“Saturday Night Live” will return to NBC on Sept. 28 with alum Tina Fey serving as host of the season 39 premiere.
Seg will mark Fey’s fourth time hosting the latenight Peacock series since her departure as a cast member in 2006. She will be joined by musical guest Arcade Fire.
Waiting in the wings while Fey opens up the new season of “SNL” as host are Miley Cyrus and Bruce Willis. Cyrus will host and be musical guest on the show’s Oct. 5 broadcast, while Willis will host for the second time on Oct. 12 with musical guest Katy Perry.
Host and musical guest announcements arrive as the cast for season 39 of “SNL” remains up in the air, after vets Fred Armisen, Jason Sudekis and Bill Hader all ankled the latenight sketch comedy show after season 38. Seth Meyers will remain aboard the series until December 2013, when he will then transition to hosting the Peacock’s “Late Night.”
Sunday’s AFC and NFC championship games were nail-biters that went into overtime and sent viewership into overdrive. CBS harvested a whopping 53.9 million viewers as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady led his team to their third consecutive Super Bowl berth in a hard-fought primetime game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Viewership for the AFC [...]
Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV. Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, “Rent: Live” airs on Fox and “Celebrity Big Brother” returns for a second [...]
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Qatari powerhouse beIN Media Group is calling on Hollywood to join in fighting a pirate broadcaster that it alleges has stolen billions of dollars’ worth of rights to sports events, films and TV content, and that it says has the backing of Saudi Arabia. Doha-based beIN has compiled what it calls a “dossier of evidence” [...]