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Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 3:28PM EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is interested in doing a #MeToo episode
Co-creator Dan Goor was joined by Terry Crews at the TV press tour today, discussing the potential of a #MeToo episode. “They are really hard to do, but we’re happy with the way they turn out," Goor said of the show's reputation for doing issue-oriented episodes. “The challenge is to stay true to the show and feel funny, but give a weight to the issue and explore it in a fair way. I can’t promise, but we’re really interested in trying to do a #MeToo story." Andy Samberg added: “We are not going to do unless we have the right take that does it justice." Crews also discussed going public with his sexual assault allegation, saying "I like to call it the Summer of Freedom."
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 11:36PM EDT
Andy Samberg: "I had good training for parenthood by working at SNL"
Source: The New York Times
"It’s been the best thing that’s ever happened to me," the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star says of his first year of fatherhood. "Just like a beautiful, incredible dream. It has surpassed every expectation I ever had. It’s definitely been very blissful." He adds that, yes, he's been exhausted. "I had good training for parenthood by working at SNL," he says. "The sleep deprivation part of it has been like, “Oh, right — this feeling.” But there’s so much less stress because the baby’s not going live at 11:30."
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 9:21AM EDT
Andy Samberg: Entire Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast texted Terry Crews after his U.S. Senate testimony on sexual harassment
“We have a cast text chain and we were all texting him how incredible it was,” says Samberg, adding: “He’s a miracle. Terry’s the best guy,” Samberg said. “I am proud to know him.”
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
Andy Samberg hopes the entire This Is Us cast appears on Brooklyn Nine-Nine now that they're on the same network
Sterling K. Brown already made a cameo this season, but Samberg wants more This Is Us cast members to guest-star.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 8:04PM EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Terry Crews: "NBC is bigger and better"
Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast members celebrated their Season 6 pickup at the NBC upfronts this morning. Terry Crews was particularly blown away to be on the Peacock network, telling E! Online: "I've never been on a network this big. NBC, this is the real deal. The checks are going to be amazing!" To which Andy Samberg said: "We're going to have to fact-check that." Crews added, in an interview with Variety: “I remember I went to sleep and I woke up and my phone was glowing and I was like 'What is this?! Oh my, NBC!.' First of all, NBC is bigger and better, it’s the perfect place for us. It’s kind of like out of the frying pan and into heaven, not into the fire but into heaven itself." Noting that Samberg is an SNL alum, Crews added that the move just "makes so much sense and we fit in with their comedies." He added: "We’re going to make so much money ya’ll, I’m trying to tell you. Makes you happy!” ALSO: Lin-Manuel Miranda hung out with the cast after helping push for revival.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
At NBC Upfronts, Seth Meyers jokes about reviving The Cosby Show, the Matt Lauer scandal and the Peacock's Chicago obsession
The Late Night host -- who was joined on stage by Andy Samberg -- also mocked the late Friday pickup of Brooklyn Nine-Nine: “I have to say, for NBC this upfronts week got off to a dramatic start when NBC picked up Brooklyn Nine-Nine after Fox canceled it," he said. "Yeah, fantastic news for a great show. But it still feels a little bit like NBC is Fox’s deadbeat friend. ‘Hey, uh, you gonna finish that? Can I have it?'”
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 4:47PM EDT
Brooklyn Nine-Nine canceled after five seasons
The Golden Globe-winning comedy will air its series finale on May 20, capping off a 112-episode run. Brooklyn Nine-Nine started strong in 2013, winning two Golden Globe Awards in its first season, one for Andy Samberg and one for best TV series, comedy or musical. But it has been struggling in the ratings this season. Sunday's episode was watched by just 1.7 million viewers. Co-creator Dan Goor said recently that the Season 5 finale will leave fans satisfied should the comedy be canceled.
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 2:55PM EDT
If Brooklyn Nine-Nine does get canceled, Sterling K. Brown's interrogation episode was the perfect send-off
Source: The Washington Post
"While the comedy still has eight episodes until the season finale, Sunday’s half-hour encapsulated the talents and chemistry of the two leads: Andy Samberg’s goofy-yet-savvy detective Jake Peralta, and Andre Braugher, the hilariously deadpan Capt. Raymond Holt," says Emily Yahr, adding: "It was 30 minutes of a top-speed back-and-forth between the actors, and in the end, of course, it all came down to Peralta wanting to make Holt proud." ALSO: Watch the This Is Us star's interrogation.
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 2:44PM EST
Andy Samberg describes filming SNL’s “Natalie’s Rap 2” in Los Angeles during Brooklyn Nine-Nine breaks
Samberg says he first got the call Wednesday night, three days before airtime, asking him and his fellow Lonely Islanders to figure out a sequel to Natalie Portman’s 2006 rap while simultaneously working on his Fox sitcom. “I will say, I wish they had called us on Monday!” he says. “There were many things we would have done differently, but that’s SNL. In the end, it seems like it came out pretty good. As long as the audience laughs, it’s a win.”
Posted Sunday 2/04/18 at 3:33AM EST
Does SNL have an Alec Baldwin problem?
Source: The New York Times
Baldwin, who reprised his President Trump impression on SNL this weekend, has been a vocal defender of accused sexual abusers like James Toback and Woody Allen while also sparring with Rose McGowan and Allen’s daughter, Dylan Farrow. As a result, he may be undercutting his satirical take on Trump, according to The New York Times’ Dave Itzkoff. “To their growing discomfort, some viewers and critics are finding Mr. Baldwin’s behavior to be offensive,” says Itzkoff. “They feel it is undercutting his satirical commentary on Mr. Trump and reveals a tone-deafness on the part of Mr. Baldwin and, by extension, Saturday Night Live.” He adds: “What’s worse, these critics say, is that in this #MeToo moment, Mr. Baldwin epitomizes a classic insincere male ally: With his star turns on SNL, his scalding portrayal of Mr. Trump and his own pledges to be more conscientious about how he treats women, he has enjoyed the benefits of associating with this progressive, female-positive movement while falling short of its values.”
- SNL responds to Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve decrying the #MeToo movement
- Watch SNL's cold open flub
- Natalie Portman impersonates “lookalike” Millie Bobby Brown in “Stranger Things 3” sketch
- Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch returned for Revolutionary War-themed Super Bowl sketch
- Portman unveiled "Natalie's 2nd Rap” featuring Andy Samberg
- Charles Barkley to host SNL for fourth time on March 3 with musical guest Migos -- Barkley previously hosted in 1993, 2010 and 2012
- SNL didn’t air live on the West Coast Saturday due to NBC airing the NFL Honors awards show, which was tape-delayed by six hours
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 2:19PM EST
Andie MacDowell joins BBC comedy Cuckoo
She becomes the latest American to star on the BBC3 series, joining Season 4 and following in the footsteps of Andy Samberg and Taylor Lautner.
Posted Monday 10/09/17 at 10:47PM EDT
Watch Tom Petty’s SNL cameo in a Lonely Island video from 2010
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were musical guests on Saturday Night Live eight times between 1979 and 2010. During Petty's final appearance in 2010, the late singer made a cameo with Andy Samberg in a Lonely Island video.
Posted Tuesday 9/26/17 at 5:44PM EDT
Meet SNL’s three new cast members
Chris Redd, Heidi Gardner and Luke Null will be featured players this season on Saturday Night Live. Second City alum Redd appeared with SNL alum Andy Samberg in The Lonely Island film Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping and plays a stoner on Netflix comedy Disjointed. Gardner is the latest in a long line of SNL stars from The Groundlings, and will be appearing alongside fellow former Groundling Melissa McCarthy in the upcoming movie Life of the Party. Null, who's performed at the iO Theater in Chicago, is the most unknown of the group.
Posted Thursday 9/07/17 at 3:13PM EDT
Taylor Swift gets Andy Samberg to help her promote Taylor Swift Now
Source: Just Jared
Swift's AT&T and DirecTV Channel promises the “ultimate experience for every Taylor Swift fan.”