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JAN
31
4 HRS

'SNL': J.K. Simmons Mocks His 'Whiplash' Character

'SNL': J.K. Simmons Mocks His 'Whiplash' Character

J.K. Simmons took a little time away from the Oscar campaign trail to host this weekend's Saturday Night Live. The Whiplash star got to portray rapper Nas, channel his inner Humphrey Bogart and even took a few potshots (rim shots?) at his critically acclaimed drama. But how did the entire episode fare? Drumroll, please.

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JAN
31
6 HRS

'SNL' Slams NYC Mayor for Blizzard Bust in Cold Open

'SNL' Slams NYC Mayor for Blizzard Bust in Cold Open

Saturday Night Live sent a mighty frosty message to NYC mayor Bill de Blasio during this weekend's cold open.

In the sketch, Seattle Seahawks stars Richard Sherman (Jay Pharoah) and Marshawn Lynch (Kenan Thompson) discussed Sunday's Super Bowl.

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JAN
31
13 HRS

Oscars 2015: Acting Nominees' Best 'SNL' Moments

Oscars 2015: Acting Nominees' Best 'SNL' Moments

To paraphrase an old saying, dying is easy, but sketch comedy is hard. However, this year's Oscar-nominated actors clearly know a thing or two about landing a punchline.

Seven of the 2015 nominees have previously hosted NBC's Saturday Night Live, with Whiplash baddie J.K. Simmons bringing the tally to eight this weekend. (Laura Dern and Robert Duvall haven't hosted but have made cameos.)

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JAN
31
14 HRS

Super Bowl: 'Key & Peele' Mocks "Backwards" 'Selma' Snubs (Video)

Super Bowl: 'Key & Peele' Mocks "Backwards" 'Selma' Snubs (Video)

Who knew that taciturn Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch was so passionate about Into the Woods?

In a sketch that aired Friday during Comedy Central's Key & Peele Super Bowl Special, the comedy duo played Seahawks players Richard Sherman and Lynch during a press conference.

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JAN
30
1 day

CBS Orders Drama From Bryan Cranston and David Shore, James Patterson Adaptation

CBS Orders Drama From Bryan Cranston and David Shore, James Patterson Adaptation

CBS's latest drama orders suffer no shortage of familiar names. The network has added a pilot from Bryan Cranston and David Shore — as well as an adaptation of James Patterson novel The Thomas Berryman Number from Rene Balcer and Robert De Niro.

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JAN
30
1 day

ABC Orders Johnny Knoxville Comedy, Six More Pilots

ABC Orders Johnny Knoxville Comedy, Six More Pilots

After adding four more dramas to its growing pilot slate, ABC has also tapped seven comedies for 2015-16 season consideration — most notably a laugher from Johnny Knoxville.

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JAN
30
1 day

ABC Adds Dramas From 'Straight Outta Compton' Writer, 'E.R.' Vet to Pilot Slate

ABC Adds Dramas From 'Straight Outta Compton' Writer, 'E.R.' Vet to Pilot Slate

ABC is stacking up the dramas, adding four more pilots to its current order — including one from Straight Outta Compton writer Sheldon Turner and another from E.R. scribe David Zabel.

Read More THR's 2015 Pilot Guide

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JAN
30
1 day

Watch Jamal Stand Up to Lucious in 'Empire' Promo

Watch Jamal Stand Up to Lucious in 'Empire' Promo

Fox is pushing Empire breakout Jussie Smollett into the spotlight.

The mid-season juggernaut's latest promo centers on the actor who plays Jamal, the openly gay son of music mogul Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) and his ex-wife Cookie (Taraji P. Henson).

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JAN
30
1 day

Tone Bell Inks Talent, Script Deals at NBC (Exclusive)

Tone Bell Inks Talent, Script Deals at NBC (Exclusive)

NBC is betting even bigger on Tone Bell.

The network has signed the Bad Judge breakout to a talent holding deal, while sibling Universal Television has inked a blind script deal with him. The comedian will be eyed for potential pilots this broadcast season, and will focus his development efforts on creating a series for the studio, which he could potentially star in, too. 

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JAN
30
2 DAYS

No New 'Game of Thrones' Book In 2015, Publisher Confirms

No New 'Game of Thrones' Book In 2015, Publisher Confirms

Game of Thrones publisher HarperCollins confirmed that Winds of Winter, the sixth book in the hit series, would not be coming out in 2015.

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JAN
30
2 DAYS

CBS Orders Second Medical Drama Pilot This Season

CBS Orders Second Medical Drama Pilot This Season

CBS is looking at another candidate for a new medical drama. Hot to launch an hour-long in the genre for some time, the network has handed out a pilot order to the New York-set LFE.

From the Dan Jinks Company and CBS Television Studios, the project is described as a "high-octane procedural" that focuses on residents trying to reconcile god complexes with their humanity at New York City's top hospital.

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JAN
30
2 DAYS

HBO Moves Ahead With 'Lewis and Clark' Miniseries

HBO Moves Ahead With 'Lewis and Clark' Miniseries

After a long search to find its Clark, HBO has finally given the green light to pioneering miniseries Lewis and Clark.

Starring Casey Affleck as Meriwether Lewis and Matthias Schoenaerts as William Clark, the pair start filming the six-part miniseries about the discovery of the American West in the summer of 2015.

Read More HBO Renews 'Togetherness' for Second Season

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JAN
30
2 DAYS

'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce' Boss Weighs In: Will Abby and Jake Stay Together?

'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce' Boss Weighs In: Will Abby and Jake Stay Together?

The title of Bravo's first scripted series, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, suggests that the show's leading couple splits up. But do they have to?

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JAN
30
2 DAYS

'The Blacklist' Creator on Super Bowl Episode's "Revelations," Red and Tom's Deal

'The Blacklist' Creator on Super Bowl Episode's "Revelations," Red and Tom's Deal

There will be plenty of unnecessary roughness on TV this Sunday, and it has nothing to do with the football game.

The Blacklist returns from its winter hiatus in the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot with the first half of a two-parter. Series creator Jon Bokenkamp told The Hollywood Reporter that Sunday's installment resembles a "big, heightened event movie in a very contained way."

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