Fred Armisen Pays a Moving SNL Tribute to David Bowie

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Fred Armisen pays a moving SNL tribute to David Bowie

"Watching him for me was a life-changing experience. David Bowie transformed whatever space he was in, whatever medium he was using, and that night for me he changed live television,” Armisen said before introducing a 1979 SNL clip of Bowie performing The Man Who Sold the World. PLUS: SNL parodies Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Kylo Ren on Undercover Boss.


Netflix announces a bunch of premiere dates

Orange Is the New Black Season 4 kicks off on June 17, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt returns on April 15 and Grace and Frankie is back on March 6. PLUS: Marvel’s Jessica Jones renewed for Season 2, Tina Fey says Kimmy Schmidt will seek professional help in Season 2, Aziz Ansari is still “figuring out” Master of None’s second season, Black Mirror casts Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis, new House of Cards teaser shows subway tracks, and watch the full trailer for Judd Apatow’s Love.


Report: CBS is forcing Charles Osgood off CBS Sunday Morning

Osgood’s impending departure “was not his idea,” a friend tells the NY Daily News. Another source says: "Anyone who claims otherwise is serving up layers of B.S. and lying through their teeth - as self-serving network executives always do.”


Keri Russell’s pregnancy will have no impact on The Americans Season 4

We actually haven’t made any changes based on the happy news, except that we are happy,” said exec producer Joel Fields. Russell’s co-star and the expectant father Matthew Rhys then joked: “And she’s now incredibly effective with a blow dart from a seated position at 12 feet.” PLUS: The Americans might end with Seasons 5 and 6.


Netflix boss: A Gilmore Girls revival is not yet a done deal

“I can’t tell you much about Gilmore Girls,” said Netflix programming chief Ted Sarandos. “We’re still working on buttoning down everything before our announcements.”


Netflix boss says “we don’t think there is too much TV," admits spending $6 billion on programming

“We don’t think we sacrificed an ounce of quality,” says Netflix programming chief Ted Sarandos. "We don’t think there is too much TV. If there is too much TV, someone else is going to have to slow down.” PLUS: Sarandos calls NBC's reveal of Netflix's ratings "remarkably inaccurate."


Judd Apatow on a Freaks and Geeks reunion: "You never know, It could happen"

When asked about his hit NBC dramedy at the TV press tour, Apatow joked: "All of those characters died in a super max prison.” PLUS: Apatow says there’s not too much TV.


The People Vs. O.J. Simpson will barely feature Kim Kardashian and her siblings

“In the 10 episodes, there are over 400 scenes that were written,” says Ryan Murphy. “Of those 400 scenes, only four or five of them involve the Kardashian children. That gives you a grasp on how important we felt they were to the story.” PLUS: People vs. O.J. underwent intense legal vetting, how John Travolta approached his first TV role in decades, and Ryan Murphy is fascinated with Making a Murderer like everybody else.


Donald Glover: My FX series Atlanta is the opposite of Aziz Ansari’s Master of None

"I feel like the important thing with this show is to make it personal,” Glover said at the TV press tour. "I'm not an optimistic guy. I feel like you watch Master of None and it's a very optimistic look at millennialism, [but] I'm pessimistic about it. I feel like we kind of fucked up."


David Schwimmer calls reports of the Friends reunion “completely inaccurate”

"I mean, in no way is it a Friends reunion when one member is out of the country,” says Schwimmer, referring to Matthew Perry. Schwimmer says he has no idea what to expect during what is actually a tribute to legendary TV director James Burrows. "I'm flying in that day, so I'm just showing up,” he says. "From what I've been told from Sean Hayes, we're all going to come up on stage and talk about Jim and give him a hug."


Chelsea Lately alum Heather McDonald: “I lived in fear” while working with Chelsea Handler

"I lived in fear, 100% lived in fear,” she says. "I enjoyed my time there, I was happy, but something could happen and my heart would be beating and I'd be like, 'Is this it?’"


Bates Motel'
s first Season 4 teaser shows blood going down a drain

Check out the homage to Psycho.


Check out the fan-made Seinfeld video game

Game developer Jacob Janerka quit his day job to create Seinfeld Adventure.