We’re not quite ready to say goodbye to Portlandia just yet, but thankfully, we have time. The ever-weird social satire will return for its eighth and final season in January, while the traditionally stacked guest roster now includes Tessa Thompson, Rachel Bloom and the Oh, Hello guys.
Well, there’s no telling what politics will look like when SNL resumes this fall, but a season oriented around Trump was bound to send him off in style. So it was, that Saturday’s season finale called back to Kate McKinnon’s moving “Hallelujah” with a cold open paying tribute to the Trump players, including Scarlett Johansson!
This coming Saturday will mark Scarlett Johansson’s fifth SNL hosting, enough that you’d think the Ghost in the Shell star had it down by now. Not so, according to her first 2017 promos, as Johansson undergoes rigorous training, while another cast member makes their return.
It was back in August we first learned that NBC would experiment with a few Snapchat additions to its most viral shows, and you’ve had at least four months to figure out what that means. Nonetheless, SNL is venturing into Snapchat content with its new Boycott series, as cast members try to get away from the Trump brand.
SNL sailed from the 40th anniversary into Season 41 rather smoothly, though the waters roughened in recent weeks with the departures of Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah and Jon Rudnitsky. Thankfully, it’s clear skies ahead for Season 42, as the rest of the beloved cast will be staying aboard. Sailing metaphors!
A few months back, FX bosses acknowledged the potential for Louis C.K.’s self-produced Horace and Pete to potentially compete for Emmys with the comedian’s former home, though the real truth is a bit more surprising. Horace and Pete will indeed submit for a wide variety of Emmy categories, but as a drama.
HBO’s Girls may come to an end in the next few years, but Hannah and co. have so much left to learn. So, so much. We’re not far ahead either, as the new trailer and poster reveal guest stars from Aidy Bryant to Corey Stoll, and all the Hannah you’ve come to expect.
SNL closed out November on something of sour note with Matthew McConaughey’s grand return, but December seems a much better bet by Ryan Gosling’s Saturday debut. Aidy Bryant welcomes Baby Goose in the first promos for SNL’s final three 2015 outings, but does she get a “Hey Girl” for her trouble?