Saoirse Ronan and U2 will make for a very Irish episode of SNL next month


The fall TV season is winding down and so too is the first half of SNL's 43rd season. Following a successful 42nd season, SNL is more or less firing on all cylinders. They've even managed to land a diverse cast of hosts from Kumail Nanjiani to Tiffany Haddish and Gal Gadot - all of whom surely wouldn't have hosted ten years ago if given the same circumstances film wise. 

SNL's going on break for Thanksgiving of course but they're returning with two prime acts. Saoirse Ronan will be the host while U2 will play as the musical guest. So be prepared for December 2nd. New U2 is all we need.

TV Land gets rid of most of its entire comedy lineup

Things are not looking good for TV Land original series. The elder skewing network lost The Jim Gaffigan Show nearly two years ago and nothing has really hit since. With news that their Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone produced Nobodies moving to Paramount Network next year, nothing looks promising for them. Today, the network confirmed it was canceling George Lopez's Lopez and the Erin Gibson and Bryan Safi hosted Throwing Shade.   

The news comes via Deadline who also says both the last two remaining originals -- Younger and Teachers -- will stay put for now. Both shows netted their biggest viewers in their latest seasons. 

Nobodies joins two other TV Land produced series Heathers and American Woman in the move. 

Hulu cancels "Difficult People" leaving it in a difficult situation for comedies

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Hulu is not known for its comedic voice and now it never will be. The streamer has officially canceled Difficult People created by and starring the talented Julie Klausner and the very funny Billy Eichner. 

The Hollywood Reporter says the show is ending after three seasons. Eichner confirmed the news on his Twitter Tuesday evening.

Cancelling Difficult People puts Hulu in an odd position with comedy. The Mindy Project ended its run this past Tuesday and Casual is on its way out next year. But the streamer did pick up Paul Reiser's There's...Johnny after Seeso crumbled, which is set to air this coming Thursday. And their latest series from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Future Man, premiered this week. 

Ed Helms will report "The Fake News" for Comedy Central

Comedy Central is turning into CNN more and more each day with the network giving every comedian alive their own politically based talk show. Ed Helms joins the ranks, although his is less a show and more of a special.

The Fake News with Ted Nelms is a new hour long special in which the host will perform satirical news.The comedian was a correspondent on Jon Stewart's Daily Show for years.

Helms is excited to return to the network: “So thrilled to be returning to Comedy Central after all these years for my new special The Fake News with Ted Nelms. Obviously there are lot of news organizations out there just making up a bunch of crap and calling it news. But unlike those others, we’re doing it better, faker, and stupider. And we’re joking.”

In a press release, Comedy Central said the special will feature news that's made up but closely resembles the real thing. Executive producers include Helms, Mike Falbo and Nelson Walters. Elliott Kalan will serve as head writer and co-executive producer.

The Fake News with Ted Nelms will air on Comedy Central on Wednesday, December 13 at 10:00 p.m.


"Crashing" has a new trailer with new comedians helping out ol' Petey

Crashing was a hit earlier this year. HBO is bringing it back in early 2018 paired with Divorce. Along with Artie Lang, this new season is set to feature John Mulaney, Bill Burr, Jeff Ross, Beth Stelling, the Lucas Brothers, Whitney Cummings, Rachel Feinstein, and more. Crashing returns January 14th at 10:30 PM.

We reviewed every episode of the first season of Crashing saying "It started as a show about Pete Holmes being cheated on and his goal of becoming a comedian. He’s achieved said goal (and lost it) but is nowhere near finding another chance for love. Behind the scenes, the writing for the first six episodes was astounding. Directing was nothing short of great...All in all, Crashing’s freshman season was a solid effort that really excelled in a lot of areas."