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  • Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Future: Three Things To Watch

    Jimmy Fallon's first time as host of "Tonight," which took place at midnight Tuesday, marks the start of what will likely be decades of a new face in front of one of latenight's longest running programs. But his debut won't answer every question you may...
  • Jimmy Fallon takes over 'Tonight Show'

    Jimmy Fallon takes over 'Tonight Show'
    With moments of real, almost awkward sincerity and a parade of celebrity walk-ons, former sketch comic Jimmy Fallon took over Monday night as the sixth -- or seventh, depending on how you count it -- host of NBC's "The Tonight Show." Welcoming guests...
  • Difficult Dunn lays most of it on the line

    Difficult Dunn lays most of it on the line
    Stars of "Saturday Night Live," even the complicated ones born and raised in a working-class neighborhood of Chicago, don't tend to move back and take up residence in Ukrainian Village. Manhattan usually proves seductive, and then there is the siren...
  • Golden Globe Awards: Fey, Poehler set the right tone for 'beautiful mess'

    Golden Globe Awards: Fey, Poehler set the right tone for 'beautiful mess'
    For a second year running, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted NBC’s Golden Globes telecast in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, and Fey, droll as ever, laid out the brutal essence of their return engagement: “This is Hollywood,” she said,...
  • Jimmy Fallon: Johnny Carson would 'be proud' of my 'Tonight' plans

    Jimmy Fallon: Johnny Carson would 'be proud' of my 'Tonight' plans
    It's anyone's guess how viewers will react to the changes at NBC's "Tonight Show" next month. But new host Jimmy Fallon is pretty sure he would get a thumbs-up from his predecessors. "I wish Steve Allen or Johnny Carson were still alive. They'd be proud...
  • A taste of James Franco's Comedy Central roast

    After Comedy Central's roast of James Franco on Sunday (a.k.a. the night Miley Cyrus went cray-cray at the MTV Video Music Awards, and 'N Sync reunited), the honoree could sum it up only one way. "It was pretty dirty up there," Franco said backstage...
  • NBC orders pilot for a Maya Rudolph variety show

    NBC orders pilot for a Maya Rudolph variety show
    NBC can't shake its Maya Rudolph infatuation. The peacock network has ordered a pilot for a new prime-time variety series that will feature the "Saturday Night Live" graduate as its topliner, the network confirmed. It's a project Rudolph had been...
  • Alec Baldwin chats: MSNBC show and his 'Seduced and Abandoned' film

    Alec Baldwin chats: MSNBC show and his 'Seduced and Abandoned' film
    Airing Monday night on HBO, "Seduced and Abandoned" is a meta-documentary in which actor Alec Baldwin and his filmmaker pal James Toback take a look at the arbitrary deal-making process behind today's movie business. Toback and Baldwin roamed the Cannes...
  • Fox gives the green light to new comedy 'Mulaney'

    Fox gives the green light to new comedy 'Mulaney'
    Comic John Mulaney is having a very good day. On Wednesday Fox announced that it has given a series order to the 30-year-old stand-up vet and "Saturday Night Live" writer's show "Mulaney." The multi-camera ensemble comedy was created, written by and...
  • Will 'SNL' be the latest to fall into the 'token syndrome'?

    Will 'SNL' be the latest to fall into the 'token syndrome'?
    "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels and NBC are trumpeting their commitment to diversity as they search for a black female cast member, responding to an uproar over the historic lack of African American females on the veteran sketch comedy show....
  • Faces to Watch 2014: TV | Jonathan Groff, Annet Mahendru and more

    Faces to Watch 2014: TV | Jonathan Groff, Annet Mahendru and more
    The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here’s who they picked: Jonathan Groff | Actor He closed out last year as the voice of the rugged mountain man romantic...
  • Producers Guild To Honor Chuck Lorre with Norman Lear Award

    Chuck Lorre will receive the 2014 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television from the Producers Guild of America at the PGA Awards on Jan. 19. Lear is being honored for his work on such shows as "The Big Bang Theory," "Two and a Half Men" and "Dharma...