It's great when an SNL host has nothing to prove.
Sure, it's fun to play into expectations surrounding a new host, and to wonder how his or her specific skill sets might factor into an episode: Will Bruno Mars do anything other than sing in sketches? Will Louis CK's style work in the SNL format? Meanwhile, with a repeat host, those concerns are lifted. Whether it's a former cast member (Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler), or a longtime friend of the show (Alec Baldwin, Jon Hamm, and now with three episodes under her belt, Anne Hathaway), a host who is familiar with the process can ease back and have a [...]
Joe Biden (who is still the Vice President of the United States for those not keeping up) is cameoing in next week's episode of Parks and Recreation (airing Nov. 15), Entertainment Weekly reports. Biden has been the object of Leslie's Knope's sexual desires for years now (she once revealed that her perfect man would have "the brains of George Clooney and the body of Joe Biden"). The Parks crew got Biden to film the scene when they were in Washington, D.C., shooting the season premiere (which featured cameos from John McCain and other politicians who aren't as exciting as Biden).
Parks and Rec boss Michael Schur told EW [...]
Oscar nominee Anne Hathaway is hosting SNL this weekend with musical guest Rihanna. Here's a series of promos for the show that Hathaway cut with cast member Jason Sudeikis. WARNING: Watching these promos will probably make you look up the word "ontological," unless you are smarter than me and already know what it means.
Sometimes TV shows drag their unfunny, uninteresting, yet highly rated feet across our living rooms for years. “Who let this happen?” we ponder as our foreheads turn red from frequent smacks. Other times, the powers that be get things right. That’s where “Brilliantly Canceled” comes in, looking at the shows that didn’t make it past their first season and saved us all a ton of grief.
Sometime in the eighties, NBC threw a show called Manimal on the air. It was an action-adventure drama about Dr. Jonathan Chase, a man who was able to turn into any animal he wanted, which enabled him to fight crime and help out the police/make [...]
Jimmy Fallon had his Weekend Update predecessor Colin Quinn as a guest on Late Night Friday, and he took the opportunity to ask Quinn about his habit of only using Twitter to anger his followers with bone-dry sarcasm. Fallon brings up some recent tweets in which Quinn jokingly chided him for attending a fancy celebrity wedding in Italy. Cornered, Quinn claimed his account was hacked, which is how all of us should handle it when our friends confront us about talking shit about them on the internet.