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Kate McKinnon certainly looks to be having the time of her life in the latest promo for “Saturday Night Live,” and wouldn’t anyone if they got to dance with Chris Hemsworth. However, she soon learns that the “Avengers” actor is no Patrick Swayze. Following a stuttered introduction as the cast member just stares longingly at the “Thor” star, McKinnon tells him: “There is something I have always wanted to do, and you are perfect host. I want to attempt the ‘Dirty Dancing’ lift.” See photos: ‘SNL’s’ 40 Most Hilarious Sketches (Photos) The Australian hunk is game, of course, but »
- Debbie Emery
Live from Beijing it's Saturday night!
The NBC sketch show Saturday Night Live is going to be adapted for Chinese television by Broadway Video Entertainment, who will be helping Sohu, a Chinese online entertainment service create a sketch show tailored to Chinese audiences.
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Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Broadway Video Entertainment president Britta von Schoeler said, "We will teach them how to produce in the Saturday Night Live format and then they will produce it for their own audience, creating characters and sketches specifically tailored for the Chinese community… Our show is so topical and addresses pop culture and news here in the U.S. and theirs will be the same, by addressing topical comedic issues in China."
So how will a show that tackles pop culture and politics in a comedic light skirt the notoriously strict censorship of the Chinese government?
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After tangling with vampires and lawyers, True Blood alumna (and current Good Wife fan favorite) Carrie Preston is set to conquer the ups and downs of family life as the star of NBC’s untitled Suzanne Martin comedy pilot, our sister site Deadline reports.
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The multi-cam project chronicles how things backfire for recent empty-nesters Mike (Rules of Engagement‘s Patrick Warburton) and Martina Gunn (Preston) when their children and their parents move back home.
iCarly‘s Miranda Cosgrove co-stars as one of Mike and Martina’s children, »
Last night's "Better Call Saul" gave us more insight into the condition that Jimmy McGill's brother Chuck suffers from. But an interview today with actor Michael McKean only muddied the issue. So in last night's episode, we learned that while Chuck is convinced he is dealing with electromagnetic hypersensitivity, his symptoms are largely psychosomatic. When McKean and I spoke a few hours ago, though, the interview itself was plagued by electromagnetic interference in McKean's home, which eventually forced him to go to another room. Now, the only symptoms were a bad phone connection (which means a few of his early answers are incomplete), but still... if I were in the mindset of Fox Mulder — who once swapped bodies with McKean's Morris Fletcher in an "X-Files" two-parter that began his collaboration with Vince Gilligan — I might wonder if darker forces didn't want me writing about this condition existing only in Chuck's head. »
- Alan Sepinwall
The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival (Tff), presented by At&T, today announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections, along with the films selected for the Viewpoints section, which recognizes fresh voices in international and American independent cinema. Fifty-one of the 97 feature-length titles were named as part of the film program of the Festival’s 14th edition. The Festival also announced that At&T will once again invite audiences to Festival screenings for free on Friday April 24 as part of At&T’s “Film for All” Friday. Tff will take place from April 15 to 26 at locations throughout downtown Manhattan and will open with the documentary Live From New York!, an exploration of 40 years of American politics, tragedy, and popular culture through the comedic lens of “Saturday Night Live.” As previously announced, the Festival will be anchored in TriBeCa with a new creative hub and gathering place at Spring Studios, which »
The Above Average network's "Sound Advice," a web series featuring "SNL" kook Vanessa Bayer as an uninformed showbiz guru, just scored its most hilarious musical guest of all: Weird Al Yankovic. Yankovic sat down with Bayer, who plays a hyper-ignorant version of Lisa Kudrow's "Web Therapy" shrink Fiona Wallace here, to learn about why he should change his name. Her insights and his anger will inspire you. »
- Louis Virtel
Lorne Michaels‘ long-running NBC sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” is being adapted for China through parent company Broadway Video Entertainment’s (Bve) partnership with Sohu.com Inc., the operator of an online search engine and video streaming sites. “This groundbreaking show will have international appeal while still being tailored for Chinese audiences,” Sohu said on Tuesday. Also Read: Dakota Johnson’s ‘SNL’ Isis Spoof Draws Some Fire (Video) “Several notable factual entertainment formats have already been brought into the country, but Chinese audiences expect something different and exciting from variety shows,” the company continued. “‘SNL,’ which combines the best »
- Tony Maglio
The "Red Room of Pain" wasn't built overnight! While it was cut for time, Dakota Johnson reprised her role as Anastasia Steele during her hosting stint on "Saturday Night Live" ... and took us behind the scenes for the making of Christian Grey's infamous playroom. In the un-aired sketch, Anastasia and Christian return in the sequel to the successful erotic film, "Fifty Shades Darker," where she meets the masterminds behind the the pleasure palace. The only problem: It's still undergoing renovations. The contractors are thrilled to finally put a "face to the measurements" and assure Ms. Steele that they're building her a "real nice sex room." The playroom takes a very un-sexy turn as all of the workers test out the "toys" and features. "Hey lady don't worry our lips are zipped, just like that mask over there," one of the contractors laughs. Anastasia even finds one worker testing out her »
- tooFab Staff
Here’s some news Garfunkel & Oates won’t be singing about: IFC has cancelled the comedy series after one season, our sister site Deadline reports.
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The Force is strong with Sarah Michelle Gellar.
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Though details of Gellar’s role are not yet available, she is set to recur on the animated series, which takes place between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV and focuses on the crew of the starship Ghost.
The sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey is currently being held up by negotiations with the source material's author E.L. James, who wants to write the screenplay to Fifty Shades Darker herself. However, that didn't stop "Saturday Night Live" from hypothesizing what might happen with Christian Grey's playroom in the sequel. The film's star Dakota Johnson hosted the late night sketch show over the weekend, but this sketch ended up getting cut for time. But thankfully, it's been posted online for us to enjoy. It's actually better than most of the sketches that aired for that episode, so I'm wondering why it ended up cut. Watch! Here's the unaired "Saturday Night Live" sketch for Fifty Shades Darker from YouTube: Fifty Shades of Grey is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) and written by Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks), based on E.L. James' very popular, best-selling novel. The story »
- Ethan Anderton
To bring out the can opener or not?
An early version of last week’s Suits found would-be couple Harvey and Donna going back to their old celebratory ritual and opening a whole new can of worms — by sleeping together again, executive producer Aaron Korsh tells TVLine.
Instead of the old wahh-chicka-wahh, however, the show’s writers chose to have Harvey tell his secretary that he loves her. Now the question looms: Did he mean it in a romantic sense?
“I did not view it as Harvey confessing »
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The Tribeca Film Festival has announced half of its 2015 slate of 97 feature films, setting a lineup that includes the world premiere of features including James Franco starrer “The Adderall Diaries,” Olivia Wilde-Luke Wilson drama “Meadowland,” Richard Gere topliner “Franny” and “In My Father’s House,” a documentary about Che “Rhymefest” Smith, who recently won an Oscar for co-writing the song “Glory” from “Selma.”
Competitive titles in the dozen-film competition categories for world narrative feature and world documentary feature were among the first batch of 2015 movies that Tribeca announced, as were the 27 films on tap for the non-competitive Viewpoints section, focusing on notable perspectives and voices.
Programmers said the emphasis this year has been on risky films, new visions and talent discovery. Festival director Genna Terranova pointed out that in the past, “Whiplash” writer-director Damian Chazelle premiered his first film at the fest, and four Tribeca alumni made the »
- Gordon Cox
There’s no rest for the wicked when it comes to film festival season. SXSW Film hits next week, and there’s barely a reprieve until the Tribeca Film Festival which begins next month. And today Tff announced its World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections, along with the films selected for the Viewpoints section, which recognizes new voices in international and American independent cinema. All and all, 51 pictures were announced today. Let’s go straight to the highlights. They include the already announced Bao Nguyen-directed “Saturday Night Live”-doc “Live From New York!, an exploration of 40 years of American politics, tragedy, and popular culture through the comedic lens of SNL, which will open the festival. From there you have “The Adderall Diaries” with James Franco and Ed Harris; celebrated Dp Reed Morano’s directorial debut “Meadowland” starring Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson alongside Elizabeth Moss, Giovanni Ribisi and Juno Temple; Kate Lyn Sheil. »
- The Playlist Staff
Dakota Johnson's Saturday Night Live hosting gig obviously included nods to Fifty Shades of Grey, like with the press junket spoof and her cute monologue. But it turns out, there was another Fifty Shades skit that was cut for time, and it tackled the sequel Fifty Shades Darker. In it, Anastasia (Johnson) and Christian (Kyle Mooney) meet the contractors working on the playroom, a few blue-collar guys who make the whole sex-dungeon thing sound downright ridiculous. Just try to keep a straight face when they start talking about "12 wiener holes" and Ana's "shame blanket." »
Jay Baruchel will be hitting the dating scene again, God help him. Fxx has ordered a second season of Baruchel’s comedy “Man Seeking Woman,” the network said Tuesday. Also Read: ‘Man Seeking Woman’s’ Jay Baruchel Says Fxx Comedy Is ‘Embarrassingly Autobiographical’ The half-hour comedy, created by “Saturday Night Live” veteran Simon Rich, stars “Undeclared” alum Baruchel as Josh Greenberg, a naive romantic on a desperate quest for love. The cast also includes series regulars Eric André, Britt Lower and Maya Erskine. “Man Seeking Woman” will return for a 10-episode second season next year. See video: ‘It’s Always »
- Tim Kenneally
Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar – TV measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar – TV, scroll to the bottom of the article.
Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – TV Broadcast Monday Feb 23, 2015 – Sunday Mar 1, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Voice 22,742 2 2 Glee 6,278 3 3 Empire 6,041 4 4 America’s Got Talent 3,930 5 5 America’s Funniest Home Videos 2,712 6 - Once Upon A Time 1,625 7 - The Big Bang Theory 1,609 8 - The Night Shift 1,514 9 8 American Idol 1,464 10 10 The Simpsons 1,459 -
Cable/Streaming Monday Feb 23, 2015 – Sunday Mar 1, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 6 Game of Thrones 7,417 2 - Fashion Police 4,297 3 2 Top Gear 4,062 4 3 Pretty Little Liars 4,029 5 4 Key and Peele 3,559 6 1 The Walking Dead 3,361 7 - American Horror Story 2,394 8 10 House of Cards 2,365 9 5 Dance Moms 1,807 10 - Party Down South 1,695 -
Late Night Monday Feb 23, 2015 – Sunday Mar 1, 2015 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 71,083 2 3 Jimmy Kimmel Live 21,850 3 4 Conan 12,180 4 2 Saturday Night Live »
- Jason Klein
China follows in Brazil and Japan’s footsteps with plan to adapt classic sketch comedy show after internet company Sohu reaches deal
China is set to screen its own version of the American TV sketch show Saturday Night Live after an internet company in the country said it had reached a deal to adapt the show.
Sohu, which has streamed the New York version of the show since 2013, is in the process of recruiting comedians for the show, which is being tailored for Chinese audiences but “will have international appeal”, Sohu said in a statement.
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- Amanda Holpuch in New York
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Cash’s appearance on the USA Network comedy (Tuesday, 10/9c) gave TVLine an opportunity to »
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