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  • Kerry Washington helps 'SNL' address the elephant in the room

    Kerry Washington helps 'SNL' address the elephant in the room
    In case you missed it, here is a brief timeline of race relations regarding “Saturday Night Live” recently: Sept. 27: “SNL” cast member Jay Pharoah tells the Grio website that he thinks the show is “too white.” Oct....
  • 'Saturday Night Live' on its diversity problem: Arrogant and not funny

    “Saturday Night Live” acknowledged its diversity problem in the cold open of Saturday’s episode hosted by Kerry Washington. Too bad it was handled in the most arrogant way possible. In the skit, Washington played First Lady Michelle...
  • Fox's '24: Live Another Day' to Shoot in London

    Jack Bauer is back on the map -- this time, in London. "24: Live Another Day," the limited series follow-up to Fox's hit Kiefer Sutherland-starrer, will lens across the Pond, the network announced. "Live Another Day" marks the first production of the...
  • Topher Grace, Sarah Silverman To Star in HBO Comedy Pilot

    Topher Grace, Sarah Silverman and Patti Lupone will star in Bruce Eric Kaplan's comedy series pilot for HBO, "People in New Jersey," with "The Heat" helmer Paul Feig directing. Kaplan and Feig are exec producing with Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer...
  • Netflix Breaks Through in Producers Guild Award TV Noms

    Netflix has had a big showing its first go-round with the Producers Guild Awards, landing drama and comedy series noms for "House of Cards" and "Arrested Development." The rest of the drama series pack is comprised of usual suspects: AMC's "Breaking Bad,...
  • When is Frosty the Snowman on TV 2013?

     
    When is Frosty the Snowman on TV 2013? CBS will again be airing the beloved 1969 special starring that “jolly, happy soul” Frosty the Snowman, along with the 1992 special Frosty Returns: Frosty the Snowman — Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at...
  • 'Orange Is the New Black,' 'House of Cards' Earn WGA Awards Noms in TV

    "Orange Is the New Black" received four nominations and "House of Cards" three for the WGA Awards in television, which will be presented Feb. 1. The digitally distributed Netflix series were announced in July as eligible by the WGA. "Orange Is the New...
  • DVD Review: Mock songs give life to 'The Rutles'

    DVD Review: Mock songs give life to 'The Rutles'
    It was 35 years today — or thereabouts — that Eric Idle, Neil Innes, Gary Weis, and Lorne Michaels let loose “The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash” on an unsuspecting world. (Also, one must add, a largely uninterested world: Its...
  • Comedian Marc Maron on Returning to TV and Finding Authenticity

    Marc Maron is exactly the guy the devoted followers of his podcast "WTF" imagine. They expect him to be funny, articulate, insightful and slightly profane. The listeners -- whom Maron usually greets with "How's it going, What the Fuckineers, What the...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' to Add African American Female Cast Member

      After coming under fire for the lack of minorities in this season's new cast, "Saturday Night Live" will add an African American woman to the sketch comedy by next month. The long-running NBC sketch comedy show held auditions Monday night...
  • Beware of 'Smaug.' 'SNL' makes push to hire black women.

    Beware of 'Smaug.' 'SNL' makes push to hire black women.
    After the coffee. Before pretending to do important things today. The Skinny: Caught a classic episode of "The Sopranos" last night. I think everyone anointing "Breaking Bad" the greatest drama ever needs to revisit Season 1 "The Sopranos." Friday's...
  • 'SNL' looks for black women, but what about other minorities?

    'SNL' looks for black women, but what about other minorities?
    Under fire for its historic lack for black female cast members, "Saturday Night Live" is holding auditions to add an African American woman to the cast. But will it be enough? The veteran series sponsored a showcase exclusively for black women last...