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Topic: Saturday Night Live

Former SNL Funnyman Gary Kroeger Gets Serious, Runs for Congress

The former advertising executive is running in his native Iowa

Gary Kroeger is following in his former Saturday Night Live co-stars' footsteps. Like Al Franken, Kroeger is running for Congress. Kroeger, a Cedar Falls native, is running for the democratic nomination…

The Last 24 Hours in Advertising: Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014

Publicis Groupe buys Sapient for $3.7 billion

Here's everything you need to know about the last 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked. Buzzing on Adweek: Publicis Groupe acquired Sapient in a $3.7 billion deal, and some industry…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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