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SNL Preview: Emily Blunt Played Both ‘The Girl’ AND ‘The Train’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 12, 2016 @ 9:36 AM
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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.

SNL Does ‘Stranger Things’ With Kate McKinnon as Eleven

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 9, 2016 @ 12:21 AM
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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.

SNL Rounds Out October With Tom Hanks, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 7, 2016 @ 10:30 AM
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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 Preview: No, Lin-Manuel Miranda Hasn’t Seen ‘Hamilton’ Either

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 4, 2016 @ 10:02 PM
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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 Recruits ‘Mr. Robot’ to Find Leslie Jones’ Hackers

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 2, 2016 @ 10:55 PM
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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 Boss on Pharoah-Killam Exit: ‘Change Is the Lifeblood of the Show’

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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

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 28, 2016 @ 3:18 PM
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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.