Saturday Night Live
Live from New York, it's...NBC's hottest show? After nearly 40 years on the air and countless cast changes — including the losses of Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, Fred Armisen and (soon) Seth Meyers in the last two seasons alone — Saturday Night Live routinely ranks as one of the Peacock Network's highest-rated series in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49 age demographic (just below The Voice, The Blacklist and Chicago Fire). This...
Paul Rudd, One Direction
Host Paul Rudd and musical act One Direction weren't the only special guests on Saturday Night Live this week. Alums Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig returned to the show, and Rudd's Anchorman 2 castmates Will Ferrell (also an SNL vet), Steve Carell and David Koechner also made cameos to sing "Afternoon Delight" with One Direction during Rudd's opening monologue. The show also didn't miss the opportunity to skewer NBC's live Sound of Music musical, which aired Thursday. Check out some of the highlights below:
Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren
This week, Jesse Spano was brought back to life! For one night only.Elizabeth Berkley gave Dancing with the Stars viewers a healthy dose of Saved by the Bell nostalgia, and a Boston police officer also got "so excited" during a Red Sox playoff game. NCIS: Los Angeles celebrated 100 episodes by releasing a new music video, and Bill Nye's new web series about the NASA mission to Jupiter premiered. Oh, and a bear played tetherball. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
The Simpsons is taking a dark turn: The show plans to kill off a regular character this season, executive producer Al Jean told reporters on a recent conference call, according to Canada's The Sun News.
When Homer Simpson suddenly stops eating pork and drinking booze it can only mean one thing — he's gone Muslim! Homeland gets spoofed when The Simpsons returns for its 25th season Sunday, Sept. 29 (8/7c, Fox) to find the D'oh Man greatly changed after his trip to a nuclear-power convention.
All work and no foreplay makes Dr. William Masters anything but a dull boy.
With the assistance of a free-thinking single mother named Virginia Johnson, this renowned fertility specialist and pioneer in the study of sexual physiology challenges the repressive social mores of the late '50s, when Peyton Place is considered risqué and most people (according to Masters) "sit hunched in the dark like prudish cavemen filled with shame and guilt" when it came to thinking about sex.
Alexi Ashe and Seth Meyers
Weekend update: Seth Meyers married his longtime girlfriend, Alexi Ashe, on Sunday, People reports.
John Mulaney, Nicole Byer
Listen up, Lorne Michaels! The fall season's almost here and we still haven't heard a peep about who's going to replace Saturday Night Live cast members Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and the soon-to-depart Seth Meyers.
So if you're having trouble making up your mind on who to hire, let me help you out.
Great White Shark
This week, Kristen Wiig played Patty Hearst on Comedy Central's Drunk History, Mumford & Sons enlisted the help of some comedians to spoof themselves in a new music video, and a group of middle school students put on a Breaking Bad musical. NBC released a slew of audition tapes for The Office, featuring the likes of...
Saturday Night Live will be down three of its biggest stars when it returns this fall, but that hasn't dampened Seth Meyers' spirits about returning to the "Weekend Update" anchor desk...