The seasons have certainly changed at Saturday Night Live. The show's 40th season began with an episode that hardly resembled a season premiere, with little pomp or circumstance over SNL's impressive four-decade lifespan, and in its place a straightforward night of comedy that reflected a show well adjusted to its new lineup. Nerves did occasionally get the better of the performers — especially first-time host Chris Pratt, who coasted on his signature goofy charm, flashing that Andy Dwyer "oops" face a few times – but overall the episode charged forward with a leaner (and more colorful) cast, and a greater confidence in its sense of humor.
We aren't out of the woods just yet, though. SNL's live sketches suffer [...]
UPDATE: NBC has announced that Chris Pratt will be hosting the season premiere, with Sarah Silverman hosting the second episode. It's not clear what happened to Murray-as-host — it may have been rescheduled to later in the season or canceled altogether. Our original post follows.
SNL's landmark 40th season premieres on September 27th, and the show's got some big plans to kick off its return to television. According to several sources — including news posts yesterday by local NBC affiliate sites that have since been taken down — the one and only Bill Murray will be making a glorious return to SNL to help ring in its [...]
According to Deadline, real-life husband and wife Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have found a co-starring vehicle together in the upcoming Fox comedy Vacation Friends, a film by sibling writing team Tom and Tim Mullen with Hot Tub Time Machine's Steve Pink onboard to direct. Vacation Friends is described as "What About Bob? with a couple" and follows Pratt and Faris as "a crazy wild couple that bonds with a straight laced couple on vacation in Mexico. They have a great time, and then want to rekindle the fun. Once the other couple gets back to their normal life, it’s not nearly the same kind of fun and [...]
With Chris Pratt starring in the upcoming superhero flick Guardians of the Galaxy, his Andy Dwyer is returning to Parks and Recreation this season in noticeably better shape. While the show won't making too big a fuss over his weight loss when it premieres tomorrow night, we're going to miss the chubbier version of Andy lumbering around Pawnee. So we decided to take a look back at some of our favorite Andy Dwyer moments from the first five seasons, and hope that Andy's newly svelte body won't change him too much:
Chris Pratt, who plays lovable doofus Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation, was surprisingly cast as the lead in the Marvel superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy earlier this year. Over the weekend, Pratt tweeted the image to the left, showing what he looks like now after getting into shape and preparing for the role for half a year. He writes, "No beer for six months. My brother made me post this." It should be pretty difficult explaining why Andy Dwyer looks like this all of the sudden in the new season of Parks and Rec, which Pratt will be appearing in in a diminished capacity. "My brother made [...]