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Bob Odenkirk Says the 'Mr. Show' Reunion Might Be a New Sketch Comedy Show

The A.V. Club has a new interview out today with Bob Odenkirk to promote Sunday's premiere of Better Call Saul, and near the end of the interview is the most interesting update on the in-the-works Mr. Show reunion yet. While the project is clearly still in the early development stages due to the original writers and performers' busy schedules, Odenkirk revealed that it won't be labeled as an official "Mr. Show reunion" but instead be a completely new multiple-episode sketch comedy show:

However, we are working on new sketches and a new show together. And we want to do multiple episodes of it. And yet we’re limited. [...]

Lorne Michaels Says the 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Special Will Have More Live Performances

Ahead of the live SNL 40th anniversary special on February 15th, Lorne Michaels sat down for an interview with THR to talk about the history of the show, what we can expect from the big reunion, and what it's like to be the leader of a 40-year television institution. When asked if there's an SNL season he'd like to do over, Michaels picked his first season back as producer in 1985 after leaving the show in 1980: "I wanted to recapture [what we had] … We were just younger, and so I wanted to get back to that and I maybe went too young. I think it [...]

David Letterman Sends Jay Leno an Invitation to Appear on 'Late Show'

Longtime late night nemeses David Letterman and Jay Leno might have a chat before Letterman exits Late Show in May. TV Insider is reporting that reps from Late Show have reached out to Leno with an invitation to appear as a guest on the show before it ends its run on CBS, but Leno has yet to formally accept the offer. Leno and Letterman most recently reunited in a 2010 Late Show Super Bowl ad with Oprah, but the last time Leno appeared as Letterman's late night guest was May 7, 1992 prior to the premiere of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Leno said last year [...]

Max Weinberg and Conan O'Brien Have a Glorious Late Night Reunion

It's been nearly five years since Max Weinberg left his post as Conan O'Brien's late night drummer, but thanks to a mishap with current Conan drummer James Wormworth falling down an abandoned mine shaft, last night Weinberg got the perfect opportunity reunite with his old friend.

Jerry Seinfeld Confirms a 'Seinfeld' Reunion Is Happening "Very, Very Soon"

So it's not a Super Bowl commercial, it's not a Broadway play, and it's not a Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode, but whatever Jerry Seinfeld was up to with Jason Alexander and Larry David two weeks ago was definitely a Seinfeld reunion-related affair. According to Variety, Seinfeld confirmed the reunion on the "Boomer & Carton" radio show this morning but wasn't budging on the details, except for describing the project as "short-ish form" and a "one-and-done" thing involving Larry David and his former Seinfeld cast mates that will be available somewhere sometime "very, very soon." It seems safe to assume that the reunion will in fact [...]

The 'Saved by the Bell' Cast Reunites on 'The Tonight Show'

While Zack Morris has been a guest on Jimmy Fallon's show before, on last night's Tonight Show Fallon finally put together a nearly complete Saved by the Bell reunion with Zack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), Kelly Kapowski (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen), A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez) Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley), Mr. Belding (Dennis Haskins), and Fallon as a new kid who dreams of getting on Saturday Night Live. Check out the reunion above.

Even Jean Doumanian Is Going to the 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Special

If you thought Eddie Murphy and Jack Nicholson were unlikely guests for SNL's 40th anniversary special on February 15th, get ready for another surprise: In a new interview with Deadline, former SNL producer Jean Doumanian — who briefly took over for Lorne Michaels after he left the show in 1980 — confirmed that she will also be attending the live event:

JEREMY GERARD: Do you want to make a comment about the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live?

JEAN DOUMANIAN: Congratulations.

JEREMY GERARD: Anything else?

JEAN DOUMANIAN: Listen I’m the only woman to have produced a 90-minute comedy show. I got Eddie Murphy, Denny [...]

Paul F. Tompkins Teases a 2015 'Mr. Show' Reunion

It's no longer a question of whether or not a Mr. Show reunion is happening, but how long will we have to wait for it? Mr. Show writer/cast member Paul F. Tompkins recently tweeted a photo of some of the Mr. Show gang hanging out at what is hopefully a writers' table with the somewhat mysterious caption "Eight men out… of the 1990s. Maybe something new coming from the Mr. Show gang in the new year? #MrShow." Mr. Show co-creator Bob Odenkirk confirmed with us in November that he hopes for a reunion of the HBO sketch show sometime this year:

Beyond more focus on telling longer [...]

Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant Look Back at 'Reno 911!' and a Possible Distant-Future Reunion

Entertainment Weekly ran an interview with Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant yesterday all about their beloved Comedy Central series Reno 911!, from the "Naked Jamaican" idea that didn't pan out to the movie sequel that never happened to which sketch is now used in an LA police training video. At the end of the interview they were both asked about the possibility of bringing back the show in some form — Lennon says they've had casual talks with Netflix in the past — and here's what Garant had to say of the idea:

It's not a hard show to do. There's a reunion that you can see [...]

'The State' Reunited on '@midnight' Yesterday

The State alums Michael Showalter, Kerri Kenny-Silver, and Michael Ian Black were last night's @midnight celebrity contestants, which quickly evolved into a nearly complete The State reunion (sans Todd Holoubek and Kevin Allison) full of sarcastic bitterness and contempt. Tom Lennon — who, along with Ben Garant, is an executive producer on @midnight — even came back from the dead for it, and that fancy director guy David Wain took time out of his busy life to not only show up for the episode but direct it.

Oh Yeah, Sarah Palin Is Attending the 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Special Too

It looks like one of SNL's biggest political targets in recent years is attending the 40th anniversary special next week. People magazine reports that former Alaskan governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is headed to the SNL reunion show next weekend, and sources close to Palin confirmed that she will be "participating" in it as well, whatever that means. Check out the full list of guests that SNL has confirmed so far here, then watch arguably one of SNL's best segments featuring Palin — Amy Poehler's fantastic "Palin Rap" from 2008:

'SNL' Confirms Eddie Murphy, Tina Fey, Bill Murray, and Tons More for the 40th Anniversary Special

NBC has been taunting us with mysterious SNL anniversary special teasers for a while now, but over the weekend they released three new promos revealing a huge list of SNL alums and friends confirmed to appear on the show, and spoiler alert: It's pretty much everyone you could ask for, from original cast members Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, and Laraine Newman to elusive stars Bill Murray and Eddie Murphy to longtime SNL friends like Alec Baldwin, Paul Simon, Justin Timberlake, and tons more. Here are all the names mentioned in the new teasers (watch the others below):

Justin Timberlake, Emma Stone, Derek Jeter, Jimmy Fallon, Paul McCartney, [...]

Don't Miss the 'Reno 911!' Reunion on Tonight's '@midnight'

If you love and miss Comedy Central's Reno 911! you can't miss tonight's episode of @midnight, which features @midnight's own co-executive producers Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant alongside their former 911! costars Kerri Kenney-Silver, Carlos Alazraqui, and Cedric Yarbrough all competing in character. In the meantime, here's a quick sneak peek with Wiegel, Junior, and Dangle playing a game of "Lesser Known Police Codes."

Jerry, George, and Newman Have 'Seinfeld' Reunion in Super Bowl Ad

It turns out that Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander's visit to Tom's Restaurant a few weeks ago was not a Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode or a Super Bowl commercial — it was a both. In the ad, Jerry and George squabble over the point of the mumble and George's not so great reputation as a Super Bowl party guest, then get interrupted by the one and only Newman. You can watch the full Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode with Jerry and Jason in character over on the Crackle website.