Casting speculation regarding 'Star Wars: Episode 7' reached a fever pitch about six months ago, but in between all the buzz about who will return and who will play an all-new character, no one thought to ask the most essential question of all: but who will be playing Outer Space itself? Step back, Harrison Ford.
Just as Jimmy Fallon finally stepped up to 'The Tonight Show' last week with a star-studded parade of gags, fellow 'SNL' vet Seth Meyers finally made his own way up the ranks with last night's premiere of 'Late Night with Seth Meyers.' The new debut brought not only a spot-on parody of Fallon's "Thank You" sketch, but also some extended animosity between Meyers' first guest Amy Poehler and 8G band leader Fred Armisen.
The fourth season of IFC's Fred Armisen- and Carrie Brownstein-fronted 'Portlandia' won't officially premiere until February 27 (don't worry, season 5 is already confirmed), but you needn't wait that long for a fresh dose of weird. Check out 'Boardwalk Empire' star Steve Buscemi taking on an extended noir bit for "The Celery Incident," along with another full sketch from the premiere!
The sweeping changes to the late night landscape have only recently begun, with Jay Leno having said his goodbyes to 'The Tonight Show,' with Jimmy Fallon soon to take his place. Seth Meyers too, has left behind 'SNL' for his impending 'Late Night' gig, which we've now learned to feature fellow alumni Fred Armisen leading the band!
First, 'Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston took the 'Archer' gang into outer space. The next year, 'Mad Men''s Jon Hamm caused mayhem on the ocean floor. We thought for sure 'The Walking Dead''s Andrew Lincoln would next strike from a volcanic base, but we were close! 'Dead' star Lauren Cohan will in fact lend her vocal talents to 'Archer' season 5, opposite 'SNL' alum and 'Portlandia' creator Fred Armisen!
It's been some time since we've heard from the weird world of IFC's 'Portlandia,' but with two more seasons guaranteed, Fred and Carrie are due to make a triumphant return with an official February 2014 premiere date. In addition, season 4 with feature an impressive roster of guest stars from former 'SNL' alum, to iconic music stars, returning guests and Hollywood A-listers.
By the end of this year's 'SNL' season finale (which was hosted by 'Argo' director Ben Affleck), it was obvious that series veteran Bill Hader would be depart the series. But while it's still unknown if fellow veteran Jason Sudeikis will also be saying goodbye, it's now clear that Fred Armisen's final tribute performance was meant to confirm the 'Portlandia' star's 'SNL' exit.
'SNL' vet Fred Armisen may have left the long-running, late-night comedy for good this past season, but he won't be hurting for work any time soon. IFC has granted an additional two seasons to its critically adored sketch comedy series, 'Portlandia,' to air in 2014 and 2015 respectively, but will the series come to a conclusion thereafter?
Of course there was an 'Argo' sketch on last night's SNL. How could you get Ben Affleck to host and not have some kind of 'Argo' sketch? However, what they came up with proved much stranger and much funnier than you'd expect. What if Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad protested 'Argo' by making a movie about the making of 'Argo'? Well, now we know!