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NBC Will Celebrate 'Saturday Night Live's' 40th Anniversary with 3-Hour Special

1 hour ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

NBC has announced that they are planning a three-hour special in honor of 'Saturday Night Live's' 40th anniversary on February 15th, 2015. As in past anniversary celebrations, major SNL figures will return for the special. Actor Chevy Chase, for example, returned for the 15th anniversary in 1989 and performed one of the skits that first made him famous when the program first premiered in 1975. Bill Murray also made an appearance for the show's 25th anniversary in 1999.  "This brand, which is still one of the highest-rated comedies on television, was the brainchild of Lorne Michaels, who still presides over the whole enterprise today,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, in a statement. “This special is just one of the many ways we plan to celebrate ‘SNL’s historic 40th season next year."  Although no one has been confirmed for the special, look out for some of the old players in the coming months. »

- Eric Eidelstein

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NBC Will Celebrate 'Saturday Night Live's' 40th Anniversary with 3-Hour Special

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NBC has announced that they are planning a three-hour special in honor of 'Saturday Night Live's' 40th anniversary on February 15th, 2015. As in past anniversary celebrations, major SNL figures will return for the special. Actor Chevy Chase, for example, returned for the 15th anniversary in 1989 and performed one of the skits that first made him famous when the program first premiered in 1975. Bill Murray also made an appearance for the show's 25th anniversary in 1999.  "This brand, which is still one of the highest-rated comedies on television, was the brainchild of Lorne Michaels, who still presides over the whole enterprise today,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, in a statement. “This special is just one of the many ways we plan to celebrate ‘SNL’s historic 40th season next year."  Although no one has been confirmed for the special, look out for some of the old players in the coming months. »

- Eric Eidelstein

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NBC To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of SNL With 3-Hour Special

3 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC will air a three-hour live special on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 , in celebration of the 40th anniversary of “Saturday Night Live.” The air date comes about eight months before the show originally debuted on the Peacock in the fall of 1975.

Past and present cast members, as well as special and musical guests from the show’s run, will appear on the telecast, with the specific lineup of guests to be determined in the coming months.

“This brand, which is still one of the highest-rated comedies on television, was the brainchild of Lorne Michaels, who still presides over the whole enterprise today,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, in a statement. “This special is just one of the many ways we plan to celebrate ‘SNL’s historic 40th season next year.”  

The “SNL” anniversary specials often serve as a time capsule of sorts, with major players from the program returning to reprise their old antics. »

- Brian Steinberg

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Barbara Walters: Probing Questions and a Tall Tale of the Tree

8 April 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Any discussion of Barbara Walters’ trademark primetime interview specials inevitably winds back to the famous question: “If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?”

Except that she never delivered that query in quite in that way, even though it has become apocryphal punchline.

See Also: Barbara Walters: Her View on 50 Years in the News Biz

The tree moment cropped up during Walters’ 1981 interview of Katharine Hepburn, who described herself as feeling like a very strong “tree” in her old age. Walters pressed her on “what kind of tree are you?” To which Hepburn said she preferred to be an oak rather than an elm, in order to avoid Dutch elm disease.

Among other probing questions over the years from Walters’ primetime specials:

“Is it all you?” — to Dolly Parton in 1977, regarding her physique “Do you think that helped him lose the election?” — to Chevy Chase »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Why How I Met Your Mother will be missed

6 April 2014 8:36 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Mark Harrison 7 Apr 2014 - 07:00

Now that it's left our screens, Mark details what How I Met Your Mother did right...

This article contains major spoilers for How I Met Your Mother, especially the finale - if you're watching at E4 pace, you'll probably want to come back later in the year.

Last year, we made the case for CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother's geek credentials, and came to the conclusion that while the leads are all cool, good-looking people in that sitcom way, they also have geeky interests in common as they grow into their thirties together.

For people who don't watch the series, or have maybe seen an episode or a clip while channel-hopping past E4, this show is essentially Friends warmed up. Whenever you hear that comparison, it never seems to come across in a flattering way, but that's reductive to both Friends, »

- louisamellor

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The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'Grease'

4 April 2014 1:57 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

A boy, a girl, the breaking surf, some fumbled attempts at automobile lovin’, a hand-jive contest, a lycra-clad makeover, and a dozen of the greatest songs you’ve ever heard. With those raw ingredients, I present the latest installment of EW’s Summer Blockbuster month. Because we are “Hopelessly Devoted” to Grease, the first movie musical on this list takes the No. 18 slot. So let me tell you about it, studs.

We live in times fueled by a collective passion for nostalgia. Well before our nostalgia covered up a national snarkiness, though, Grease set the template with its saucy yet »

- Lanford Beard

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Caddyshack Tees off the Midnight Series at the Tivoli This Weekend

30 March 2014 9:04 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac… It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!”

Harold Ramis, who died last month, is an honorary St. Louisan. He’s not really from here (he’s from Chicago), but he has a star on the St. Louis Walk of fame because he attended Washington University here and based parts of his Animal House script on his experiences as a member of Wash U’s Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. His directorial debut was the classic 1980 comedy Caddyshack which will kick off this year’s Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series when it screens as a tribute to Ramis this Friday and Saturday nights (April 4th and 5th). The Tivoli is located at 6350 Delmar Blvd. in University City.

Caddyshack is a comedy classic that will never get old. »

- Tom Stockman

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‘Community’ Creator Talks Season 6, A Movie and Donald Glover’s Return

27 March 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

In the darkest days, when it seemed as if all hope had been lost for fans of Community, the phrase/hashtag “Six Seasons and a Movie” united bewildered Communies and kept the spark lit.

Things are slightly better for the often ambitious and unorthodox show now despite stubbornly low ratings and the departures of both Chevy Chase and Donald Glover over the last year, but while the future on NBC is still not a certainty, apparently people behind the scenes are going to work hard to make the “Six Seasons and a Movie” prophecy into a reality.

While a renewal for what they classify as a “final” season of Community is still a possibility, due ...

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- Jason Tabrys

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Richard Ayoade interview: The Double and social awkwardness

27 March 2014 6:13 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Interview Ryan Lambie 31 Mar 2014 - 06:27

As his latest film, The Double, appears in UK cinemas, we chat to director Richard Ayoade about its making, social awkwardness and more...

“Maybe Brad Pitt doesn’t know what it’s like to be unpopular,” actor, writer and director Richard Ayoade tells me, his voice quiet and reflective, “but most people know what it’s like to have no one interested, or to be lonely, or to be knocked back, or to regret.”

Ayoade’s referring to his new film, The Double, a brilliantly surreal and poignant drama starring Jesse Eisenberg. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Fyodor Dostoevsky, it’s about a painfully shy young office worker (Eisenberg) and his polar opposite (also Eisenberg), who’s outgoing and confident. Unfolding like a science fiction nightmare, The Double is like a visual representation of anxiety and awkwardness, a portrait of »

- ryanlambie

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11 'Community' Paley Panel Highlights With Finale Spoilers

26 March 2014 11:50 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

NBC's "Community" has been a fascinatingly awkward ride with plenty of nervous-making moments for diehard fans. Creator Dan Harmon's exit from and return to the series, Chevy Chase's notorious fights with Harmon that culminated with his own exeunt, and Donald Glover's surprising departure (which still allotted him a five-episode arc this past season) have been puzzling and jarring for Greendale geeks -- which is to say nothing of the show's constant on-the-bubble ratings situation. But at Wednesday night's PaleyFest panel for "Community," Harmon, co-producer/writer Chris McKenna, as well as stars Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Yvette Nicole Brown, Danny Pudi, and Jim Rash expressed the same resilient camaraderie they've had since the show debuted in 2009. Attendees got an eyeful, including the entire first episode of the two-part season five finale, which should leave enough open-ended storylines for an expected sixth season (Gillian Jacobs told the room to consider it official already, »

- Louis Virtel

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Community May Actually See Six Seasons And A Justin Lin-Directed Movie

26 March 2014 4:52 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Greendale Human Beings, rejoice! Community, NBC’s gloriously witty and inventive comedy, may actually fulfill its promise of six seasons and a movie, according to a recent TV Guide report.

Though a renewal for the veteran underdog, currently in the midst of its fifth season, is not yet assured, the report suggests that NBC may order a thirteen-episode sixth season due to the fact that it didn’t launch a single successful comedy last fall – The Michael J. Fox Show, Sean Saves the World and Welcome to the Family all floundered in the ratings and were eventually axed.

What’s more, rumors have been circulating on the web that NBC and Harmon are “considering” Fast & Furious 6 director Justin Lin to direct a cinematic finale for the show. That may seem like an odd choice, but Lin actually has a history with Community; he directed three episodes of the show, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Mega Dan Harmon interview, part 3: 'Rick and Morty'

24 March 2014 10:04 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome to the third and concluding portion of the long interview I did with Dan Harmon a couple of weeks ago in Los Angeles. In part 1, Harmon discussed the initial process of his return to “Community” and the beginning and end of his feud with Chevy Chase. In part 2, he talked about some of the specific goals of “Community” season 5 and the non-impossibility of a season 6 (and a movie). In part 3, our focus mostly shifts away from “Community” to deal with Harmon’s other show of the moment, the Adult Swim animated sci-fi comedy “Rick and Morty,” a kind of dark, twisted spin on the Doc Brown/Marty McFly relationship from “Back to the Future,” only where Rick is an alcoholic sociopath and Morty is the learning disabled grandson he takes horrific advantage of. (I reviewed it earlier this year.) We talk at times about the differences and similarities between the two shows, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Mega 'Community' interview with Dan Harmon, part 2

20 March 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Yesterday, I posted the first part of an extremely long interview I did with “Community” creator Dan Harmon about his return to the NBC comedy, saying goodbye to Donald Glover, making peace with Chevy Chase, and more. Now it’s time for part 2, where we get into more of the specific creative decisions that have driven season 5, why Chang remains the character Harmon struggles with most, letting Annie grow up, and how Harmon feels about the possibility of the phrase “six seasons and a movie” becoming a reality, among many Greendale-related topics. The interview will conclude Monday with Harmon talking about his Adult Swim show “Rick & Morty” and what it’s like to be the creator of a low-rated network sitcom at a time when the networks are struggling to figure out the future of their business. So when you set up the re-pilot, part of the point is that »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Mega 'Community' interview with Dan Harmon, part 1

19 March 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On some level, I’m still having a hard time believing that Dan Harmon is back running “Community,” and that the show has been as good as it’s been for most of this season. Large entertainment conglomerates are not generally in the business of rehiring idiosyncratic creators whom they have fired, and TV shows that go off the rails as badly as “Community” did in the Harmon-less fourth season rarely return to former levels of glory. But both things have happened. “Community” is again an unpredictable delight on Thursdays at 8 on NBC, and things are so strange at that network that I would not be in the least bit surprised if the phrase “six seasons and a movie” went from an accidental joke in the fake clip show episode from season 2 into a reality. When I was in La last week, I sat down with Harmon to talk at length — as in, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Watch: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Trailer Remade with Kids

17 March 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Earlier this year we saw some kids adorably reenact some scenes from the Best Picture nominees, and now some more adorable rugrats have been rounded up to give the same treatment to the trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. While the aforementioned videos of kids acting out Oscar nominated films was just for the sake of comedy, this one has the weight of Chevrolet behind it. This is exactly what kids see in their mind when they act out their favorite superhero movies, but what makes this charming is the slight changes to some of the dialogue, tailored for the kids. That Nick Fury kid sounds tough. Watch! Here's the Chevy commercial with kids acting out Captain America: The Winter Soldier (via THR): Captain America: The Winter Soldier is directed by Anthony & Joe Russo ("Community" and "Arrested Development") with a script from Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely (Captain America: The First Avenger, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Orphan Black, Episodes, Community: Tube Talk Q&A

13 March 2014 6:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Do you know what motivates us to bring you telly scoop week after week, Tube Talk Q&A fans? It's knowing that you're sitting there with a face of disappointment on as you scan the listings mags for a sign of your favourite TV show, desperately hoping that this will be the time it pops up.

It brings a tear to our eye, it really does, and that's why we'll never stop probing PRs for airdates and the like on your behalf (probably). Read on for the latest details on Community, Episodes and more...

Any news on when Community is back?

Yes! Sony Entertainment Television have confirmed that our favourite study group will begin a new year at Greendale on Thursday, April 10 at 10pm. Community's loyal fans will be treated to a double bill upon its return, the first episode seeing Jeff (Joel McHale) try to sway his pals »

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Jason Sudeikis in talks for 'Fletch.' But who is Fletch in 2014?

12 March 2014 1:18 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Jason Sudeikis is in serious talks to play Irwin M. Fletcher (a.k.a. John Cocktolstoy, a.k.a. Dr. Rosenrosen, a.k.a. Arnold Babar) in Fletch Won, based on Gregory McDonald’s novels about a smooth-talking journalist. Chevy Chase starred in a hit 1985 comedy (as well as a less beloved 1989 sequel), but reviving the character has been a long and torturous ordeal. Now, Warner Bros., which acquired the rights to the character in 2011, has approved a script from the man who’s been guiding the project for more than 14 years: David List, a former literary agent, the late McDonald’s former manager, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Jason Sudeikis Cast as Fletch in Fletch Won

12 March 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Warner Bros. is planning to reboot the classic 1980s Fletch comedy franchise and they are looking to cast Jason Sudeikis in the iconic role famously played by Chevy Chase. The movie is called Fletch Won, and it's the first in a planned series of films the studio is hoping to make.

The Fletch movies are based on the Gregory McDonald mystery novels that center on an investigative reporter named I. M. Fletcher. I've never read any of the books, but the movies that Chase made were freakin' hilarious. I can only hope that the new films will be just as funny. 

I think Sudeikis will be great in the role, but it will be hard to outdo what Chase did. According to THR, Fletch Won is an origin story described as "a gritty action comedy with heart and more tonally in line with McDonald's novels than the Chase movies."

The »

- Joey Paur

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Jason Sudeikis is the new Fletch

12 March 2014 4:41 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Jason Sudeikis has been pencilled in to step into the scruffy basketball sneakers of Irwin M Fletcher in Warner Bros’ Fletch Won. Based on the 1970s mystery novels of Gregory McDonald, the original Fletch saw Chevy Chase as an investigative reporter with a penchant for elaborate disguises, getting in over his head when an La businessman arranges to have himself murdered…by him. A big hit in 1985, Michael Ritchie’s film spawned a sequel four years later, Fletch Lives, in which Chase confronts murder, TV Evangelism and the Ku Klux Klan.

Since then, several attempts have been made to kick-start the franchise, notably by Kevin Smith who was announced as writer and director of Fletch Won for Miramax back in 2000. Now, Warners have given the green light to a new script that has attracted the attention of Jason Sudeikis. It is unknown at this stage if the film will be »

- Cai Ross

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Casting Net: Kevin Hart and Jamie Foxx in talks for 'Black Phantom'; Plus, Jason Sudeikis, Dr. Doom rumors

11 March 2014 5:21 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Kevin Hart and Jamie Foxx are in talks to star in Black Phantom, a Screen Gems hitman pic. Ride Along’s Tim Story is in talks to direct the film about a hitman reeling from a recent betrayal who hires the guy who was hired to kill him for help. Foxx can be seen next in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (out May 2). Hart’s Think Like a Man Too (also directed by Story) is out June 20. [Variety]

Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers) is in talks to take on the role of L.A. journalist Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher in a Warner Bros. »

- Lindsey Bahr

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