Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Aug. 28, 2014)
The Emmys may have celebrated the past year of television, and the new Fall TV series have yet to premiere, but Hollywood always keeps an eye to the future, and August still signifies the start to the following year's development cycle. You'll hear a lot in the trades and the trade winds from now th... [Read More]
Alison Rich Hired as a Writer at 'SNL'
by Megh Wright The debut of Saturday Night Live's 40th season is just around the corner, and the show has hired a new writer to its staff with the addition of Alison Rich. Rich got her start at UCB in New York, won the UCB NBC Diversity Showcase in 2012, and recently moved to Los Angeles to perform ... [Read More]
Live from the semifinals of America’s Got Talent 2014, with Howie Mandel, Dan Naturman and Wendy Liebman
We're ever so much closer to crowning a new winner on America's Got Talent as this ninth season launched into semifinal action last night. NBC threw a big ol' BBQ party inside 30 Rock to celebrate, inviting the remaining contestants, judges and select media to dig in, hoe down and celebrate. So it w... [Read More]
Last Night's Emmy Awards Scored the Second Highest Ratings in Eight Years
by Megh Wright The ratings for last night's Emmy Awards are in, and Seth Meyers's turn at the hosting gig raked in a big audience. A total of 15.6 million viewers watched the live ceremony on NBC, making it the most-watched night on network TV since the Oscars in March as well as the highest viewed ... [Read More]
Saturday Night's Children: Alan Zweibel (1979-1980)
by Megh Wright Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 38 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure. Th... [Read More]
Chris Hardwick Offers Some Honest Advice on Love, Health, Grandmas, and Murder
by Megh Wright @midnight host Chris Hardwick had the honor of fielding some questions for Tonight Show's "Unqualified Advice" segment, which resulted in some timeless advice on hard-hitting topics like going to school, curing a cold, getting a promotion, not murdering your boss, and dealing with a g... [Read More]
The 2014 Emmys, 12 favorite funny moments
Tonight’s Emmy Awards were loaded with a lot of surprises, well, that’s when Breaking Bad wasn’t nominated in the category. Because they won them all and DGAF what you have to say about your potential EGOT Matthew McConaughey! Seth Meyers hosted night, fitting as a man with serious... [Read More]
Our picks and predictions for the 2014 Emmy Awards
Tonight is the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards. This year’s celebration of the best in television will be hosted by NBC’s new golden goose, Late Night host Seth Meyers. Awards will be given out to the TV (and Netflix’s) biggest comedies and dramas. But who gives a sh*t about the dramas;... [Read More]
Rachel Dratch and Megan Mullally Will Appear in the Final Season of 'Parks and Rec'
by Megh Wright Parks and Recreation's next season will be its last, and the show is lining up some special guest stars. Entertainment Weekly reports that Amy Poehler's fellow SNL alum Rachel Dratch has signed on to appear in at least one episode "with a potential to return," but details on her role ... [Read More]
Darrell Hammond Says He'd "Be Honored and Thrilled" to Take Over Don Pardo's 'SNL' Duties
by Megh Wright In the wake of iconic SNL announcer Don Pardo's passing, the show now has the tall order of hiring a replacement to announce the cast's names at the start of each episode. While Pardo's timeless voice and presence can't be replicated, longtime cast member Darrell Hammond has come pret... [Read More]