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Saturday Night's Children: O'Hara, Hudson, Prager, and Wolf

With only a few names left in this series, this week we're highlighting four former cast members instead of one who, for different reasons, have been grouped together for a special edition of lesser known SNL players. Whether they quit the show before their first episode, left no trace of their history after leaving the show, or flew under the radar despite being co-head writer, these four players are both a mix of famous and unknown writers and performers whose connection to SNL often goes forgotten. Here they are, in no particular order:

Jon Glaser and Catherine O’Hara Join the Next 'Greatest Event in Television History'

The third installment of Adam Scott's The Greatest Event in Television History will debut on Nov. 7 on Adult Swim, and while the title of the new episode hasn't officially been released, Entertainment Weekly has some intriguing tidbits. We now know Catherine O’Hara and Jon Glaser will join Scott in his latest shot-by-shot remake of a classic TV show's opening sequence. Chelsea Peretti and Kathryn Hahn were previously announced. Adult Swim also released this family portrait from the show, which gives some clues for classic TV fans, and seems to confirm Vulture's guess from this summer.

Scott's Greatest Events have become instant classics, but he's already announced that there will only be [...]

Catherine O'Hara Will Star in a New Fox Pilot

Living comedy legend Catherine O'Hara has been cast in a new Fox sitcom called To My Future Assistant, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The SCTV alum and Christopher Guest movie mainstay will be playing a supporting role in in the show, which follows a bunch of assistants at a New York law firm who band together in order to cope with their overbearing, unpleasant bosses. O'Hara's character is Magda, an accomplished, powerful, two-faced attorney. To My Future Assistant is based on the blog and upcoming book To My Assistant by ex-Hollywood assistant Lydia Whitlock. The pilot was written by Sherry Bilsing-Graham (Friends) and Ellen Kreamer [...]

Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, and Chris Elliott to Star in CBC Comedy Series 'Schitt's Creek'

What's better news here — Variety's report that Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Chris Elliott, and Levy's son Dan are set to star in a half-hour Canadian comedy, or that the show is called Schitt's Creek? According to the report, the show — which was co-created by the two Levys — focuses on "video store billionaire Johnny Rose (Levy), his soap star wife Moira (O’Hara) and their kids, who suddenly find themselves broke. They are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup and rebuild their empire from within the rural city limits of their only remaining asset — Schitt’s Creek, an arm pit of a town they once [...]

Catherine O'Hara Says Michael O'Donoghue Didn't Really Scare Her Away from 'SNL'

Living comedy legend Catherine O'Hara went on Marc Maron's WTF podcast this week for an in-depth interview, and she ended up setting the record straight on the time she was hired to be a cast member on Saturday Night Live in 1981 and abruptly left. In the SNL oral history, Live from New York, which O'Hara was not interviewed for, executive producer Dick Ebersol said this:

"I'd hired Catherine O'Hara. It had taken a lot to lure her, because live was not her style. So in that very first meeting with Michael, when he was telling everybody the show was shit, and spraying all over the writers' [...]

Kenneth Parcell Gets a Mom and a Breaking Bad "Mom's 'Friend'"

We've met Liz's parents and Jack's parents and Jenna's mom and Frank's mom but Kenneth's family has been a mystery. And since they can't get a pig to act, we are going to meet Kenneth's mom and her special friend. Catherine O'Hara is in as Mrs. Parcell and Leaves of Grass superfan Bryan Cranston will be her companion. Both are classic perfect 30 Rock guest star castings and they reflect the final season's raising of stakes. But if they really want to kick things up an emotional notch, O'Hara should bring with her Kenneth's father-pig's meatless carcass.

Watch the Latest 'Greatest Event In Television History'

The third installment of Adam Scott's The Greatest Event in Television History ran last night on Adult Swim – a shot-by-shot remake of the opening credits of 80's not-quite-classic sitcom Too Close for Comfort. As we already knew, it starred Scott, Catherine O’Hara, Jon Glaser, Chelsea Peretti, and Kathryn Hahn; it also featured Jason Mantzoukas, Seth Morris, Paul Scheer, and Jon Hamm. Be sure to check out Vulture's side-by-side look at the original and remakes of the opening of Too Close for Comfort.

Scott has already announced that there will only be one more special of The Greatest Event – the next will air on January 23, 2014. He told Splitsider [...]

Steve Allen Tries it Again in 1980 with Steve Martin's Brother Billy

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 120,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

When we last saw Steve Allen on From the Archives, it was 1964 and he was broadcasting the an audience-less version of his [...]

Amy Poehler and Adam Scott Are Gonna Be in a Movie Together

So much to say about this one. First the facts: Adam Scott is starring in the upcoming A.C.O.D. (that's Adult Children of Divorce) along with Amy Poehler, Catherine O'Hara, Jane Lynch, Richard Jenkins and Clark Duke. Jenkins and O'Hara will play Scott's divorced parents, and Poehler the new wife who hates O'Hara. Now, the analysis: obviously, how great is it going to be to see Catherine O'Hara and Amy Poehler play enemies? So great. And more importantly, how strange is it going to be to see Amy Poehler play Adam Scott's stepmother when we're used to seeing them play love interests on Parks & Rec each week? So [...]