What to Expect from David Mandel’s ‘Veep’
Congratulations! You are now the showrunner of a successful HBO series! After the feeling of victory has had time to wash over you for all of maybe one minute, you must confront some particularly sticky questions. For one, the show is arriving on your plate after an exceptional four seasons. The cha... [Read More]
“Saturday Night Live” to feature sponsored content starting next season
After 41 years of influencing the comedic, cultural and political landscape, NBC’s Saturday Night Live will reduce their national commercial load by 30 percent by reducing two commercial pods starting next season. “As the decades have gone by, commercial time has grown,” said Lorne... [Read More]
Saturday Night Live officially embracing branded content in sketches for season 42
Saturday Night Live has mocked advertising and our relationship with it over 41 seasons. From the first season's Bass-O-Matic, down through the years from Mom Jeans to Bad Idea Jeans, Schmitts Gay beer and Colon Blow cereal. But now, for every fake ad SNL may air after the guest host's monologu... [Read More]
‘SNL’ Will Have Less Commercials But More Branded Content Next Season
NBC is mixing up its advertising strategy for Saturday Night Live next season, and with that comes some good news and some bad news. According to Advertising Age, the network will implement a new approach to ads on SNL during season 42 by removing two commercial breaks per episode, which will result... [Read More]
Rediscovering Eric Idle’s Post-Python Sketch Show, ‘Rutland Weekend Television’
The TV show you just worked on has ended. It did reasonably well, running a few seasons, but it was definitely a fringe success. You and your fellow writers/cast-mates have started to drift apart somewhat after working together for a very long time, but you’ve always been kind of the lone wolf... [Read More]
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Brought the Yada, Yada, Yada to ‘SNL’
Before she was Selina Meyer, before she was Elaine Benes, even before she was Jeanette the Nymph, Julia Louis-Dreyfus was a cast member on Saturday Night Live. This weekend, JLD relived her less-than-eventful three seasons on the show by hosting for the third time — a number she quickly called... [Read More]
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Brought the Yada, Yada, Yada to ‘SNL’
Before she was Selina Meyer, before she was Elaine Benes, even before she was Jeanette the Nymph, Julia Louis-Dreyfus was a cast member on Saturday Night Live. This weekend, JLD relived her less-than-eventful three seasons on the show by hosting for the third time — a number she quickly called... [Read More]
Oscar winner Brie Larson to host Saturday Night Live with musical guest Alicia Keys
Great news for the new superstar actress Brie Larson. The recent Oscar winner, for her performance in last year’s Room, will be making her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live on May 7th. As for the musical duties, Alicia Keys will be performing for the third time. Larson’s acting credit... [Read More]
Oscar winner Brie Larson to host Saturday Night Live with musical guest Alicia Keys
Great news for the new superstar actress Brie Larson. The recent Oscar winner, for her performance in last year’s Room, will be making her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live on May 7th. As for the musical duties, Alicia Keys will be performing for the third time. Larson’s acting credit... [Read More]
Brie Larson to Host ‘SNL’ on May 7th
Saturday Night Live announced its next season 41 host over the weekend, and it’s another first-timer. Brie Larson will make her hosting debut when SNL returns with new episodes on May 7th. She will be joined by musical guest Alicia Keys, who will be performing on the show for her third time. [Read More]