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Wednesday TV: Don Rickles Tribute, NBC's Snowden Scoop

Robert De Niro, Don Rickles

Insults never sounded sweeter than when Don Rickles was hurling hilarious barbs at his targets, whether innocent ringside onlookers or the rich and famous on a celebrity roast dais. At 88, though stooped and using a cane, he still gives as good as he gets, a fact brought home with delightful wit and genuine lump-in-the-throat sentiment in Spike TV's One Night Only: An All-Star Tribute to Don Rickles (Wednesday, 9/8c).

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10 Promising Pilots: New Shows from Tina Fey, Shonda Rhimes, Bruno Heller and More

Tina Fey, Viola Davis, Debra Messing

Before the networks unveil their fall lineups later this month, we read nearly 100 broadcast pilot scripts, narrowing the contenders down to the 10 shows you're most likely to be watching this fall: read more

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

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

NBCU CEO: Nothing's Stopping Tina Fey, Jay Leno From Taking Late Show Job

Tina Fey, Jay Leno

With David Letterman officially announcing his retirement from the late-night stage, the question on everyone's mind is "Who will replace him?" Many names have been bandied about, and NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke isn't taking former The Tonight Show host Jay Leno and former 30 Rock star Tina Fey out of the pool of potential candidates despite their past connection to NBC...

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Who Should Replace Letterman? Our Top 10 List

David Letterman

As CBS CEO Les Moonves said, "there's only one David Letterman" — and he's the onlyLate Show host the series has ever known. Letterman's impending retirement is still a year out, but that doesn't mean we can't start thinking about his eventual successor. Here is our top 10 list of picks.
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Top Videos: Muppets Unscripted, Christopher Walken Dance Supercut, Fargo Trailer

Kermit the Frog, Ty Burrell

This week, the stars of the upcoming movie Muppets Most Wanted — both felt and human — got together to answer questions from Twitter users. A contestant on Wheel of Fortune solved a seemingly-impossible final puzzle with just two letters, and the self-described "world's greatest trick shot artists" performed nine trick shots in a row. Plus: A pit bull was caught misbehaving by a Nanny Cam, and The Huffington Post put together an amazing compilation of Christopher Walken dancing. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Tina Fey Shoots Down Mean Girls Reunion Film Rumors

Lindsay Lohan and Tina Fey

For those hoping the cast of Mean Girls would reunite for the film's 10th anniversary, don't hold your breath.

While Tina Fey promoted her new movie Muppets Most Wanted, the Mean Girls writer told Access Hollywood that there would... read more

After Another Lackluster Season, Can the Network Sitcom Be Saved?

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Robin Williams

This was supposed to be the year that popular stars Michael J. Fox, Sean Hayes and Robin Williams triumphantly returned to television and saved the sitcom. But of these three, only Williams is still on the air — and his new show, CBS' The Crazy Ones, is more "solid" than "smash."

"It's hard to launch comedy even in the best of circumstances," says NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. And network TV circa 2014 is not experiencing the best of circumstances. NBC pulled The Michael J. Fox Show and Sean Saves the World off the network's Thursday night lineup this winter after both shows attracted just around 3 million viewers a week. (Michael J. Fox's remaining episodes may still air.

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Top Moments: Jimmy and Tina's Mouth-to-Mouth and Grey's Ex Factor

Albert Tsai

Our top moments of the week:

14. Best Resurrection:
It turns out there was something otherworldly behind Coulson's resurrection! Desperate to save Skye's life on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson uncovers the bunker in which he was brought back to life. In a room marked T.A.H.I.T.I., Coulson discovers half of an alien whose regenerative powers are being used in a serum that also revives Skye. Those side effects are going to be... read more

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