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‘SNL’ Taps J.K. Simmons as Final Host of January

J. K. Simmons has been giving us ‘Whiplash’ for decades now with head-turning performances in everything from ‘Spider-Man’ to ‘The Legend of Korra,’ but with the ‘Kong: Skull Island’ star finally nominated for an Oscar, that most hallowed of New York institutions will give Simmons his due. J.K. will host the final January ‘SNL’ installment of 2015, no “jk” about it.

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Tina Fey Says Bill Cosby Jokes Aren’t Off Limits at Golden Globes [Video]

Once again, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be hosting the Golden Globe Awards.

They've done so for the past couple of years and have received rave reviews for their work.

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‘SNL’ Hits Mid-Season Stride: Dr. Evil Takes Over NBC Show [Video]

"Saturday Night Live" might be back.

After a couple of lackluster years, the NBC show has started to make funny funny again. Saturday night was a snapshot.

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Questions Craig Has About Television

From time to time, I see things on TV and I ask myself: "Self, what is up with that?"

Today is one of those days.

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‘Peter Pan Live!’ Airs Live on NBC on Thursday Night [Video]

Prepare for some fairy dust to be sprinkled your way on Thursday night.

NBC presents "Peter Pan Live!", which airs from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST.

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NBC Cancels Cosby Comeback Sitcom Over Rape Allegations, Netflix Special Shelved

The ongoing firestorm against Bill Cosby has only swelled in recent weeks, as more and more allegations of rape emerge against the once-revered comedian, so it wasn’t any surprise that Netflix would opt to discard the November 28 release of a new Cosby standup special. Now, NBC has expectedly followed suit by abandoning development plans for a new Cosby sitcom for 2015.

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Ron Swanson Works At Home Depot?

In John Olivers' world he does. Oliver hosts the show on HBO he could have had on CBS replacing David Letterman. But he chose the safe and less stressful route of Pay Cable to entertain and be flippant.

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‘SNL’ Taps Cameron Diaz to Host November 22

Just this past weekend 'SNL' announced that 'The Hunger Games' star Woody Harrelson would return to the stage on November 15, and so too do we know what A-lister will also make a return appearance the following week. 'Annie' star Cameron Diaz will make her own fourth appearance hosting on November 22, but what pair of musical guests can we expect to join her?

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‘SNL’ Sets Woody Harrelson to Host with Kendrick Lamar

As if we hadn't seen 'The Hunger Games' or 'True Detective' mocked enough, 'SNL' will take an official turn with one of the major stars. Woody Harrelson has been reaped from the existing pool of victors to host 'SNL' a third time later on in November, with fellow repeat star and musical guest Kendrick Lamar.

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And It Begins: Three New Shows Cancelled Before Halloween

I saw a story about the TV industry last week. To paraphrase, it stated that, unlike last year, no shows had been cancelled by Oct. 20.

At this time last year, four shows had already bit the dust. Then this happened.

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Prince Prepares Uninterrupted 8-Minute Performance for ‘Saturday Night Live’

Prince is the musical guest on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" this week.

His performance will be different than other "SNL" entertainers for the Nov. 1 appearance.

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‘SNL’ Promotes Writer Leslie Jones to Featured Cast Member

'SNL''s additions and subtractions in its first three weeks of the 40th anniversary season have gotten some notable attention, but its first in-house promotion of the season has us a bit more excited. Following her high-profile addition to the writing staff last season, and some standout appearances along the way, Leslie Jones has been promoted to a featured player of the NBC sketch comedy series.

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