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‘SNL’: Eminem Puts Pete Davidson in His Place During ‘Forgot About Dre’ Parody

Eminem is fed up with Pete Davidson‘s rap music video parodies. During the season 47 finale of Saturday Night Live on May 21, Marshall Mathers made another memorable cameo in a musical sketch paying tribute to longtime show producer Lorne Michaels. In the cut-for-time skit, titled “Forgot About Lorne,” Davidson raps about Lorne’s accomplishments over the beat from […]

‘Kenan,’ ‘Mr. Mayor,’ ‘The Endgame’ Canceled at NBC

NBC has completed its renewals, new series pickups and cancellations ahead of Monday’s upfront presentation to Madison Avenue ad buyers. The network on Thursday canceled second-year comedies Kenan and Mr. Mayor as well as freshman drama The Endgame. Additionally, the network’s last remaining comedy pilot, Hungry — which underwent recasting with Modern Family’s Ariel Winter […]

George Yanok, Emmy-Winning Writer on Lily Tomlin Specials, Dies at 83

George Yanok, who earned two Emmy Awards for co-writing Lily Tomlin TV specials in the 1970s, died Friday in Nashville after an 18-month battle with lung cancer, his stepdaughter, Katie Hill, announced. He was 83. One of the original writers on CBS’ Hee Haw, Yanok also wrote and/or produced for such other shows as Welcome […]

Pete Davidson Comedy Lands at Peacock With Straight-to-Series Order

‘Bupkis,’ from exec producer Lorne Michaels, will see the ‘SNL’ favorite play a fictionalized version of himself.

Amazon Nabs SXSW’s ‘The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks’ Doc

Amazon Prime has picked up The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks, a two-part documentary series about Canadian sketch-comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall, ahead of its world premiere at SXSW. The docuseries from Blue Ant Studios promises never-before-seen archival footage from the earliest years of the troupe and interviews with members Dave Foley, […]

‘Wayne’s World’ Parties On at 30: Director Penelope Spheeris Revisits Classic Moments, Clears Air Over Alleged Mike Myers Clash

Excellent! It has been 30 years since Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) and Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) made the leap from a recurring, popular Saturday Night Live sketch to the big screen in what would become the most successful movie based on characters from Lorne Michaels’ iconic NBC late night sketch show. Released on Feb. 14, […]

How to Watch Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson’s New Year’s Eve Special on NBC and Peacock

Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson are on track to co-host their star-studded New Year’s Eve special in Miami. The co-hosts gave TV viewers a taste of their comedic chemistry (and matching tattoos) earlier this month while promoting Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show. The singer serenaded the Saturday Night Live star with […]

Lorne Michaels Considering ‘SNL’ Retirement: “A Really Good Time to Leave”

Lorne Michaels says he’s contemplating exiting NBC’s Saturday Night Live. The 77-year-old SNL co-creator told CBS Mornings that he might leave the late night sketch comedy institution after the show’s 50th anniversary season, which gets underway in 2024. “You know, I think I’m committed to doing this show until its 50th anniversary, which is in […]

Netflix’s ‘Saturday Morning All Star Hits!’: TV Review

Kyle Mooney brings his earnest-but-absurd sensibility to this extended homage to '80s animation and the rituals of Saturday morning TV.

Lorne Michaels, Bette Midler Feted at Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center Honors returned to tradition this year with a real-life gala Sunday night and the presence of the president for the first time since 2016. The lifetime achievement awards for artistic excellence were presented to Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, Saturday Night Live mastermind Lorne Michaels, actress-singer Bette Midler, opera singer Justino Diaz […]

“Evening Before” Party: MPTF Celebration Hosts Nominees Anya Taylor-Joy, Michaela Coel, Rege-Jean Page and Billy Porter

Anya-Taylor Joy hugged Regé-Jean Page, Cynthia Erivo caught up with good friend Michaela Coel alongside Lena Waithe and Jurnee Smollett, and Kathryn Hahn posed for photos with onetime Transparent colleagues Bradley Whitford and Amy Landecker. Those are just a few of the interactions snapped by photographers during a star-packed celebration Saturday night in Century City […]

Why Lorne Michaels Met Up With Kris Jenner and Kim Kardashian

Heads were turning during the Polo Lounge’s lunchtime rush Aug. 17. Saturday Night Live honcho Lorne Michaels broke bread with Kris Jenner and one of her most famous clients, daughter Kim Kardashian. The trio huddled as power brokers like Jeffrey Katzenberg, billionaire developer Rick Caruso, French actor and Lupin star Omar Sy and film producer […]