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  • 'SNL': Colin Jost debuts on 'Weekend Update' as Jim Parsons hosts

    'SNL': Colin Jost debuts on 'Weekend Update' as Jim Parsons hosts
    “Saturday Night Live” looked like a different show compared with the last live episode we saw a month ago, pre-Olympics. In the Feb. 1 episode, Andy Samberg, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen all visited the "Weekend Update" desk to...
  • Oscar-winning ideas on how the Academy Awards show can improve

    Oscar-winning ideas on how the Academy Awards show can improve
    We're 13 days away from the Oscars, which means we're about 13 days and 10 seconds away from the first tweet complaining about the show. But why wait? Let's be clear: We're not wishing failure on this year's Oscar telecast or predicting that host...
  • Mickey Rooney dies: TCM to air 24-hour marathon of his movies

    Turner Classic Movies will pay tribute to Mickey Rooney, who passed away April 6 at age 93, with a 24-hour marathon of his movies. The marathon will begin Sunday, April 13, at 6 a.m. Eastern time with the 1933 film "Broadway to Hollywood." Other films...
  • Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars' return to tradition mark a TV win?

    Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars' return to tradition mark a TV win?
    They've tried edgy and tinkered with experimental. But the producers of the 86th Academy Awards telecast believe that what America really wants is tradition. This year's Oscar show Sunday will bring back 2007 host Ellen DeGeneres, a likable, benign...
  • Justin Timberlake, Michelle Obama among Jimmy Fallon's first guests

    Justin Timberlake, Michelle Obama among Jimmy Fallon's first guests
    There's still a week until Jimmy Fallon's version of "The Tonight Show" debuts, but NBC has already announced the program's first week of guests, which is to include First Lady Michelle Obama and the new host's BFF, Justin Timberlake. The guests for the...
  • Critic's Notebook: Seth Meyers has strong start as 'Late Night' host

    Critic's Notebook: Seth Meyers has strong start as 'Late Night' host
    Seth Meyers, late of "Saturday Night Live," became Monday night the fourth host of NBC's late-late-night "Late Night," after David Letterman, Conan O'Brien and his onetime cast-mate Jimmy Fallon, who has now famously become the star of "The Tonight Show."...
  • Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' debut an understated affair

     Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' debut an understated affair
    NEW YORK — Making his debut as host of "Late Night" on Monday, Seth Meyers struck a decidedly low-key note in a broadcast that emphasized finely tuned punch lines over star power and razzle-dazzle. Meyers opened the NBC show by paying tribute to...
  • 'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner talks 'ambitious' final season

    'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner talks 'ambitious' final season
    For “Mad Men” creator and show runner Matthew Weiner, the reality is beginning to sink in. The series returns to AMC for the first half of its seventh and final season in April, and Weiner is currently toiling away on Episode 9 -- leaving just...
  • Writers Guild of America Nominees

    The winners of the Writers Guild of America awards will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies Saturday in Los Angeles and New York. The nominees: SCREEN NOMINEES ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell;...
  • MipTV: Canal Plus Acquires Italian Mafia Drama 'Gomorrah'

    PARIS- In the run-up to MipTV, French paybox Canal Plus has picked up "Gomorra," the Italian hit crime skein based on Roberto Saviano's investigative bestseller. Helmed by Stefano Sollima ("Romanzo Criminale"), along with Claudio Cupellini and...
  • Sundance Presents Cross-Section of U.S. Indie Fare, Music-Themed Pix at London Festival

    LONDON -- As the lineup for the third Sundance London film and music festival is unveiled, Variety talks to John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Trevor Groth, Sundance's director of programming, about the selection (see below for...
  • Q&A: Matt Walsh of Upright Citizens Brigade

    Q&A: Matt Walsh of Upright Citizens Brigade
    Sometimes, size does matter. In the case of the 17th annual Chicago Improv Festival, this translates to more than 200 acts at 21 venues in 11 categories including long-form, short-form, experimental, musical and—wait for it—puppetry. That...