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Question: This TV mid-season has brought us three dramas about serial killers: The Following, Hannibal and Bates Motel. Why do competing networks often program similar TV shows? Remember the recent explosion of shows set in the 1960s (The Playboy Club, Pan Am, The Hour)? Last year we had the more successful slate of fantasy universe-meets-modern universe shows (Grimm, Once Upon a Time). What gives? Are the networks just waiting around for word of what their rivals are doing so that they can make a duplicate? Or is it all just coincidence? — Sam
NBC has ordered a drama pilot from J.J. Abrams and comedy pilots from Cougar Town's Bill Lawrence and Saturday Night Live's John Mulaney, TVGuide.com has learned.
Another week of Saturday Night Live, another host wasted with mediocre skits. Easy A star Emma Stone popped in and out of skits so briefly it seemed like she wasn't even hosting the show.
As for the skits she did appear in: