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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

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

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

A.J. Clemente's 'F***-Up' Actually Puts Him in Good Company Joins a long list—from Paul Shaffer to Tom Hanks—uttering the FCC no-no

Unfortunately KFYRTV has decided to let me go. Thank you to them and everyone in ND for the opportunity and everyone for the support. — A.J. Clemente (@ClementeAJ) April 22, 2013 A.J.…

April 22, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

Information Diet: Fred Armisen Portlandia star is platform agnostic when it comes to his passion for music

Specs Age 45 Accomplishments Co-creator, star of IFC’s Portlandia (the special episode “Winter in Portlandia” airs Dec. 14; Season 3 premieres Jan. 4); Saturday Night Live cast member Base New York What’s the first information…

December 7, 2012, 5:35 AM EST

Portrait: Thinkmodo Viral videos are this New York agency's stock in trade, minus babies or cats

Specs Who Co-founders Michael Krivicka (l.) and James Percelay What Viral video marketing agency Where Outside New York offices Each time a mysterious new viral gimmick breaks on YouTube, among the first questions that…

December 6, 2012, 6:19 AM EST

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