ABC is doing its best to make a ‘Roseanne’ spinoff happen — would you watch?

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Tina Fey brings back Sarah Palin for ‘Saturday Night Live,’ but was it enough? (No, not really.)

Saturday Night Live
Tina Fey & Nicki Minaj
May 19, 2018

I wanted to love this episode. I love Tina Fey and believe that if anyone can wring out some genuine hilarity from this show, it is Mama Tina. However, if we’re all being honest with each other, the Saturday Night Live finale featuring Tina was a bit of a let-down. It wasn’t terrible — or even bad! — but it wasn’t the consistently funny and revelatory episode I was hoping for, either.

Don’t get me wrong: there were some terrific moments. Tina managed to find a way to bring her amazing Sarah Palin impersonation back and make it (kinda) politically relevant; and her attempts to join the cast of Mean Girls is a master class is self-deprecation. But the rest of the episode felt … anticipatory …  like we were all waiting for something genuinely hilarious to happen … and it never quite did.

tina fey disappointed sigh blerg

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ABC and Kenya Barris’ complicated relationship somehow just became even more complicated

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Donald Trump doesn’t need double talk, he needs Bob Loblaw.

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Is your favorite show about to be cancelled? I’m not trying to scare you, but MAYBE. There’s like a 20% chance of YES, DEFINITELY.

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Another day, another full-blown tantrum at the media and the First Amendment by our Toddler-in-Chief

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‘Saturday Night Live’: Cumberbad

Saturday Night Live
Benedict Cumberbatch & Solange
November 5, 2016

I so wanted this to be a great episode. I wouldn’t describe myself as a “Cumberbitch” but I do appreciate me some Benedict Cumberbatch, think that he has a gift for comedy and believed he would be a natural as host. But UGH, this episode.

In the last episode of the election, Saturday Night Live decided to tone down the politics and instead serve a bunch of sketches that were puzzling at best, down right terrible at worst, and fill the rest with guest appearances in the hopes that no one would notice that it was just flat-out not funny.

It didn’t work.

(But I don’t blame you, Benedict Cumberbatch. An actor can only do so much with the material he is given.)

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