With just over one week until the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, the late night sketch comedy series has announced the addition of one new cast member as a featured player: Upright Citizens Brigade comedian Ego Nwodim. Plus, SNL has hired four new writers this season. Find out all about the latest updates for Saturday Night Live‘s new season below. Read More »
Saturday Night Live has two levels of cast members. Either you’re a full-fledged repertory player, or you’re a featured member of the cast, which basically means your involvement in the show is renewed on a season-by-season basis. Every season, there’s a chance that a featured player gets fired (like Luke Null recently did), or gets promoted to the regular cast. And three featured players just got that coveted promotion.
But more importantly, we just found out that Adam Driver will be hosting the 44th season premiere of SNL, and if you saw the show when he hosted for the first time, you know that this is going to be an episode you won’t want to miss. Read More »
The season 2 finale of The Good Place left many fans wondering, “What the fork just happened?” What’s reality? What’s a dream? What new heights is this show taking us to?
Mike Schur‘s wildly ambitious NBC comedy never ceases to surprise us, which is what makes The Good Place season 3 all the more anticipated. But the plot of the third season still remains a mystery, even after NBC has dropped a “First Look” at the season. However, this The Good Place season 3 first look does finally give us an explanation of what exactly happened at the end of season 2.
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Phil Lord & Chris Miller are known for their meta sense of humor that references the world in which their stories take place. The 21 Jump Street franchise, The LEGO Movie and soon Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse all make references to the cinematic world itself as well as the real world outside of it. Now their next TV series might also be taking that same approach.
NBC is currently working with the writing, producing and directing team of Lord & Miller on a new single-camera workplace comedy series called Business As Usual, and when you hear the logline, you just might find a parallel with some stuff going on in the real world, specifically the entertainment industry. Read More »
This post contains spoilers for The Good Place seasons 1 and 2.
The first season of The Good Place surprised us all with that twist ending revealing that Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) were actually in The Bad Place as part of a new experimental form of torture by the demon Michael (Ted Danson). But the second season also delivered a surprising twist ending, and the first scene from the third season premiere shows us the logistics of how it’s done. Read More »
Back in May, FOX made the poor decision to cancel their cop comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine instead of renewing it for a sixth season. Thankfully, less than 24 hours after cancellation, NBC swept in to save the series, and it’s returning. Now the sixth season order has just gotten a little sweeter.
Originally, when NBC picked up Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a sixth season, the order was only for 13 episodes. But the executives at The Peacock must like what they’re seeing so far from the new season, because they’ve just ordered another five episodes for the upcoming sixth season. Read More »
If life is starting to feel like total bullshirt, at least your internet won’t. That is, with the help of a handy The Good Place Chrome extension. If Google Chrome is your default browser, you can transform it into the high-concept NBC comedy complete with Janet (D’Arcy Carden) taking over the Google page. Let’s call it The Google Place.
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After Lost became a cultural phenomenon, networks everywhere rushed to to emulate the show’s mystery box formula. This produced a wave of copycats, like Heroes, Flash Forward and more. Even though Lost ended eight years ago, NBC’s new show Manifest looks to be in the same vein. The series follows a group of airline passengers who find themselves at the center of an unexplainable event. In an attempt to drum up hype for the series, NBC has dropped the Manifest first act online. Watch it below. Read More »
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Saturday Night Live will return for its 44th season this fall, and we’ll be reviewing every new episode as they come along. But one featured player who joined the cast last year won’t be returning with everyone else.
Chicago comedian Luke Null, who joined the cast at the beginning of the late night sketch show’s 43rd season last fall, has been let go from Saturday Night Live. If you hear that name and your first thought is “Who?” that’s exactly why he won’t be coming back to the staple comedy series. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 by Fred Topel
Brooklyn Nine-Nine may have gotten more press when it was cancelled than it had in five years of airing on the Fox network. When Fox pulled it from its Fall schedule, fans rallied to save the show. NBC stepped in. NBC Universal was already the producer of the show, so they gave it a midseason slot on their schedule. It was official: Brooklyn-Nine Nine would return for a sixth season.
NBC brought the cast and executive producer of Brooklyn Nine-Nine out for a Television Critics Association panel. Find out how the show will remain the same on a new network, what’s in store for Jake and the rest of the cew in the new season and how they plan to tackle more social issues.
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