If ever Parks and Recreation had a spiritual successor, NBC’s The Good Place would quite literally be it. Even more, it seems Parks creator Mike Schur will bring a bit of Pawnee upstairs, setting Adam Scott for a recurring role as early as next week.
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Tom Hanks had us a bit worried that SNL would forgo its Wednesday promos for a look back at the Inferno star’s eight previous hostings, but the man always delivers. See for yourself, as Hanks and Leslie Jones enjoy a round of mimosas, before being chased off of NBC’s roof.
For the third week in a row, SNL is letting a newbie take the reigns. Following a Margot Robbie premiere and last week’s ten-dollar founding father Lin-Manuel Miranda, The Girl on the Train star Emily Blunt is making her SNL hosting debut, grabbing a slice with Beck Bennett in the first promos.
Few would suggest current SNL Weekend Update team Colin Jost and Michael Che as the segment’s peak, likely putting past pairs like Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon higher on the list. The two even made an unexpected return to the desk this weekend, but not exactly as we remember them.
Sure, Stranger Things parodies have more or less run their course by summer’s end, but we can’t fault SNL for having waited to get in on the Upside Down. So it is, that Lin-Manuel Miranda takes us into Stranger Things Season 2 by introducing us to Lucas’ family.
Time will tell if SNL manages to up its Season 42 ratings surge with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, but the latter two weeks of October are shaping up nicely as well. Not only is Emily Blunt confirmed for October 15, but so too will Tom Hanks and Lady Gaga make their SNL returns.
SNL finally shook off the cobwebs with a strong showing for Season 42's premiere with Margot Robbie, but it’s Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda whose story we want told. The newest promos have arrived, and poor Miranda hasn’t even seen his own Tony Award-winning show yet.
SNL burst out of the gate for Season 42 over the weekend, having spent a summer in transition with headline after headline passing them by. Leslie Jones in particular had something to say about the hack she suffered in August, recruiting Mr. Robot himself to track down the culprit in a new sketch.
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.”
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.