an all-star group including Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and current SNL superstars Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. It's been a long and confusing wait since the rumored Ghostbusters sequel turned into a reboot from Bridesmaids director Feig, so here's a refresher on everything we know about the film so far:

Watch Bill Murray's Very First Performance as Nick the Lounge Singer

Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over the coming weeks we'll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web.

With the news that Bill Murray plans to sing us Christmas carols in a Sofia Coppola-directed TV special this year, what better time to celebrate Murray's most memorable singing character ever, Nick the Lounge Singer? In this week's unearthed Second City clip, Murray [...]

Bill Murray Says Bill Hader "Did the Best Work Anyone Ever Did" on 'SNL'

"Well, there's been extraordinary talent, let's get real. I don't want to start listing names because there's too many that I would forget, but between Eddie Murphy and [Dana] Carvey and Mike Myers and Will Ferrell and so forth … I think Bill Hader probably did the best work anyone ever did on that show … It took him a little while to get going, but once he got going it was extraordinary."

Bill Murray gives some high SNL praise for Bill Hader in his interview with Howard Stern from earlier today.

Tom Hanks, Bill Murray, and Eddie Vedder to Be Among David Letterman's Final Guests

CBS has announced the lineup for David Letterman's last week of shows, and it's going to feature some of his old friends, including his very first late night guest and one of his very favorites, Bill Murray. On Monday, Tom Hanks will make his 60th appearance on a Letterman-hosted show, after first appearing on NBC's Late Night in 1984. He'll be joined by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, who will perform, backed by Paul Shaffer.

On Tuesday, Letterman's first Late Night guest Bill Murray will make his 44th appearance on a Letterman-hosted show.

CBS did not list any guests for Letterman's final show on Wednesday, but describes it as "an [...]

Amy Poehler, George Clooney, and Maya Rudolph Join Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola's Christmas Special

Last year it was announced that Bill Murray was teaming up with Sofia Coppola for an upcoming Christmas TV special, and today THR reports that the project just added a few big stars. According to the report, George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Miley Cyrus will play versions of themselves in the special, which will follow the famously agent-less Murray as "he evades the advances of a shark dying to sign him." The project hasn't officially found a distributor yet, but it already sounds like the weirdest holiday special ever. Coppola told Variety in October that it won't be live and will be "like a [...]

Bill Murray and Jimmy Kimmel Talk Spontaneity, Parenting, Tinder, and More

Bill Murray was a guest on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he talked about everything from his spontaneous reputation to working at Little Caesars to his most valuable parenting advice for Kimmel. Watch more of Murray's interview below:

Bill Murray to Sing Christmas Carols in a Sofia Coppola-Directed TV Special

Bill Murray is bringing his crooning talents to television in the form of a Christmas special. Variety reports that Murray has teamed up with Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola to star in a TV Christmas special, in which Murray will sing a collection of classic Christmas carols. The special doesn't yet have a network or premiere date, but Murray told Variety that it won't be live and will be "like a little movie. It won't have a format, but it's going to have music. It will have texture. It will have threads through it that are writing. There will be prose. It will have a patina style [...]