Christoph Waltz hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Alabama Shakes. watch
How did any of us survive high school? Forget grades. We're talking insecurities, anxieties and social terrors, which have rarely found such vivid comic voice as in MTV's wonderful comedy Awkward, which begins a third season of emotionally harrowing hilarity with back-to-back episodes (Tuesday, 10/9c).
It's junior year (or "the beginning of the end") for the show's self-consciously angsty narrator/blogger Jenna (the terrific Ashley Rickards), who you'd think might be in a happier place having spent the summer cocooned with full-time no-longer-secret boyfriend Matty (Beau Mirchoff). No such luck. With other friends having spent their off time in Europe, hooking up and changing their looks without keeping her in the loop, Jenna worries she's being sidelined, left behind, forgotten. It doesn't help that her sadistic tyrant of a new creative-writing teacher, the heartless Mr. Hart (Anthony Michael Hall), burrows into her fragile psyche with the very first assignment: "Write about your greatest fear." Where to begin?
Sketches include Cruise Ship Cold Open, Game Show, Retirement Ad, Tippy, New Tarantino Movie, Weekend Update including Taran As Senator Marco Rubio, Kate As Russian Meteor Woman, Olya Povlatsky, and Jay As Stephen A. Smith, Regine, Fox & Friends, and Secret Admirer Letter. America's premier sketch-comedy show returns for its 38th season LIVE from Studio 8H in New York City. This season, the cast includes Fred Armisen, Vanessa Bayer, Bill Hader, Taran Killam, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Nasim Pedrad, Jay Pharoah, Jason Sudeikis, Kenan Thompson, featuring Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, Tim Robinson, and Cecily Strong. Check out these selected sketches and segments from each of this season's episodes, so you can make every night a Saturday Night. watch