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‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Special: Eddie Murphy Confirmed to Return?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 29, 2015 @ 3:19 PM
NBC
NBC has remained curiously quiet on ‘SNL’’s three-hour 40th Anniversary special on February 15, and while cameos galore are expected, our first major homecoming may have arrived. Following a 31-year absence, Eddie Murphy will reportedly return to ‘SNL’ to ring in the NBC sketch comedy legend’s 40th anniversary.

‘SNL’ Preview: J.K. Simmons Battles Snowmageddon, Kenan’s ‘Whiplash’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 28, 2015 @ 12:13 AM
NBC
This past weekend’s ‘SNL’ installment with ‘The Voice’ coach Blake Shelton pulling double duty proved every bit as exciting as it sounded (read: not), but what better way to restore the 40th anniversary season’s tempo than with ‘Whiplash’ master J.K. Simmons himself? Watch Simmons and Kenan brave the cold and bitter loneliness in this weekend’s ‘SNL’ promos!

‘SNL’ Ranked: Blake Shelton Brings His Country Sensibility, But Where’s the Charm?

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by Britt Hayes January 25, 2015 @ 9:30 AM
NBC
It’s not often that a musical guest pulls double duty as a host on ‘SNL’—we’ve seen some pretty great ones over the years, whose natural charisma lends itself well to the gig, and we’ve seen some…not so great ones, where we (along with the folks at ‘SNL’) were more enamored with the concept than with the execution. This week brings country music star ‘The Voice’ host (there’s a little NBC synergy for you) Blake Shelton to the ‘SNL’ stage, but does he belong? Read on for our official ranking of this week’s ‘SNL’ sketches from best to worst.

‘SNL’ Pits the ‘American Idol’ Hosts Against the Cast of ‘The Voice’

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by Jacob Hall January 25, 2015 @ 9:15 AM
Every time ‘SNL’ features a sketch built around a celebrity game show, it means one thing and one thing only: you’re about to see a whole bunch of impressions. This time, it’s the celebrity edition of ‘Family Feud’ starring the respective casts of ‘American Idol’ and ‘The Voice,’ a creative decision obviously driven by the presence of country star Blake Shelton as the guest host.

‘SNL’ Finally Gets to the Bottom of the Patriots Football Scandal

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by Jacob Hall January 25, 2015 @ 9:08 AM
The two weeks between the NFL division championships and the Super Bowl are a notoriously slow period for sports news, so it’s no wonder that “deflategate” has gone from being a strange little conspiracy tale to a national scandal that has dominated major news cycles. Did anyone expect ‘SNL’ to not get in on something so, well, dumb?

‘SNL’ and Guest Host Blake Shelton Present the Music Video For “Wishin’ Boot”

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by Jacob Hall January 25, 2015 @ 9:02 AM
There was no way ‘SNL’ was going to snag country music superstar Blake Shelton as a guest host and not do a country music video parody. After all, Shelton’s experience as a comedic performer is limited, but his experience in crooning songs about heartbreak and troubled times is not. So this brings us to a bizarre little song called ”Wishin’ Boot,” which is literally about a magical cowboy boot that shows up when people are in need and deliver exactly what they want.

‘SNL’ Preview: Blake Shelton and Cecily Strong Have Heart Attacks, Die

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 21, 2015 @ 12:48 AM
NBC
‘SNL’’s choice to follow up Kevin Hart’s 2015 premiere hosting with ‘The Voice’ coach and newbie Blake Shelton pulling double duty seemed a risky venture, but the Southern singer fits in just fine by his first promos with cast member Cecily Strong. Watch Shelton get his obligatory chair-spin (and call out that punk Adam Levine) in our first look at this weekend’s ‘SNL!’

‘SNL’ Taps J.K. Simmons as Final Host of January

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 20, 2015 @ 10:06 AM
Sony
J. K. Simmons has been giving us ‘Whiplash’ for decades now with head-turning performances in everything from ‘Spider-Man’ to ‘The Legend of Korra,’ but with the ‘Kong: Skull Island’ star finally nominated for an Oscar, that most hallowed of New York institutions will give Simmons his due. J.K. will host the final January ‘SNL’ installment of 2015, no “jk” about it.

‘SNL’ Introduces Kevin Hart’s Long Lost Son (Played by Jay Pharoah)

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by Jacob Hall January 18, 2015 @ 10:09 AM
Kevin Hart may have spent the past few years becoming one of the biggest movie and comedy stars in America, but last night’s ‘SNL’ proved that the ‘Ride Along’ and ‘The Wedding Ringer’ star is entirely unafraid to make fun of himself. Hart made for a strong guest host, capable of playing variations on himself and new characters quite well. However, one sketch made direct fun of his public image and personality and he went right along with it.