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Seth Meyers Takes A Closer Look At How Donald Trump Is Losing The Government Shutdown Fight

Seth Meyers Takes A Closer Look At How Donald Trump Is Losing The Government Shutdown Fight
Seth Meyers believes it’s becoming clear that President Donald Trump has no way out of the government shutdown he claimed as his own last month and now has boxed himself into. The Saturday Night Live alum — Meyers, not Trump — took “A Closer Look” at the national mess on his NBC late-night show tonight. Watch the video below.

He begins by showing a clip of attorney general candidate William Barr at his Senate confirmation saying “it takes two to tango” regarding who is perpetuating the longest government closure in U.S. history. Meyers then tacitly compares Potus’ actions to an old Los del Rio earworm — or maybe an older Billy Idol hit.

From there we get a flurry of pop culture references/jokes about Fox News, Conor McGregor, Chuck E. Cheese, Popeye, Tinder, Shaquille O’Neal, Bugs Bunny — all interspersed with on-the-record pearls of idiocy by America’s whatever in chief.
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Darren Criss, Rachel Brosnahan on a roll after winning Emmys, Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards

Darren Criss, Rachel Brosnahan on a roll after winning Emmys, Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards
Just about everyone in Hollywood knows how hard it is to win an award. Winning three for one performance is another thing altogether. That’s what Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) and Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”) just experienced after adding a Critics’ Choice Award to their respective mantles last weekend, following victories at the Emmys and Golden Globes.

SEEDarren Criss is now the 3rd youngest Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actor Golden Globe champ

Unlike with film awards, we don’t often see full sweeps on the TV side. Only five actors have pulled off a total sweep of the major TV prizes: Bryan Cranston for “Breaking Bad,” Claire Danes for “Homeland,” Tina Fey for “30 Rock,” Julianna Margulies for “The Good Wife” and Sarah Paulson for “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” For Brosnahan and Criss to win three
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Steve Carell, Greg Daniels Reunite After ‘The Office’ for ‘Space Force’

Steve Carell, Greg Daniels Reunite After ‘The Office’ for ‘Space Force’
The Office creator Greg Daniels and star Steve Carell will reunite for a new Netflix sitcom, Space Force, that parodies President Trump’s proposed military branch of the same name. The duo co-created the series and will executive produce; Carell will star in the show, and Daniels will serve as showrunner.

The streaming service previewed the project with a sci-fi-aping teaser that outlines the plot. “On June 18th, 2018, the federal government announced the creation of a sixth major division of the United States Armed Forces,” reads overlaid text. “The goal
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Rachel Brosnahan Goes Noir In New ‘Saturday Night Live’ Promo

Rachel Brosnahan Goes Noir In New ‘Saturday Night Live’ Promo
Rachel Brosnahan goes noir for Saturday Night Live’s latest promo, dipping back in time and fashion beyond even her late ’50s-early ’60s Mrs. Maisel era.

“I had seen it many times before,” a cigarette-smoking, trench coat-wearing Brosnahan intones in the black-and-white Big Sleep-style clip, evoking both Bogie and Bacall. “But here I was. Saturday Night Live, where it all went down.

“But something was different. Where was the cast? It felt a little too dead.”

Enter Kenan Thompson, who explains what’s what and even manages to work in that longtime bit of internet nonsense Froosday. Google it.

Brosnahan, who recently won a Golden Globe Award for her starring role in Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, makes her SNL hosting debut this weekend (the January 19 episode also marks the show’s return from its annual holiday hiatus). Musical guest is Greta Van Fleet.

Glass star James McAvoy will
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‘Space Force’ Workplace Comedy Series From ‘The Office’s Steve Carell & Greg Daniels Ordered By Netflix

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‘Space Force’ Workplace Comedy Series From ‘The Office’s Steve Carell & Greg Daniels Ordered By Netflix
The Office star Steve Carell is reuniting with the Emmy-winning series’ developer/executive Greg Daniels for a new workplace comedy at Netflix, which takes on President Donald Trump’s Space Force initiative.

Co-created by Carell and Daniels and starring Carell, Space Force is centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services…Space Force.

Steve Carell, who co-created the series, will star and executive produce. Daniels will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Fellow Office alum, 3 Arts’ Howard Klein, will also serve as executive producer.

I hear Space Force will not impact Carell’s starring role opposite Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon in Apple’s upcoming morning show drama series and he will do both.

A video accompanying the announcement of Space Force (you can watch it above), points to the impetus for the series, the June 18 announcement by Trump that he has directed the
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‘Space Force’ Comedy Series From Steve Carell, Greg Daniels Set at Netflix

  • Variety
President Donald Trump’s proposed space force may debut on Netflix before it actually makes it to space.

Variety has learned that the streaming giant has ordered a comedy series from “The Office” alums Steve Carell and Greg Daniels titled “Space Force.” It is described as a workplace comedy centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services.

Carell co-created the series with Daniels and will star in addition to executive producing. Daniels will also executive produce and serve as showrunner, with Howard Klein of 3 Arts Entertainment also executive producing.

An episode count and premiere date will be announced at a later time.

This marks the second regular TV role that Carell has lined up in the past few months. He previously signed on as the male lead in the untitled Apple morning show drama opposite Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Carell is well-known
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Rachel Brosnahan Investigates Why the 'SNL' Stage Is Empty in Film Noir Promo

Rachel Brosnahan Investigates Why the 'SNL' Stage Is Empty in Film Noir Promo
In anticipation of Rachel Brosnahan hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, the show on Wednesday released a black-and-white film noir style promo that features the actress donning a full detective costume, confused as to why she's the only person at the NBC studio.

"I had seen it many times before, but here I was, at SNL, where it all went down," Brosnahan says as she wanders the empty location. Light spills into each room and illuminates nobody.

"Something was different," she concludes. "Where was the cast? It all felt a little too ... dead."

Suddenly, SNL castmember ...
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‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Trailer: The Final Episodes

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Netflix has dropped the official trailer for the final episodes of the fourth and final season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

The remaining six episodes include a double-sized “Sliding Doors” episode exploring how the main characters’ lives might have been different if Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) had never been kidnapped.

In the final episodes, Kimmy (Kemper) is as resilient as ever, but realizes that being an adult is about more than just putting the past behind her. It’s finally time for her to choose between helping her friends, Titus (Tituss Burgess), Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski) and Lillian (Carol Kane), and helping someone she’s never put first before: herself.

Guest stars include Jon Hamm (Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne), Zachary Quinto (Eli Rubin), Greg Kinnear (as himself), Busy Phillips (Sheba Goodman), Bobby Moynihan (Fran Dodd), Amy Sedaris (Mimi Kanassis), Fred Armisen (Robert Durst), Jon Bernthal (Ilan), Steve Buscemi (as himself), Kenan Thompson
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Trailer: First Look at the Series' Final Episodes

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Trailer: First Look at the Series' Final Episodes
Slip on a pair of shants and pour yourself a tall glass of Peeno Noir, because the trailer for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s final run of episodes has arrived. Netflix on Wednesday released a sneak peek of what the comedy’s last six episodes have in store for us, even if we’re nowhere near ready to say goodbye to this group of living Muppets.

Highlights from the trailer include Kimmy being mistaken for Olympic snowboarder Shaun White, Titus orchestrating a celebrity showmance to make Mikey jealous and Lillian… joining a gang? Also, what are the “Toonys,” and how do we get an invite?
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Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock are both undefeated at the Grammys, but they’re going head-to-head for the first time

Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock are both undefeated at the Grammys, but they’re going head-to-head for the first time
Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock have won a combined four Grammys for Best Comedy Album with no losses. But at least one of them will see his winning streak end this year since they’re nominated against each other for the first time. Will one of them prevail, or will they both be handed their first loss?

Chappelle earned his very first nomination just last year for “The Age of Spin and Deep in the Heart of Texas.” He won that prize, and now he’s nominated again for “Equanimity and The Bird Revelation.” The nominated album is taken from a pair of Netflix specials that premiered on the streaming service in December 2017. And one of them has already won him an Emmy: “Equanimity” was awarded Best Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) a few months ago. That was his second Emmy in as many years (following a guest-acting prize for “Saturday Night Live
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What We Know About NBCUniversal’s Future Streaming Service

  • Variety
NBCUniversal’s announcement this week that it intends to launch a streaming service in 2020 presents a new challenge to the media industry: The digital pool is about to get very crowded with fierce rivals and competing consumer options.

The Comcast-owned media conglomerate’s yet-to-be-named broadband entity, which will be overseen by veteran programming chief Bonnie Hammer, will join rival streaming outlets from Walt Disney Co. and At&T’s WarnerMedia that are set to debut this year. Of course, these streamers will vie with already established ones: Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, CBS All Access, ESPN+ and Fox Nation. Also joining the mix: Apple in January struck a deal with Samsung to make its iTunes streaming-video app available on Samsung smart-tv sets.

“All the kids are doing it,” says Tim Hanlon, CEO of Vertere Group, a media and advertising consultancy firm. “The days of a major network group not having a
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Steve Carell’s Best On-Screen Performances

Despite breaking into the mainstream on Saturday Night Live and starring in a host of comedy roles, Steve Carell has been steadily increasing his impressive dramatic back catalogue with subtle and acclaimed performances.

His latest dramatic role in Beautiful Boy sees him playing the father of a young drug addict, whose love for his son, played brilliantly by Timothee Chalamet, is challenged after years of disappointments and relapses. To celebrate the release, we take a look at some of Steve Carell’s best performances.

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Steve Carell stars in Little Miss Sunshine as ‘Frank Ginsburg,’ who recently tried to commit suicide after falling in love with one of his graduate students. Because of his recent attempt, his sister Sheryl (Toni Collette) encourages him to come along on a family road trip from Albuquerque to California for his niece, Olive’s, ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ beauty pageant, however, the trip
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Taps ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ and ‘Glass’ Stars as January Hosts

‘Saturday Night Live’ Taps ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ and ‘Glass’ Stars as January Hosts
It’s a new year, but the 44th season of Saturday Night Live is only halfway done. The late night sketch series returns this weekend with first-time host Rachel Brosnahan, who has been getting acclaim and awards left and right for her leading role on the Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Then later this month, […]

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TV Review: ‘The Other Two’

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TV Review: ‘The Other Two’
Typically, TV shows trying to replicate viral fame is more cringe-inducing than truly funny. The internet’s rapidly shifting whims make guessing the next big thing near impossible, and trying to make already hyperbolic situations even more exaggerated for comedic effect tend to result in flat parodies that only highlight how tricky and unpredictable viral fame truly is.

This challenge, luckily, is one that “The Other Two” recognizes and actively fights to overcome. Co-created by former “Saturday Night Live” head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, the comedy is smart about its focus and targets. So while its premise of a 13 year-old boy gaining Justin Bieber style fame overnight might sound a little dated on the face of it, Comedy Central’s new show keeps itself timely by not relying on clichés to sell the absurdity of the situation. Instead, it relies on the wit of its writers to prove why this show,
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Steve Burke on NBCU’s Streaming Plans, Fate of Hulu Stake and Winnowing His Direct Reports (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Steve Burke tackled two important goals with Monday’s announcement of NBCUniversal’s plan to launch an advertising-supported streaming service in 2020.

The CEO of NBCUniversal knew the company needed a strategy to compete in the Ott arena, and he knew the time had come to winnow his direct reports. The unveiling of the streaming service coincided with a restructuring of NBCU’s top executive ranks that reduces Burke’s direct reports from 20 to 12.

Longtime cable chief Bonnie Hammer becomes chairman of direct-to-consumer and digital enterprises. Two of Burke’s rising stars — Mark Lazarus and Jeff Shell — each gain more responsibility, with Lazarus overseeing East Coast-based TV operations, including Hammer’s former cable portfolio, and Shell adding the NBC Entertainment group.

The changes will allow Burke to spend more time focusing on the streaming launch and on NBCU parent company Comcast’s acquisition of Sky, the European satellite broadcaster.

“I want
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James McAvoy to Host SNL

James McAvoy to Host SNL
Live from New York, it’s Professor Xavier! James McAvoy will make his Saturday Night Live debut later this month when he hosts the show’s Jan. 26 episode (NBC, 11:30/10:30c), TVLine has learned. McAvoy can next be seen in M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, arriving in theaters this week.

The actor will be joined by musical guest Meek Mill, who released his fourth album Championships in Nov. 2018. This appearance also marks Meek Mill’s first time on the SNL stage.

But first, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan — fresh off her Critics’ Choice Awards win for Best
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James McAvoy To Host NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’

James McAvoy To Host NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’
Glass star James McAvoy will host NBC’s Saturday Night Live on January 26, the show announced today. Musical guest will be Meek Mill.

Glass, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, hits theaters January 18. McAvoy has never hosted SNL before.

SNL returns to air this weekend after its holiday break with host Rachel Brosnahan, star of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Musical guest for the January 19 episode is Greta Van Fleet.

Mark your calendars

James McAvoy and @MeekMill are coming to #SNL! pic.twitter.com/3QggOqHkop

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‘Glass’ Star James McAvoy to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

‘Glass’ Star James McAvoy to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’
James McAvoy has been lined up as host of the next “Saturday Night Live.”

The “Glass” star will make his “SNL” hosting debut with the Jan. 26 episode of the NBC live sketch show. He will be joined by rapper Meek Mill as musical guest.

McAvoy’s episode will be the show’s second following its winter hiatus, with “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” star Rachel Brosnahan set to host this Saturday’s episode alongside musical guest Greta Van Fleet.

Also Read: 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Star Rachel Brosnahan to Host First 'SNL' of 2019

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The 44th season of “SNL” has already made multiple political waves. The premiere episode featured a special guest appearance by Matt Damon, playing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and musical guest Kanye West wearing a “Make America Great
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Leslie Jones Is All of Us After Watching the Game of Thrones Final Season Teaser

Not only did HBO reveal the premiere date for the final season of Game of Thrones, but the cable channel also dropped a mysterious teaser featuring Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington). It's not actually new footage from the seas, rather a promo specifically shot for just that, promotion. It features the remaining Starks (but not Bran) and voiceovers from those long gone from Westeros—and it was enough of a tease to rile up the dedicated fans from around the world, including Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones. See Jones' simple, yet relatable and hilarious reaction below. Jones wasn't the only one to take to Twitter to react to the...
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Pete Davidson Makes X-Rated Comments About Ariana Grande and His Anatomy

Pete Davidson Makes X-Rated Comments About Ariana Grande and His Anatomy
Pete Davidson isn't shying away from letting the facts be known about his size. The Saturday Night Live cast member performed a stand-up show at Tarrytown Music Hall in New York and reportedly spoke at length about his ex-fiancée Ariana Grande and some cheeky comments she made a few months ago. It all goes back to June when a fan tweeted at Grande and wanted to know "how long Pete is." Never underestimate the power of the Internet for getting to the most important questions! The singer loves replying to her fans and gives them straight-up answers, and this was no different. "Like 10 inches? …oh f--k…I mean…like a lil over a minute," she responded. About two...
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