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SNL Boss on Pharoah-Killam Exit: ‘Change Is the Lifeblood of the Show’

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 30, 2016 @ 11:21 AM
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SNL will pick up with its 42nd season tomorrow night, albeit without recent mainstays Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah, who were unexpectedly dismissed from the cast over the summer. Now, SNL boss Lorne Michaels explains the decision, noting “They served the show well.”

Alec Baldwin Will Play SNL’s Donald Trump in Season 42

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 28, 2016 @ 3:18 PM
Boy, that SNL train keeps right on chugging today. Following word that Lin-Manuel Miranda (and maybe Emily Blunt) would follow Margot Robbie as this weekend’s Season 42 premiere host, there’s even more breaking news. Jack Donaghy himself, Alec Baldwin will take over the role of Donald Trump, with the first debate promo already online.

Margot Robbie Does Girl-Talk in First SNL Promos, Plus Emily Blunt to Host?

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 28, 2016 @ 1:37 PM
If ever we thought SNL was keeping unusually coy with Season 42, the floodgates are open now. After this morning’s news of Lin-Manuel Miranda hosting next week, our first premiere promos with Margot Robbie have arrived, along with reports of a third host for October.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosting SNL on October 8

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 28, 2016 @ 9:27 AM
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It took strangely long for SNL to cough up its first Season 42 hosts (the premiere is already this weekend), and even then, the long-running sketch comedy only confirmed Margot Robbie. Now, our second host of the new season is none other than the ten-dollar founding father, as Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his hosting debut.

‘Constantine’ Finally Summons October Blu-ray Release Date

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 15, 2016 @ 12:28 PM
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It doesn’t appear as if Constantine will be returning to The CW just yet (though Matt Ryan has his own Justice League to attend to), so where best to get your fix of the chain-smoking demon-detective? NBC’s Constantine will officially hit Blu-ray in October, after time spent on CW Seed.

SNL Confirms Two More Cast Additions for Season 42

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 12, 2016 @ 1:06 PM
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It’s three out, and three in for SNL Season 42, at least so far. Where previously writer Mikey Day was eyed to join the cast in the wake of Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah and Jon Rudnitsky’s departure, NBC has done two better. Day will indeed join the cast, alongside fellow new additions Alex Moffat, and Melissa Villaseñor.

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey Made Emmy History Last Night

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 11, 2016 @ 1:31 PM
It might surprise you to learn that Amy Poehler had never won an Emmy before last night, but less so that she’d make history doing it. Ahead of the full ceremony next Sunday, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey both took home Emmy awards for their SNL hosting, and made history in the process.