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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • That Hanna TV series is definitely happening
  • Our first look at Penelope Cruz as Donatella Versace in American Crime Story
  • Jon Stewart’s HBO series goes up in smoke
  • Comedy Central’s The President Show earns more episodes
  • And more!

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It’s easy to be sad that Hannibal is no more, but it’s hard to be angry. The late, great horror series had a passionate fan base, but also a tiny fan base – very few people actually watched this mesmerizing and completely bonkers series and the three seasons NBC gave it were generous. And yet, there has been buzz about a potential fourth season ever since the show’s cancelation…buzz that has been continuously stoked by creator and showrunner Bryan Fuller, who has made it perfectly clear that he’d love to return.

In fact, it’s hard to grieve the end of this show (which had a pitch-perfect finale) when Fuller keeps on spitballing Hannibal season 4 ideas in public.

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Sasheer Zamata Leaving Saturday Night Live

In addition to Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer leaving the staple sketch show Saturday Night Live, the day after the 42nd season finale brought news that cast member Sasheer Zamata was also departing. There was no word about Zamata leaving the show before the episode aired, but after the traditional send-off at the end of the episode had Zamata carried off the stage by host Dwayne Johnson and fellow cast member Colin Jost (following the same honor being given to Moynihan and Bayer), it was clear that the Indiana-born comedian was leaving the show as well.

However, if Sasheer Zamata was leaving the show along with Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer, why didn’t she get the same send-off treatment as the other two cast members did in their own sketch and prominently featured Weekend Update appearances? Let’s discuss Sasheer Zamata leaving Saturday Night Live. Read More »

Saturday Night Live Goodbye Sketch to Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer

This past weekend brought the final episode in the 42nd season of Saturday Night Live. The show was hosted by Dwayne Johnson, and while it was a solid collection of sketches, it didn’t feel like it quite had the pomp and circumstance that usually comes with the show’s season finales. But it was the last episode for a few cast members.

We already knew that Bobby Moynihan was leaving Saturday Night Live thanks to his new sitcom getting picked up for the upcoming 2017-2018 television season at CBS. But before the new episode of SNL aired this past weekend, it was revealed that Vanessa Bayer was also leaving the show. Then on Sunday, Sasheer Zamata became the third cast member to leave the sketch series.

We’ll have more on Sasheer Zamata’s exit from the series a little later today, but for now watch the Saturday Night Live goodbye to Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer after the jump. Read More »

Dwayne Johnson Hosted Saturday Night Live

This past weekend the 42nd season finale of Saturday Night Live arrived with host Dwayne Johnson joining the Five Timers Club, just like Melissa McCarthy did last week. Not only did Johnson get his honorary jacket, but he was joined by fellow Five Timers Club members Alec Baldwin and Tom Hanks, and he picked one of them to be his running mate when announcing his candidacy for president in 2020.

Watch what happens and see the best and worst sketches from the Dwayne Johnson hosted Saturday Night Live after the jump. Read More »

Bobby Moynihan Leaving Saturday Night Live

UPDATE: Variety has learned that Bobby Moynihan is indeed leaving the late night sketch series after being on the show for nine seasons. CBS picked up his new comedy series Me, Myself & I so it’s time for the comedian to move on. Here’s hoping that a couple of his characters get send-offs in the season finale this coming weekend. Our original story from March 3 follows below.

Saturday Night Live has been enjoying it’s highest ratings in over 20 years thanks to the lunacy of the Donald Trump’s White House, both from the president himself and the rest of his staff. However, they may soon continue without one of their longer-running cast members.

Bobby Moynihan is one of my favorite cast members at Saturday Night Live right now, and he is now enjoying his ninth season on NBC’s late night sketch series. However, it sounds like the current 42nd season of the show may finally be his last. Find out about the potential of Bobby Moynihan leaving Saturday Night Live after the jump. Read More »

Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer - Saturday Night Live Sean Spicer Sketch Outtakes

Before the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live aired this past weekend, we knew that Melissa McCarthy would bring back her hilarious take on Sean Spicer, despite the fact that the White House press secretary wasn’t around much the preceding week. That’s because McCarthy was spotted in full wardrobe as “Spicey” cruising around the streets of New York City afternoon on a motorized podium.

Now that the sketch has come and gone (it was actually the best of the night in our recap of the episode), Saturday Night Live has provided us with a behind the scenes look at this particular segment of the sketch that was done partially live last Saturday night, and partially pre-recorded on Friday. The video comes with a bunch of alternate takes and outtakes of Melissa McCarthy weaving through traffic and yelling at drivers as only Spicey could.

Watch the Saturday Night Live Sean Spicer sketch outtakes after the jump. Read More »

Timeless

Since it’s upfronts week for all the major TV networks, plenty of news about all your favorite shows has been hitting the web recently. Last week brought a slew of cancellations and renewals for shows on ABC and NBC, and now we have an update on the fate of a bunch of shows over at FOX and CBS.

If you’re having trouble keeping up with all the renewals and cancellations so far, don’t worry, because we’ll have a round-up of which shows are returning, and which ones have been given the axe. But for now, this edition of TV Bits has great news for Timeless viewers and Elementary fans, bad news Scream Queens and 2 Broke Girls fans and potentially interesting news for people who want to get close to San Diego Comic-Con without actually being at the convention itself. Get details on all that and more after the jump. Read More »

NBC

It’s upfronts week over in Hollywood, which means all the networks are rolling out the red carpet for all the new shows coming to TV for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. First out of the gate was NBC, who has their revival of Will & Grace coming this fall, as well as Law & Order True Crime, yet another spin-off of the network’s classic legal drama. But it’s not all familiar, as The Peacock also has plenty of other new shows coming as well.

There’s also the new comedy series Good Girls starring Retta (Parks and Recreation) and Mae Whitman (Arrested Development), the thriller Reverie starring Sarah Shahi (Person of Interest) and Dennis Haysbert (24), a high school-set drama called Rise starring Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez and Moana voice star Auli’i Cravalho, the high school-set comedy A.P. Bio with Glenn Howerton and Patton Oswalt, the military drama The Brave starring Anne Heche and Mike Vogel and the comedy Champions with Workaholics star Anders Holm.

Watch the NBC 2017 TV series trailers and get more details on each of them below. Read More »

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Melissa McCarthy Hosted Saturday Night Live

This weekend’s Mother’s Day episode of Saturday Night Live brought Melissa McCarthy back as host for the fifth time. She’s made several appearances on SNL this season as White House press secretary Sean Spicer, adding some variety to the political satire that the late night sketch show has made even more prominent since Donald Trump became president. But this time she had an entire episode to herself, and the result was a solid collection of comedy.

Watch the best and worst sketches from the Melissa McCarthy hosted Saturday Night Live.

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