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Weekend Review: Black Sails, Mitt and Lizzie Borden

Black Sails

It's quite a week for those who enjoy rugged armchair escapism of the historical epic variety. First came the three nights of Discovery's enjoyable gold-rush melodrama Klondike (repeated in its entirety on Saturday, starting at 9:30 am/8:30c), during which Jack London (played by Johnny Simmons) is heard rhapsodizing, "What you're looking at here is a walking, talking novel," as he surveys the squalor and violent desperation teeming throughout Dawson City, the miniseries' Yukon frontier setting.

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SNL Head Writer Colin Jost to Replace Seth Meyers on "Weekend Update"

Colin Jost

Saturday Night Live head writer Colin Jost will replace Seth Meyers as the co-anchor of "Weekend Update" in March after Meyers leaves to take over Late NightDeadline reports.

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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:

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Seth Meyers Announces First Guest for Late Night; Plans to Borrow From "Weekend Update"

Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers is still working out the kinks for when he takes over Late Night, but one thing he has for certain is his first guest.

Meyers, who takes the stage on Feb. 24 at 12:35 a.m./11:35c, told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter previews on Sundaythe first person to sit on his couch will be Amy Poehler. "She's basically Bono's common-law wife now," he joked, referring to her epic Golden Globes makeout with the singer.

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7 Things to Expect From Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show

Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon's first Tonight Show guests will be Will Smith and U2, he announced Sunday at NBC's Television Critics Association winter previews.

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Drake Hosts Saturday Night Live: What Were the Best Sketches?

Drake

Saturday Night Live welcomed Drake this weekend as host and musical guest on its first offering of 2014 and also gave new cast member Sasheer Zamata a chance to shine — even though the episode certainly wasn't one of the better installments from this season.

Despite his recent musical success, the Degrassi alum proved he's still got more than a few acting chops to show off, gamely doing impressions of everyone from Lil' Wayne to a dorky dad at a slumber party. Check out some of the highlights from the episode below:

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Bill Murray: Kristen Wiig-led SNL Cast Was the Best Since the Original

Bill Murray

Bill Murray participated in an "Ask Me Anything" Reddit session on Friday, and fielded questions about everything from the war on drugs to Saturday Night Live.

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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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Fox Boss on Growing Tuesday Comedies, the Future of X Factor and New Details on Gotham

Simon Cowell, Mindy Kaling

Less than 24 hours after Brooklyn Nine-Nine's surprise double wins at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly touted the network's Tuesday slate of comedies while also saying that he hopes for growth.

"I'm very proud of all four shows. I think they've all performed very well. ... We put a nice little crown on top with our wins," Reilly told reporters Monday at Fox's Television Critics Association winter previews. Although Reilly called the low ratings for Dads, Brooklyn, New Girl and The Mindy Project "a frustrating situation," he also noted that all four comedies are "at the top of the pack" compared to comedies on other networks. "Some of our mature shows are down ... so it's been a mixed bag, but the positive side is some of our new shows have performed.... read more

Exclusive Super Fun Night Sneak Peek: Fred Armisen Plays Peacemaker

Fred Armisen

Fred Armisen, friendship fixer? 

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 alum guest-stars on Wednesday's Super Fun Night (9:30/8:30c, ABC) as Brian Headfoot, the frazzled head ...
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Premiered: October 11, 1975, on NBC
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