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Benedict Cumberbatch To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ November 5

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Saturday Night Live is getting a superpowered guest for its final show before the 2016 election, with Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch hosting the Novemeber 5 episode with musical guest Solange Knowles. NBC announced the news during last night’s Tom Hanks-hosted episode of SNL. The show is off for Halloween weekend, following a stretch of four episodes since the season premiere last… Read

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 Preview: Who Does Negan Kill? Is It [Spoiler]?

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SPOILER ALERT: Contains details of tonight’s Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead. Eeny, meeny, miny, moe — you’ve been warned. Edgar Allen Poe, America's original master of the macabre, once wrote, "As no thought can perish, so no act is without infinite result." With the guessing game reaching fever pitch, that certainly seems to be true Sunday’s Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead and the revelation of who dies from villain Negan's barbed-wired-covered bat. Check… Read

Bernie Sanders: Obama Administration “Should Kill” The AT&T-Time Warner Deal: “Higher Prices & Fewer Choices”

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has joined the political opposition to AT&T’s proposed $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. “The deal would mean higher prices and fewer choices for the American people,” Sanders said today (see his tweet below). Earlier today on NBC’s Meet the Press, Democratic vice presidential nominee and Virginia senator Tim Kaine said he had “concerns and questions” about the deal announced yesterday. “Less concentration, I think, is generally… Read

Jimmy Perry Dies: British TV Writer-Creator Was 93

Jimmy Perry created a host of popular TV shows, including Dad's Army and Hi-de-Hi!

English actor and television screenwriter Jimmy Perry, best known for co-creating the BBC sitcom Dad’s Army and for his long partnership with producer-writer David Croft, died today after a short illness. He was 93. Born in London in 1923, Perry served in the Home Guard during World War II and would later mine those experiences for his most well-known television show. In partnership with Croft, Perry created the sitcom Dad’s Army, about members of the Home Guard, in 1968… Read

Cubs’ Game 6 NLCS Win Over Dodgers A Home Run For Fox Sports

Chicago Cubs fans celebrate outside Wrigley Field after the Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in Game 6 of baseball's National League Championship Series, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Chicago. The Cubs advanced to the World Series. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

More than 12 million viewers tuned in Saturday to watch the Chicago Cubs advance to their first World Series in 71 years. The Cubs’ 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field delivered an average audience of 9,706,000 viewers and a 7.17 overnight rating, making it the most-watched and highest-rated telecast in FS1 history, according to fast national figures released by Nielsen. The LCS telecast was the most watched of any network since 2010 (San Francisco… Read

Dan Rather Probes ‘Trump Nation’ Week Before Election On Mark Cuban’s AXS-TV

Atmosphere at day 3 of The Republican National Convention

Dan Rather will examine the polarized electorate in America Divided: The Rise Of Trump Nation, a one-hour documentary set to air a week before Election Day on AXS-TV, the network launched by Trump nemesis Mark Cuban. Citing the record number of viewers who tuned in for this election cycle’s three presidential debates, Cuban said the prospect of a choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has gotten an unprecedented number of people talking about “the future of this… Read

‘Saturday Night Live’ Hits Season High Ratings With Tom Hanks, Lady Gaga & More Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton


With the November elections near and with popular host Tom Hanks and musical guest Lady Gaga, Saturday Night Live had its best ratings delivery this season. Last night’s show, which kicked off with a parody of the third and final debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, drew a 6.1 Live+same day rating in the metered market households and a 3.0 in adults 18-49 in the markets with local people meters. The numbers eclipsed the previous season high marks logged by the… Read

‘Saturday Night Live’s Halloween 2016: One Trick, One Treat


There was nothing to match Bill Hader’s 2008 “Vincent Price’s Halloween Special”, but Saturday Night Live offered up one seasonal treat – and, not so happily, one trick – last night. The treat was the digital short “A Girl’s Halloween,” with Aidy Bryant, Cecily Strong and Vanessa Bayer getting kittened up for a New York City Halloween, all cute whiskers and no-drink promises. Flashforward to a very sloppy night on the town, full of tears, tumbles, recriminations and, in… Read

Leslie Jones Fires Back At Hackers While Tom Hanks Soothes Troubled Nation On ‘Saturday Night Live’


Leslie Jones took on the trolls – the internet kind, not the Halloween variety – on NBC’s Saturday Night Live last night, blasting both the idiots who last summer hacked into her computer and the deplorable haters who posted vile racist and sexist insults on her Twitter page. “I don’t know if you all know this about me,” Jones said during a spirited visit to the Weekend Update desk, “but I ain’t shy. I keep my porn in a folder labeled PORN. If you want to see Leslie Jones… Read

‘Saturday Night Live’ Scores Another Bingo With Trump Versus Clinton


After that massive comedy fail a few days ago by the real-life Donald and Hillary, Saturday Night Lives serial political smackdown with Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon could have recycled an old Laurel & Hardy script tonight and still won the week. The show isn’t resting, though, and the bit’s victory lap headed into the home stretch. With host Tom Hanks playing Fox News’ Chris Wallace, SNL‘s opening sketch targeted, of course, the third and final presidential debate… Read

Celebs & Shows Celebrate As Chicago Cubs Move To World Series


The Los Angeles Dodgers’ World Series hopes were dashed tonight when they were defeated by the Chicago Cubs in Game Six of the Major League Baseball National League championship series. But if it’s a bummer for die hard Dodgers fans, even Angelenos are happy tonight with the win, which sees the Cubs headed to the World Series for the first time since 1945. That’s a long enough time, but should the Cubs win this year’s baseball finale, it’ll be the teams’ first… Read

Dan Porter, WME’s Head Of Digital, To Exit Agency

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EXCLUSIVE: Dan Porter, who led the charge in building William Morris Endeavor’s digital business over the past three years as head of its department, is leaving the agency. He will exit on Nov. 30 to concentrate on his own company and to help grow his sports app, Overtime (in which WME was an early investor). In Porter’s absence, WME partner Chris Jacquemin will lead digital content/talent for WME while Beth Ferreira will continue to lead WME Ventures. Porter was a key… Read