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Drake Hosts Saturday Night Live, Recalls Degrassi Days in the Viggle Minute (VIDEO)

Just because there aren’t any major award shows this weekend doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to watch on TV! In fact, there are two huge television events we’re recommending on today’s Viggle Minute. The first is Flowers in the Attic on Lifetime. We know, we know. Lifetime: the channel of melodrama and where Project Runway went to die. But this remake of the 1987 film is bound to get tongues a-waggin'. Not only does it star Sally from Mad Men (Kiernan Shipka) and Heather Graham from, well,... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/A7czK9mkAjA/2014-01-17-lifetime-drake-snl-viggle-minute

Melissa McCarthy, Imagine Dragons Set for 'SNL'

Melissa McCarthy is returning to Saturday Night Live. The Mike & Molly star will return as host for the third time on Feb. 1 during Super Bowl weekend. McCarthy next stars and co-wrote the upcoming film, Tammy, and stars in the upcoming St. Vincent. Rock band Imagine Dragons will be the episode's musical guest, marking its first SNL appearace. The band's platinum-selling Night Vision album has produced successful singles, "It's Time," "Demons" and "Radioactive." SNL is produced with Broadway Video. Lorne Michaels is creator and executive producer. Read More...   http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/VXbEFpGbT7k/story01.htm

Drake Makes Bobby Moynihan Cry in 'Saturday Night Live' Promo

The Canadian rapper also shows his acting chops, while Moynihan and Jay Pharoah try to convince Drake that they 'mix beats' in 'SNL' control room. Read more... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00067542.html

[Video] 'Saturday Night Live' Promos: See How Host Drake Makes Bobby Moynihan Cry

Jimmy Fallon ended Saturday Night Live 's fall run on a high note when he stopped by to host. Now that Christmas and New Year's are behind us, it's time for the sketch comedy show to get back into the swing of things. It's going to be hard to follow Fallon, but someone's got to.  Read More... http://www.buddytv.com/articles/saturday-night-live/video-saturday-night-live-prom-52321.aspx

Drake Defends ‘Degrassi’ Acting Chops in ‘SNL’ Promos (Video)

Drake will never forget his “Degrassi: The Next Generation” days, and showcases his Canadian soap opera acting chops in new promos for his “Saturday Night Live” hosting gig this weekend. The rapper, who also serves as the musical guest this weekend, launches into a melodramatic monologue about love and loss in the “SNL” tease ( above ).  Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/drake-degrassi-saturday-night-live-promos

'Saturday Night Live': Melissa McCarthy hosting Feb. 1, Super Bowl weekend

"Saturday Night Live" continues to line up an impressive roster of hosts as 2014 rolls on. First Drake was announced as host and musical guest on Jan. 18, with Jonah Hill following on Jan. 25. He will be accompanied by musical guest Bastille.Now Variety reports that Melissa McCarthy will take the reigns for the Feb. 1 episode, though no musical guest has been revealed. It will be her third time hosting.McCarthy's return to the show will take place the night before Super Bowl XLVIII, making for a pretty exciting weekend of TV.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/saturday-night-live-melissa-mccarthy-hosting-feb-1-super-bowl-weekend.html

Melissa McCarthy Returns to 'Saturday Night Live' on Super Bowl Eve

The 'Bridesmaids' actress will serve as a host on the NBC variety series for the third time on the weekend leading to the big NFL game.  Read More... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00067419.html

Amy Poehler: New 'SNL' hire Sasheer Zamata is 'an awesome performer'

It turns out Amy Poehler does want to talk about "Saturday Night Live's" hiring of Sasheer Zamata, the first African-American woman to join the cast in several years.Poehler came to the TCA winter press tour Friday (Jan. 10) to promote "Broad City," a new Comedy Central series she executive produces. A reporter asked her about Zamata, who's affiliated with the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe Poehler co-founded."I'm so glad you asked that. I recently did an interview where they misquoted me out of context, as if I passed to respond on Sasheer's hiring," Poehler says. "But I had done that interview many weeks ago and I had not got a chance to say congratulations officially to her."Poehler's referring to a Hollywood Reporter Q-and-A she and her Golden Globes co-host, Tina Fey, did in which they're asked about "SNL" adding a black woman to the cast. Poehler's answer: "Ugh, I don't want to talk about this.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/amy-poehler-new-snl-hire-sasheer-zamata-is-an-awesome-performer.html

'Saturday Night Live' Adds Two African-American Female Writers (Exclusive)

Saturday Night Live has just added a new African-American woman to its cast, and now the show is adding two to its writers' room as well. LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones , who were discovered during the sketch show's recent auditions, will join SNL 's writers' room starting on Monday, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.  Read More...   http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/RjUunJ-NEIA/story01.htm

Meet Sasheer Zamata, 'Saturday Night Live's' newest cast member

"Saturday Night Live" added a new cast member to its ranks on Monday (Jan. 6): Sasheer Zamata.As the first female African-American cast member since Maya Rudolph's exit in 2007, the possibilities are endless for all the characters Zamata can play and bring to the table on the NBC sketch comedy show. But why wait for her first episode to air on Jan. 18 with host/musical guest Drake to find out what Zamata can do?Zap2it scoured the comedian's YouTube page to see what impersonations and original characters she's got in her wheelhouse. Watch the videos below:Zamata is ready to take on Michelle Obama, Rihanna, and Ru Paul:Here's an original sketch Zamata wrote about a tie that means so much more:She's certainly got the pipes to play Beyonce:And she's got experience in digital shorts:What do you think of Zamata's past work? Are you excited to see what she adds to the cast?... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/meet-sasheer-zamata-saturday-night-lives-newest-cast-member.html
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