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‘Saturday Night Live’: How the Sets for TV’s Craziest Sketch Comedy (Camels, Airplanes and Crooning Clintons!) Are Built Overnight

30 August 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After 41 years and 12 Emmy nominations (including one win in 2013), production designer Eugene Lee is the definition of modest when it comes to his work on “Saturday Night Live.” “If it looks good, I always think it’s by accident,” he told IndieWire recently from his studio in Connecticut. “I only see the mistakes. But guess what? You have the chance to make it better next week.”

Read More: ‘Saturday Night Live’: The 21 Best Sketches From This Season

Lee, who has been with the show since the very beginning, had plenty of stories to share about what it’s like to create these miniature worlds in a super-compresssed time frame. His “SNL” work “week,” as he explains it, begins on Wednesday, with a 3pm read-through — “it doesn’t usually start until later, but it’s scheduled for 3.”

It’s after the readthrough that the sketches to be produced are selected, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Saturday Night Live’: How the Sets for TV’s Craziest Sketch Comedy (Camels, Airplanes and Crooning Clintons!) Are Built Overnight

30 August 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

After 41 years and 12 Emmy nominations (including one win in 2013), production designer Eugene Lee is the definition of modest when it comes to his work on “Saturday Night Live.” “If it looks good, I always think it’s by accident,” he told IndieWire recently from his studio in Connecticut. “I only see the mistakes. But guess what? You have the chance to make it better next week.”

Read More: ‘Saturday Night Live’: The 21 Best Sketches From This Season

Lee, who has been with the show since the very beginning, had plenty of stories to share about what it’s like to create these miniature worlds in a super-compresssed time frame. His “SNL” work “week,” as he explains it, begins on Wednesday, with a 3pm read-through — “it doesn’t usually start until later, but it’s scheduled for 3.”

It’s after the readthrough that the sketches to be produced are selected, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Jay Pharoah Talks Saturday Night Live Exit: 'I Love Them - They Are My Family'

29 August 2016 7:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Jay Pharoah has no ill will about towards Saturday Night Live. "I'm not coming back to S.N.L.," Pharoah confirmed to Vanity Fair at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. "Transitions on shows happen all the time, but I won't be back." The news of his departure from the show came in early August after his and Taran Killam's, 34, contracts were not renewed by the network. "Listen, man, transitions happen at the show," the 28-year-old continued. "That's how it happens and I'm just looking forward to getting on White Famous. That's what I'm on now." White Famous is a »

- Brittany King, @brrriitttnnii

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#StandWithLeslie! Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres and More Show Support for Leslie Jones After Hack

25 August 2016 8:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Leslie Jones is a stand-up comedian. But on Wednesday, the stars stood up for her. Katy Perry, Ellen_Degeneres, Lena Dunham and Gabourey Sidibe are just a few of the celebrities who publicly sent their love and support for the 48-year-old Saturday Night Live star, whose personal website was hacked earlier in the day to show explicit photos and personal information. In addition to violating Jones' privacy, the hackers also posted a picture of a gorilla on her site. The website was quickly taken down. In the chorus of praise for Jones was a battle cry against the racial implications of the attack. »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Confirms Season 42 Cast After Cutting Taran Killam & Jay Pharaoh

24 August 2016 6:09 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

SNL will be returning to NBC this coming fall, but will be leaving some cast members behind. SNL Confirms Cast Of Upcoming Season 42 Those not returning to the show are Taran Killam and Jay Pharaoh, who appeared for six years, and Jon Rudnitsky, who appeared for one. Among those returning for the show’s 42nd […]

The post ‘Saturday Night Live’ Confirms Season 42 Cast After Cutting Taran Killam & Jay Pharaoh appeared first on uInterview. »

- Hillary Luehring-Jones

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Members Returning For Season 42

23 August 2016 4:21 PM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

SNL” stars tarr Taran Killam, Jay Pharaoh, and Jon Rudnitsky made headlines by announcing their departure from the show, but a number of fan-favourites are staying on board. Related: Taran Killam And Jay Pharoah Not Returning To ‘SNLKate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Bobby Moynihan, and Vanessa Bayer are a handful of popular […] »

- Shakiel Mahjouri

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‘Celebrity Apprentice’: Arnold Schwarzenegger Replaces Donald Trump in First Teaser

23 August 2016 12:25 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Getting fired is going to be even more daunting as Arnold Schwarzenegger steps into Donald Trump’s shoes as the boss in NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”

In the first look at the new season, Schwarzenegger semi-reprises his “The Terminator” role as the promo pays homage to the iconic science-fiction franchise that made the former “Governator” a household name. His firing phrase is yet to be determined, however.

Celebrity Apprentice” will feature Laila Ali — daughter of the late boxing legend Muhammad Ali — Warren Buffett, Tyra Banks, Steve Ballmer, Jessica Alba, Boy George, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Eric Dickerson, Matt Iseman, Carrie Keagan, Carson Kressley, Lisa Leslie, Jon Lovitz, Vince Neil, NicoleSnooki” Polizzi, Kyle Richards, Chael Sonnen, Porsha Williams, Ricky Williams and Carnie Wilson.

Schwarzenegger last reprised his role as The Terminator in 2015’s “Terminator: Genysis” starring Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney. He has played the T-800 Model 101 in four other Terminator movies — 1984’s “The Terminator,” 1991’s »

- Maria Cavassuto

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Cops TV Show Becomes a Movie, Gets Zombieland Director

22 August 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After nearly three decades on the small screen, the hit reality series Cops is now looking to jump to the big screen. Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is attached to direct and produce a feature adaptation of the series, which is currently in the midst of its 29th season airing on Spike TV. John Langley, who co-created and holds the rights to the series, will serve as a producer.

Deadline reports that the original Cops concept will be turned into an "edgy narrative feature" with a buddy cop angle, which is said to be similar to Lethal Weapon. Cameron Fay (Dance Camp) has come aboard to write the script, although no specific plot details were given at this time. Ruben Fleicher will produce alongside John Langley and David Bernard.

The Boies/Schiller Film Group, which is comprised of David Boies and Zach Schiller, will provide financing for this project, but no »

- MovieWeb

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‘Mating’: Craig Johnson To Helm Showtime Comedy Pilot Starring Taran Killam

22 August 2016 3:18 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Skeleton Twins helmer Craig Johnson has signed on to direct and executive produce Showtime’s half-hour comedy pilot Mating (working title), from Jason Katims and Stu Zicherman, which stars Saturday Night Live alum Taran Killam. Written and executive produced by Zicherman, Mating will center on a recently divorced guy (Killam) who married young and now finds himself completely unprepared for the brave new, frank and fluid world of dating and hooking up. The project is… »

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TV News Roundup: Bravo Renews ‘Below Deck Mediterranean’ for Season 2, ‘The Flash’ Casts Season 3 Villain

22 August 2016 1:42 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV news roundup, Bravo has renewed “Below Deck Mediterranean” for Season 2. Plus, “The Flash” has cast a former MTV star as the new villain in Season 3, and TNT’s “Claws” pilot has added a new series regular.

Greenlights

“Below Deck Mediterranean” has been renewed for a second season, Bravo announced on Monday. Produced by 51 Minds, each episode of “Below Deck Mediterranean” — the spinoff to flagship series “Below Deck” — features a new group of clientele, giving audiences a ride on a new boat, new location, and new faces, to give an all access pass to the excitement, drama, and adventure of life aboard a private luxury yacht. A premiere date for Season 2 has yet to be released.

Casting

Breaking Bad” and “Friday Night Lights” alum Kevin Rankin has joined TNT’s nail salon pilot “Claws” as a series regular, Variety has learned exclusively. The dramedy, hailing from Rashida JonesLe Train Train production shingle, follows »

- Arya Roshanian

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Lines Up Two New Head Writers

13 August 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Earlier this week, Saturday Night Live made some personnel changes by confirming that six-year cast members Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam would not be returning to fulfill the last year of their standard seven-year contract. In addition, featured player Jon Rudnitsky, who just joined last season, was also not being asked to return. Now there’s […]

The post ‘Saturday Night Live’ Lines Up Two New Head Writers appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Mating: Showtime Orders Comedy Pilot with SNL's Taran Killam

12 August 2016 9:55 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Taran Killam is back on the scene. This week, Showtime announced the former SNL castmember will star in their new pilot Mating.Earlier, we reported Killam was leaving Saturday Night Live alongside fellow castmate Jay Pharoah after six seasons on the NBC variety show. Coincidentally, Pharoah will also star in a new Showtime pilot called White Famous.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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First Look: Archie Panjabi on Blindspot

12 August 2016 4:56 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Time is not on Archie Panjabi‘s side in a new promo for Blindspot Season 2.

The Good Wife vet joins the NBC drama as the head of a secret division of the Nsa that has been tracking the Jane Doe case from afar — and she does not have good news for Agent Kurt Weller.

RelatedArchie Panjabi Talks Good Wife‘s Lingering Green Screen Controversy: ‘It Was Time for Me to Unzip the Boots’

“I can feel the clock is running down on this,” Panjabi’s character tells the G-man. The teaser also features the actress strutting in what we »

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‘SNL’ Alums Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam Head to Showtime for New Series [TCA 2016]

12 August 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Earlier this week, Saturday Night Live confirmed that cast members Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam were leaving the show. Now we know what they’re doing next. During their Television Critics Association presentation, Showtime announced two new series: White Famous, starring Pharoah, and Mating, starring Killam. Asked if he discussed both actors with SNL producer Lorne Michaels, Showtime […]

The post ‘SNL’ Alums Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam Head to Showtime for New Series [TCA 2016] appeared first on /Film. »

- Fred Topel

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‘SNL’ Cast Members Taran Killam And Jay Pharoah Cut From Upcoming 42nd Season

12 August 2016 3:25 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

SNL cast members Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah have been dropped from the upcoming 42nd season of the popular sketch comedy show. Pharoah, who is known for his convincing Kanye West and President Barack Obama impersonations, joined the SNL cast in 2010. Killam who is known for his popular Donald Trump and Brad Pitt impersonations joined […]

The post ‘SNL’ Cast Members Taran Killam And Jay Pharoah Cut From Upcoming 42nd Season appeared first on uInterview. »

- Aziza Hassan

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Is UnREAL's Jeremy Irredeemable? The Most Olympic Heart-Tugger? Your SuperFlash Wish List? And More Qs!

12 August 2016 10:58 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Ray Donovan, UnREAL, The Fosters and Saturday Night Live! But first, a special Olympics interlude:

1 | Doesn’t it seem unfair that the female gymnasts have to navigate the balance beam while a competitor’s loud floor music plays?

2 | We know Olympics fever is upon us, but did we really need to watch Billy Bush get a Brazilian waxing on Monday’s Access Hollywood? Also, doesn’t it seem like NBC is hitting some »

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Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam both already have Showtime pilots

12 August 2016 8:06 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Earlier this week, news broke that Saturday Night Live didn't renew contracts with three cast members — Jay Pharoah, Jon Rudnitsky, and Taran Killam — but two have already landed on their feet with Showtime pilots. Yesterday, at Showtime's TCA panel, it was announced that both Pharoah and Killam have deals in place.  Taran Killam will star in Mating, a half-hour comedy from Jason Katims. It's described as being "about a guy who married young, is newly divorced, and now finds himself completely unprepared for the brave new, frank and fluid world of dating and hooking up." Killam will play the lead. (This is likely the other project Killam mentioned in his interview with Uproxx's Mike Ryan.) As for Jay Pharoah, he'll head up White Famous, a comedy executive produced by Jamie Foxx (who will also have a recurring role) and written by Californiciation 's Tom KapinosWhite Famous is "about what »

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Find Out Where Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah Are Headed Next After Their Sudden SNL Exits

11 August 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.Well, that didn't take long. Saturday Night Live vets Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah - who learned earlier this week that their comedic services were no longer needed on the late-night sketch series - have both scored pilot deals at Showtime, the network announced on Thursday at the TCA Summer Press Tour. Killam will star in the tentatively titled Mating, which is a comedy anthology series that focuses on a freshly divorced guy who got married at a young age and is now trying to navigate a much-changed, complicated dating world. »

- Dan Snierson, @DanSnierson

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Find Out Where Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah Are Headed Next After Their Sudden SNL Exits

11 August 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.Well, that didn't take long. Saturday Night Live vets Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah - who learned earlier this week that their comedic services were no longer needed on the late-night sketch series - have both scored pilot deals at Showtime, the network announced on Thursday at the TCA Summer Press Tour. Killam will star in the tentatively titled Mating, which is a comedy anthology series that focuses on a freshly divorced guy who got married at a young age and is now trying to navigate a much-changed, complicated dating world. »

- Dan Snierson, @DanSnierson

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Saturday Night Live Exits Explained: Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah Will Star in Their Own Showtime Pilots

11 August 2016 2:16 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Everything makes so much sense now! On Monday, we learned that Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam were leaving SNL, each with a year left on their seven year contracts. Killam claimed he was not given a reason for not being asked back, but assumed it had something to do with his upcoming projects that would interfere with the show's rigorous schedule. Today, Showtime announced that it had cast both Pharoah and Killam as the lead roles in their own pilots, set to debut in 2017, which presumably would have begun filming before season 42 of the NBC sketch show would have ended. Pharoah will be playing the lead in White Famous, which is a half-hour comedy about a young black comedian "whose star is rising, »

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