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Five Things you Didn’t Know about the Show Great News

25 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Great News is an NBC comedy television series that is produced by Tina Fey.The plot centers around two news anchors who are slugging it out for top dog position. John Michael Higgins and Nicole Richie are joined by Richie’s mother who is serving as intern to liven up the situation. Mother daughter (Katie and Carol) relationships at work can lead to a maelstrom of issues. The show had great viewership for the pilot, but ratings haven’t yet started to climb. Episodes three and four show great promise for bringing a revival of fans because they really are good. Here are

Five Things you Didn’t Know about the Show Great News »

- Nat Berman

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The Amazing 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Crossover That Never Was (But Could Still Happen)

23 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt may share a connection to Orange Is the New Black, but aside from a few sly references to 30 Rock jokes like the drink "Old Spanish" and a drug store worker named "Ladonica" and Mikey the cat-calling construction worker, the two Tina Fey shows have been kept in separate universes. However, that wasn't always the case. Yes, there are shared actors, like Jane Krakowski, who played Jenna on 30 Rock, is Jacqueline on Kimmy Schmidt. Fey, Judah Friedlander and Scott Adist, series regulars on 30 Rock, also appear in season three of Kimmy Schmidt, but there was almost one scene in the new season that would've tied the two shows together in a big way that was scrapped at the last »

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Great News: Season Two; Tina Fey to Guest on NBC Comedy Series

22 May 2017 5:10 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Executive producer Tina Fey will guest star in the second season of her Great News TV show on NBC. The workplace comedy series was renewed for season two, on May 11th. A family sitcom, Great News stars Briga Heelan, Andrea Martin, John Michael Higgins, Nicole Richie, Adam Campbell, Horatio Sanz, and Tracey Wigfield. The NBC series follows 30 year old Katie Wendelson (Heelan), a news producer on The Breakdown, a national cable news show. Wigfield created the comedy and executive produces along with Fey and Robert Carlock. Read More… »

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‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Season 3 Finally Used the Word ‘Rape’: Why It’s a Big Deal

22 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s note: Spoilers for Season 3 of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” follow.]

The most important, intriguing, and controversial moment of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 3 happens so fast that you might have missed it: In Episode 3, “Kimmy Can’t Help You!,” Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) finally uses the word “rape” in reference to her 15 years spent stuck underground as the prisoner of Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm).

Read More: ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Season 3 Review: Kimmy Goes to College, Tackles the Patriarchy, and Gets Stronger

Specifically, here’s what happens: Wendy (very special guest star Laura Dern) has come to Kimmy and Titus’s apartment with a set of divorce papers, as she and the Reverend are hoping to get married, but Kimmy and the Reverend are still legally man and wife.

Wendy doesn’t reveal right away that she’s hoping to marry the Reverend, but quickly we discover that this otherwise normal-seeming woman has, at the very least, a very »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Season 3 Finally Used the Word ‘Rape’: Why It’s a Big Deal

22 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s note: Spoilers for Season 3 of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” follow.]

The most important, intriguing, and controversial moment of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 3 happens so fast that you might have missed it: In Episode 3, “Kimmy Can’t Help You!,” Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) finally uses the word “rape” in reference to her 15 years spent stuck underground as the prisoner of Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm).

Read More: ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Season 3 Review: Kimmy Goes to College, Tackles the Patriarchy, and Gets Stronger

Specifically, here’s what happens: Wendy (very special guest star Laura Dern) has come to Kimmy and Titus’s apartment with a set of divorce papers, as she and the Reverend are hoping to get married, but Kimmy and the Reverend are still legally man and wife.

Wendy doesn’t reveal right away that she’s hoping to marry the Reverend, but quickly we discover that this otherwise normal-seeming woman has, at the very least, a very »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

22 May 2017 3:30 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” is the hit Netflix show created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The show follows Kimmy Schmidt as she creates a new life for herself in New York City. She was held captive for 15 years by a crazed man who convinced her and 3 other girls the world had ended and they were the only people left. Despite the tragic and dark backstory, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” manages to be an upbeat, funny and optimistic show. Tina Fey and Robert Carlock created a unique program and the actors bring depth and humor into the characters. Here are

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- Nat Berman

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The 17 Funniest Sketches From 'Saturday Night Live's Politically Charged Season 42

21 May 2017 1:55 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Between Donald Trump's unexpected rise to the presidency to Sean Spicer and Kennyanne Conway's unconventional relationship with the press, this season of Saturday Night Live, which came to an end over the weekend, has been one of the most political seasons in decades – and found a rich vein of material to tap on a weekly basis.

However, aside Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy's celebrated guest starring roles, SNL also struck gold with some hilarious new characters (like Kate McKinnon's Debette Goldry), beautifully shot pre-taped segments and good, old-fashioned sketch writing.

Check out our list of the absolute best bits of comedy from the past season below. [Note: These entries are presented in chronological order, and do not include some of the season's amazing monologues, as they weren't technically sketches.]

More: 11 of the Best 'Saturday Night Live' Political Sketches, Starring Tina Fey, Will Ferrell and More!

1. "Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton Debate Cold Open"

Alec Baldwin's debut as Donald Trump during the first presidential debates with Hillary Clinton remains one of the star's boldest and most »

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: One Dwayne Johnson To Rule Us All

21 May 2017 9:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Review: Melissa McCarthy Is The Only Living Boy In New York

Here we are: The “Saturday Night Live” Season 42 finale. What a long, strange trip it’s been, huh? Hard to believe it was only last fall that we watched the Chicago Cubs dance up on the female cast members, or wondered if Dave Chappelle meant it when he asked us to give President Trump a chance. A lot of songs, impressions, and parodies-so-on-the-nose-they-hurt later, and another season of “SNL” is in the bag. Last night, we bade farewell to longtime cast members Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan — evidently, Kenan Thompson will stick around until someone remembers he doesn’t have to be there — and inducted host Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson into the Five Timers’ Club. Let’s take a look at the finale!

Host: Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson is a large, magical man, all muscles and teeth and charisma. »

- Sophy Ziss

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: One Dwayne Johnson To Rule Us All

21 May 2017 9:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Review: Melissa McCarthy Is The Only Living Boy In New York

Here we are: The “Saturday Night Live” Season 42 finale. What a long, strange trip it’s been, huh? Hard to believe it was only last fall that we watched the Chicago Cubs dance up on the female cast members, or wondered if Dave Chappelle meant it when he asked us to give President Trump a chance. A lot of songs, impressions, and parodies-so-on-the-nose-they-hurt later, and another season of “SNL” is in the bag. Last night, we bade farewell to longtime cast members Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan — evidently, Kenan Thompson will stick around until someone remembers he doesn’t have to be there — and inducted host Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson into the Five Timers’ Club. Let’s take a look at the finale!

Host: Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson is a large, magical man, all muscles and teeth and charisma. »

- Sophy Ziss

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Hulu’s Best TV Shows About Women Beyond ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ That You Can Stream Right Now

19 May 2017 4:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

If you haven’t taken advantage of all that Hulu has to offer lately besides “The Handmaid’s Tale” – which everybody should really, really watch right now – then you’re missing out.

“The Handmaid’s Tale’ has been a groundbreaking series for the streaming service, thanks to its foreboding story about a near future in which a portion of the United States has been turned into a theocracy. This new world of Gilead subjugates women and makes the fertile ones become breeders for high-ranking officials. Moving performances by Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Yvonne Strahovski, O-t Fagbenle and Alexis Bledel have made this series a must-watch.

Not only does Hulu have strong original programming like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” but it is one of the best places to watch shows that are currently on TV now, which makes cord-cutting that much easier. It also has an impressive catalog of past shows that are well worth revisiting. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Hulu’s Best TV Shows About Women Beyond ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ That You Can Stream Right Now

19 May 2017 4:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you haven’t taken advantage of all that Hulu has to offer lately besides “The Handmaid’s Tale” – which everybody should really, really watch right now – then you’re missing out.

“The Handmaid’s Tale’ has been a groundbreaking series for the streaming service, thanks to its foreboding story about a near future in which a portion of the United States has been turned into a theocracy. This new world of Gilead subjugates women and makes the fertile ones become breeders for high-ranking officials. Moving performances by Elisabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Yvonne Strahovski, O-t Fagbenle and Alexis Bledel have made this series a must-watch.

Not only does Hulu have strong original programming like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” but it is one of the best places to watch shows that are currently on TV now, which makes cord-cutting that much easier. It also has an impressive catalog of past shows that are well worth revisiting. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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11 Key Players in Tina Fey's Ever-Expanding TV Universe

19 May 2017 8:50 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It helps to be in Tina Fey's world.

The triple-threat writer, actress, and producer is building a bona fide comedy empire, and followers of her prolific body of work have become accustomed to seeing some familiar faces amid the ensembles and guest-starring roles.

Watch: Alec Baldwin Reflects on First Time He 'Fell in Love' With Tina Fey: She Was 'Completely Uninterested in Me'

Following her success on Saturday Night Live, Fey expanded her TV world with 30 Rock, on which she played the flappable sketch show writer Liz Lemon, as well as Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the Emmy-winning series starring Ellie Kemper as a woman reclaiming the years she lost spent kidnapped in an underground bunker. (The Netflix series is returning for its third season on Friday, May 19.) And with the 46-year-old comedian's latest series, Great News, the local news comedy created by former 30 Rock writer Tracey Wigfield and executive produced by Fey currently airing on NBC »

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The Power of Kimmy Schmidt: How Tina Fey & the Netflix Series Changed the Lives of Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess

19 May 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Behold the power of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. With Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the Netflix series the two co-created, the writers and executive producers created new platforms for Ellie Kemper, previously a supporting player on The Office, 30 Rock's Jane Krakowski, and Tituss Burgess, a Broadway veteran who had limited TV work...that is until his Kimmy Schmidt role was written for him. "That sounds nuts, doesn't it?...That's the stuff of old Hollywood, right? Where you make a star, where you create a star, when you give an unknown a vehicle and a star is born? Pardon the movie reference," Burgess laughed. "I didn't believe it when I heard it was sort of, kind of happening. Even to this day though, »

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Get Up to Speed Before Binging Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 3

18 May 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Oh my fudging gosh, you guys. If you thought you loved Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt before, just wait until season three. Details were pretty scarce after Netflix announced the show's third season last year, but we've gotten a lot of info in the past few months. We're sure there is bound to be even more laughs, memorable life lessons, and shenanigans between Titus and Kimmy this season. The Cast Ellie Kemper (Kimmy Schmidt), Tituss Burgess (Titus Andromedon), Jane Krakowski (Jacqueline White), Mike Carlsen (Mikey Politano), and Carol Kane (Lillian Kaushtupper) will all be back. Guest appearances will include Laura Dern, Daveed Diggs, Rachel Dratch, Ray Liotta, Andrea Martin, and Maya Rudolph, with returning guest stars Fred Armisen, Anna Camp, Mike Carlsen, Josh Charles, David Cross, Tina Fey, Jon Hamm and Amy Sedaris. The Trailer The Premiere Date Season three will hit Netflix on May 19! »

- Kelsie Gibson

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Telsey + Company to Seek Cast for Upcoming ‘Mean Girls’ Musical

18 May 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our weekly write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “Mean Girls”While “fetch” may not have caught on the way Gretchen Weiners had hoped, “Mean Girls” has reached “cult classic” status for many a millennial. Now, the stage world is set to embrace the teen comedy. That’s right, the pink-laden Plastics are gearing up to hit the high notes for the Broadway-bound musical adaption of Tina Fey’s 2004 film. Regina, Karen, Gretchen, and Cady are all headed to their world premiere at the National Theatre in Washington D.C., before moving to the Great White Way in 2018. The production will be firmly rooted in the life of a teen girl who having spent most of her childhood in the wilds of Africa, is thrust into the cliquey waters of an Illinois high school. Social »

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Tina Fey Best Moments

18 May 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Today national treasure Tina Fey celebrates another year of gracing the Earth with her magnanimous presence.

As she takes a break from being a Hollywood power player to enjoy her special moment with some night cheese (we assume), we’re honoring this sacred day by reliving some of her funniest moments.

Saturday Night Live: “Katie Couric Interviews Sarah Palin

Fey took on then-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin‘s infamous interview with Couric (portrayed by frequent collaborator Amy Poehler in the sketch) in 2008.

30 Rock: Liz Lemon’s phone sex commercial

Fey called the staff’s discovery of Liz’s old »

- Lydia Price

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Jimmy Fallon Opens Up About That Trump Hair Ruffle

17 May 2017 12:53 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jimmy Fallon’s late-night reign was interrupted in recent months. While his competitors are using their shows as a platform to openly oppose President Donald Trump’s policies, Fallon has taken a back seat, and viewers seem to be taking note.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” which was once miles ahead of its competition in ratings, has fallen behind “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” in the past few weeks.

The dip could possibly be tied to Trump’s now-infamous appearance on “The Tonight Show” last September. Fallon strayed away from hard-hitting questions for the then-Republican presidential nominee, instead ruffling the candidate’s hair. Months later, Fallon is finally opening up about that polarizing moment.

“I didn’t do it to humanize him,” Fallon said in an interview with The New York Times. “I almost did it to minimize him. I didn’t think that would be a compliment: ‘He did the thing that we all »

- Rebecca Rubin

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Jimmy Fallon Opens Up About Fallout from Trump Interview: ‘I Was Devastated’

17 May 2017 10:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Jimmy Fallon faced steep criticism for his September 2016 interview with Donald Trump, during which he asked the then presidential candidate goofy questions and petted his hair. The host of “The Tonight Show” was criticized both by social media users and by the media, with some people even blaming him for Trump’s surprising victory.

In an interview with The New York Times, Fallon has opened up about the fallout from Trump’s appearance on the show. “I didn’t do it to humanize him,” Fallon told the paper. “I almost did it to minimize him. I didn’t think that would be a compliment: ‘He did the thing that we all wanted to do.'”

Read More: ‘Star Wars’ Characters Yoda, Leia, Han Solo and More Sing Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’ on Fallon — Watch

The comedian said that once the interview was broadcast, “it all started going crazy.” The host, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Jimmy Fallon Opens Up About Fallout from Trump Interview: ‘I Was Devastated’

17 May 2017 10:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jimmy Fallon faced steep criticism for his September 2016 interview with Donald Trump, during which he asked the then presidential candidate goofy questions and petted his hair. The host of “The Tonight Show” was criticized both by social media users and by the media, with some people even blaming him for Trump’s surprising victory.

In an interview with The New York Times, Fallon has opened up about the fallout from Trump’s appearance on the show. “I didn’t do it to humanize him,” Fallon told the paper. “I almost did it to minimize him. I didn’t think that would be a compliment: ‘He did the thing that we all wanted to do.'”

Read More: ‘Star Wars’ Characters Yoda, Leia, Han Solo and More Sing Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’ on Fallon — Watch

The comedian said that once the interview was broadcast, “it all started going crazy.” The host, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Peak TV Treasure: Great News

17 May 2017 9:31 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Are you overwhelmed by how much television is available right now? Is life getting in the way of keeping up with the shows you wanna try out? We feel your tube-related pain. Here’s a handy feature that’ll help you locate the hidden gems in this era of Peak TV.

Great News

Network | NBC

Created By | Tracey Wigfield

Number Of Episodes | 10

Episode Length | 30 mins.

Premise | Katie Wendelson (Ground Floor‘s Briga Heelan) is an up-and-coming cable news producer whose professional and personal lives collide when her mother (Difficult People’s Andrea Martin) scores an internship on her show, The Breakdown. »

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