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Nick Kroll Offers Some Advice on Halloween Costumes and Unfriending People in Real Life

The Tonight Show just released a new installment of "Unqualified Advice" featuring Nick Kroll, and it's full of solid advice especially if you're concerned about unfriending someone, choosing a college major, writing a 3,000-word essay in two hours, or becoming a victim of the Freshman 15. Kroll also offers up a Halloween costume suggestion that's equally sexy on both guys and girls.

Five 'SNL' Cast Members Who Were Also 'Daily Show' Correspondents

In its 40 years of scouting talent from The Groundlings, Second City, and standup clubs, SNL has never felt any competition in the major leagues of comedy star-making. When The Daily Show debuted on Comedy Central in 1996, however, Lorne Michaels and company finally met their match, with stars like Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Rob Corddry, and Ed Helms all carving out their niches on the mock news show. Over the summer these two worlds officially collided when The Daily Show poached SNL writer Michael Che and elevated him to onscreen status as its newest correspondent, only to see Che swap back to SNL to [...]

Amy Poehler Is Developing an NBC Comedy About an Agnostic Woman

Amy Poehler has another NBC show in the works. Deadline reports that Poehler has teamed up with Parks and Recreation writer/producer Aisha Muharrar for a single-cam workplace comedy for the network that follows "a young, agnostic woman who inherits a church and the crew of strong-willed characters who make up her new community." No word yet on who will star in the untitled show, but in the meantime Poehler and Muharrar are hard at work on the final season of Parks and Rec.

Armie Hammer Is Developing a Semi-Autobiographical Comedy for NBC

Semi-autobiographical comedy pilots are so hot right now, and The Lone Ranger's Armie Hammer is the latest celebrity to put one into development. Deadline reports that Hammer has teamed up with About a Boy writer/producer David Israel for an untitled comedy about "a guy whose world is rocked when he finds out that his parents have been secretly 'seeing' his ex-girlfriend for three years since he broke up with her, and the highly unlikely friendship he forms with his ex’s fiancé." The series is inspired by Hammer's life, just like the pilots based on the lives of Will Packer, Johnny KnoxvilleAdam LevineTommy JohnaginJermaine [...]

'Mission Control' Canceled by NBC Due to Casting Issues

One of NBC's new comedies has been killed off before even making it to the airwaves. THR reports that '60s space-set workplace comedy Mission Control starring Krysten Ritter and produced by Will Ferrell's Gary Sanchez has been yanked from the network's lineup before its midseason premiere. Sources close to the project told THR that the show had "casting issues" in some of the supporting roles and "ultimately decided to scrap the series completely." Gary Sanchez's other NBC comedy Bad Judge premiered on the network earlier this month.

'30 Rock' Alums Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan Are Developing a Witch Comedy for NBC

Here's some perfectly timed news for Halloween: NBC just added a new comedy project all about witches. THR reports that the network has given a script commitment to an untitled single-cam series from former 30 Rock writers/co-executive producers Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan about a group of friends "who grow closer when one of them 'comes out' to the group — as a witch." Siegal and Morgan will also serve as co-executive producers on the project, which makes the second witch-themed show ordered by the NBC this week — the network also ordered a Bewitched reboot set two generations after the original ABC series on Wednesday.

'Marry Me' Star Ken Marino on Why Comedy Gets Lower Ratings Than Drama

"I think the reason that comedy maybe gets lower ratings than the reality shows or dramas is that there's a lot of different places you can do comedy, you can get comedy elsewhere, you can find comedy online. I think that what's nice about our show is that … there are people who look for alternative stuff that I think will appreciate this show as well as people that [like] big, straight-up network comedy. It's sort of a mixture of both."

- Star of NBC's new comedy Marry Me Ken Marino explains why comedies have the biggest ratings struggle to The Wrap.

How 'SNL's Season 40 Title Sequence Came Together

Last year SNL director of photography Alex Buono posted a lengthy blog entry about the making of the Wes Anderson parody "The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders," and this week he's back with a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at SNL's season 40 title sequence. To capture the 40th anniversary feel, Buono explains why the team landed on the mantra of a "Love-letter to New York" and why they used light-writing and other technical tricks as inspiration: "Not just light-writing, but an overall simple, clean concept: as an homage to the 40-year history of SNL, we would approach the sequence using in-camera techniques that would be at home just as [...]

Rob Lowe, Pete Huyck, and Alex Gregory Are Developing a Father Comedy for NBC

Back in January, NBC ordered a new comedy pilot called The Pro starring Rob Lowe with Larry Sanders Show/King of the Hill writers Pete Huyck and Alex Gregory attached, and now they're teaming up for another new NBC comedy. While The Pro didn't make it to series, Deadline reports that Lowe, Huyck, and Gregory are now developing a single-cam family comedy for NBC that follows "a worldly, adventurous, and newly sober narcissist — a role written for Lowe — whose decision to become a devoted father happens when his son and daughter are already teenagers. He’s back in his hometown making amends to his kids, his ex-wife, [...]

Nasim Pedrad Looks Back on Her 'SNL' Arianna Huffington Impersonation

SNL alum and Mulaney star Nasim Pedrad was a guest on last night's Late Night, where she and Seth Meyers looked back on how she first got her Arianna Huffington impersonation on SNL — which was largely thanks to Bill Hader getting an eye infection. Watch more from Pedrad's interview below:

Jim Carrey Does His Best Aidy Bryant Impersonation in His 'SNL' Promos

Here's the promo reel for this week's SNL hosted by Jim Carrey, which is full of spooky Halloween references, attempts to start trending online, and Carrey's spot-on impersonation of cast member Aidy Bryant.

'SNL' Writer Leslie Jones Is Now a Featured Player

SNL just made an excellent (and long overdue) casting decision by promoting writer and sometimes-performer Leslie Jones. Deadline reports that Jones has officially been added as a featured player, and her first credited episode will be this Saturday's episode hosted by Jim Carrey. Click through to watch the SNL appearances Leslie Jones has made as a writer so far as well as her standup appearance on Late Night last month:

Bill Lawrence Is Developing an 'IT Crowd' Remake for NBC

NBC is attempting to remake the Channel 4 workplace comedy The IT Crowd again. Deadline reports that the network has teamed up with Bill Lawrence — who is also developing a Rush Hour TV adaptation for CBS — to adapt the Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, and Katherine Parkinson-starring series into a multi-cam show with Community's Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan signed on as writers. This makes NBC's second attempt to remake the British series following the 2006-2007 season version starring Joel McHale, which you can read more about here.

Brad Pitt and Jimmy Fallon Have a Breakdance Conversation on 'Tonight Show'

Brad Pitt made a special appearance during last night's Tonight Show in the above sketch called "Breakdance Conversation," which reveals Pitt and Fallon's love for sneaking to the basement of 30 Rock and having casual conversations through the power of dance.