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  1. ‘SNL’ 40th Season Premiere: Pratt’s First Time,...

    Amos Barshad

    On Friday, a day before SNL's 40th anniversary premiere, James Franco's documentary Saturday Night hit Hulu Plus. Originally conceived as an NYU film school assignment - a seven-minute observational short on Bill Hader -...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  2. Thom Yorke Just Put a New Album on BitTorrent

    Zach Dionne

    Thom Yorke has a new album! It's his second solo disc, it's called Tomorrow's Modern Boxes, it features incredible use of parentheses on the track "There Is No Ice (For My Drink)," and it's available on &hellip...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  3. Kerry Washington Loves the Same ‘Game of Thrones’ Tha...

    Zach Dionne

    Unsurprising surprise! Kerry Washington, Scandal star, loves Game of Thrones, HBO star. "I'm a big fan of Game of Desks, also," she told Fallon. Olivia Pope's IRL personage started watching Thrones 'cause her ...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  4. Darrell Hammond Will Succeed Don Pardo as the Voice of ‘Sat...

    Zach Dionne

    Don Pardo was 57 when he uttered the very first "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" in 1975. He continued his role as announcer until May's Season 39 finale. And after passing away in August at the age of 96, Pard...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  5. Liam Neeson and Bono Have Been Scheming Up a Movie for a Very Lon...

    Zach Dionne

    "We chat, or with him a lot of the time I just listen," Liam Neeson tells the U.K.'s Independent about Bono. "He's a wonderful man. He's got an idea for a script which we've been working on for the past six yea...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  6. And the Only New ‘SNL’ Featured Player This Season Is...

    Amos Barshad

    ...; New York stand-up Pete Davidson! Originally from Staten Island, Davidson is just 20 years old; that'd be one year older than Eddie Murphy when he made his debut, and two years younger than Jimmy Fallon at first curtain. Says De...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  7. ‘Weekend Update’ Desk Shake-Up: Cecily Strong Out, Mi...

    Amos Barshad

    Even when making the most benign, predictable moves, Saturday Night Live can't escape scrutiny. (Considering we just got done doing this, that's probably not something we need to point out to you too strenuously.) But when the move&amp...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  8. Chris Pratt Will Start His 2014 Victory Lap by Hosting the 40th-S...

    Zach Dionne

    You might have noticed some Saturday Night Live nostalgia here on Grantland recently. The show's been going for four damn decades! And hosting the premiere of Season 40 on September 27 will be Christopher M. Pratt, arguably the sole winner ...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  9. The Battle for the Best ‘SNL’ Cast Member, Day 6 Resu...

    Andy Greenwald

    Saturday Night Live is a show that was born out of chaos, molded by it. Its backstage debauchery is legendary, the professional rigors that inspired said debauchery doubly so. Should it be a surprise, then, that the final result of our exhaustive, we...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  10. What About the Movies? Accounting for the Cinema of ‘SNL&rs...

    Tom Carson

    Because Lorne Michaels won't know what a decent night's sleep is until he's made Saturday Night Live as unavoidable as Star Wars or the Marvelverse in pop culture's cosmic debris field, he's never giv...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  11. Some Things Last a Long Time

    Alex Pappademas

    The very first episode of Saturday Night Live featured a short film called "The Impossible Truth." It was a Ripley's Believe It or Not!-style faux-newsreel, written and directed by Albert Brooks, depicting such wonders as New Yor...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  12. The Year After: Nasim Pedrad on Leaving ‘SNL’ for Pri...

    Carrie Battan

    After five years as a cast member, Nasim Pedrad left Saturday Night Live this spring with as little fanfare or melodrama as possible. During her final week on the show, she went about her business as usual -- nobody, Pedrad included, knew exactly whe...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  13. The Battle for the Best ‘SNL’ Cast Member, Day 5 Resu...

    Jason Concepcion

    The battlefield smolders under a blood-red sky choked with dust. From the grim tableau of broken samurai swords, dead horses, shocking upsets, mummified driving cats, the torn bodies of notable and forgettable repeating characters alike, and tiny sca...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  14. ‘SNL’ and the State of Live TV

    Andy Greenwald

    Forty years ago, in the beginning, the first two words in Saturday Night Live mattered far more than the third. In 1975, only certain types of people watched television late on a Saturday night: loners and stoners, outcasts, shut-ins, the very young,...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  15. ‘Saturday Night Live’ vs. the World: A Statisticalish...

    Joshua David Stein

    A graph of Saturday Night Live's household ratings creates a shape like the Matterhorn over the show's first five years, followed by a sheer rock face in the early '80s that flattens into a long alluvial plain ge...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  16. The Glue

    Bryan Curtis

    David Mandel, a former Saturday Night Live writer, was asked to name the favorite characters he created for Phil Hartman. Mandel rummaged through his memory banks. "He's probably in every sketch I ever wrote,&...

    Blog | August 27, 2014