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SNL Sets Peter Dinklage to Play the Game of Hosts in First April Outing

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 13, 2016 @ 12:06 AM
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Game of Thrones may have played coy with Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion by the first Season 6 trailer, but the half-man will host full time when April offers its first SNL. The erstwhile Peter Drunklage has booked his first official SNL hosting, just weeks ahead of the Game of Thrones premiere.

‘Xena’ Reboot to ‘Fully Explore’ Gabrielle Relationship, Not Just Subtext

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 11, 2016 @ 7:00 PM
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Among many aspects of the original Xena revered by fans, there was the layered, lifelong relationship between Lucy Lawless’ title character and Renee O’Connor’s Gabrielle that grew to carry distinct romantic undertones. NBC’s proposed reboot has only a script in the works for now, but promises to fully explore the pair’s relationship, without confining anything to subtext.

Here’s NBC’s ‘Powerless’ Take on DC Superhero Crimson Fox

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 7, 2016 @ 2:38 PM
DC Comics
We weren’t particularly surprised to learn that NBC’s office comedy take on the DC universe Powerless would scrape a few bottom-barrels for its costumed heroes and villains, and now they’ve already begun hitting the streets. A new set photo reveals our first look at a live-action “Crimson Fox,” which looks … well, orange.

Lorne Michaels Was Pretty Chill About Kanye West’s Leaked SNL Rant

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 2, 2016 @ 7:07 PM
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The Kanye West Twitter train shows no signs of stopping, but SNL seems safely out of the crosshairs after a leaked rant saw the controversial performer nearly walking off before air. Of course, veteran pro Lorne Michaels didn’t sweat the meltdown, given that “he’s an artist, you know?”

SNL Preview: Jonah Hill and Kate McKinnon Get Their Crocs Shined

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 2, 2016 @ 3:52 PM
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SNL took a little break through the second half of February (thankfully, the GOP race has largely filled in for itself), but will return for its March 2016 debut with Hail, Caesar! star Jonah Hill, and musical guest Future. Go on, enjoy Jonah getting his shoes shined, then. What can you do, not watch?

Here are the DC Heroes Reportedly in NBC Insurance Comedy ‘Powerless’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 2, 2016 @ 10:39 AM
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DC Comics shares an interesting relationship with its TV properties, always dancing around some of the major heroes and villains, to the point that NBC’s proposed office comedy Powerless might have slim pickings. Now, a new report on the pilot script supposedly identifies the first notable comic brawl, along with some familiar allies of the Super Friends.

‘Xena’ Reboot Might Be Limited Series, No Lucy Lawless Cameo (Yet)

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 26, 2016 @ 6:03 PM
Universal
NBC’s proposed Xena reboot under LOST writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach doesn’t yet have official pilot order, or even a script, but that hasn’t stopped Grillo-Marxuach from answering persistent inquiry for details on the new series. To wit, we now know that NBC might eye Xena as an “event series” rather than a full fall order, while fans hoping for Lucy Lawless or Renee O’Connor to pass the torch shouldn’t hold their breath … yet.

Sarah Michelle Gellar Will Return to ‘Cruel Intentions’ With Role in TV Sequel

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by Charles Bramesco February 25, 2016 @ 9:29 AM
Columbia Pictures
Earlier this month, NBC placed an order for a Cruel Intentions TV pilot that would act as a sort of sequel to the 1999 film, and today brings the fortuitous news that the central pillar of this grand monument to teen horniness will return for the second go-round. Now comes word that original star Sarah Michelle Gellar will reprise her role as Kathryn Merteuil, the queen-bitch rich kid meddling in everyone’s affairs with her sexual scheming.