MIRACLE WORKERS: Creator Simon Rich and actor Karan Soni on new fantasy comedy – Interview

MIRACLE WORKERS - Season 1 | ©2019 TBS

In TBS’s new comedy series MIRACLE WORKERS, Heaven, Inc. is in an uproar. God (played by Steve Buscemi) has given up in despair with the Earth and has decided to blow it up and do something else entirely. A group of angels in the answered prayers department, headed up by Craig (played by Daniel Radcliffe) and Eliza (played by Geraldine Viswanathan), try to persuade God that there’s still hope for humanity. Simon Rich created MIRACLE WORKERS, based on his novel of the same name. Rich also created the comedy series MAN SEEKS WOMAN, was one of the writers on the […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 42: The Let’s Pretend We Care About Sports Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, in honor of baseball season starting last week, we are going to share our top 3 favorite sports movies, but don’t worry, Smith will still find a way to mention the fact that he’s reading “War and Peace.” In the second half of the show, we unveil a new segment, Dorking Out Debates. What do we watch first when a movie remake is coming out? Do you watch (or rewatch) the old version before going to see the new version? We’re going to argue about it. And finally, we will end the show […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ZOOLANDER 2

ZOOLANDER 2 | © 2016 Paramount

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz, Cyrus Arnold, Kristen Wiig Writers: Justin Theroux & Ben Stiller and Nicholas Stoller and John Hamburg, based on characters created by Drake Sather & Ben Stiller Director: Ben Stiller Distributor: Paramount Release Date: February 12, 2016 Ben Stiller’s epically airheaded supermodel character Derek Zoolander, created by the actor and his then-writing partner, the late Drake Sather, began life in the ‘90s in sketches created for the VH1 Fashion Awards. In 2001, ZOOLANDER got his own movie, with the character jockeying for position with fellow male supermodel Hansel, played by […]Read On »

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TV Review: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – Season 40 – Host Bill Hader with musical guest Hozier

Bill Hader in SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - Season 40 | ©2014 NBC/Dana Edelson

Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Colin Jost, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Kyle Mooney, Bobby Moynihan, Jay Pharoah, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Sasheer Zamata Host: Sarah Silverman / Musical Guest: Hozier Original Telecast: October 11, 2014 Network: NBC, airs Saturday Night Here’s one way to reinvigorate a struggling show – bring in the heavy hitters. With the third episode of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – Season 40, the show brings back former MVP cast member Bill Hader to host and the results are stellar (especially with Kristen Wiig showing up to assist as well). Part of […]Read On »

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TV Review: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – Season 40 – Host Sarah Silverman with musical guest Maroon 5

Sarah Silverman hosts on October 4, 2014 on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - Season 40 | ©2014 NBC/Dana Edelson

Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Colin Jost, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Kyle Mooney, Bobby Moynihan, Jay Pharoah, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Sasheer Zamata Host: Sarah Silverman / Musical Guest: Maroon 5 Original Telecast: October 4, 2014 Network: NBC, airs Saturday Night Nobody is rooting more for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE than I am. As overly critical as I can be over the show and its occasional lack of focus and a good portion of the new cast still not ready for primetime and far from being ready for late night I still have faith. It’s […]Read On »

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TV Review: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – Season 40 – Hosted by Chris Pratt – Season Premiere

Kate McKinnon and Chris Pratt on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - Season 40 | ©2014 NBC/Dana Edelson

Host: Chris Pratt / Musical Guest: Ariana Grande Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Colin Jost, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Kyle Mooney, Bobby Moynihan, Jay Pharoah, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Sasheer Zamata Original Telecast: September 27, 2014 Network: NBC, airs Saturday Night Well, after a hit and miss Season 39 where SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE suffered from the loss of Bill Hader, Jason Sudekis and Fred Armisen, the venerable variety show went through a huge cast  purge over the summer leading into Season 40. With Chris Pratt as host, and a couple of new additions to […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Ex marks the spot for TROPHY WIFE star Michaela Watkins

Michaela Watkins in TROPHY WIFE - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

On ABC’s new half-hour comedy TROPHY WIFE, Tuesdays at 9:30 PM, Malin Akerman plays Kate, a free-spirited young woman who falls for and marries Pete. Pete, played by Bradley Whitford, comes with some baggage, namely three children all under eighteen, and two ex-wives. Michaela Watkins plays Jackie, Pete’s free-spirited but anxious second ex-wife (Marcia Gay Harden plays first wife Diane). Watkins, originally from Syracuse, New York, is a member of the improvisational troupe the Groundlings in Los Angeles. The actress was a regular on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE in the 2008-2009 season and ENLIGHTENED and has a batch of feature films […]Read On »

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TV Review: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – Season 39 – Host Tina Fey – Season Premiere

Tina Fey and Kenan Thompson in SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - Season 39 | ©2013 NBC/Dana Edelson

Stars: Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Nasim Pedrad, Jay Pharoah, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson Featured Players: Beck Bennett, John Milhiser, Kyle Mooney, Mike O’Brien, Noël Wells and Brooks Wheelan Network: NBC, Saturday nights Original Telecast: September 28, 2013 As SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE enters Season 39, it also enters what host Tina Fey explains in her opening monologue what is a “re-building year.” This has happened quite a few times in SNL’s rich four-decade history, and it usually includes a mass exodus of cast members and the introduction of a whole bunch of new […]Read On »

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Interview: Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to TV with THE CRAZY ONES

Sarah Michelle Gellar in THE CRAZY ONES - Season 1 | ©2013 CBS/Monty Brinton

In THE CRAZY ONES, premiering on CBS Thursday, September 26 at 9 PM, Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar play father/daughter owners of a major advertising agency. Simon Roberts (Williams) comes up with off-the-wall last-minute ideas, such as in the pilot, when he decides that Kelly Clarkson will make a great singing pitch-woman for McDonald’s, even when Clarkson (playing herself) insists on making the song considerably more sultry than necessary to sell Big Macs. It falls to Sydney Roberts (Gellar) to implement Simon’s schemes, whether she thinks there’s genius in her father’s madness, or just more craziness. Gellar probably needs […]Read On »

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TV Review: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE – Season 38 – Host Martin Short

Martin Short and Paul McCartney in SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE - Season 38 | ©2012 NBC/Dana Edelson

After a very rough patch of episodes, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE pulled out all the stops for its Christmas episode hosted by Martin Short with musical guest Paul McCartney. Following on the heels of the tragedy in the Sandy Hook elementary shooting, SNL made the cold opening a very classy and understated moment – they had the New York Children’s Choir sing “Silent Night”. No mention was made of the tragedy, but it was clear what this moment stood for. Very memorable. The rest of the episode was filled with an endless parade of big name cameos (Samuel L. Jackson, Alec […]Read On »

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