| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:06 AM
“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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:57 PM
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."
| Mar 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 11:30 AM
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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:31 AM
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."...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:55 PM
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...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 3:25 PM
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...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The winners of the Writers Guild of America awards will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies Saturday in Los Angeles and New York. The nominees:
American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell;...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...