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Topic: Snl

Why NBC Has to Fork Over 48 Minutes of Commercial Time to 4 Presidential Candidates

Some viewers will see a lot of political ads this weekend

Sitting around the television with your family this Thanksgiving weekend? If you live in Iowa, South Carolina or New Hampshire, you will be subject to an onslaught of ads from…

Here’s What NBC Is Offering GOP Hopefuls Who Wish They'd Hosted SNL

Trump episode sparked equal-time requests

As many as five Republican presidential hopefuls filed equal-time requests with NBC stations following Donald Trump's hosting stint on the Nov. 7 episode of Saturday Night Live. According to a pair of…

Presidential Hopefuls Ask for Equal Airtime After Donald Trump's SNL Gig

GOP longshots benefit from FCC rule

This was inevitable. Following Donald Trump's hosting stint on the Nov. 7 episode of Saturday Night Live, three Republican presidential hopefuls have requested equal time on NBC stations. According to the…

Ad of the Day: SNL's Coneheads Remake the 'Jake From State Farm' Commercial

Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin dust off their '70s characters

The "Jake From State Farm" phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down, as the insurance company and DDB Chicago just remade the famous 2011 ad with Dan Aykroyd and Jane…

Wild Virtual Reality Experience Puts You Right in the Audience at SNL 40

Chris Milk's latest project comes to SXSW

It remains mostly unclear what kinds of virtual reality experiences will be most compelling to people. But NBC, Samsung and director Chris Milk presented one VR experience at South by…

IFC Has a New Documentary Parody Show From SNL Alums

IFC announced its upfront slate just shy of this evening's presentation in Manhattan. The agenda for the 2014-15 season (or the cable equivalent thereof) includes American Documentary, a new series…

Mindshare’s Chief Content Officer Discusses Making Branded Entertainment That Resonates

David Lang also shares the projects he is proudest of

Specs Who David Lang Age 50 New gig Chief content officer, Mindshare Continuing gig President, Mindshare Entertainment How is your new job different from the old one? It’s bigger and more expansive, but a lot of…

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…

Brands Are Flocking to the Star Wars Nerd Procession

The Course of the Force attracts big sponsors

If you’re driving down the Pacific Coast Highway this summer, and you see a cadre of Sand People or a lightsaber-wielding Boba Fett, don’t be alarmed. The Course of the…

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