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‘SNL’ Auditioning Black Female Cast Members After Racial Controversy

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'SNL''s acclaimed hosting gig with 'Scandal' star Kerry Washington may have made light of the racial controversy attached to the current season, tasking Washington with portraying a number of famous black female figures, though it seems the NBC sketch comedy series has in mind to correct the issue after all. Could a new black female comedienne join 'SNL' before the season is out?

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‘People in New Jersey’: Topher Grace and Sarah Silverman Topline Lorne Michaels’ HBO Comedy

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HBO comedies tend to vary in quality, with recent offerings like 'Hello Ladies' coming nowhere near the success of 'Veep' or 'Girls,' but the latest might just turn a few heads. Former 'That '70s Show' star Topher Grace and comedian Sarah Silverman have been chosen to lead 'SNL' creator Lorne Michaels' new HBO venture, 'People in New Jersey,' but what's it all about?

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‘SNL’ Head Lorne Michaels Denies Rumors of Leaving

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Though rumors have doggedly persisted for years now, in recent months 'SNL' chatter had been heating up that long-time executive producer and NBC magnate overall Lorne Michaels would step down, with even wilder rumors suggesting that former head writer Tina Fey would take over her old stomping grounds. Now, as Michaels moves into a position to have 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' under his belt in New York, Michaels has officially addressed rumors he'd step down from the 'SNL' throne.

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‘SNL’s’ Nasim Pedrad Leaving for Lorne Michaels Sitcom?

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'SNL' has lost some major names in the last few years, particularly on the female side of things, and its latest could prove no less devastating. Talented comedienne and 'SNL' star Nasim Pedrad has officially signed on for producer Lorne Michaels new untittled NBC pilot, which would likely take precedence over the sketch comedy show if taken to series. Find out about Nasim Pedrad's new series inside!

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‘SNL’ Shake-Up: Will Tina Fey Replace Creator Lorne Michaels?

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With '30 Rock' having successfully been put to bed, the name of the game for Tina Fey now seems to be answering answering any and all baseless questions about her future projects, or imagined feud with Taylor Swift. Despite the fact that Tina seems to be sticking to movies in the future, with no intent to host the Oscars, Fey was recently asked if she might consider helming 'SNL' once longtime NBC magnate finally steps down. Could Tina Fey return to 'SNL' in the future, or are days of the real 30 Rockefeller Plaza behind her?

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‘SNL’ Star Seth Meyers and Producer Lorne Michaels Have a Pilot for NBC

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Even more 'SNL'-related news today: NBC has ordered an untitled pilot from star and head scribe Seth Meyers and producer Lorne Michaels for the 2013-2014 season.

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