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Pete Davidson’s ‘SNL’ Cold Open Addresses Israel-Hamas War: “Sometimes Comedy Is Really the Only Way Forward Through Tragedy”

For the premiere of its 49th season, Saturday Night Live skipped its regularly scheduled sketch parodying the week’s news. Instead, host Pete Davidson delivered, in a rare staid demeanor, a solemn cold open addressing the Israel-Hamas war. “This week we saw the horrible images and stories from Israel and Gaza. And I know what you’re thinking, who […]

Jada Pinkett Smith Reacts to Chris Rock’s Jokes Targeting Her and Will Smith During Comedy Special

Months after Chris Rock’s Chris Rock: Selective Outrage aired on Netflix, Jada Pinkett Smith is sharing her thoughts on the comedy special. In an interview with The New York Times, published online Saturday, Pinkett Smith reacted to Rock mocking her and Will Smith during his special, which came after the infamous Oscars slap. “I remember […]

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Seems to Be Clueless About a Potential ‘Seinfeld’ Reunion

Julia Louis-Dreyfus seems to know nothing about a potential Seinfeld reunion. During a recent stand-up show in Boston, Jerry Seinfeld teased a possible reunion of the hit NBC sitcom. When an audience member asked the comedian if he liked Seinfeld‘s ending, he responded, “Well, I have a little secret for you about the ending, but I […]

Stephanie Beatriz, Keith David, Alex Brightman Lead ‘Hazbin Hotel’ Voice Cast

Stephanie Beatriz, Keith David and Alex Brightman are set to star in Prime Video’s upcoming adult animated dark comedy Hazbin Hotel. The full voice cast — along with a teaser of an original song — were revealed during New York Comic Con on Saturday. Erika Henningsen, Kimiko Glenn, Blake Roman and Amir Talai were also announced […]

‘The American Buffalo’ Review: Even Not-Peak Ken Burns Is Still Worth a Watch

Burns' new four-hour PBS doc studies the species' symbolism, its brutal near-extinction and the complicated and sometimes heroic struggle to bring the buffalo back.

Unstruck TV: Under the Radar Series to Fill Gaps in Fall Viewing

While Hollywood writers are back at work, media companies have suspended negotiations with striking actors over a new contract. Even if talks resume and a settlement were to happen soon, however, it would likely be early 2024 before the two dozen or so dramas and comedies that normally premiere in the fall make it back […]

‘The Afterparty’ Canceled at Apple TV+

Apple is breaking up The Afterparty. The tech giant’s Apple TV+ streaming service has canceled The Afterparty after two seasons. The news comes a month and change after the genre-hopping comedic murder mystery finished its second season. Sony Pictures Television, which produces the series, will look to find another home for The Afterparty. The show […]

Ken Jeong to Headline Syndicated Talk Show

Ken Jeong is setting his sights on daytime television. The actor, comedian and Masked Singer panelist is developing a syndicated talk show with Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury (Sherri), with an eye toward a 2024 premiere. Jeong will also executive produce alongside Jim Biederman, a veteran producer of talk and sketch comedy shows (The Howard Stern Radio Show, […]

‘The Morning Show’ Director on the Sex Scene Designed to “Break the Internet”

[This story contains spoilers from the sixth episode of The Morning Show season three, “The Stanford Student.”] The stars of The Morning Show constantly make controversial choices. That’s what makes them relatable, according to the creative team behind the Apple TV+ series who had promised eyebrow-raising decisions to come from their starring protagonists played by […]

Mark Goddard, Actor on ‘Lost in Space,’ Dies at 87

He played Major Don West, the hot-tempered pilot of the Jupiter 2, on the 1960s CBS adventure series.

‘Frasier’: THR’s 1993 Review

On Sept. 16, 1993, NBC unveiled its Cheers spinoff show Frasier, starring Kelsey Grammer. The series ran 11 seasons before being picked up for a revival on Paramount+ three decades later. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below: Cheers for NBC’s Frasier, the new primetime comedy that has plucked Dr. Frasier Crane from the bygone […]

‘Goosebumps’ Is All Grown Up: How the Disney+ Adaptation Is Reimagining R.L. Stine’s Books for Older Teens

Within the first five minutes of Disney+’s new Goosebumps adaptation, it’s clear that viewers are no longer in R.L. Stine’s creepy, scary version of middle-grade horror. Developed by Rob Letterman and Nicholas Stoller, the show is one of the first real steps into the teen arena for both Disney+ and the book series. The new […]

Sheryl Lee Ralph Puts Positive Spin on Emmys Delay Amid Strike: “My Reign Has Been Supreme”

Sheryl Lee Ralph went viral when she sang part of her acceptance speech upon winning the Emmy for best supporting actress in a comedy series last year. Now, with the 2023 Emmy telecast delayed until the new year because of Hollywood’s dual strikes, the Abbott Elementary star is relishing the opportunity to bask in the […]

Quinta Brunson Says She Wants Places For Young People to “Learn About and Care About Their Craft,” Fears “TikTok Is Ruining Art”

Ghetto Film School, the 23-year-old nonprofit that develops students for top universities and careers in the creative industries, held its annual Fall Benefit on Thursday night, honoring a starry trio of Quinta Brunson, Sandra Oh and Danielle Brooks. The event was held at the Los Angeles home of Veronica and Brian Grazer, with guests including […]

John Mulaney Says Recovery From Drug Use Helped Him See He Is a Happy Person at His Core

John Mulaney stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert for the first time since his second visit to rehab for drug use, following a 12-person intervention by the likes of Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen and Nick Kroll. The comedian has been candid about his time in rehab while making the rounds on different late […]

Larry Charles Released the Movie He Set Out to Make: “That’s a Miracle in Hollywood”

Larry Charles’ résumé is all over the place. As a writer, he penned some of Seinfeld’s most memorable episodes (see: “The Library”). As a TV director, he skewered his industry with Curb Your Enthusiasm and Entourage. As a filmmaker, he embraced mockumentary with Borat and Brüno. But his latest entry, by his own admission, might […]