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NBC to Burn Off Anne Heche's 'Save Me' This Summer

NBC announced its summer schedule this week, revealing that they'll be burning off its only remaining new comedy, Save Me, during the summer. Starring Anne Heche as a woman who believes God is speaking to her after she nearly chokes to death on a sandwich, Save Me looked to be one of the better comedies from NBC's 2012-13 lineup (albeit a lineup that also included 1600 Penn and Animal Practice) when the network announced its schedule last May. It's a shame that the network is just unceremoniously burning it off this summer without even giving it a chance during the traditional broadcast season, meaning that NBC probably isn't even considering the [...]

Meet the Photographer Behind 'SNL's Opening Credits and Host Bumper Photos

Ever wondered how they film they go about filming SNL's opening credits? Or those host photos that appear onscreen every time the show comes back from commercial? WBEZ has an interview with Mary Ellen Matthews, SNL's official photographer. She's been on the show since 1993 and dives deep into how the credits/photos for the show come together.

Taran Killam Talks About the First and Only Time He Ever Did Stand-Up

Here's SNL's Taran Killam telling the story of his worst-ever live comedy experience for Worst I Ever Bombed, a new web series from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Don't expect to see a Taran Killam stand-up tour anytime soon.

Watch Will Ferrell Reminisce About His Time on 'The Office'

Here's the first episode of a new web series from The Office, tied to the show's series finale next month. Directed by John Krasinski, each episode features guest stars and regular actors from the show looking back at The Office and its legacy. Hopefully, everyone refuses to stop eating lunch the whole time like Will Ferrell did.

Comedian Seaton Smith Joins the Cast of NBC's 'The John Mulaney Show'

The John Mulaney Show, one of the fall's most promising comedy pilots, has finished casting. Deadline reports that Washington, D.C.-based stand-up Seaton Smith has joined the cast in the final regular role on the pilot. Created by and starring SNL writer/stand-up John Mulaney, the pilot is an ensemble multi-cam sitcom that follows a young comedian (Mulaney) who writes for a game show. Seaton Smith is playing a comedian named Motif whom the central character often comes to for advice. Mulaney has lined up an impressive, eclectic group of actors to fill out the cast, with Martin Short, Elliott Gould, SNL's Nasim Pedrad, and stand-up Griffin Newman making up [...]

'SNL' Review: Vince Vaughn's Forgettable Night

It seems a little unfair how unexcited viewers were headed into last weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live, hosted by Vince Vaughn. The Swingers and Wedding Crashers star is a reliably funny guy, and his fast-talking wiseass personality really should have been enough to build a strong episode around. Sure, Vaughn doesn't have a movie coming out until the summer, but the cross-promotional component to SNL has never seemed important to us before.

Yet the night had the energy of the ninth hour of a telethon. Even Vaughn seemed to sense it based on the way he worked the room during the monologue, dishing out hack crowd-work schtick and holding one man's [...]

Watch Vince Vaughn and Bobby Moynihan Promo Tomorrow's 'SNL'

Vince Vaughn is hosting SNL tomorrow with musical guest Miguel, and here he is with cast member Bobby Moynihan trying to convince you to watch the show. An episode hosted by Vaughn's doppelganger Vinnie (Jay Pharoah) who only says Vince Vaughn movie titles actually sounds pretty awesome.

Bill Cosby Was Great Again on 'Jimmy Fallon' Last Night

Bill Cosby's appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon are always memorable, and last night's was no exception. Fallon needs to bring this guy back for a whole week, Timberlake style.

Hit the jump for the rest of Cosby's Late Night appearance, which includes plenty of dancing:

Report: Alec Baldwin in Talks for a New Late Night Show in Carson Daly's 1:35am Slot

According to a new report by Bill Carter at The NY Times, Alec Baldwin may be getting involved in NBC's upcoming late night shuffle. With Jimmy Fallon set to take over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno in February 2014 and SNL's Seth Meyers the frontrunner to pick up Fallon's Late Night baton, the network is looking to make a change to the 1:35am post-Late Night timeslot too and Alec Baldwin is the top choice to take over for Carson Daly, who's been hosting NBC's Last Call at that time since 2002.

An anonymous network exec tells The Times that there's interest between both NBC and Baldwin, who [...]

Here's Anthony Jeselnik on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'

Comedian Anthony Jeselnik is the last person you'd expect to see on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, considering how the former puts so much effort into being edgy and the latter into being tame and inoffensive. Nonetheless, Jeselnik did the show last night and he fit in nicely, even though you could totally make an '80s fish out of water comedy about a comedian like Jeselnik going on a show like Leno.

Zach Galifianakis to Host 'SNL' May 4th

Zach Galifianakis is returning to SNL. It was announced on air on this Saturday's episode that the comedian will host the show's next new episode on May 4th with Icelandic folk/pop group Of Monsters and Men serving as musical guest. This will be Galifianakis's third time hosting after doing so previously in 2010 and 2011. Prior to becoming a movie star, he served as a guest writer for SNL for two episodes in 2000. Galifianakis is hosting in promotion of The Hangover Part III, which comes out May 24th. SNL will be taking a four-week break after this weekend's Vince Vaughn episode. The Galifianakis show will be the [...]

Jimmy Fallon and Vince Vaughn Remember a Failed Prank on Will Ferrell in 1998

Here's this weekend's SNL host Vince Vaughn on Jimmy Fallon last night, recalling a prank they tried to play on Will Ferrell in a bar bathroom during his Fallon's first season on SNL in 1998. Hopefully, the unintended victim of this prank really was watching and accepts their apology.

NBC Renews Carson Daly; But What About Alec Baldwin's New Late Night Show?

NBC announced yesterday evening that they've renewed their 1:35am talk show Last Call with Carson Daly for another season. The news comes just a day after The New York Times reported that Alec Baldwin is in talks with the network to host his own late night show, which was expected to take over Carson Daly's late, late slot. Daly, who's a big asset to NBC as host of its #1 show The Voice, has been hosting Last Call since 2002. The renewal will mark a 13th season for the series, carrying it through 2014. In 2009, due to budgetary reasons, Last Call was transitioned from a traditional late [...]

Saturday Night's Children: Jim Belushi (1983-1985)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 37 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

While he's recognizable for his raspy voice and portly Chicagoan frame, Jim Belushi will forever be stuck in the shadow of his legendary older brother. Jim's arrival at SNL was less than two years after John's death and at one of the worst times to join the cast, yet whether in spite of or because of his name, he came to SNL already armed [...]