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Dwayne Johnson Debuts His New Wrestling Catchphrase in These 'SNL' Promos

SNL is back this weekend with four-time host Dwayne Johnson and musical guest George Ezra, and NBC just released the first round of promos featuring Johnson and Bobby Moynihan discussing their porn star names, monologue jokes, and Johnson's new and much wiser wrestling catchphrase.

Ben Stiller Plays Beastie Boys Lyrics Trivia on 'Late Night'

Having performed live with the Beastie Boys before, Ben Stiller considers himself a pretty big fan, so during last night's Late Night Seth Meyers put Stiller's fandom to the test with some on-the-spot Beastie Boys lyrics trivia. Check out another clip from Stiller's Late Night visit below:

'Sealab 2021's Super Stripped-Down Bottle Episode Is a Masterclass in Minimalist TV

‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined

“The power’s out, Debbie.” “I know!”

Adam Reed is a very talented comedy writer. He’s currently doing standout work on Archer, but before that, he was slowly refining his voice and building a style on cruder programs, like his first effort, Sealab 2021.The series was basically a re-appropriation of the outlandish series from the ‘70s with a crew stationed underwater.

The episode features the simplest of plots: the power has gone out and the fusebox must be [...]

'The Nightly Show' Responds to Starbucks' Canceled "Race Together" Campaign

Last night's Nightly Show took a closer look at Starbucks' recent attempt to start a conversation about race through their "Race Together" campaign, which the company canceled after one week. Going off Starbucks' misguided idea that coffee and awkward conversations always go well together, Nightly Show correspondents Ricky Velez and Mike Yard were sent out to a bunch of New York coffee shops to start up some awkward conversations of their own.

What's on TV This Week: James Corden Takes Over 'The Late Late Show'

It's quite a week for television. Tuesday, the Ellen Degeneres-produced One Big Happy premieres on NBC, The Mindy Project wraps its third season on Fox, and the Kroll Show takes its final bow in the series finale on Comedy Central. Wednesday, the Ben Stiller-produced Big Time in Hollywood, FL premieres on Comedy Central. And on Saturday, Dwayne Johnson hosts an all new SNL.

In late night, its the premiere of The Late Late Show with James Corden. Corden's first guests are Tom Hanks, Mila Kunis, Will Ferrell, and Kevin Hart. Grace Helbig will swing by Fallon, while Ben Stiller and Aubrey Plaza are on Letterman with a performance by Jake Johannsen.  Conan's got Nick Kroll, Kevin [...]

Nasim Pedrad to Create, Write, and Star in Her Own Fox Comedy

Nasim Pedrad might star in her very own Fox comedy. THR reports that Pedrad has signed a talent holding and development deal at the network with the goal of creating, writing, and starring in her own show. "Nasim’s an undeniable creative force in front of the camera and a brilliant writer/producer behind the camera," Fox exec Jonnie Davis said on the news. "We’ve long admired her work on SNL and Mulaney and we think she’ll be hugely valuable to us on the comedy side." In the meantime, Nasim already has a recurring role in the works on the upcoming Fox horror-comedy Scream Queens from Glee co-creators Ryan [...]

Kevin Hart Looks Back on His Failed 'SNL' Audition on 'Conan'

Here's a clip from Kevin Hart's visit to last night's Conan, where he looks back on auditioning for SNL with an impression of someone even Lorne Michaels didn't know. Watch more from Hart's interview below:

Celebrate 'The Office's 10th Anniversary with an Oral History of "Diversity Day"

Today marks ten years since the American Office debuted on NBC, and to celebrate Uproxx put together a thorough oral history of the show's second (and arguably best ever) episode "Diversity Day" written by B.J. Novak and featuring consulting producer Larry Wilmore as Mr. Brown. Here's an excerpt from Angela Kinsey, who looks back on filming Michael Scott's "sensitivity training" scene in the conference room:

When we were filming it, there was this moment where we were all in the conference room with all these things on our foreheads. Mine was Jamaica. Jenna was Jewish. I’m sitting next to her and I look at her and Steve [...]

Nick Kroll Runs Through His Favorite 'Kroll Show' Characters on 'Conan'

Here's a clip from Nick Kroll's visit to last night's Conan, where he runs through some of his favorite characters from Kroll Show and O'Brien accurately notes that Kroll does many characters where "you just wanna punch their face." Watch Kroll share his one and only celebrity impression below:

James Corden Attempts to Enter CBS Studios in a New 'Late Late Show' Promo

The wait ends tonight for James Corden and band leader Reggie Watts: The Late Late Show makes its debut on CBS at 12:35am, but it looks like CBS Studios isn't making any security exceptions for Corden even though his face currently covers the side of the building.

Kristen Schaal Explains the Future of Gender Wage Equality on 'Daily Show'

Senior Women's Issues Correspondent Kristen Schaal made an appearance during last night's Daily Show to talk equal pay for women, and it turns out that America might figure out how to create human hearts from 3D printers before women are paid the same amount as men: "At this point, we'd be better off printing a 3D penis, slapping it on the bank counter and saying 'Hey society, fuck you. Pay me.'"

'Late Night' Writers Michelle Wolf and Amber Ruffin Ask New Yorkers Awkward Questions

Late Night debuted a new segment last night called "Three Questions with Amber and Michelle," in which writers Amber Ruffin and Michelle Wolf venture out into New York City to ask people on the street three questions. The first two questions are innocent enough, but then things get super weird. Hang in there, ladies: You'll both have it all one day.

Inside the Big-Time Ambitions of 'Big Time in Hollywood, FL'

At first blush, Comedy Central's newest scripted series, Big Time in Hollywood, FL, may seem like another entry into the category of Young Slackers Getting into Wacky Daily Misadventures. But the show's creators, Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf, have a much grander scheme in play. With the successful web series Next Time on Lonny under their collective belt, Anfanger and Schimpf set out to finally create a show six years in the making. Big Time is a serialized comedy about two wannabe filmmaker brothers who get caught up in multi-layered plot that forces them into adulthood for the first time in their lives. The show boasts a heavy dose of [...]

Check Out Some Clips from the 'Late Late Show with James Corden' Premiere

The Late Late Show with James Corden premiered on CBS last night, and a bunch of stars appeared during the opening "Golden Ticket" segment to introduce Corden to his new American viewers. Check out the full segment above, then watch some more clips below, including Corden's chat with guests Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis and an eight-minute trip through every Hanks film with tons of quick changes: