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Saturday Night Live auditions final three black female comedians today

Saturday Night Live auditions final three black female comedians today

By | December 16, 2013 at 2:50 pm | 2 comments

There was a lot of fuss over the weekend when Lorne Michaels revealed on Thursday that at least one new black female actress would join the cast of Saturday Night Live in January. The show had been under heavy scrutiny for its lack of diversity, especially with women of color,...

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Maya Rudolph will return to primetime in post-Olympics variety show

Maya Rudolph will return to primetime in post-Olympics variety show

By | November 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm | No comments

Bridesmaids star Maya Rudolph will return to NBC this winter with an all-new variety show. The pilot for the project would air as a special after the Winter Olympics. If it premieres to much acclaim and fanfare, assumedly NBC would order a full-season run of episodes. Lorne...

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Sarah Silverman is going to star in an HBO series, maybe

Sarah Silverman is going to star in an HBO series, maybe

By | October 8, 2013 at 10:41 am | No comments

As we anxiously await HBO's Nov. 23 premiere of Sarah Silverman's first stand-up comedy special -- We Are Miracles -- in eight years, here's a bit of information that should make comedy fans smile: the veteran comedian has just inked a deal to co-star alongside Topher Grace in a...

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IFC renews Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s ‘Portlandia’ for two more seasons

IFC renews Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s ‘Portlandia’ for two more seasons

By | June 12, 2013 at 11:23 am | No comments

With his exit from Saturday Night Live last month, Fred Armisen has more time to tend to Portlandia, his stellar sketch show on IFC. And thankfully, he’s taking advantage of the situation. He and co-star Carrie Brownstein will be returning for its fifth and sixth seasons, the...

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HBO says yes to Lorne Michaels comedy pilot

HBO says yes to Lorne Michaels comedy pilot

By | June 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm | No comments

Possibly adding a little racial diversity to its predominately white lineup, HBO has green lit a new Lorne Michaels-helmed half-hour comedy. Starring former Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writers, Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, the yet untitled show centers around two...

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Ana Gasteyer lied to Lorne Michaels about her age during Saturday Night Live interview

Ana Gasteyer lied to Lorne Michaels about her age during Saturday Night Live interview

By | January 31, 2013 at 1:47 pm | One comment

We’ve all lied on our resumes or job applications. But lying to Lorne Michaels during your Saturday Night Live interview takes some serious balls. But that’s what Ana Gasteyer did before she landed her spot on the iconic show in 1996. In a new interview, the Huffington...

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Comedian John Mulaney lands television deal with Lorne Michaels and NBC

Comedian John Mulaney lands television deal with Lorne Michaels and NBC

By | January 25, 2013 at 4:01 pm | 3 comments

This should come as no surprise to true comedy lovers: stand-up comedian and former Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney has landed a deal to produce a television pilot for NBC. Written by Mulaney and helmed by SNL honcho Lorne Michaels, the as-of-yet-untitled, multi-camera...

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Kenan Thompson and Lorne Michaels are developing a new show for NBC

Kenan Thompson and Lorne Michaels are developing a new show for NBC

By | November 19, 2012 at 6:03 pm | One comment

For the second time this year, it’s been revealed that Saturday Night Live’s honcho Lorne Michaels plans to team up with one of the show’s major players. Following the news in August that he’s developing a family-themed series with Seth Meyers and his brother Josh,...

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Saturday Night Live vet Seth Meyers and brother Josh land NBC development deal

Saturday Night Live vet Seth Meyers and brother Josh land NBC development deal

By | August 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm | No comments

Among the myriad reasons Seth Meyers will not be positioning himself as a late-stage candidate for co-hosting duties alongside Kelly Ripa (as was reported recently) is, no doubt, the deal he just inked with NBC. Though he's set to return as Saturday Night Live's head writer and...

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