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'SNL' Scorecard: Andy Samberg Brings Back The Old Gang For The Season Finale

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by Mike Ryan May 18, 2014 @ 10:33 AM
The truth is, I don’t particularly enjoy reviewing ‘Saturday Night Live’ – something I’ve done now for four full seasons at three different outlets. Now, I’ve loved the show for my entire life and I love writing about the show, but it’s not easy to be critical of what these people do every week because it really is remarkable what they can pull off in less than one week on live television. (I’ve attended ‘SNL’ twice: Once in 2009 and then again for dress rehearsal last night. Watching the organized chaos that unfolds in person is almost overwhelming.)
The 2013-2014 season is now over and, no, it won’t go down in history as one of the better seasons in ‘SNL’ history. The show has lost too many stars over the past couple of years to recover that quickly, but they will recover. They always do. ‘SNL’ has always leaned heavily on recurring sketches, but what’s weird is how many recurring sketches are in rotation right now that not that many people love. When you think back, there’s always been a ‘Church Lady’ or ‘Wayne’s World’ or ‘Cheerleaders’ or ‘Stefon’ – but now, they don’t have that, and without that it’s been hard to sustain an identity.

'SNL' Deleted Sketches Find New Life on Seth Meyers' 'Second Chance Theatre'

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by Kate Erbland May 14, 2014 @ 9:06 AM
NBC
http://youtu.be/ylu5amvSvww
Over the years, 'SNL' nixed its fair share of sketches from their late-night installments -- for one, take a look at this bizarre sketch from Andrew Garfield's latest hosting run -- but now they're getting a second chance to see the light of day. Seth Meyers, who served as 'SNL' head writer for nearly 10 years, is determined to resurrect some never-aired favorites for his new audience on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers.'

NBC's 'The Maya Rudolph Show' Sets May Premiere, Guests Andy Samberg, Kristen Bell and More

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 15, 2014 @ 5:36 PM
NBC
Stephen Colbert might have dominated the late-night landscape with the announcement of his succession to 'Late Show' host David Letterman, but NBC has stolen back a bit of thunder with help from 'SNL' veteran Maya Rudolph. The network has officially scheduled 'The Maya Rudolph Show' variety special for a late May premiere, with guests such as 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' star Andy Samberg, Kristen Bell and more, but what are the chances of an ongoing series?

'Archer' Review: "Filibuster"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 14, 2014 @ 9:30 PM
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Archer’ season 5 adds a bit more ‘Vice’ in its latest episode “Filibuster,” as Archer fights his way out from under Cyril's reign as San Marco's president, while Krieger attempts to prevent his clones from launching a missile strike against the world.
Previous ‘Archer’ installment “Palace Intrigue, Part 2” saw Archer and the gang desperately attempting to flee the mansion of Gustavo Calderon (Fred Armisen), before the man's wife Juliana ('The Walking Dead''s Lauren Cohan) can reveal her affair with Sterling, so does “Filibuster” keep the changes rolling? Is ‘Archer’ season 5 headed right into the danger zone?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Archer’ season 5 episode 12, penultimate installment “Filibuster!”

'Archer' Review: "Palace Intrigue, Part 2"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 7, 2014 @ 9:30 PM
FX
Archer’ season 5 adds a bit more ‘Vice’ in its latest episode “Palace Intrigue, Part 2,” as Archer and the gang desperately attempt to flee the mansion of Gustavo Calderon (Fred Armisen), before the man's wife Juliana ('The Walking Dead''s Lauren Cohan) can reveal their affair..
Previous ‘Archer’ installment “Palace Intrigue, Part 1” saw Archer and the gang arrive to the palace of the San Marcos dictator, before Archer found himself in hot water with the man's wife Juliana, so does “Palace Intrigue, Part 2” keep the changes rolling? Is ‘Archer’ season 5 headed right into the danger zone?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Archer’ season 5 episode 11, “Palace Intrigue, Part 2!”

'Archer' Review: "Palace Intrigue, Part 1"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 1, 2014 @ 8:03 AM
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Archer’ season 5 adds a bit more ‘Vice’ in its latest episode “Palace Intrigue, Part 1,” as Archer and the gang arrive to the palace of San Marcos dictator Gustavo Calderon (Fred Armisen), before Archer finds himself in hot water with the man's wife Juliana ('The Walking Dead''s Lauren Cohan).
Previous ‘Archer’ installment “On the Carpet” saw Archer, Cyril and Ray returning to New York to bring Malory up to speed on their latest criminal complication, running afoul of a CIA operation and a South American President along the way,so does “Palace Intrigue, Part 1” keep the changes rolling? Is ‘Archer’ season 5 headed right into the danger zone?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Archer’ season 5 episode 10, “Palace Intrigue, Part 1!”

'Portlandia' Stars Share Their Awkward Conversation Stoppers With Conan

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by Kate Erbland March 26, 2014 @ 2:03 PM
TBS
http://youtu.be/QwDuzPEvkz0
Do you have a 'Portlandia' fan in your life that's hard to buy for? Perhaps you've already purchased them every bird-adorned item you could possible find? 'Portlandia' stars and creators Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have just the ticket for you -- it's a "hands on" and "do it yourself art book," and it will teach the people you love to crowd fund their baby, escape the boredom of rain, and stop conversations before they even start.

'Archer' Review: "On the Carpet"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 24, 2014 @ 9:30 PM
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Archer’ season 5 adds a bit more ‘Vice’ in its latest episode “On the Carpet,” as Archer, Cyril and Ray return to New York to bring Malory up to speed on their latest criminal complication, running afoul of a CIA operation and a South American President along the way.
Previous ‘Archer’ installment “The Rules of Extraction” saw the trio trying desperately to escape their predicament in Columbia, while back stateside Lana attempted to relax Malory about the ordeal, so does “On the Carpet” keep the changes rolling? Is ‘Archer’ season 5 headed right into the danger zone?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Archer’ season 5 episode 9, “On the Carpet!”

Fred Armisen Reveals He's Been Cast in 'Star Wars: Episode 7' on 'Late Night With Seth Meyers'

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by Kate Erbland March 18, 2014 @ 8:55 AM
NBC
http://youtu.be/je3cY4GLKrg
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.

Fred Armisen Shares His Citizen's Arrest Tall Tale With the 'Late Night With Seth Meyers' Crowd

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by Kate Erbland February 28, 2014 @ 10:30 AM
http://youtu.be/GHA6dNh0pjE
While the Seth Meyers take on 'Late Night' is still feeling itself out (hey, they're only four shows in!), one of the seemingly consistent bits -- a post-monologue chat with Meyers and band leader Fred Armisen -- continues to be a highlight.