With SNL's 40th season wrapped up, we're taking a look back at the past year to recall the highs, lows, and other memorable moments as the show ended its fourth decade on the air. Below, we reexamine the 21 episodes of Season 40.
Like any lineup in showbusiness — whether it's a summer movie schedule or a season of Saturday Night Live — tentpoles are crucial. An SNL season may feature a plethora of first-time hosts enjoying their moment in the sun, but it never goes too long before bringing in a seasoned veteran host who can guarantee a win. Recent seasons have been tentpoled by the likes of Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, [...]
SNL has added another host for this season that, like Chris Rock, will be returning to the show for the first time since the '90s. NBC announced over the weekend that Woody Harrelson will host the next new episode on November 15th with musical guest Kendrick Lamar to promote Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. This will make Harrelson's third time hosting SNL after his appearances in December 1989 and May 1992 and Lamar's second round as musical guest following the January 2013 episode hosted by Adam Levine. Watch Harrelson's opening monologue from 1992 here.
This weekend finally sees the release of the Farrelly Brothers’ Three Stooges movie. I say “finally” not because I’m particularly looking forward to the slapstick-heavy redux, but because those who read the entertainment trades and movie sites know that new casting announcements and rumors about Three Stooges have been flying around on the web for what feels like an eternity now.
As a New York Times piece this week points out, “The script has been kicking around for so long that the initial plan… was for [Moe] to get a makeover on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” but the Three Stooges movie has actually been in development [...]