Reese Witherspoon and Louis CK to Host SNL’s Final Season 40 episodes
Reese Witherspoon and Louis CK to host SNL‘s final Season 40 episodes
Saturday Night Live will kick off its final three shows of Season 40 with the previously announced Scarlett Johansson hosting May 2 with musical guest Whiz Khalifa. Witherspoon will host May 9 with musical guest Florence + the Machine. (Witherspoon’s first and last time hosting was SNL‘s first show following the 9/11 attacks in 2001.) And Louis CK, who’s hosted twice before, will host the Season 40 finale on May 16 with musical guest Rihanna.
The ESPYs are moving from ESPN to ABC
ESPN’s 22-year0ld sports awards show will air for the first time on broadcast TV this summer, in hopes of boosting its viewership.
The Americans proves that even great shows can make a bad season finale
Last night’s finale made a huge mistake by completely blowing off one of its most important storylines, says Tim Goodman. “Peeking at season four without fully wrapping season three was a thing that happened – there’s no getting around it or wishing it away just because the series is exceptional,” says Goodman. “Being remarkable doesn’t give you a free pass when you trip up.” PLUS: How a teen girl humanized a great, cold show.
BET rebooting Punk’d, adds a Brandy sitcom and a Kelly Rowland singing competition
New BET shows include a BET version of Punk’d, Rowland’s Chasing Destiny, a search for the next Destiny’s Child-like female supergroup, sitcom Zoe Moon starring Brandy Norwood, Criminals at Work and DeSean Jackson: Home Team starring the Washington Redskins wide receiver.
Another American Horror Story actor was struck by a car
Freak Show‘s Dalton Gray was severely injured when a drunk driver plowed into a car he was riding in. According to TMZ, “The damage was so bad, doctors had to reconstruct the right side of his face and remove glass from his eye but we’re told his vision will recover.” In February, AHS star Ben Woolf was killed when he was struck by an SUV.
Syfy announces summer premiere dates: Sharknado 3 airs July 22
Dominion returns July 9, Defiance will have a two-hour season opener on June 12 and Face Off is back on July 28.
Lea Michele is wearing a neckbrace for Scream Queens
“She plays a girl with scoliosis and a neckbrace, whose nickname is Neckbrace— (Emma Roberts’) character just calls her ‘Neckbrace,'” says Ryan Murphy. “It’s a real Eve Harrington part for Lea. This girl wants everything Chanel (Roberts) has and will do anything to get it. Lea calls it her Charlize Theron “Monster” moment. We won’t let her put on any make up and she wears these horrible 1995 tracksuits. But there’s a great turn that happens half-way through the season with that character.” PLUS: How Murphy was inspired to create Scream Queens.
Fox to make the Wayward Pines premiere available on-demand starting tonight
The M. Night Shyamalan event series can be watched as part of a global preview.
PBS agrees to keep POV and Independent Lens in primetime
As part of the agreement with WNET, PBS will also increase marketing of both documentary programs.
The Big Bang Theory will end the season on a cliffhanger
Two “huge” developments will happen in the May 7 Season 8 finale, says showrunner Steve Molaro.
Letterman celebrates the best of Bruce Willis on The Late Show
Willis has been Dave’s guest 61 times since 1985.
Watch the 1st Shark Week 2015 promo
“It’s the most wonderful week of the year…”
CW’s The Flash/Arrow spinoff adds an Edge of Tomorrow actor
British actor Franz Drameh will play a high school athlete “a former high-school athlete whose pro career was derailed by injury,” who will grow a “surprising affiliation” with the S.T.A.R. Labs team.