Kenan Thompson Leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’?

Kenan Thompson SNL departure

A new report from TMZ claims that Kenan Thompson will be leaving Saturday Night Live at the conclusion of the sketch comedy series’ landmark 40th season. According to the gossip site, Thompson had planned to leave the show after last season but was convinced to stay by SNL head Lorne Michaels because of the large turnover in cast this season. Find out more about the Kenan Thompson SNL departure, after the jump.

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‘Better Call Saul’ Teaser: Can I Get an Amen?

Better Call Saul teaser

The TV schedule will be jam-packed with new shows for the next few weeks, some much more promising-looking than others. However, even within that crowded slate there’s one highly anticipated project that’ll be conspicuously absent. The Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul doesn’t premiere until early next year, which means we’ve got several months to wait still.

But of course, AMC would rather you didn’t forget about it in the meantime. So the network has debuted another brief Better Call Saul teaser, hinting that even before Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) remade himself as Saul Goodman, he had a whole lot of Saul Goodman in him. Hit the jump to see the latest Better Call Saul teaser.

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11 22 63 tv series

Another Stephen King story is coming to the small screen. 11/22/63, which J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot optioned for TV last year, has just received a straight-to-series order from Hulu.

As the title suggests, 11/22/63 centers on the assassination of JFK. But there’s a supernatural bent — the protagonist is a modern man who travels back in time to try and prevent the tragedy from ever taking place. Hit the jump for more on the 11 22 63 TV series.

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Colin Farrell Confirms ‘True Detective’ Season 2 Role

colin farrell confirms true detective

After a lengthy casting process that had rumors flying left and right, True Detective Season 2 has finally set its first star. Colin Farrell has confirmed that he will star in the HBO mystery series, which is expected to air next year.

Farrell also mentions that the rest of the cast has not been “locked down” yet, though Vince Vaughn and Taylor Kitsch have been reported as likely stars. Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams are among those said to be vying for the female lead. Read the Colin Farrell True Detective casting comments after the jump.

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Americas Funniest Home Videos YouTube

America’s Funniest Home Videos basically became obsolete the moment YouTube was invented. People no longer had to go through a bunch of TV producers to share or watch homemade clips of dads getting hit in the balls; they just had to click a few buttons on YouTube.

Nevertheless, America’s Funniest Home Videos has endured to become ABC’s longest-running primetime show. Now, as it hits its 25th birthday, it’s even joining forces with YouTube for several new series. Hit the jump for details on the Americas Funniest Home Videos YouTube comeback.

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Jim Sheridan Creating ‘In America’ HBO Series

In America TV series

The latest series to go into development for HBO is In America, a project that sees writer/director Jim Sheridan returning to the subject of his 2002 film of the same name. The feature In America garnered three Oscar nominations, for Samantha Morton as Best Actress, Djimon Hounsou as Best Supporting Actor, and Jim Sheridan and his daughters Naomi and Kirsten for Best Original Screenplay. Now those same three family members are developing the In America TV series. Read More »

‘Supergirl’ TV Series Lands at CBS

new Supergirl TV show

Supergirl is coming to CBS. The network has just landed the DC Comics adaptation, which is being executive produced by Greg Berlanti (Arrow) and Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family).

The pickup means that, if all goes well, four of the five broadcast networks will airing shows based on DC characters next season. The fifth, ABC, will still be in the costumed-hero game, with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter. Hit the jump for the latest on the Supergirl TV show.

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Michael Bay Cocaine Show

Old colleagues in arms Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer are working together on a new show for TNT. The cable channel has ordered the pilot for a show that will explore the heady and dangerous days of the 1970s cocaine trade in Florida. The show has been developing for a while, but TNT has finally given the pilot the green light to the Michael Bay cocaine show. (Which sounds like a variety show I would watch so hard.) Read More »

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