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Steve Buscemi has been tapped as the co-lead opposite Daniel Radcliffe in TBS’ anthology comedy series Miracle Workers, executive produced by Lorne Michaels. Buscemi replaces Owen Wilson who was originally set to star alongside Radcliffe in the seven-episode straight-to-series comedy, announced at the Turner’s upfront in May. Wilson fell out in late August, and start of production on Miracle Workers was pushed while the network searched for a replacement. Created by Man Se… »
There's a change at the top of TBS' upcoming comedic anthology Miracle Workers.
Owen Wilson has dropped out of the seven-episode comedy from Lorne Michaels and Simon Rich, with Steve Buscemi stepping in to star opposite Harry Potter grad Daniel Radcliffe. Wilson is said to have just walked away from the project.
Miracle Workers is executive produced by Saturday Night Live's Michaels and created by Man Seeking Woman's Rich, who also will serve as showrunner on the series. In addition to Michaels, executive producers include Rich, Wilson, Radcliffe and Andrew Singer of Broadway Video, which will produce the series in association with »
- Lesley Goldberg
It seems God had a different plan for Miracle Workers.
TVLine has learned that TBS’ forthcoming heaven-set anthology comedy — starring Harry Potter himself Daniel Radcliffe as a dutiful angel — has recast the role of the Lord Almighty, with Boardwalk Empire‘s Steve Buscemi stepping in for Owen Wilson.
Last Spring, TBS handed a seven-episode order to the Lorne Michaels-produced series, which finds Radcliffe playing Craig, a low level angel responsible for handling all of humanity’s prayers. Buscemi will assume the role of Craig’s boss, God, who has pretty much checked out to focus on his favorite hobbies. »
NBC and Lorne Michaels took no small amount of heat when then-candidate Donald Trump hosted Saturday Night Live in 2015. Now a former longtime SNL regular is speaking out about that night and how he continues to feel about it. Taran Killam, who often played Trump on SNL pre-Alec Baldwin, had some choice comments when asked in a radio interview about the future Potus taking the Studio 8H stage as protesters made big noise outside 30 Rock. “It was rough,” Killam told NPR… »
It seems some SNL vets are ready for primetime. Comedy Central has ordered The Other Two TV show to series. Former Saturday Night Live co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider created and are writing the sitcom, which hails from Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video. A scripted comedy, The Other Two stars Drew Tarver and Heléne Yorke as siblings with big show biz dreams. The Comedy Central cast also includes Case Walker, Molly Shannon, and Ken Marino. Get the skinny from this Comedy Central press release. Read More… »
Two new shows are coming to Comedy Central from former head writers of Saturday Night Live and Glow actor. These shows will surely bring more fun to the number one comedy network in the country. Both of these shows are half-hour programs that are likely to premiere by next year. Comedy Central has ordered the scripted series The Other Two from Broadway Video. It is created by former SNL co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider. Lorne Michaels will serve as one of the executive producers. The show stars Drew Tarver (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) as a 29-year-old aspiring actor wondering
Comedy Central Greenlights Two New Shows »
- Michael Baculinao
Talk about biting the hand that fed you. Former “Saturday Night Live” star ripped his former show’s constant digs at President Donald Trump after inviting him on set as a guest host in 2015 during the campaign. “It certainly feels like there’s some hypocrisy there,” Killam told NPR in an interview to promote his upcoming movie “Killing Gunther.” “I guess you could say, ‘Oh, they’re righting wrongs.’ And I don’t even think it’s righting wrongs,” said Killam, who was released a year early by NBC and producer Lorne Michaels from his his seven-year contract. “The show tries to — and in particular, »
- Ashley Boucher
Comedy Central has given series orders to The Other Two, from former Saturday Night Live co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider and the company behind the venerable NBC sketch program, Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video; and to South Side (working title), from former Late Night With Jimmy Fallon writers/performers Diallo Riddle & Bashir Salahuddin as well as Bashir’s brother, Sultan Salahuddin. The Other Two and South Side were two of the nine pilots Comedy Central or… »
Comedy Central is greenlighting two new shows. The network has ordered new scripted series The Other Two, from former Saturday Night Live head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, and South Side, from brothers Bashir Salahuddin (Glow) and Sultan Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle (Marlon), after they were picked up to pilot in April.
The former hails from Lorne Michaels’ production shingle Broadway Video, with the SNL creator set to serve as an executive producer. Created, written and executive produced by Kelly and Schneider, The Other Two stars Drew Tarver (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$) as a 29-year-old »
- Bryn Elise Sandberg
“It’s a world out there that is horribly stressed,” said Bob Roth, the well-known transcendental meditation (Tm) teacher, providing some remarks at a two-day festival designed to raise money for David Lynch’s Tm-promoting charitable foundation. And then, as part of their effort to bring tranquility to the world, they showed “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me,” verifiably the most stressful movie ever made.
This was not your grandfather’s Tm festival. Lynch’s second annual Festival of Disruption, held over two days at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, drew some in solidarity with the higher-consciousness cause, others were there just for the musical acts — which also included Bon Iver, TV on the Radio, Sharon Von Etten, and Laura Marling — and more had traveled from around the globe just to get their “Twin Peaks” fandom on with Lynch, who was greeted at least as warmly as a Buddha in a Sunday afternoon Q&A.
- Chris Willman
“Morning Joe” hosts spent some time in their first hour Monday discussing the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico and in the process blasted President Donald Trump for what they said was his inadequate response to the impact from Hurricane Maria. “Because it’s Americans on an island in Puerto Rico that Donald Trump is not focused on or interested in, he’s actually insulting them and threatening to take away support,” Joe Scarborough said. “This is a national disgrace and this is a national shame.” Also Read: 'Morning Joe' Blasts 'SNL' and Lorne Michaels: »
- Jon Levine
Mary-Kate Olsen and husband Olivier Sarkozy made a rare appearance together Wednesday at the New York Academy of Art’s Take Home a Nude art party and auction.
The couple, who have been married since November 2015, held hands and posed for photographers at the event — which took place at famed auction house Sotheby’s.
Olsen, 31, covered up in an oversized zip-up black coat, trimmed at the hemline with white lace details, and the fashion designer and former Full House star accessorized her look with pigtail braids, a silver necklace and cream hook-and-loop fastened sneakers. Her 48-year-old husband wore a charcoal suit, »
- Dave Quinn
If you’re at all familiar with the process of making Saturday Night Live, you know there’s a dress rehearsal of the show just before they go live each Saturday. After that dress, executive producer Lorne Michaels and the staff make decisions on which sketches to cut based on which ones were and weren’t working for the dress audience. Sometimes those sketches are gold, as is the case with this pre-recorded piece called “The Last Fry” that was “cut for time” during the Gal Gadot-hosted episode last week. The video finds Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett … »
- Adam Chitwood
LeBron James is now kind of like Elon Musk if he we’re 6-foot-9 and had a jump shot. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar is featured in a new Intel ad aiming to get consumers more comfortable with driverless cars — even before they’ve officially hit the road. James, sporting a remarkably dense beard, hesitantly jumps into an unbranded driverless car before being won over and declaring “yo, I’m keeping this.” Also Read: 'Morning Joe' Blasts 'SNL' and Lorne Michaels: 'People Have to Stop Protecting Harvey Weinstein' Unfortunately, if you like the car, too, »
- Sean Burch
“Morning Joe” dedicated some of Tuesday’s show to continuing fallout from the firing of Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein after explosive allegations of sexual harassment last week. In the program’s first hour, co-host Joe Scarborough took a shot at his own parent company and NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Scarborough blasted the show and creator Lorne Michaels for ignoring the Weinstein scandal on Saturday’s broadcast. Michaels told The Daily Mail after Saturday’s Weinstein-less show that the story was only “a New York thing.” “I know it’s a sacred cow at NBC, but come on, I’d »
- Jon Levine
Stephen Colbert ripped "human Shrek" Harvey Weinstein on The Late Show on Monday after the famous film executive was fired by his own film studio in the aftermath of a New York Times story alleging that he had a history of sexual harassment stretching across multiple decades. Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon also incorporated commentary on Weinstein into their shows.
Colbert did not shy away from the sordid details of Weinstein's harassment. "He apparently required some female employees to be present while he bathed, which explains the job-listing, 'must type 90 words-per-minute and enjoy vomiting, »
- Ken Meyer
Recently, there is news that Lorne Michaels has contacted the members of The Kids in the Hall about a new project that would be put on either Netflix or some other platform. The exact plan for how this will happen still sounds rather nebulous at the moment, but there is reason to believe that it will happen sooner rather than later, which should come as welcome news to those who remember the sketch comedy troupe. Who Is Lorne Michaels? There are people who will not have heard of Lorne Michaels, but chances are good that they don’t watch a great
Lorne Michaels Wants to Bring Back “Kids in the Hall” to Netflix »
- Nat Berman
- Caleb Ecarma
“Saturday Night Live” is where the beautiful people are. Think about it: After last week’s premiere giggle fest with Ryan Gosling, the NBC sketch comedy kept the beauty scale at an unnatural level with Gal Gadot. From the savior of jazz to Wonder Woman herself, “Saturday Night Live” truly is where the beautiful (celebrity superhero) people are.
Despite the beautiful people thing — which is normal for the show — Season 43 of “Saturday Night Live” is off to an interesting start so far. Three cast members left last season, but it’s not exactly a rebuilding season. Instead, the show feels like it’s trying to find a balance between just how trivial or hard-hitting its sketches should be. In fact, the E! Network sketch in this episode understands that dilemma, as intentionally vapid as it is in getting that point across. (“Turn off your brain!”) At the same time, the »
- LaToya Ferguson
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