Day: September 16, 2013

Bob Newhart wins first Emmy at age 84 for his guest-starring role in The Big Bang Theory

Bob Newhart starred in two classic hit sitcoms — The Bob Newhart Show, 1972-1978, and Newhart, 1982-1990 — but it wasn’t until last night that he could take home his first Emmy, as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, for The Big Bang Theory. Newhart just turned 84 this month. It comes 52 years after Newhart stormed onto the show business scene and won the 1961 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, and earned his first Emmy nomination that year, too. Newhart received his first Emmy at the Creative Arts ceremony, which takes place a week earlier...

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SNL officially adds six new cast members, promotes Cecily Strong to Weekend Update

We’re one week away from the start of the first formal week of Saturday Night Live‘s 39th season, but NBC and SNL officially made a number of cast changes today. To wit: SIX new cast members. They are, in alphabetical order and pictured above: Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, Mike O’Brien, Noël Wells and Brooks Whelan. ONE new “Weekend Update” co-anchor: Cecily Strong, receiving this huge promotion in her sophomore season. And ONE cast member reverting to writing staff only: Tim Robinson, also entering his sophomore season with the show. There also are THREE new writers on staff....

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