-SNL alum Jan Hooks died at 57 and we paid tribute to the late star in Remember Jan Hooks.
-The Daily Show hired Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah as new correspondents.
-Tom Scharpling’s The Best Show is returning next month.
-The Ghostbusters reboot is really, officially happening, with Katie Dippold set to write it for Paul Feig, who promises that it will be “really scary” and respect the original films.
-Sarah Silverman returned to SNL.
-Cameron Esposito talked to us about the business of being herself.
-We broke down the dispute between Groundlings and SNL over the “Rivers Sisters” sketch and SNL’s parallel [...]
John Mulaney's sitcom premieres this Sunday, and while fans and critics across the board agree that Mulaney himself is a talented and likable writer/performer, between the endless Seinfeld comparisons (in reviews and the actual show) and the series' long evolution from an NBC pilot to Fox series, he's had to face an unusually harsh response from TV critics over the past few weeks. So far, Mulaney has been called a "contrived, airless comedy" (Huffington Post), "something a dutiful student might have produced for his final project in his 'Tropes and Themes in the 1990s Sitcom' class" (Time), and labeled doomed to fail by The Hollywood Reporter: "There is no saving a show this heinous."
Mulaney's traditional [...]