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J.K. Simmons To Host Saturday Night Live On January 31

J.K. Simmons will make his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live on January 31, NBC said today. Simmons won a Globe Globe, Critics Choice Award and is nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as stern and troubled jazz instructor Terence Fletcher in Whiplash. D'Angelo will also make his musical guest debut along with his band The Vanguard. He recently released his latest album Black Messiah after a 14-year.  Read More... http://deadline.com/2015/01/j-k-simmons-saturday-night-live-host-january-31-1201353812/

'SNL's' Aidy Bryant and Kevin Hart are basically in love

Kevin Hart is pumped to host "Saturday Night Live" for the second time, but more importantly, he's ready to open his heart up to love. In the above promo, the comedian -- who is set to host Jan. 17 in conjunction with the release of his new movie, "The Wedding Ringer" -- reveals that his new year's resolution is "to be less self-involved and more interested in other people." Unfortunately, he fails right away by not asking Aidy Bryant for her resolution and then signing her shirt without her asking. RELATED: 'SNL' investigates Kris Kringle and 5 other must-see Serial parodies Luckily for fans, Bryant's resolution finally comes out, and apparently it's "to not fall in love," which is unfortunate for her since Hart's real resolution is to fall in love with Bryant. (Oh, and his other resolution is to cut out salt from his diet because he eats "a dumb amount of salt"... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/0MtAeirQKjc/saturday_night_live_promo_kevin_hart_aidy_bryant-2015-01

Kevin Hart Falls in Love With Aidy Bryant During SNL Promos (Video)

It was all about awkward exchanges and New Years Resolutions between host Kevin Hart and castmember Aidy Bryant on the latest Saturday Night Live promos. After vowing to be less self-absorbed for the new year, The Wedding Ringer starcompletely missed an opportunity to engage with Bryant, instead simply autographing her shirt and dismissing her.   Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/kevin-hart-falls-in-love-with-aidy-bryant-during-snl-promos-video/

The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of January 12, 2015

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed—or at least be able to fake it—with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.   It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Season Premiere) Wednesday at 10:00pm on FXX Why: Because a comedy this mean and weird shouldn't have lasted as long as it has (this will be its tenth season), in a world where TV is supposedly all about relatability. Then again, most people are awful, so maybe this show is TOTALLY relatable! Also, it takes place in Philadelphia, which is the greatest city in America. Prepare to talk about:  Which one of the gang you are (if you don't know, just take my answer: I'm a noxious version of Dennis without the venality!); how some of their ideas make a sense when you sit down and really think about 'em ; how it's weird that Rhea Perlman has never been on the show (but also make sure to remark that she's great on The Mindy Project ).   12 Monkeys (Series Premiere) Friday at 9:00pm on SyFy Why: Because the movie was terrific (and hey, it ALSO took place in Philadelphia), even if came out almost 20 years ago, and SyFy  really  wants to make this its prestige piece. OK, it's lacking in Brad Pitt, but it makes up for it in concept (time travel to stop a plague before it happens).  Prepare to talk about: If it lives up to its silver screen namesake; whether you'd want to survive a worldwide epidemic that basically wipes out humanity (sure, you'd be alive, but there'd be, like, zero amenities); how Brad Pitt's character (Goines) is a LADY in this new version. Yes, a LADY!     Saturday Night Live               (Midseason Premiere) Saturday at 11:30pm on NBC Why:  Because Kevin Hart is hosting, and he's one of the biggest stars in the world (plus—stop me if you're sensing a pattern—he's from Philadelphia); meanwhile, Sia is the musical guest and she's weird as hell! Should be fun! Prepare to talk about:  Your favorite sketch (if you don't watch it, just say "the one with Kate McKinnon... you know,  that  one," because she is the best and no one will argue); how weird Sia is and how she either did or did not sing "Chandelier" which is a legit terrible song; how Kevin Hart is consistently funnier than  SNL .     Leah E. Friedman  is the editor of SideReel.com. She used to live in Philadelphia. You can follow her musings on  Twitter .

Blake Shelton Set to Host 'SNL'

'The Voice' coach will also serve as musical guest.  Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/TreIcrhPFvQ/story01.htm

'Saturday Night Live's' Best Christmas Sketches

With four decades and hundreds of episodes of hilarity, it is a fools errand to make a definitive list of the best Saturday Night Live sketches of all time. This list is a little more focused t... http://www.starpulse.com/news/Jeffrey_Malone/2014/12/24/saturday-night-lives-best-christmas-sk?ref_src=news_rss

'Saturday Night Live' Sets Kevin Hart to Host

The episode will air during the same weekend that his comedy 'The Wedding Ringer' arrives in theaters .   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/dGMMnvJIQyY/story01.htm

'Saturday Night Live' With Host Amy Adams and Musical Guest One Direction Even With Last Week

This week's episode of Saturday Night Live with host Amy Adams and musical guest One Direction averaged a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/rOR-hdOyy8Y/

'SNL' investigates Kris Kringle and 5 other must-see Serial parodies

The first season of "Serial" might be over, but, as "Saturday Night Live" recently proved, the "Serial" parodies are far from done. On Saturday (Dec. 20), a ridiculously hilarious, spot-on parody of the popular weekly podcast about the murder of a teenage girl -- yes, it does sound a little bad all written out like that -- aired on "SNL." The main difference? In the above video, host Sarah Koenig (played by Cecily Strong) isn't investigating a murder case -- she's trying to figure out if Kris Kringle (aka Santa Claus) actually exists and, if he does, how exactly he's able to hit every single house in one night. Oh, and she also wants to talk about that Nisha call. RELATED: Funny or Die's 'Serial' parody reveals who actually killed Hae Min Lee Of course, "SNL" is not the first or the last to parody the podcast. Take a look below at some of... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/sLa7LMQnDRA/serial_snl_parody_sarah_koenig_parodies-2014-12

Saturday Night Live Did a Killer Christmas Spoof of Serial

Christmas has come early for everyone going through major Serial withdrawals! Saturday Night Live 's Cecily Strong puts on her Sarah Koenig pants to investigate a new "mystery" involving a certain Kris Kringle:     That Cristina Gutierrez impression is ON POINT.
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