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W. Kamau Bell Laments “The Whiteness of Late Night”

W. Kamau Bell

Jimmy FallonConan O'BrienStephen ColbertJames CordenJimmy KimmelSeth Meyers. What do all these names have in common? They're all currently, or are going to be, late-night talk show hosts.

And they're all white guys.

In a column for Buzzfeed, comedian W. Kamau Bell rails against "the whiteness of late night," and comments upon the opportunities for change that have been passed up, in recent months especially.

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Top Moments: Mad Men Does It Their Way, and Fallon Oils Up and Nips Out

Terry Crews and Jimmy Fallon

Our top moments of the week:

16. Worst Wordplay: It's always important to stand out, especially during your initial meeting, but for one Bachelorette contestant, it doesn't go over quite well. Introducing himself to Andi, Emil tries to offer a mnemonic device for ... read more

Which SNL Alums Returned for the Season Finale with Andy Samberg?

Bill Hader, Seth Meyers and Andy Samberg

Saturday marked the Season 39 finale of Saturday Night Live, but you would have never known it from the episode itself, which boasted best sketches that relied mostly on guest stars who were fixtures on previous seasons.

With Andy Samberg hosting, the blasts from the past continued with appearances by Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen. We were shocked not to see a duet from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Highlights included a hilarious cold open lampooning the Solange-Jay Z-Beyonce Elevator Incident, the return of the Kissing Family, and not one, but two digital shorts. Check out the night's best sketches below:

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Saturday Night Live to Air 40th Anniversary Special in 2015

Saturday Night Live

NBC is planning a new special to celebrate 40 years of Saturday Night Live, the network announced Friday.

The three-hour live special will air... read more

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

NBC Builds "Playground" to Help Save Comedy

Mindy Kaling, Seth Meyers

NBC has enlisted some of its biggest stars and showrunners to help the network find undiscovered comedy talent. The campaign, dubbed the "NBC Comedy Playground," will ultimately lead to two winners who will then develop original series with an eye towards airing in summer 2015.

The "NBC Comedy Playground" advisory board includes... 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.

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VIDEOS: Meet SNL's New Addition Sasheer Zamata

Sasheer Zamata

On Saturday, Sasheer Zamata will make her debut as Saturday Night Live's newest cast member and we can't wait to see what the Upright Citizens Brigade alum will bring to the sketch series.

Thankfully, the Internet exists and we don't have to. Zamata's website and YouTube channel offer glimpses of what we can expect when she hits the stage — with host and musical guest Drake — this weekend.

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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."

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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

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