I’ve decided to not do a devoted blog about Saturday Night Live here at Foolish Watcher — I’m sure you’re just devastated — but I am more than happy to post the best sketches of any given week. Saturday’s premiere opened, unsurprisingly, with a debate sketch, and it did not disappoint. Also, too, Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump is amazing. Tremendous. Huge. The best. (But considering SNL had its biggest premiere in 8 years, I’m guessing you probably already saw this.)
And if you didn’t stay up to watch the entire episode, you might have missed this clever Mr. Robot parody:
In an interview that will air on Sirius today, Stephen Colbert calls Donald Trump a chicken who is too afraid to appear on The Late Show again. I’m sure Trump will take it well.
It sounds like working on The Apprentice as a woman was just as delightful as you might imagine.
John Oliver might have another win in his column thanks to his 2014 piece on civil forfeiture. (Wait, that aired in 2014? TIME IS RACING AWAY FROM ME AT AN ACCELERATING RATE.)
It’s not your imagination, the Netflix library is considerably smaller. They have to pay for Stranger Things, Luke Cage and Master of None somehow.
Speaking of, Luke Cage might have broken Netflix on Saturday.
Have you been wondering how American Gods is going to turn a novel into a full blown series? Well now you know.
Firefly is the most popular prematurely canceled shows out there, according to math.
Underground is going to have 100% more John Legend in it next season.
OH MY GOD, ABC AND WILL ARNETT ARE BRINGING THE GONG SHOW BACK. Now if they’ll just bring back The Donnie and Marie Show, I’ll have all my favorite shows from when I was four.
In other development news:
- The CW is looking to reboot Dynasty and while I don’t know that this is the best or freshest idea, if they’re going to do it, they couldn’t ask for a better team to make it happen.
- A&E will be airing a live documentary series about the police, unimaginatively called Live PD, at the end of this month.
- Ryan Seacrest sold an interracial family comedy to CBS because there is an insatiable appetite for interracial family comedies this season.
- FOX is courting danger by giving Gordon Ramsay his own live food variety show called The F Word.
- The woman who plays the therapist on Mr. Robot is turning the Dean Koontz book, Dark Rivers of the Heart, into a TV series.
- And in other news about books with the word “Heart” in the title, the same folks who are adapting The Handmaid’s Tale are going to adapt Margaret Atwood’s The Heart Goes Last for TV.
R.I.P. Richard Trentlage, the guy who gave us the Oscar Mayer jingle.
Timeless: If this new time travel series from Eric Kripke can loosen up and not take itself quite so seriously, it could be a really fun ride. Series premiere. 9 p.m., NBC
Conviction: Hayley Atwell stars in this new legal drama that I hear will make you even angrier that ABC canceled Marvel’s Agent Carter. Series premiere. 9 p.m., ABC
Class Divide: A documentary about gentrification in New York City. 7 p.m., HBO
Scorpion: Two-hour season premiere. 8 p.m., CBS
Late Night: Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Emily Blunt, Mario Batali, Chance the Rapper Late Night with Seth Meyers: Martha Stewart, Haley Bennett, Stanton Moore The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Mindy Kaling, Gary Owen, Sum 41 The Late Late Show with James Corden: Jamie Lee Curtis, Kumail Nanjiani, Clayton Kershaw, Skylar Grey Jimmy Kimmel Live: Dolly Parton, Ella Purnell Conan: Kevin Nealon, Mike Colter, Amos Lee The Daily Show: James Marsden Watch What Happens Live: Reza Farahan, Meghan King
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