We haven't heard much from 'SNL' since Melissa McCarthy hosted the pre-Super Bowl installment on February 1, but given NBC's coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics, late night took an understandable back seat. Now, with the long-running sketch comedy series due to return on March 1, 'The Big Bang Theory' Emmy winner Jim Parsons will make his hosting debut!
A few days ago 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' delighted future audiences with news that Seth Meyers' former 'SNL' co-star Fred Armisen had signed on to lead the house band, and now it seems the new 'Late Night' has another beloved 'SNL' staple headed its way. Not only can we expect Bill Hader's revered "Stefon" to make appearances, but the first week's rounds of guests include everyone from Amy Poehler to Kanye West, Lena Dunham, Ian McKellen and more!
The sweeping changes to the late night landscape have only recently begun, with Jay Leno having said his goodbyes to 'The Tonight Show,' with Jimmy Fallon soon to take his place. Seth Meyers too, has left behind 'SNL' for his impending 'Late Night' gig, which we've now learned to feature fellow alumni Fred Armisen leading the band!
And lo, the tenure of 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' has come to an end once again, leaving Jay to walk off into that darling sunset with Jimmy Fallon waiting in the wings and a bitter Conan O'Brien making the only jokes. Jay's first-ever guest Billy Crystal joined the late-night host last night to bookend the run, bringing with him a cavalcade of guest stars to send Jay off in style before the big man himself finally said goodbye!
In a scant few weeks, we'll see NBC scaring up an all-new season of Bryan Fuller's darkly delicious 'Hannibal,' moving us more than a few steps closer to the infamous cannibal killer behind the glass. We've seen plenty of photos and artful footage to date, but gather up some fava beans and Chianti for our best look yet in an extended trailer!
Though not entirely surprising given NBC's earlier move to cancel struggling freshman Thursday comedy 'Sean Saves the World,' the network has officially pulled the plug on its more high-profile 'Michael J. Fox Show.' The veteran 'Family Ties' and 'Back to the Future' star had completed work on the 22-episode order, though the remaining episodes may never see the light of day.
You might have heard that 'Community' season 5 will take a minor break for the next few weeks to accommodate those increasingly hilarious Sochi Olympics, but the cult NBC comedy has big plans for its return. 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' villain and 'Office' vet B.J. Novak will join the Greendale Gang for the final installments of the season, but what does his mysterious role reveal about the two-part finale?
Where yesterday brought some exciting 'Hannibal' season 2 news in the form of a new trailer and casting snippets, today comes the season's biggest casting news to date. 'Boardwalk Empire' alum Michael Pitt has officially joined the second season of NBC's darkly dreary cannibal drama in a major recurring role, none other than iconic literary villain Mason Verger!
We were excited to learn that the TV superheroes trend turned toward adapting DC's 'Hellblazer' for a 'Constantine' TV series on NBC, even more so when the network officially committed to a pilot installment. Now, the network tapped a familiar 'Game of Thrones' director to helm the comic book adaptation, while a few new casting details emerged, as well.
On tonight's all-new episode of 'Parks and Recreation,' we bid farewell to Ann and Chris, as Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe leave the show and their characters move on to the next chapter of their lives. Leslie has planned a farewell party, of course, and tries to fulfill one last promise to sweet, beautiful Ann before she departs. Meanwhile, the guys try to find a going away gift for Chris. Grab your tissues -- it's going to get weepy in here.