Day: May 17, 2017

Bobby Moynihan leaving Saturday Night Live after nine seasons

It’s official. Bobby Moynihan’s final episode as a cast member of Saturday Night Live happens this Saturday with the season finale hosted by The Rock. Moynihan appeared across Manhattan today at the CBS Upfronts to help introduce the new sitcom he’s starring in, Me, Myself & I. Me, Myself & I will premiere this fall, airing Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Moynihan stars as Alex Riley, who’s telling his story — and also played in flashbacks by Jack Dylan Grazer, in flash-forwards by John Larroquette. Here’s the teaser! Moynihan also is co-starring in the animated series Happy!, premiering in 2018 on...

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Highlights from the 2017 Funniest Person in Austin finals

The 32nd annual Funniest Person in Austin contest would, like any proper marriage, feature something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Or purple. Plus a round of Rum Runner shots on the house. Cap City Comedy Club bustled and burst forth with mixed emotions on Tuesday night. Normally, the previous year’s winner of “Funniest Person in Austin” hosts and hands over the ceremonial robe and crown to the new winner. But the 2016 winner, LaShonda Lester, died in April just before she could reap further rewards such as a half-hour special she was set to tape last...

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Review: Tracy Morgan, “Staying Alive” on Netflix

I saw Tracy Morgan headline twice in 2016 near the beginning and the end of his “Picking Up the Pieces” tour: March at SXSW in Austin, Texas; then November at Carnegie Hall in NYC for the New York Comedy Festival. As I write in my official review of Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive on Netflix for my friends at Decider, “The differences in just the past year in his physical stamina, confidence, and outlook have been astounding to see.” Here’s a bit more from the beginning of my Decider review: Call it a comeback. In fact, hail Tracy Morgan as...

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Netflix has Arrested Development reunited for a Season 5

Almost four years after an experimental fourth-season reunion of Arrested Development launched on Netflix, the streaming platform has announced it’ll get the gang back together for a fifth season to come in 2018. “In talks with Netflix we all felt that that stories about a narcissistic, erratically behaving family in the building business — and their desperate abuses of power — are really underrepresented on TV these days,” creator Mitch Hurwitz said. “I am so grateful to them and to 20th TV for making this dream of mine come true in bringing the Bluths, George Sr., Lucille and the kids;...

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TBS extends Conan to 2022, brings Super Deluxe into late-night TV and orders four new series for 2017-2018

Conan will reign in late-night on TBS for at least five more years, as the network just announced a deal keeping Conan O’Brien and Team Coco in the fold through 2022, along with a new 90-minute late-night block of programming for Super Deluxe, and orders for four new primetime series. Turner’s Upfronts are being held this morning. First, the skinny on the new shows coming to TBS in 2017-2018: Miracle Workers, a Heaven-set workplace comedy starring Daniel Radcliffe and Owen Wilson and executive-produced by Lorne Michaels; Close Enough, a brand new animated series from Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel; An update of of...

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