The Immortal Kevin Fitzpatrick was born and raised in New York City, and that doesn't make sense. Kevin wears many hats, including actor, editor, and writer, but never yellow. The best things in life are Back to the Future, beets, Firefly and The Venture Bros. When not picking apart the minutia of pop culture in film and TV, Kevin can usually be found RIGHT BEHIND YOU.
‘SNL’ Pays Tribute to Las Vegas, Tom Petty With Jason Aldean Cold Open
Much as we saw last season, SNL took time at the top of the show to address a major tragedy with song. Watch this weekend’s cold open, as Las Vegas singer Jason Aldean pays tribute to lost lives with a special acknowledgement for Tom Petty.
McDonald’s Promises ‘Rick and Morty’ Sauce Return After Shortage
Rick and Morty caused enough chaos inspiring fans to pursue lost McDonald’s sauce; let alone the restaurant itself trying to keep pace. Now, after weekend return shortages, McDonald’s promises the Szechuan dipping sauce is coming back full-time this winter.
Ryan Gosling Gets Ejected From 30 Rock in First ‘SNL’ Season 43 Promo
Baby Goose is officially in the building. That’s as far as SNL will let him in the first Season 43 promo, as premiere host Ryan Gosling can’t seem to count on his fame to actually get him through the door.
‘SNL’ Season 43 Adds Three New Cast Members, Seven (!) New Writers
We knew changes were coming to SNL Season 43 after the departures of Vanessa Bayer, Bobby Moynihan and Sasheer Zamata, but these additions are real buzzer-beaters. Ahead of Saturday’s premiere, SNL welcomes Heidi Gardner, Luke Null and Chris Redd to the series, with more than double as many w…
Sam Waterston Returning to ‘Law and Order’ for ‘SVU’ Stint
Law & Order will outlive us all, and SVU will cement that with the return of a long-lost fan-favorite. No, not Christopher Meloni, but Sam Waterston picking up the Jack McCoy mantle for the Law & Order spinoff’s 19th (!) season.
Jim Carrey to Lead Showtime Comedy ‘Kidding’ With ‘Eternal Sunshine’ Director
Jim Carrey may not actually appear in Showtime comedy I’m Dying Up Here, but the funnyman producer will nevertheless step out from behind the camera. Carrey will topline his own Showtime comedy, reuniting with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind director Michel Gondry to do it.
Meet ‘Jerry Before Seinfeld’ in New Netflix Standup Special Trailer
We’ve seen photos of Jerry Seinfeld’s first new Netflix comedy special, but as with any standup, it’s all about the delivery. See for yourself in a first trailer for Jerry Before Seinfeld, as the revered comedian revisits his past and younger material in new footage.
‘The Simpsons’ Fired Its Main Composer After 27 Years
The Simpsons hasn’t had to replace any of its core voice cast just yet, but will nonetheless sound a bit different in Season 29. Longtime composer Alf Clausen was apparently let go from the series after nearly three decades, while the show pursues “a different kind of music.”
‘SNL’ Will Keep Live Coast-to-Coast Airings in Season 43
The banner year of SNL’s forty-second season culminated with an experiment that saw its final four episodes airing live on the west coast. Now, even as Season 43 loses some familiar faces, creator Lorne Michaels confirms SNL will be keeping its new format.
Amazon ‘Galaxy Quest’ Series Back in Development With Paul Scheer
It was almost two years ago that Amazon landed the potential Galaxy Quest TV series, which hit an understandable snag with the passing of star Alan Rickman. Now, Amazon has decided never to give up or surrender, hiring comedian Paul Scheer to rework a new TV take on the Star Trek spoof.
‘Walking Dead’ Season 8 Resumes Production After Fatal Stuntman Accident
The stunt community and loved ones of Walking Dead performer John Bernecker endured a tragic loss over the weekend, as an on-set accident hospitalized the stuntman and led to his death. The series naturally shut down production on the eighth season, but has since (temporarily) resumed.
‘The Muppets’ Kermit Voice Actor Replaced After 27 Years
Even as a sizable portion of Kermit the Frog’s current popularity stems from voiceless internet memes, there’s no mistaking one of The Muppets‘ most froggy tones. Well, we may need to re-tune our years, as Kermit voice Steve Whitmire will step down after twenty-seven years for m…