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  • “Saturday Night Live” to celebrate 40 years with 3-hour live special

    SNL 40Turning 40 is a big milestone for anyone. However, it’s equally special for a TV show considering rarely one can say it’s been on the air for that many seasons. With the exception to news programs and sporting events, Saturday Night Live is hands-down one of the longest running TV shows we have. Premiering October 11, 1975 from Studio 8H at Rockefeller Center in NYC.

    Next season SNL will celebrate its 40th and they plan on throwing a three-hour live special party to commemorate the event. The special is scheduled to air on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 and will include a huge reunion of former cast members and musical guests from the last 40 years. While the list of those participating in the reunion has not been revealed expect names to be announced in the coming months. Read More

    Letterman, Seinfeld, Stewart, Kimmel and others to pay tribute to Don Rickles on Spike TV’s “One Night Only” special

    Don RicklesDon Rickles began his career way back in the 1950s and 60s and is still going strong today at the age of 87! This just proves that comedy is ageless. Rickles is best known for his venomous brand of insult comedy that has impressed the likes of Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, and many other famous artists. Rickles also has an impressive history of acting as well, appearing on shows such as The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Munsters, The Addams Family, The Mothers-in-Law, Gilligan’s Island, Get Smart, The Andy Griffith Show and I Dream of Jeannie.

    Don has been delivering comedy for years and finally he will be getting a taste of his own medicine. On May 28th he will be roasted by fellow comedians David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel, and Bob Newhart who will be “entertaining and celebrating” the 87 year old comic. Many other big name comics such as Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Tracy Morgan, John Stamos, Regis Philbin, Ray Romano, and Brad Garrett will be attending this event to pay honor to the man’s legendary career. The 90 minute show will be taking place at the historic Apollo Theater in New York City two days before Rickles 88th birthday.

    One Night Only will air on Wednesday, May 28th at 9pm ET on Spike TV.

    After a series of escalating dares, Will Arnett and Amy Poehler offically announce their divorce

    Will Arnett, Amy PoehlerIt’s a sad day for two of comedy’s most beloved stars, Will Arnett has officially filed papers to divorce Amy Poehler, People reports. The two had been married since 2003 but the two have been separated since 2012. So I guess this was inevitable. Lastly, Arnett is seeking joint custody of their two sons, Archie and Abel.

    It’s sad the two couldn’t work it out but I suppose maybe this will be for the best. The two have already been rumored to talking to other people too. Arnett is believed to be talking to Katie Lee and as for Amy, she’s been linked to Nick Kroll. Yeah, who saw that coming? I didn’t, but as long as the two are happy then who cares!

    The one thing we do know is, if Amy decides to marry Nick, she’ll have this to look forward to… Read More

    Report: “Mrs. Doubtfire” sequel is happening

    Mrs. DoubtfireIf you haven’t already heard, the big news today is that Mrs. Doubtfire will soon have a sequel. That’s right, reports are happening that the prized 1993 flick looks to be revived in 2014. As of right now, Robin Williams is said to be attached, as well as, director Chris Columbus. Furthermore, David Berenbaum (writer of Elf) is said to be writing the script.

    There were reports that Bonnie Hunt had actually been working on a sequel since 2001 but never could get all the pieces together. Thus the project came to a halt. Although it’s been about 21 years since the first, most have the mind set of “better late than never” when it comes to the Doubtfire 2 project.

    I’m sure the studios have that same mindset as well. Lets not forget that the original Ms. Doubtfire totally owned the box offices, raking in over $441 million worldwide. The flick also won a Golden Globe and so did Robin Williams for his leading role. Read More

    Mike Vecchione’s new stand-up album “Muscle Confusion” slated for release on April 22nd

    Mike VecchioneOne of comedy’s funniest guys, Mike Vecchione is set to drop his new stand-up comedy album, Muscle Confusion and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Mike has been a staple of the NYC comedy scene for a while now, slowly and mythodically slaying comedy audiences with great jokes accented with a subdued delivery. You’ve seen Mike on The Peoples Choice Awards, The Last Comic Standing, and a Comedy Central Half-Hour. We recently caught Mike performing during a taping at Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground late last year, his performance will air on Comedy Central in the next few weeks.

    Now, Vecchione is giving us all a new special, Muscle Confusion which was recorded live in New York City and showcased the comedian tapping into topics of modern life and politics utilizing his super-honest point, which makes him one of the funniest guys out there today.

    Muscle Confusion on iTunes, Amazon, and pretty much any digital retailer April 22nd via New Wave Dynamics. It might get pretty raunchy but no matter what he’s talking about, you’ll find yourself laughing. For more on Mike visit his website. Read More

    It is hardly Mr. Seinfeld’s fault that he’s less of a common man than he was before…

    “It is hardly Mr. Seinfeld’s fault that he’s less of a common man than he was before. What is telling is that his uncommonness is not marshaled on the show to help comedy’s commoners. Mr. Seinfeld, more than most, could use his show to give a platform to comics needing discovery. Instead, he packs it with fellow stars. They reminisce together about the days when they were nobodies and given glorious breaks, and seem almost unaware that there are nobodies today who could benefit from breaks of that very kind.”

    - The New York Times penned an article comparing the difference of Jerry Seinfeld’s TV show to his new web series, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee basically stating that Jerry is now rich, and not the the everyman he portrayed on the show. Read More

    Maya Rudolph’s variety show special, ‘The Maya Rudolph Show’ gets premiere date

    Maya RudolphNBC has been developing a new variety show for Maya Rudolph ever since her sitcom Up All Night crashed and burned a few years back. Now the network has announced that the The Maya Rudolph Show, a variety special will premiere on Monday, May 19th at 10pm.

    Rudolph will host an hour and be joined by a slew of celebs including some of her SNL alums Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, and Chris Parnell. In addition Craig Robinson, Sean Hayes, and Kristen Bell are slated to appear. Raphael Saadiq is said to be the house bandleader and Janelle Monáe will be the musical guest.

    As expected, Lorne Michaels will executive produce the hour long special. Depending on how ratings/response is for the special, the show could become an ongoing series.

    Hilary Duff headed back to TV via new TV Land sitcom

    Hilary DuffThanks to TV Land’s upcoming show Younger, we will all get to see Lizzy McGuire, I mean Hilary Duff again. As I just mentioned, you may remember Duff from her past role on Disney as Lizzy McGuire. Then she tried a singing career, which seemed to fizzle out. Since then she’s done a string of movies including Cheaper by the Dozen 1 & 2 and A Cinderella Story, War Inc., She Wants Me, and more. Furthermore, she’s done some other TV things too but mostly just as a guest appearance.

    However lucky for Duff fans everywhere, she’s back on TV in a major role, staring as Kelsey a young friend of Liza (played by Sutton Foster). The show centers around Liza who is a single mother looking to get back into dating and working. Fortunately for Liza, her best friend Maggie (played by Debi Mazer) gives her a fresh, young look which helps her get an awesome job as an assistant to Diana (played by Miriam Schor).

    TV Land has already ordered up Younger for 12 episodes and they’re set to hit airwaves this fall.