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Ad of the Day: See Which Classic SNL Characters Are Now Working for State Farm DDB work breaks on VMAs

The State Farm-meister wants to pump … you up! The insurer has found some amusing brand endorsers deep in the Saturday Night Live vaults, as '90s characters Hans & Franz (Kevin…

August 22, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

NBC Cancels Sean Saves the World Another Thursday night comedy succumbs to lousy ratings

In the end, not only did Sean not save the world, he couldn’t even save himself. NBC on Tuesday pulled the plug on Sean Saves the World, making it the network’s…

January 29, 2014, 6:12 AM EST

SNL’s Cecily Strong Learned She Got the Job From Reading the N.Y. Times New Weekend Update co-anchor discusses preparing for her first segment

Specs Who Cecily Strong Age 29 New gig SNL repertory player and Weekend Update co-anchor Old gig Featured player on Saturday Night Live What was the process like for getting the Weekend Update spot? We try…

November 24, 2013, 9:54 PM EST

Wait Until You Hear How Much Work Went Into SNL's Wes Anderson Parody Literally was finished seconds before airing

If you thought SNL's spot-on Halloween parody of Wes Anderson was amazing, wait until you hear everything that went on behind the scenes. In an incredibly detailed deconstruction, SNL director of…

November 7, 2013, 10:57 AM EST

More Tricks Than Treats: November Sweeps Begin on Halloween Ratings predictably meager as HUT levels plummet

By a quirk of the calendar, this year’s November sweeps began on Halloween night and will end on the night before Thanksgiving. Bad news, good news. In kicking off on an evening…

November 1, 2013, 3:01 PM EDT

NBC Grounds Ironside, Welcome to the Family Low ratings doom two freshman series

Ironside is off the case. Effective Oct. 30, Ironside will roll to a halt, freeing up the Wednesday 10 p.m. time slot first for a repeat of Law & Order: SVU…

October 18, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

Yahoo Will Release 1,000 Hours of Web Video on Sept. 9 Portal takes a cue from Netflix by encouraging binging

Watch out, Netflix—Yahoo has an eye on your turf. The internet giant on Tuesday boasted that it will make more than 5,000 videos—1,000 hours of content in all—available en masse on…

August 21, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

The Awesomes Is Kinda Awesome New Hulu original echoes Arrested Development, Family Guy

Saturday Night Live veteran Seth Meyers' Hulu-exclusive creation The Awesomes is an homage to Saturday morning superhero cartoons—but for adults. With a world built in the vein of The Incredibles—except that the…

August 9, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

It’s Official: Seth Meyers Named Late Night Host NBC taps SNL head writer to replace Tonight Show-bound Jimmy Fallon

NBC on Sunday locked in the final piece of its late-night schedule, naming Seth Meyers the host of Late Night. The Saturday Night Live head writer and “Weekend Update” mainstay…

May 12, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT

Live From Yahoo, It’s Saturday Night Live! Deal includes 38 seasons of archival content

On the eve of the much anticipated digital Newfronts, during which 18 programmers will attempt to make the case for Web originals, Yahoo has struck a major deal to add…

April 24, 2013, 11:08 PM EDT

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