If you thought Matthew McConaughey’s 14-year SNL return would go by without homage to the True Detective star’s most recent roles, think again. Kate McKinnon brings back the Wolf of Wall Street hum in McConaughey’s full promos for this Saturday, and yes, someone spies a lot of lawbreakers in this room.
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Ill-conceived and ultimately underwhelming as Donald Trump’s recent SNL hosting proved, it created an intriguing side effect for NBC. Under FCC rules, the peacock would be forced to grant fellow Republican candidates equal time, and while the window to request has closed, fellow presidential hopefuls Lindsey Graham, John Kasich, and George Pataki have all stepped up to claim their time.
SNL bounced back nicely from Donald Trump this past weekend with The Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks, looking even bigger this coming Saturday with Matthew McConaughey and Adele, but December 2015 will really go all out. Our final three hosts of the year include Ryan Gosling, Chris Hemsworth (poor Liam), and best of all, a dual Sisters hosting with SNL alum Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Billionaire blowhard Donald Trump only appeared in about 12 minutes of his recent SNL hosting, a runtime notably devoid of more incisive critiques at the GOP hopeful. Whether or not The Donald had creative control, one cut sketch sent some of SNL’s best players into the depths of Trump’s hair, Fantastic Voyage-style.
The behind-the-scenes workings of SNL could fill a TV series all their own (in fact, they have!), but many a fan were caught off guard to learn that young head writer Colin Jost would step down from his position, following an already somewhat controversial tenure. Now, Jost opens up about the decision, hoping freedom will grant him a second wind at the revered NBC sketch series.
We’re all a bit relieved to have the absurdity of Donald Trump’s SNL hosting gig behind us, and the odds are ever in our favor with Elizabeth Banks’ hosting debut. The Hunger Games star forms an alliance with Kenan Thompson for her first SNL promo, and only one of them leaves alive.
It’s been an unusual fall for broadcast TV, trimming orders without a single cancellation as of early November, but at last NBC has broken the seal on renewals. Not only will “Jaimie Alexander Naked in a Bag” drama Blindspot return for a second season, so too has NBC confirmed renewals for two of its major Chicago series.
Whatever your politics, there’s little denying that Donald Trump will deliver the spectacle to SNL this weekend, hosting alongside musical guest Sia. Following a short break, the first promos of Trump’s SNL return have arrived, and The Donald comes out swinging at his opponents just as absurdly as you imagined.
Despite numerous (and still-to-come) protests, SNL won’t be walking back its controversial decision to elect Donald Trump as its first November host this weekend. That said, it seems the veteran NBC sketch series originally eyed him for a single appearance, before offering him the full November 7 slot.
Elizabeth Banks will offer an alright SNL palate cleanser for Donald Trump when the NBC sketch series returns in November, but its third host of the month deserves a hearty “alright, alright, alright.” Matthew McConaughey will make a surprising return to the SNL stage, bringing the big guns with Adele as musical guest.