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Cheers: SNL's New Live Wire

Michaela Watkins

Cheers to Saturday Night Live's latest scene-stealer: Michaela Watkins. Read, discuss and vote on this complete Cheer after the jump. read more

Saturday Night Live Episode Recap: "Paul Rudd Hosts, Beyonce Performs"

Paul Rudd is a funny guy, and if you've seen Role Models, The 40-Year-Old Virgin or Wet Hot American Summer, you know he's extremely capable of making fun of himself for laughs; whether it's by playing a total a-hole, a loser-in-love or by donning hideous cutoffs and a mustache. His other comedic forte is his deadpan mockery of the constant dumbasses his characters come across — including SmartTech manager in Virgin and whack-job community service manager in Role Models both played by the hilarious Jane Lynch. Unfortunately, none of those talents were really used during his guest host stint Saturday Night Live. Best go see Role Models instead. There were a few choice moments throughout the show, and many of them revolved around a surprise guest! More after the jump! read more

Funny Ladies: Saturday Night Live Adds Two to Cast

Abby Elliott

With Tina Fey's most generous run as Sarah Palin now over and the character retired, and Amy Poehler off to embrace motherhood, Saturday Night Live saw need to fortify its female ranks. Thus, the long-running sketch show has added two new faces to its ensemble. Read all about the newcomers, what they can bring to the show and when they will debut, after the jump. read more

SNL Feels a Little Bit Country... and a Bit Ludacris

Tim McGraw

Having made lots of partisan noise during this past election season, Saturday Night Live will sing a slightly different tune when Tim McGraw — the sketch series' first country-music guest of this decade — steps up as host on Nov. 22. Read McGraw's reaction, and find out who his musical guest will be, after the jump. read more

Presidential Race Winners and Losers

Tina Fey, Bob Schieffer and Rachel Maddow

Not all the winners in a presidential election go to Washington. Some jump into the political fray to get laughs, higher ratings, or their own show on MSNBC. Here's our look at the stars - and one city - that have already won or lost in Campaign '08. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Monday, Nov. 3, 2008

Eric Breaden, Michael Bolten and Cobie Smulders, How I Met Your Mother

How I Met Your Mother
8:30 pm/ET CBS
Yes, this sitcom is blessed with the scene-stealing Barney, but it's sometimes taken for granted that the show works so well because all of the actors are so effortlessly good together. Tonight's episode employs a device that has worked well in the past and gives all the cast members a chance to shine.

Read on for previews of Gossip Girl, Boston Legal, Prison Break and Saturday Night Live Presidential Bash 2008. read more

McCain's SNL Ratings Pale in Comparison to Palin's

This weekend's Saturday Night Live, hosted by Ben Affleck and featuring musical guest David Cook and appearances by Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain and Tina Fey as McCain's running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, delivered the NBC program's second-highest household rating in nearly 11 years.

That performance is surpassed only by ... read more

Saturday Night Live Episode Recap: Ben Affleck Hosts, David Cook Performs

Behind the strength of Tina Fey's Sarah Palin impression and multiple big-name cameos, this season of SNL has turned the election into ratings gold again and again. With a scheduled appearance by Sen. John McCain set for this episode, could the gang do it one more time on the final live broadcast before America heads to the polls? Let's find out! read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008

James Murray, Primeval

Primeval
9 pm/ET BBC America
The second season of this hit sci-fi series comes to a close with an action-packed finale that finds Cutter and crew trapped inside an abandoned Ministry of Defense base filled with an army of prehistoric and futuristic beasts that the devilish Leek is planning to unleash across Britain.

Read on for previews of Saturday Night Live, Cops, Austin City Limits and My Big Redneck Wedding. read more

McCain Makes Date with SNL; Can He Beat His Veep's Ratings?

John McCain on SNL last May

Because it is clearly what you do these days if you have any intention of crossing the White House's threshold, Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain will take a detour from his final slew of campaign stops to put in an appearance on NBC's Saturday Night Live this weekend.

Ben Affleck, an avowed Barack Obama supporter, will be the guest host. Awk. Ward.

When McCain last appeared on Saturday Night Live ... read more

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Premiered: October 11, 1975, on NBC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Landmark, Emmy-winning satire from an ever-changing company of 'Not Ready for Prime Time Players' who rode the variety show to fame, including (to name just a few of its celebrated grads) Eddie Murphy, Dana Carvey, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Al Franken and Mike Myers. From its debut, with Andy Kaufman's memorably bizarre rendition of the 'Mighty Mouse' theme, through John Belushi's Samurai and Gilda Radner's Roseanne Roseannadanna, 'SNL' forever changed the landscape of TV comedy.

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