One doesn’t set Donald Glover to host SNL and overlook his musical talent. The Atlanta and Solo: A Star Wars Story star will make his SNL hosting debut in May, pulling double-duty with his musical alter-ego Childish Gambino.
The Office has been closed down for years, but not everything was resolved. A persistent theory claims that the Scranton Strangler is none other than Toby Flenderson, and NBC has even put out a new Making a Murderer-style video hinting as much.
It’s been twelve years since Natalie Portman hosted SNL, and you’d better believe another rap was coming. Watch the Annihilation star take on motherhood and defend the Star Wars prequels (with returning alum Andy Samberg) in a new Portman rap worthy of the original.
Sometimes, even SNL jokes fly over the Air Force’s heads. A recent sketch saw host Will Ferrell as a pilot with the callsign “Clown Penis,” and actual Air Force and Navy officials have now stepped in to clarify why the bit was unrealistic.
It took the whole of December, but NBC has finally named a new Today host to replace Matt Lauer. Hoda Kotb will permanently take over the co-hosting slot alongside Savannah Guthrie, having filled in for Lauer after the disgraced anchor was let go over sexual harassment charges.
SNL may be in for some changes at the Weekend Update desk, but it’s not what you think – yet. Anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che will be doubling up on their responsibilities as two of SNL’s new head writers.
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.
If you’re wondering whatever became of NBC’s proposed Xena reboot after years of development, there’s good reason for the silence. NBC confirms the project has officially hung up the chakram after losing its writer in April.
NBC didn’t waste time declaring its revived Will & Grace would return for a second season, raising the question of other must-see-TV series next in line. According to NBC brass, they’re next hoping for more 30 Rock and The Office, or perhaps even The West Wing.