Despite 'SNL' heading into its landmark 40th season (and shedding a few players in the process), things have been curiously quiet on the front of NBC's beloved sketch comedy show, particularly with regard to its initial hosts. Now, the network confirms that 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Parks and Recreation' star Chris Pratt will host the September 27 premiere with musical guest Ariana Grande, preceding comedian Sarah Silverman, while rumors suggest legendary alum Bill Murray will follow!
It's increasingly less likely we'll ever see Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul return to their famed 'Breaking Bad' roles for AMC spinoff 'Better Call Saul,' but with the 2014 Emmy Awards airing this Sunday, NBC has cooked up an even quicker reunion. Watch Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul trade barbs with 'Veep''s Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a new 2014 Emmy sketch for "Barely Legal Pawn."
Comic fans, the time is upon us once again. That's right, Comic-Con 2014 approaches, and this year Warner Bros. and DC have more than risen to the TV challenge, with not one, but four series to show off on Saturday! Find out what we'll see from 'Arrow' season 3, along with spinoff 'The Flash,' NBC's 'Constantine,' and FOX's hotly-anticipated 'Gotham' at the big San Diego show!
We'll say this for NBC, they're nothing if not persistent with their attention-grabbing TV events. Following the failure of horror remake miniseries 'Rosemary's Baby,' the peacock is looking a little lighter with a proposed event series telling the story of history's most iconic band, none other than the Beatles.
Jay Leno gets the top spot in today's Morning Brief
Thursday's edition of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" capped Leno's 22 years hosting the show as he bid farewell to his audience.
It ranked among the sadder days in TV history when we finally said goodbye to Tina Fey's '30 Rock' after seven wonderful years, but our despair may already have been lifted. The former 'SNL' writer and '30 Rock' lead will return to NBC along with '30 Rock' co-showrunner Robert Carlock and writer-producer Colleen McGuinness for a brand-new female-centric workplace comedy, but how involved will Fey actually be?
This past weekend during 'SNL's' heartwarming season finale, cast and crew bid adieu to both Bill Hader and Fred Armisen, while less in focus was the fate of fellow veteran Jason Sudeikis. Sudeikis has kept mum on the prospect of his 'SNL' future, but has cast member Jay Pharoah accidentally spilled the beans?
Late last night we heard rumors that former '30 Rock' star Alec Baldwin had entered negotiations with NBC for a late-night talk show of his own, potentially filling the slot currently occupied by 'The Voice' host Carson Daly's own series 'Last Call.' Now, NBC has reportedly renewed 'Last Call' with Carson Daly for a 13th season, but does it put to bed any future with Alec Baldwin?
See? Everything gets better when the storm is over. In spite of all the many weather-related cancellations, earlier we learned that Louis C.K. would indeed go on to host 'SNL' this weekend with musical guest Fun., but what of future hosts? It seems the next two weeks are set as well, with returning host Anne Hathaway, and first-timer Jeremy Renner! So what musical guests will accompany them?