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Checking in with 'SNL' Halfway Through Season 39

We've reached the midpoint of SNL's 39th season — one that has optimistically been called a "transitional year," but one more commonly known as "the year the shit hit the fan with that whole black woman issue." Despite the fact that the bulk of the SNL coverage in fall 2013 has zeroed in on the show's diversity controversy, SNL has given us plenty of other things to talk about, from new cast members and emerging stars on the show, to surprise cameos and celebrity hosts who defied our expectations — in good and bad ways.

Unfortunately, few of those topics have gotten much ink in fall 2013 (outside of sites [...]

Kerry Washington Will Host 'SNL' on November 2

Scandal star Kerry Washington will host Saturday Night Live on November 2, NBC announced today. It will be her first time hosting the show, and she'll be joined by musical guest Eminem, who will be making his sixth appearance. Though primarily a dramatic actress, Washington has some experience in comedy, including co-starring with Chris Rock in 2007's I Think I Love My Wife. She also, intriguingly, appeared on PBS's educational sketch series Standard Deviants in the 90s, which has been described as Sesame Street meets Saturday Night Live. Hopefully her sketch comedy skills are still sharp.

'SNL' Review: Kerry Washington Is Ready

I never thought we would see the day when SNL considered itself newsworthy enough to parody. But it happened — not in the form of a quick joke during the monologue or Weekend Update, or a walk-on by Lorne Michaels, as has happened before — but with a whole cold open sketch, wherein host Kerry Washington was compelled to play numerous black female characters (Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce) because SNL literally had no one else who could do them. The meta-sketch also included a half-apologetic text scroll from the producers promising to fix the situation, unless they "fall in love with another white guy first," and a cameo by [...]

Taran Killam Is Really Into Kerry Washington In Their 'SNL' Promos

Kerry Washington is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend with Eminem, and since SNL's hosts this year seem to be chosen largely based on the cast members' crushes, this week it was Taran Killam's turn to not-so-subtly share his feelings. And also, to rap.