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SNL’s newest cast member! Sasheer Zamata! Details here: http://www.deadline.com/2014/01/saturday-night-live-adds-sasheer-zamata-black-cast-member/

SNL’s newest cast member! Sasheer Zamata! Details here: http://www.deadline.com/2014/01/saturday-night-live-adds-sasheer-zamata-black-cast-member/


Will you be watching Amy’s new show? Hope so!


The Mindy Project's first episode is streaming for free on Hulu! Check out Mindy Kaling's new show now before it airs on FOX. I really enjoyed the pilot and will definitely be watching when it starts this fall…


Modern Family Producer Invites Ann Romney to Officiate at Gay Wedding

She said it was her favorite show, so Steve Levitan invited her to take a role in a Mitch/Cam ceremony. Hahaha


Stephen Colbert on Super PACs. Part of his post-Peabody Awards interview.


Dora the Explorer faux movie trailer (with Ariel Winter): “Modern Family” star breaks skulls and language barriers


Older Faces on Screen Draw an Overlooked Crowd

(NY Times)


Finally! David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, the team behind Will & Grace, have a new TV show that has been in the works for a while. It’s called “Partners” and is based on their relationship — a gay man and a straight man who are close friends and business partners.
Back in 2008, I attended a taping of the pilot when Josh Cooke, Alan Tudyk, Sarah Lafleur and Ty Burrell had the lead roles. (A year prior, Jay Mohr, Brian Austin Green, Jessica Capshaw, and Vanessa Lengies were attached.) It now features Sophia Bush, Brandon Routh, David Krumholtz and Michael Urie. I don’t care who’s in it, I’m just glad it is officially going on the air this fall. Thanks, CBS!

Finally! David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, the team behind Will & Grace, have a new TV show that has been in the works for a while. It’s called “Partners” and is based on their relationship — a gay man and a straight man who are close friends and business partners.

Back in 2008, I attended a taping of the pilot when Josh Cooke, Alan Tudyk, Sarah Lafleur and Ty Burrell had the lead roles. (A year prior, Jay Mohr, Brian Austin Green, Jessica Capshaw, and Vanessa Lengies were attached.) It now features Sophia Bush, Brandon Routh, David Krumholtz and Michael Urie. I don’t care who’s in it, I’m just glad it is officially going on the air this fall. Thanks, CBS!


Kate will be the first ever out lesbian on Saturday Night Live in its 37 years on air. The show has had its fair share of lesbian skits, kisses and jokes, but the addition of a real live lesbian comic is really something to celebrate. Some blogs are bemoaning SNL’s choice to add another white woman to the cast instead of a desperately needed woman of color, but this is a landmark of its own.

AfterEllen on the announcement that Kate McKinnon will be joining SNL

She was once frazzled but smart, harried but competent, capable of wrangling a bunch of crazy people and then slumping at the end of the day, exhausted but minimally victorious. Now, she’s just dumb, incapable of making her own decisions, and her relationship with Jack is entirely out of balance.

NPR commentary on 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon. More here.

Even though women thrived in comedy last year — from “Bridesmaids” at the multiplexes to fall’s biggest TV hit, “2 Broke Girls” — Brill booked only one female comic out of 22 standups in 2011.

an article about Eddie Brill, who just lost his job booking comedians for “The Late Show With David Letterman” after making sexist comments in a NYT profile

Does being a part of one traditionally disenfranchised group give you carte blanche to make fun of other traditionally disenfranchised groups?

a critic speaking to 2 Broke Girls showrunner Michael Patrick King at a press tour, after King mentioned his gayness while commenting on the show’s stereotypical Asian character (Han, who has said things like this: “You can’t tell an Asian he made a mistake, he’ll go in the back and throw himself on a sword”)

Stephen Colbert's Big News: He May Run For President Of South Carolina


ABC: apologize to Puerto Rican community for racist remarks

Work It, already called out for its treatment of LGBT people and women, gets targeted for the pilot’s racist comments as well!

ABC, come on. The audience numbers were so low. Just cancel this thing already.


You're Fired: Work It Doesn't Work

Cathy Renna responds to ABC’s Work It. Her piece includes a preview of gems from the upcoming pilot episode. (Huffington Post)