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Watch the Pilot for the Rashida Jones-Created NBC Comedy 'A to Z'

Back in January, NBC announced they had ordered a romantic comedy series from Rashida Jones and Will McCormack called A to Z, and NBC has released the full pilot episode online ahead of its October 2nd premiere. The show stars Cristin Milioti and Ben Feldman as a couple who meet as a result of a tech glitch at the internet dating company where Feldman's character works. Keep an eye out for special guest appearances by fake versions of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Emoji.

Watch Jimmy Fallon, Conan O'Brien, and Seth Meyers Pay Tribute to Robin Williams

Here's a clip from last night's Tonight Show, in which Jimmy Fallon takes a few minutes to remember the great Robin Williams and do a quick impersonation of his hero. Click through to watch Conan O'Brien and Seth Meyers both take time out of their late night shows to salute Williams.

Grown-Up Annie Pays Seth Meyers a Visit on 'Late Night'

Late Night writer Michelle Wolf made an appearance as the show's favorite orphan Grown-Up Annie last night, and as usual, things aren't going very well for her. Either way she's got a great attitude about life, many ways to self-medicate, and her very own strip club, so hopefully she'll catch a break from her bad luck any day now.

Watch Seth Meyers and Joan Rivers Have a Chat

Here's a clip from last night's Late Night, in which Meyers and guest Joan Rivers cover everything from Anne Frank to commuting between New York and LA to her secret to success ("not dying"). Click through for the second clip from the interview.

Jenny Slate and Jimmy Fallon Look Back on '7th Floor West'

Before she joined the cast of SNL, Jenny Slate got her first big television gig on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon's ongoing The Hills parody 7th Floor West, and on Friday's Tonight Show the two looked back on the series and the first time Slate very nervously met Fallon. Click through to watch Slate's "Unqualified Advice" segment, in which she has a particularly great tip about cheap roommates.

Brooks Wheelan Talks About His Hiring and Firing from 'SNL'

"I feel like I was hired because they hired so many new cast members, and I feel like I was let go because they hired too many new cast members. So I can't really fault them. That's part of the reason I was there and that's part of the reason I was let go. … They do their own stuff and they clearly know what works."

- Standup Brooks Wheelan discusses his recent firing from SNL in a new interview with The Wrap, in which he says he's looking forward to living a more "Forrest Gump life."

Will Arnett Confirms More 'Arrested Development' on 'The Tonight Show'

Here's a clip from last night's Tonight Show with guest Will Arnett, who generously gives Fallon a bottle of rosé wine that he found, discusses Netflix's cyborg head honcho, and addresses the recent update that there's more Arrested Development on the way: "It's gonna happen. We don't know when, but it is gonna happen."

The Season 5 'Community' Blooper Reel Has Sexy Cats, Sexy Lions, and Plenty of Dancing

The wait until the sixth season of Community will last until at least after Christmas, but in the meantime you can check out this six-minute video of bloopers from the show's final season on NBC, which features references to both a sexy cat and a sexy lion, tons of F-bombs, and a heartwarming dance montage.

John Milhiser on Getting Fired from 'SNL': "It's the Way of the Game"

Scott Rogowsky's live weekly talk show at UCB Running Late taped its season 5 finale a few weeks back with guests Sasheer Zamata and John Milhiser, which also happened to be the day after Milhiser found out he wouldn't be returning to SNL in the fall. While he does say it was the year he felt "the least funny," Milhiser is a very good sport about the whole thing and says being on the show was a dream come true, even though "nobody wants to cast me as a small boyfriend or husband." Click through for another clip from Milhiser's interview as well as a clip of Zamata looking [...]

Ron Funches Made His 'Tonight Show' Standup Debut Last Night

Standup Ron Funches — who now has a guaranteed second season on NBC's Undateable — made his Tonight Show standup debut last night and covered everything from being a "summertime boy" in New York to how things are going with his dream board to why the concept of identical twins terrifies him.

Saturday Night's Children: Tom Davis (1977-1980)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 38 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

Whether it's John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Mitch Hedberg, or this week's tragic loss of Robin Williams, the world of comedy has a long history of assigning instant legend status to beloved comedians who die too soon. Maybe it was because he was more of a writer than SNL cast member — or that he was the lesser-known half of recurring SNL duo Franken [...]

NBC Adds a Lady Boss Comedy by Hilary Winston

Former Community and Happy Endings writer Hilary Winston has sold another comedy series to a major network. In addition to her short-lived CBS show Bad Teacher based on the 2011 movie of the same name, Deadline reports that NBC has bought a single-cam series from Winston based on her Playboy column "When Your Boss Has a Vagina." The show centers on "a fratty corporate office that gets polarized along gender lines when a new boss comes to town — a lady boss." Winston will also serve as executive producer alongside Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon, who is also attached to direct.

Neal Brennan Shares an Update from Tracy Morgan on 'Late Night'

Back in early June, former SNL and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan was a victim of a car crash in New Jersey, and on last night's Late Night, Neal Brennan shared some news from a recent phone call with Morgan, which proves that while Tracy still has a long road to physical recovery, his sense of humor has gone completely unharmed. Click through for another clip from Brennan's interview.

Paula Pell Looks Back on Writing 'SNL' Sketches with Will Ferrell and Cheri Oteri

Here's a new web extra from Late Night in which longtime SNL writer Paula Pell recalls a memory from writing one of her many Spartan cheerleaders sketches with Will Ferrell, Cheri Oteri, and a very obscene drawing Pell made for educational purposes.