‘SNL’ Names Darrell Hammond As New Announcer
Sep18

‘SNL’ Names Darrell Hammond As New Announcer

Darrell Hammond will return to “Saturday Night Live” as its new announcer, succeeding the late Don Pardo. Hammond, who from 1995 to 2009 became the longest-serving cast member in “Saturday Night Live” history, does a dead-on impression of Pardo, and has sometimes filled in for the longtime announcer, who died last month at age 96. Lorne Michaels says, though, that Hammond won’t be impersonating Pardo: There were a...

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‘Weekend Update’ Shift: Michael Che Replaces Cecily Strong
Sep12

‘Weekend Update’ Shift: Michael Che Replaces Cecily Strong

    “Saturday Night Live” will have a new “Weekend Update” team when it returns on Sept. 27. Comedian Michael Che will replace Cecily Strong as the new co-host alongside Colin Jost. Strong sat behind the desk for just one season, splitting duties with Jost and Seth Meyers, who left at the beginning of this year to host “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” Strong will remain on the show as a featured sketch performer....

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‘SNL’ Hosts — Chris Pratt, Sarah Silverman
Sep11

‘SNL’ Hosts — Chris Pratt, Sarah Silverman

“SNL” announced its hosts for the first two weeks: Sept. 27: Chris Pratt with musical guest Ariana Grande. Oct. 4: Sarah Silverman with musical guest Maroon...

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Don Pardo — The Voice Of ‘SNL (1918-2014)
Aug19

Don Pardo — The Voice Of ‘SNL (1918-2014)

Don Pardo will be remembered as one of the legendary voices in broadcast history, up there with John Facenda, “The Voice of God” narrator of NFL Films. Pardo’s illustrious career stretched from “The Price Is Right” to “Jeopardy” to “Saturday Night Live.” He will echo forever. The New York Times writes: Don Pardo, who literally introduced television viewers to some of America’s...

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Daily Bacon: Do We Need Two Aquaman Scripts?
Aug13

Daily Bacon: Do We Need Two Aquaman Scripts?

Aquaman. Warner Bros., hoping to produce a blockbuster based on the DC Comics superhero, has hired two writers — Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad — to write individual scripts. Is this a good idea? Michael C. Hall. The Dexter star will reportedly return to TV in Stanley Kubrick‘s unproduced drama God Fearing Man. Patti LaBelle. The Grammy-winning music legend will appear in four episodes of American Horror Story: Freak...

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