Kenan Thompson on ‘SNL’ male exodus: ‘I’m never leaving’

07.26.13 6 years ago

Kenan Thompson on “SNL” male exodus: “I’m never leaving”
“I can have a little seniority happening, you know what I mean?” says Thompson, who begins his 11th season this fall. PLUS: 11 shows that went head-to-head with “SNL” and failed, and Dana Carvey is tweeting…it’s Hans and Franz.

“Project Runway” sorry for telling a contestant to remove her U.S. Army uniform

Producers feared they didn’t have clearance to show the uniform, when the U.S. Army did in fact clear the uniform for air.

“Biggest Loser” contestant sued for getting too fat files countersuit
Tara Costa says the fitness company suing her owes her money.

HBO crops movies, Showtime doesn’t?

Turns out some of the movies shown on HBO aren’t in their original aspect ratio.

“Breaking Bad” filmed a comprehensive documentary
The two-hour film will be part of the complete DVD box set. PLUS: Watch Aaron Paul greet tourists outside his home, see 5 early Aaron Paul commercials, and meet the “Breaking” writers.

Molly Shannon is headed to Fox and HBO

The “SNL” alum will guest on “Raising Dad” and HBO’s “Getting On.”

Alfre Woodard has received 17 Emmy nominations for 16 roles

Is she TV’s most versatile performer?

How the “Game of Thrones” creators tackled “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”
In writing their script, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss weren’t exempt from the usual “It’s Alway Sunny” contributor process.

“Shark Tank” stars sued
Daymond John and Robert Herjavec have been hit with a lawsuit for canceling on plans to show up at a “Shark Tour” entrepreneurial event.

“Blue Bloods” books Ali Wentworth
She will play a pain in the butt NYC resident who constantly complains to police.

Lesbians characters are having quite a summer on TV

From “The Fosters” to “Under the Dome,” this has been a great summer for lesbians on TV.

Millennial-targeting Pivot network: We’re not Current TV

Pivot will have a scripted comedy, a musical variety series and a talk show hosted by Meghan McCain.

See Jimmy Kimmel on his honeymoon

Kimmel and new wife Molly visited Portofino, Italy.

Inside the Netflix “war room”

The Associated Press was invited to witness the launch of “Orange is the New Black” from Netflix headquarters, as execs poured over every tweet mentioning the prison series.

TV lawyers, evaluated

From “Ally McBeal” to Jackie Chiles.

“Mad Men’s” original score is being released as a soundtrack
“Mad Men on the Rocks” drops on Aug. 13.

Watch a supercut of every “Simpsons” movie reference from the first 5 seasons
It’s 19 1/2 minutes long. PLUS: “Simpsons” writers have their own movie fantasy league, Yeardley Smith has her own shoe line, and 32 celebs who almost made it on “The Simpsons.”

Nat Geo goes “Inside the American Mob”
The six-part series, starting Sunday, tells of New York’s infamous “Five Families.”

Fred Armisen’s next project: Directing a Kings of Leon show

The former “SNL” star has previously directed music videos.

“Orphan Black” Season 2: Less plot, more “character stuff”

Exec producer/director John Fawcett says next season, “It is kind of my instinct to give the audience a little bit more breathing room sometimes, to just enjoy, like, the fact that the clones are really fun to hang out with.”

Check out Peter Weller on “Sons of Anarchy”

Here’s the first look at his role as crooked ex-cop Charles Barosky.

Sean Combs on launching a music channel: “It literally almost drove me crazy”
He says of Revolt: “This is the hardest thing, the most stressful thing that I have ever done in my life.”

Can “Low Winter Sun” help Detroit in these difficult times?

There’s talk of the cop drama being AMC’s equivalent of “The Wire.”

“Orange is the New Black’s” transgender actress is impressed by her role
“I’ve never seen a trans character played by a trans actor written with this much depth and humanity on television before,” says Laverne Cox, who auditioned for the part the old-fashioned way.

Fox’s ADHD creates a “Scientifically Accurate DuckTales”
Does this prove ducks are awful?

Lifetime’s “Witches of Eastwick” gets a premiere date
The drama starring Julia Ormond, Mädchen Amick, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Rachel Boston, Eric Winter and Virginia Madsen debuts Oct. 6.

“The Bachelor” funeral director Shawntel Newton is now married
After getting dumped by Brad Womack and writing a book, Shawntel has married an Italian orthodontist.

New “Hell on Wheels” boss: “I think we’re telling better stories better this year”

John Wirth is taking “a little bit of a different approach” with Season 3.

“Unforgettable” returns from cancelation lighter and more playful

Unlike Season 1, Season 2 starting on Sunday will focus on standalone cases.

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