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SNL Featuring Tom Hanks, Lady Gaga: Watch Video of Best & Worst Sketches

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No, that wasn’t just a perfect illusion: Tom Hanks and Lady Gaga actually presided over a near-perfect 90 minutes of Saturday Night Live.

VideosSNL Lampoons Third and Final Debate

Hanks, who has previously hosted SNL eight times, returned to Studio 8H in support of new film Inferno. And though he hasn’t hosted since May 2006, the versatile actor was at the top of his game, thanks in part to an episode where just about every cast member and every sketch was firing on all cylinders. Similarly, Gaga wowed with the one-two punch of “A-Yo” and “A Million Reasons.”

Hanks’ energy never wavered, »

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SNL's Leslie Jones Riffs on Getting Hacked in Weekend Update Segment

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Leslie Jones on Saturday took to SNL‘s Weekend Update desk to address her terrible, horrible, no good, very bad summer.

VideosSNL Featuring Tom Hanks, Lady Gaga: Watch Video of Best & Worst Sketches

During a timely monologue on cyber security, Jones touched on her own trouble with computer hackers. As you’ll recall, the Ghostbusters scene stealer was the victim of non-stop Twitter harassment for her part in this summer’s all-female reboot, and later found some very personal photos stolen from her phone and uploaded to her official website.

In addressing those responsible, Jones said that stealing »

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Benedict Cumberbatch to Host SNL

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Marvel-ous breaking news: Benedict Cumberbatch is set to host Saturday Night Live.

VideosKimmel: Doctor Strange (Over)works His Magic at a Kiddie Birthday Party

TV’s Sherlock — who can next be seen on the big screen in Marvel’s Doctor Strange — will emcee SNL on Nov. 5, NBC announced during this weekend’s show.

Solange Knowles will serve as the musical guest.

VideosSNL‘s Leslie Jones Riffs on Getting Hacked in Weekend Update Segment

SNL will be taking Oct. 29 off, having just completed a close-to-unprecedented run of four consecutive episodes. (In recent years, the sketch comedy program has typically been »

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SNL Lampoons Third and Final Debate

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Saturday Night Live this evening brought together Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton, possibly for the last time.

RelatedSNL Featuring Tom Hanks, Lady Gaga: Watch Video of Best & Worst Sketches

The comedy all stars faced off in SNL‘s parody of the third and final presidential debate, which began with Trump declaring he’d be quieter this time around before quickly becoming unhinged when asked about abortion and women’s rights. He later launched into a rant about meeting with the Mexican president, “Mr. Guacamole,” and got a big laugh from the audience »

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The Last Man on Earth Sneak Peek: New Season 3 Setting Revealed

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Tandy & Co. are hitting the road again on The Last Man on Earth — and we can now exclusively reveal their top-secret destination.

Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?

In last week’s episode of of the Fox comedy, the gang abruptly fled their lush Malibu compound as bombs rained down around them. In Sunday’s outing (9:30/8:30c), we find Tandy — now in possession of a “brand spankin’ new 1986 prison bus” — leading a post-apocalyptic convoy out of Los Angeles en route to…

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The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere Poll: Who Do You Hope Negan Kills?

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We already know that the Season 7 premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead (9/8c, Sunday) is gonna wreck us. Not only did Norman Reedus warn TVLine that it was “overwhelming” but showrunner Scott Gimple promised threatened that his team had “spared no drop of awfulness” in depicting Negan’s brutal murder of one of our heroes. So yeah, we know. This is gonna hurt. A lot.

VideosWalking Dead Season 7: Watch Brutal, Bloody Aftermath of Negan’s Rampage

But, being so keenly aware of that fact, it got us thinking: What could make it hurt less? If somebody has »

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Ratings: Vampire Diaries Matches May Finale, Crazy Ex Returns to Lows

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The CW’s The Vampire Diaries opened its eighth and final season on Friday with 1.06 million total viewers and a 0.4 demo rating, down from its previous premiere (1.38 mil/0.6, on a Thursday) yet on par with its May finale (which aired on a Friday).

TVLine reader’s gave Tvd an average grade of “B+.”

RelatedThe Vampire Diaries Season Premiere Recap: What Fresh Hell Is This?

Leading out of that, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend christened her new time slot with 540,000 viewers and a 0.2 rating (and an “A-” grade), hitting and tying series lows.

RelatedCrazy Ex-Girlfriend Premiere Recap: A Bucket Full of Love Kernels

Elsewhere on the night… »

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Performer of the Week: Rachel Bloom

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The Performer | Rachel Bloom

The Show | Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

The Episode | “Where Is Josh’s Friend?” (Oct. 21, 2016)

The Performance | She already took home the Golden Globe back in January, but as Friday’s Season 2 premiere of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend proved, Bloom is just getting warmed up.

Now we’ll admit that Bloom’s character, love-crazed lawyer Rebecca Bunch, is not exactly admirable. This week alone, she lied to her boyfriend Josh, stalked her ex Greg, and talks her Bff Paula into committing morally questionable acts. (As Greg’s dad grumbled, “you mess up people’s lives and then pass it off as »

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Sneakers Adaptation Eyed at NBC, Based on Robert Redford Hacker Film

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NBC has put into development an adaptation of Sneakers, the 1992 hacker movie that starred Robert Redford.

The original light-hearted thriller followed a group of security experts who are blackmailed by the U.S. government into stealing a top-secret device that they come to realize could be dangerous if it falls into the wrong hands. The film’s cast also included Dan Aykroyd, River Phoenix, Sidney Poitier, Mary MacDonnell and Timothy Busfield.

Per our sister site Deadline, former The Mentalist executive producer Tom Szentgyorgyi will write the adaptation and exec-produce alongside Walter Parkes »

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Kevin Meaney, Stand-Up Comedian and TV's First Uncle Buck, Dead at 60

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Veteran comedian Kevin Meaney was found dead at his home in Forestburgh, N.Y. on Friday, his agent told CNN. He was 60.

A cause of death was not immediately disclosed. Meaney was scheduled to perform his stand-up act this Saturday night in East Providence, R.I.

In addition to his visits to various late-night talk shows over his career, Meaney’s TV credits included the original small-screen adaptation of John Candy’s Uncle Buck movie, which debuted on CBS in 1990 and ran for one season. Additionally, he guest-starred on 30 Rock and 2 Broke Girls, appeared in several HBO specials and lent »

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Premiere Recap: A Bucket Full of Love Kernels

21 October 2016 6:59 PM, PDT

It’s a new season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and yes, Rebecca Bunch is still crazy. Or, as she puts it in her new theme song, “adorably obsessed.”

Friday’s Season 2 premiere picks up right where we left off, with Rebecca finally hooking up with her lifelong crush Josh Chan — and her confession that she moved all the way to West Covina to be with him. On the drive home, a dumbfounded (or just dumb) Josh tries to process this: “You moved here for me?” Rebecca snaps into lawyer mode, playing it off as no big deal and then flat-out denying »

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Gilmore Girls Fan Fest: 8 Behind-the-Scenes Stories From Friday's Panel

21 October 2016 6:03 PM, PDT

This was a great reason to skip Friday night dinner: The Gilmore Girls Fan Fest kicked off Friday in Washington Depot, Ct (the real-life inspiration for Stars Hollow) with a gathering of devoted fans, all buzzing with anticipation for next month’s Netflix revival. And Friday night’s “Behind the Scenes” panel discussion — moderated by our very own Michael Ausiello — gave us some juicy tidbits about the original seven-season run of the series.

Joining Ausiello on stage were consulting producer Stan Zimmerman, producer Sheila Lawrence, casting directors Mara Casey and Jamie Rudofsky, key costumer Valerie Campbell and dialogue coach George Bell. »

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The Vampire Diaries Season Premiere Recap: What Fresh Hell Is This?

21 October 2016 5:59 PM, PDT

And just like that, the final season of The Vampire Diaries is upon us.

RelatedThe Vampire Diaries‘ Final Season Poster Sends [Spoiler] Six Feet Under

In a much-appreciated nod to the CW drama’s pilot, Friday’s premiere opened with Damon and Enzo engaging in a time-honored vampire tradition: tricking an unsuspecting pair of young lovers into thinking they hit you with their car, then feeding on them when they get out to check on you.

Only this time around, the vamps weren’t the ones doing the feeding; Damon and Enzo were merely picking up dinner for their former »

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TVLine Items: Casey Wilson Visits Mindy, Once Sheriff Returns and More

21 October 2016 4:30 PM, PDT

Happy Endings alumna Casey Wilson will guest-star during Season 5 of The Mindy Project as a friend from the titular doc’s past, star/writer Ike Barinholtz told EW.com.

RelatedFuture Man Starring Josh Hutcherson Snags 13-Episode Order at Hulu

Wilson is the third Happy Endings vet to appear on the Hulu comedy, following Adam Pally’s series-regular role as Dr. Peter Prentice and Eliza Coupe’s guest-starring arc.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* TVLine has confirmed that Wil Traval will reprise his Once Upon a Time role as the Sheriff of Nottingham, in an episode »

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NCIS: La Sneak Peek: For Callen and Anna Kolcheck, a Happy Reunion?

21 October 2016 1:00 PM, PDT

Reunited and it feels so…?

CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles welcomes back Bar Paly this Sunday at 8:30/7:30c, as Russian-born Chicago cop-turned-security specialist Anna Kolcheck. Of course, during Anna’s appearance last February, things got a bit (ahem) overheated as she and Callen went undercover.

PhotosNCIS Casts Mary Stuart Masterson in Recurring Role

“With Kensi out of commission for a bit, we bring in somebody else to help the team — Anna Kolcheck,” showrunner R. Scott Gemmill previously told TVLine. And with Arkady’s not-unattractive daughter back in the mix, “We’re sort of pushing that relationship [with Callen] forward as well, »

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The Good Place: Adam Scott Set to Guest-Star in Multiple Episodes

21 October 2016 12:01 PM, PDT

Here’s some good news for The Good Place: Adam Scott is set to guest-star on the NBC freshman comedy.

In fact, the Parks and Recreation alum will appear in multiple episodes, according to Entertainment Weekly. No details yet on the character Scott is playing — another God-like architect like Ted Danson’s Michael? A replacement guide for the rebooting Janet? — but we’ll find out soon enough: Scott makes his first appearance in next Thursday’s episode (8:30/7:30c).

RelatedRatings: The Good Place Inches Up

The casting is a reunion of sorts, since Parks and Rec showrunner Michael Schur »

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Chicago Fire Sneak Peek: Can Casey Solve Dawson's Foster-Kid Troubles?

21 October 2016 12:00 PM, PDT

It’s the phone call that Chicago Fire‘s Dawson has dreaded: The Department of Children and Family Services is going to take away her foster child… and Casey may be the one to blame for the loss.

RelatedChicago Fire Boss Talks [Spoiler]’s Exit Following Jimmy vs. Boden Battle

“Some reporter’s been digging around, asking how I got approved so quickly, implying that you pulled strings,” an emotional Dawson explains to her boyfriend in this exclusive video from Tuesday’s episode (NBC, 10/9c).  To “avoid an appearance of impropriety,” Dcfs plans to place Louie with another family, whom they’ve already started vetting. »

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Is Once's Seer Really Jafar? Should Rocky Horror Have Aired Live? Are Cisco and Winn Too Similar? And More Qs

21 October 2016 11:04 AM, PDT

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 Once Upon a Time, Lucifer, Jane the Virgin and Lethal Weapon!

1 | Which of SNL’s branded content sketches was worse: Burger King or Honda?

2 | Is Once Upon a Time‘s Snow White using, like, giant sidewalk chalk on the blackboard here? (Perhaps a blind Mary Ingalls is among her students?) Also, the staff-wielding young seer that has visited Emma and now Jasmine is totally Jafar in disguise, akin to his big-screen masquerade as the old man, »

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Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour Special Coming to Showtime — Watch Teaser

21 October 2016 10:00 AM, PDT

Just like a prayer, Showtime is taking you there — more specifically, to Madonna‘s latest world tour.

RelatedLady Gaga Confirms Super Bowl Halftime Stint: ‘It’s Not an Illusion’

The concert film Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour will premiere Friday, Dec. 9 at 9/8c, the premium network announced Friday. The project, co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, contains footage from all around the world, combining on-stage and behind-the-scenes moments.

In addition to newer Madonna jams, like “Living for Love” and “Bitch I’m Madonna,” Madge’s Rebel Heart Tour set list also includes classic favorites like “Material Girl” and “Lucky Star. »

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Chris Pratt to Romance Wife Anna Faris on CBS' Mom — Get Details

21 October 2016 9:22 AM, PDT

Something tells us that Anna Faris will have plenty of chemistry with her next co-star.

RelatedBradley Whitford to Reunite With Allison Janney on Mom

Faris’ real-life husband Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation? Everwood? Maybe you’ve heard of him?) will appear in a 2017 episode of CBS’ Mom, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Pratt will play a hunky horseback riding instructor who catches Faris’ character’s eye. The only problem? He’s the nephew of Mimi Kennedy’s Marjorie, who labels him strictly off-limits.

Also on tap for Mom‘s upcoming fourth season, premiering Oct. 27 at 9/8c: a reunion between former »

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