Weekend Update is officially going to the Emmys. NBC confirms that SNL writers and stars Colin Jost and Michael Che will host the 2018 ceremony later this year, while creator Lorne Michaels is getting back involved as well.
As the wheel of revivals turns, The Office looks like it might be next. Rather than returning for a full series, however, star John Krasinski said he’d rather borrow a page from the show’s O.G. incarnation to make it happen.
Most revivals are one-and-done, so leave it to Will & Grace to break down another norm. Following NBC’s pre-premiere renewal for a bonus tenth season, the network is already confirming a third revival run before the first has finished airing.
SNL promos have been increasingly esoteric in recent years, but may now have outdone themselves. This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown heralds his hosting debut with a new miniature recreation of the SNL opening credits, which might be the cutest thing you’ll ever see.
This coming weekend will see Sam Rockwell taking the SNL stage for the first time, but January 2018 has yet more celebs in store. Season 43 will continue the year with fellow first-timer Jessica Chastain, along with SNL vet Will Ferrell.
If Will & Grace, Roseanne and The Office weren’t enough hot revival action for you, Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt may get back into bed with NBC. Reports indicate the erstwhile Paul and Jamie Buchman are working on a possible Mad About You revival almost twenty years after the finale.
NBC is rarely one to learn the right lessons from success, so how best to follow a thriving Will & Grace revival? Why, undoing any goodwill from The Office series finale, of course, and plotting an official revival for the 2018-19 season!
Matt Lauer’s dismissal from Today was a sign of harassment allegations to come, and the storm has officially hit. A new report details Lauer’s history of exposing himself to women, making sexualized and demeaning comments among the staff, and even installing a bizarre lock system in his office.
The age of TV reboots hasn’t quite taken us back to The West Wing, though it’s at least on Aaron Sorkin’s mind. Don’t worry about a Trumped-up Jed Bartlet, however, as Sorkin reveals a potential revival might elect Emmy-winner Sterling K. Brown to the highest office. So, what’s holding Sorkin back?
SNL has plenty in its recent history it’d rather forget, but very rarely does the series scrub one of its own sketches from existence. Such is apparently the case with a recent Safelite commercial parody, as SNL has been quietly deleting all record from the internet.
SNL had already declared Saoirse Ronan as our first December host, and the time has come to round out 2017. James Franco will return to the sketch comedy series, as will comedian Kevin Hart and some fan-favorite musical guests to close out the year.