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Nasim Pedrad Talks Departing SNL for Mulaney: "At Some Point You Have to Leave"

Nasim Pedrad

When Saturday Night Live returns this fall, it will be without a very familiar face.

No, we're not talking about the recently departed Brooks Wheelan, Noël Wells or John Milhiser — it's OK, no one really remembers what they did on the sketch show, either — but Nasim Pedrad, who is leaving after five years to star on... read more

TCA Awards: Orange Is the New Black, Breaking Bad Win Big

Orange is the New Black

There were few surprises at the 30th Annual Television Critics Association Awards. Orange Is the New Black earned Outstanding New Program whileBreaking Bad's final season scored Program of the Year for the second consecutive season.

While last year, Tatiana Maslany beat out favorites like Bryan Cranston to win the Individual Achievement in Drama honors, this year the Orphan Black star got no love from either the TCAs or the Emmys. Instead, Matthew McConaughey took home the award for his work in True Detective, which also got lauded in the Movies, Miniseries and Specials category. Similarly, Veep doubled up its wins with awards for its star and to tie Louie in the Comedy category.

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Top Videos: Weird Al Gets "Tacky," Homeland Season 4 Teaser, Frozen Is the New Black

Weird Al

This week, "Weird Al" Yankovic is celebrating the release of his new album by releasing a video a day for eight days straight. The first clips include parodies of Pharrell's "Happy," Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," Lorde's "Royals" and Iggy Azalea's "Fancy." In sports news, baseball fans and players alike paid their respects to Derek Jeter during the MLB All-Star game, and Nike debuted an ad honoring the retiring New York Yankees shortstop. Also, Dana Carvey resurrected his classic "Choppin' Broccoli" song onThe Tonight Show, and Disney characters got a taste of prison life in the mash-up video Frozen Is the New Black. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Saturday Night Live Fires Two More Featured Players

John Milhiser; Noel Wells

The mass exodus continues at Saturday Night Live.

A day after featured player Brooks Wheelan tweeted that he had been fired from the variety show, fellow newcomers... read more

Brooks Wheelan Says He's Been Fired From Saturday Night Live

Brooks Wheelan

Saturday Night Live star Brooks Wheelan took to Twitter on Monday to say that he's been let go as a cast member of the NBC sketch show.

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Seth Meyers on Hosting the Emmys: Jokes Will Be "Upbeat," Not "Cutting"

Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers says his first few months of hosting Late Night has prepared him to host the Emmys for the first time in August.

"I feel the most ready than I've ever felt, but... read more

John Mulaney Marries Annamarie Tendler

John Mulaney

Actor/comedian John Mulaney married his girlfriend Annamarie Tendler over the holiday weekend, Us Weekly reports.

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Kenan Thompson, Wife Welcome Baby Girl

Christina Evangeline and Kenan Thompson

And a baby makes three!

Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson and his wife, model Christina Evangeline, welcomed a baby girl on Friday, People reports.

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Emmys: TVGuide.com's Picks for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Kate McKinnon

Emmy season is here! For the next two weeks, voters will be checking off names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 10. We at TVGuide.com have a few selections in mind ourselves. First up: our dream ballot for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
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30 Rock's Tracy Morgan in Critical Condition After Car Wreck

Tracy Morgan

Tracy Morgan is in critical condition after getting into a fatal six-vehicle accident early Saturday morning in New Jersey, CNN reports. 

The 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live alum was a passenger in a limo bus that was... read more

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Premiered: October 11, 1975, on NBC
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