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Community and SNL Alums Head to Benched

Yvette Nicole Brown

Yvette Nicole Brown has landed her first post-Community role!

Brown, as well as Saturday Night Live alums Molly Shannon and Chris Parnell, will guest-star on USA's new comedy Benched, the network announced Tuesday.

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Exclusive Playing House Sneak Peek: Magic Maggie Knows All the Right (Naughty) Moves

Playing House

Magic Mike who? That's Magic Maggie to you!

On Tuesday's new episode of Playing House (10/9c, USA), Maggie (Lennon Parham) gives back to... read more

Emmy Watch: How the Late Night Upheaval Could Shake Up the Variety Series Competition

Jay Leno

When Johnny Carson signed off from The Tonight Show in 1992, his reign as the King of Late Night was celebrated with an Emmy win for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series. Granted, the competition that year was sparse: Fox's sketch-comedy show In Living Color and NBC's Late Night with David Letterman were the only others nominated.

This year, as newly retired Tonight Show host Jay Leno attempts to secure one final nomination in the category now known as... 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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Weekend TV Review: Good Wife Finale, Lifetime's Zero

Michael J. Fox, Matt Czuchry and Julianna Margulies

The gloves come off in a sensational finale to an incredible season of CBS's The Good Wife (Sunday, 9/8c), one of the best and hands down the most purely entertaining drama series anywhere on TV. The intrigue is riveting as rival law firms (Florrick/Agos, Lockhart/Gardner) go for broke, using any means necessary — including possibly illegal electronic eavesdropping — to get the advantage on the other in what now seems a fight to the death. Partners battle partners between and within both teams, and when Christine Baranski (the embattled Diane) faces off with Michael J. Fox (ruthless interloper Louis Canning) for control of the firm she built with the late Will Gardner, the fireworks are as awesome as the surprising fallout.

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Top Videos: Walter White vs. Rick Grimes Rap Battle, Law & Order: Game of Thrones

Peter Dinklage

This week, Epic Rap Battles of History pitted Breaking Bad's Walter White against The Walking Dead's Rick Grimes, and Funny or Die imagined what Donald Sterling's inner monologue may be. In Game of Thrones parody news, Tyrion's speech got an alternate ending, and the entire show got the Law & Order treatment. Oh, and in case you haven't heard, Solange Knowles attacked her brother-in-law Jay-Z in an elevator while Beyonce looked on! Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Saturday Night Live: Charlize Theron Can’t Sing, But Looks Good in a Fat Suit

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron returned to Saturday Night Live for the first time since hosting in 2000, and it was ... unremarkable.

The episode didn't get off to a great start as the actress, who stars in Seth MacFarlane's upcoming film A Million Ways to Die in the West, delivered a rather mediocre opening monologue. But the episode wasn't all bad, and wrapped up with a very funny pre-recorded sketch about the typical tourists found in New York.

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Check out highlights from the episode below:

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Top Videos: Michael Emerson Sings "Happy," How to Communicate Like Jack Bauer

Michael Emerson

This week, Person of Interest star Michael Emerson set out to prove that he isn't always dark and intense, while CollegeHumor compiled a 24 video proving that Jack Bauer ... well, is almost always dark and intense. Full House was reimagined as a horror movie, and Saturday Night Live filmed a sketch with Andrew Garfield paying tribute to '90s sitcoms (but was forced to cut it from the broadcast). New judges Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams made their debuts on The Voice (sort of) by performing Stefani's hit "Hollaback Girl." And Sally Field destroyed Julia Roberts in a "Curse-Off" on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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NBC Pulls Crisis, Believe From Schedule

Rachael Taylor, Gillian Anderson

Is Crisis in crisis?

NBC has pulled the hostage drama starring Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney from its schedule on May 18, the last Sunday of May sweeps. Believe has also been removed from that Sunday's lineup. Instead, NBC will air a two-hour "Women of Saturday Night Live" special starting at 9/8c.

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Saturday Night Live Writer Defends Slavery Jokes

Leslie Jones, Colin Jost

Saturday Night Live is never shy about taking on taboo topics, but this weekend's episode, which featured a bit making jokes about slavery, has caused quite an Internet stir.

On Saturday's "Weekend Update" segment, writer Leslie Jones made her on-screen debut in a bit about being single. Jones then talked about slavery, saying, "Back in the slave days, I would've never been single. I'm 6 feet tall and I'm strong!" She then continued by saying, "I do not want to be a slave. I don't like working for you white people now, and ya'll pay me. I'm just saying back in the slave days, my love life would've been way better. Master would've hooked me up with the best brother on the plantation."

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After receiving a ton of negative feedback online, Jones took to Twitter to defend herself.

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Premiered: October 11, 1975, on NBC
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