Day: May 14, 2013

Stefon is gone? Bill Hader to exit SNL after eight seasons

A year ago, Saturday Night Live prepared a finale tribute for Kristen Wiig. What will the show do for Bill Hader this week? Hader has announced he is leaving SNL when his eighth season wraps up this coming Saturday night. “It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point,” Hader told The New York Times. “It got to a point where I said, ‘Maybe it’s just time to go.’” Hader is SNL’s resident crack-em-up and crack-up in the cast, with a large arsenal of celebrity impersonations and beloved characters such as Stefon. Hader’s seven-year contract...

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Upfront about Upfronts: The state of the sitcom at NBC, May 2013

Welcome to Upfronts! The annual TV pageant in which each network puts its new shows and returning hit series on display for potential advertisers. This differs from the summer and winter press tours only insomuch as these parades of stars aren’t explicitly for the TV Critics Association — no dedicated press-conference have-at-em Q&As here — as they are for corporate America. Don’t ask questions. Just look at the stars! They’ll have viewers glued to the tubes this fall and winter, so much that they won’t be able to look away or change the channel when you advertise your products and wares...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger joins YouTubers to promote YouTube’s first-ever “Comedy Week”

When you think of YouTube and comedy, you’re not usually looking for an Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonation, but maybe you’re looking for a supercut of Ahnold being Ahnold. How about a promotional video by him for YouTube Comedy Week? That’s served up right here hot and fresh overnight and ready for you this morning! The bodybuilder from Austria who became an action movie star and eventually the governor of California is now lending his public image to promote YouTube’s first-ever Comedy Week, which happens May 19-25, 2013. Nobody has explained fully how next week in comedy videos on YouTube will...

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