Lorne Michaels

Celebrity

News

NBC Sets Premiere for The Maya Rudolph Show Special

Maya Rudolph

Maya Rudolph is returning to NBC!

The network has set the premiere date for the comic's variety show The Maya Rudolph Show, which will debut on Monday, May 19 at 10/9c.

The Saturday Night Live vet will headline the prime-time variety show, which will feature guest stars... read more

Colin Jost on His New Gig as Saturday Night Live "Weekend Update" Co-Anchor

Colin Jost

He's Colin Jost, and you're not. Ever since the days of Chevy Chase, Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" anchor job has been a launching pad for some major comedians. Now Jost, 31, has followed the path blazed by... read more

This Is the End's Jay Baruchel Lands Lead in FX Comedy Man Seeking Woman

Jay Baruchel

Jay Baruchel has signed on to star in FX's comedy pilot Man Seeking Woman, TVGuide.com has learned.

The This Is the End star will play... read more

Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco to Play Lesbian Couple on Fox's Mulaney

Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco have signed on for Fox's Mulaney, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Based on the life of John Mulaney, who will also write and star in the comedy, Mulaney follows... read more

Top Videos: Ellen Helps Seth Meyers Practice Interviews, Girls Tour, Frozen Censored

Seth Meyers, Ellen DeGeneres

This week, new Saturday Night Live cast member Sasheer Zamata took Girls fans on a tour of Brooklyn, and on the series itself, Marnie (Allison Williams) discovered a cringe-worthy — yet hilarious — video of herself on YouTube. The new Starz series Black Sails got an early premiere online, while Frozen got unnecessarily censored. Jennifer Lawrence flipped out on the red carpet at the SAG Awards when an interviewer dropped a major Homeland spoiler on her, and Ellen DeGeneres helped Seth Meyers practice his celebrity interviewing skills before he takes over Late Night next month. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

read more

Q&A: NBC's Bob Greenblatt on His Comedy Conundrum, the Late Night Transition and More

James Spader

NBC headed into midseason last year with plenty of momentum — only to see its fortunes collapse as The Voice took a winter nap and new hit Revolution went on hiatus.

Lesson learned. Not taking this fall's solid ratings for granted, NBC will bring its new smash, The Blacklist, back in January before taking a break for the Olympics. And the Winter Games will provide a ratings boost as well as a broad platform on which to market the network's upcoming series.

read more

Amy Poehler Congratulates Saturday Night Live's New Hires

Sasheer Zamata, Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler may have joked that she was so relaxed days before hosting the Golden Globes because she was "heavily medicated," but the Saturday Night Live alum was very enthusiastic while discussing the show's recent hires at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Friday.

Africa-American comedienne Sasheer Zamata, who is a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater co-founded by Poehler, was added as a castmember earlier this week. Additionally, LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones joined the NBC sketch comedy show as writers.

Add all the new winter shows to your Watchlist now!

"I have... read more

Saturday Night Live Adds Two Black Female Writers

LaKendra Tookes, Leslie Jones

In addition to adding Sasheer Zamata to its cast, Saturday Night Live has hired two new black female writers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones will start work on the sketch show on Monday.

Both comedians were discovered during the recent auditions Lorne Michaels held in response to criticism of the show's lack of diversity.

read more

Bobby Moynihan Praises New SNL Cast Member Sasheer Zamata

Bobby Moynihan, Sasheer Zamata

Lorne Michaels took the first step in fixing Saturday Night Live's diversity problem by hiringSasheer Zamata earlier this week, making the Upright Citizens Brigade alum the first black female cast member on the series since Maya Rudolph left in 2007. Zamata will face extra pressure, thanks to the ongoing controversy surrounding SNL's whitewashed cast, but new co-star Bobby Moynihan has full faith she'll be able to handle it with ease.

"I've seen her perform at UCB and I've never seen a more beautiful, confident person onstage than Sasheer," Moynihan tells TVGuide.com. "I think we're very, very lucky to get her."

read more

Saturday Night Live Adds Sasheer Zamata as New Cast Member After Controversy

Sasheer Zamata

After months of controversy surrounding the lack of diversity on Saturday Night Live, the long-running sketch comedy show is adding a female African-American comedienne to its ranks, Deadline reports.

Sasheer Zamata will make her debut on the next new show, which airs Jan. 18. Zamata, a University of Virginia graduate (Tina Fey's alma mater) and who trained at the... read more

« Newer 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | ... | 10 Older »

Shop

Charlie Rose with John Burns; Bernard Lewis; Tina Fey & Lorne Michaels (April 27, 2004)
Buy Charlie Rose with John Burns; Bernard Lewis; Tina Fey & Lorne Michaels (April 27, 2004) from Amazon.com
From Charlie Rose, Inc. (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $24.95 (as of 11/26/14 7:37 PM EST - more info)
Charlie Rose with Howell Raines; Lorne Michaels (September 26, 1997)
Buy Charlie Rose with Howell Raines; Lorne Michaels (September 26, 1997) from Amazon.com
From Charlie Rose (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $24.95 (as of 11/26/14 7:37 PM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular