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Molly Shannon News





The 10 Best Guest Stars of 'The Middle'

September 24th, 2014 3:05pm EDT
The Middle
“The Middle” is one of the most charming, underappreciated sitcoms on television today. It has attracted a similarly charming, often unsung cadre of guest stars. With the show heading into its sixth season tonight, here is a look at the best of that cadre.

1. Norm MacDonald - Norm MacDonald is a relatively successful entertainer who strikes me as someone who lives a fairly well-adjusted life. So it is amusing that as Uncle Rusty, he is basically playing himself, even though Rusty is a bit of a drifter. He excels in the sort of small-time scheme-pulling persona that Norm is mischievo...
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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2014

January 2nd, 2014 11:00am EST
Sandra Bullock
Welcome to day two of 2014! Looking back in time 50 years ago, the year was 1964. Major events of that year included President Johnson being re-elected by a landslide over Barry Goldwater. The investigation of John F. Kennedy's assassination by the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the killing of the President. In the civil rights movement, three workers were murdered in Mississippi during the "Freedom Summer," and Anchorage, Alaska was hit by a massive earthquake.

In pop culture, Beatlemania had officially hit North America and on February 9 of that year, s...
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NBC Pulls An Episode Of 'Hannibal' Following Marathon Bombings

April 21st, 2013 2:18pm EDT
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Producers at NBC have pulled next week's episode of hit show Hannibal over fears a child murder storyline would be too insensitive following the Boston Marathon bombings.

The forthcoming installment of the serial killer drama was set to show Molly Shannon's character brainwashing kids, leading them to kill other children - but it has now been pulled from the schedule. Series creator Bryan Fuller cited the December Connecticut school shooting and this week's tragedy at the annual race in Massachusetts for his decision to axe the episode.

He tells trade paper Variety, "I didn't want to ha...
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Molly Shannon and Excedrin Team To Find Life's Biggest Headache (sponsored)

April 12th, 2013 11:20am EDT
Molly Shannon
Former Saturday Night Live star Molly Shannon is bringing her sense of humor to life's headaches. In partnership with Excedrin, the actress is trying to determine what aggravation causes the biggest headache - is it drivers with kids in the backseat? People stuck on airplanes? That's what the "Who Deserves Excedrin The Most?" sweepstakes is for.

Watch the video interview with Molly below, where she talks about what drives her crazy, who makes her laugh, and what else she's working on now - then head over to the Excedrin Facebook page to start voting in the "Who Deserves Excedrin The Most?"...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Serendipity'

January 4th, 2012 2:20pm EST
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Is there such a thing as a happy accident when it comes to love or does fate guide the events that unfold before us? Such are the deep questions take on by the romantic comedy "Serendipity" out Jan. 3 on Blu-ray from Lionsgate Entertainment. Follow the wind blown black review love glove below!

Title: "Serendipity"

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven

Director: Peter Chelsom

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 91 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

The Flick: "Serendipity" owes a ton to both some fantastic opening dialogue...
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'Hiring and Firing'

November 17th, 2011 11:24am EST
Up All Night on NBC
Since the news broke that the Schmitties at NBC decided to handle the return of “30 Rock” by pulling “Community” (aka the best show on TV) from its mid-season lineup, a lot of anger has been directed (deservedly) at “Whitney,” which will get a move to Wednesday instead of a much-needed mercy killing, and (not-so-deservedly) "Up All Night," which will take the Thursday, 9:30 pm timeslot. Although I’m pretty irritated about the “Community” debacle, my fondness for “Up All Night” (and especially my fondness for Will Arnett) has led me to defend it to the many who hate it. So, I was really hopi...
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Molly Shannon, Chris Colfer Give Jimmy Fallon 'Hell'

June 8th, 2010 9:15am EDT
Molly Shannon
Jimmy Fallon was treated to a double dose of "Glee" star power when Molly Shannon and Chris Colfer appeared on his show Monday night.

The former SNL cast member plugged her new animated sitcom, "Neighbors from Hell," which premiered Monday night on TBS.

"It's about a family from hell who Satan sends to live on Earth to stop an oil drill," explained the bubbly Shannon, who joined the "Glee" cast this season as a badminton teacher who rivals Jane Lynch's character.

"Sounds like great comedy," Fallon jokingly said on the show's dark premise.

Shannon and the "Late Night" host --...
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Betty White Brings Huge Audience And Laughs To 'SNL' - Watch The Clips

May 10th, 2010 10:25am EDT
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Betty White brought the funny to Saturday Night Live for its special Mother's Day episode, and estimates say it could be the most-watched episode of the series in 18 months.

Betty White joined past female cast members Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch in an array of skits. While it was assumed the expanded guest cast would allow White to take a rest between appearances, she managed to show up in just about every scene.

Here are a few memorable moments from the show:

Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon's NPR duo returned with their special brand...
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'Glee' Recap: 'Bad Reputation'

May 5th, 2010 2:24pm EDT
glee
On “Glee,” everyone gives a damn about their reputation. Teachers, students, and even Olivia Newton-John care about their image, and this week, everyone is trying to alter the way that they are perceived.

At the center of the episode are two mysteries that have damaged the Glee Club’s reputation. #1 – Who posted Sue Sylvester’s private ‘Let’s Get Physical’ video on Youtube? #2 – Who created ‘The Glist,’ a ranking of the glee club based on sexual promiscuity? Determined to find out some answers without losing precious rehearsal time, Mr. Schuester assigns all the Glee kids the task of rehab...
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Everything You Need To Know About The Return Of 'Glee'

April 13th, 2010 9:23am EDT
Glee
Tonight the Golden Globe and People's Choice Award winner Glee is coming back to Fox, making its first return to the small screen since December. The series' widespread success has allowed the show to sign on A-list guest stars and perform even more hits. With filming for the spring going full-force, there is a slew of information for the forthcoming season. We've compiled everything you need to know about what you can look forward to.

Though the mega-hit could easily stand on its own, this season we can expect some extreme star power.

Neil Patrick Harris channels Dr. Horrible as his cha...
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Justin Timberlake In Talks To Guest Star On 'Glee'?

March 30th, 2010 2:20pm EDT
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Justin Timberlake could be the next star to show up on Glee. The show's creator Ryan Murphy says that JT is in talks to be on the hit TV show, and that he's the one celeb "the kids jump up and down for every day and beg him to meet with."

The show starts back up in April, and Ryan says he's definitely going to work some magic and try to get Timberlake on for an episode.

Justin would join the list of guest stars including Olivia Newton-John, Idina Menzel, Molly Shannon, and Neil Patrick Harris.

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Betty White To Host 'SNL' May 8th With Female Alums

March 12th, 2010 12:30pm EST
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Betty White will be hosting Saturday Night Live May 8th, following a powerful grassroots effort to get the 88 year old star on the comedy program.

White will celebrate Mother's Day weekend with several female Saturday Night Live alums: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch.

She revealed to USA Today, "Years ago, I turned it down three times. It's so New York, and I'm not New York at all."

Half a million users belong to a Facebook group entitled "Betty White to Host SNL (please?)!" The campaign gained traction after a Snickers commercial during...
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Cameron Diaz 'Thrilled' To Work With Justin Timberlake

March 9th, 2010 8:17am EST
Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz is "thrilled" her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake has been cast as her love interest in new movie Bad Teacher - because his on-set antics are keeping her entertained.

The Charlie's Angels actress stars as a junior high school teacher who sets out to steal a colleague's boyfriend, played by Timberlake, in the comedy. Diaz dated the pop singer for almost four years until they split in 2007, and Timberlake has since found love with actress Jessica Biel.

However, The Holiday star is excited to work alongside her former beau in the film, which also stars Molly Shannon and Jason S...
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Cameron Diaz & Justin Timberlake To Team Up On The Big Screen

March 3rd, 2010 9:10am EST
Cameron Diaz
Former couple Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake are teaming up on the big screen in new comedy Bad Teacher. Diaz will play a junior high school teacher who sets out to steal a colleague's boyfriend, played by the pop star and actor.

Comedienne Molly Shannon and Jason Segel will also star in the Jake Kasdan movie, which will start shooting in Los Angeles in April.

Timberlake and Diaz split at the beginning of 2007 after dating for almost four years.

The pop star has since found love with Valentine's Day star Jessica Biel.

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Writer's Viewpoint: 'Saturday Night Live' Replaces Two Cast Members

September 8th, 2009 2:59pm EDT
Michaela Watkins - Casey Wilson
Stunning reports have come out recently regarding Saturday Night Live. Anonymous sources reported to Access Hollywood that SNL will be replacing Michaela Watkins and Casey Wilson with Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad and Yahoo TV! reports that Kristen Wiig will be joining Seth Meyers on Weekend Update.

I am certainly not privy of the details concerning the release of the two, so it is unfair for me to speculate as to the reason for their departure. That said, it seems as though they were on the show but for the blink of an eye and are being thrown out as if they were the drunken, err, coca...
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Exclusive: Tim Meadows On 'The Bill Engvall Show' And His Favorite Moments On 'SNL'

July 9th, 2009 10:59am EDT
Tim Meadows
Tim Meadows joins us to discuss the upcoming season of "The Bill Engvall Show" (premiering July 18 on TBS). He continues the discussion -- that we had previously begun with Nancy Travis -- about the state of the American sitcom and looks back at his favorite moments on "Saturday Night Live," throwing out the first pitch at a Cubs game and tries to answer why, actually, did he sign that SNL 30 year contract.

Mike: How did you get involved with "The Bill Engvall Show"? I've followed your career for some time; I really like you on the show but, I admit, I didn't completely see this one comi...
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New TV On DVD, July 7

July 6th, 2009 8:00am EDT
Kath & Kim
The American version of the highly acclaimed Australian comedy Kath & Kim stars Molly Shannon and Selma Blair as a wild mother and daughter. The complete series is now available. Also on DVD: Matlock season 3, Murder She Wrote season 10, Reno 911 season six, Third Watch season 2.
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Pamela Anderson Makes A Cameo Appearance On 'Kath & Kim'

November 14th, 2008 9:13am EST
Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson will make a cameo appearance in an upcoming episode of NBC's freshman comedy series "Kath & Kim," playing herself in a scene with celebrity-gossip obsessed characters Kath (Molly Shannon) and Kim (Selma Blair).

"Kath & Kim" is the American adaptation of the Australian hit comedy series that stars Molly Shannon and Selma Blair as the hilarious and iconoclastic mother-daughter duo.

"Kath & Kim" focuses on Kath (Shannon), a cheerful, foxy, forty-something, and her self-absorbed daughter, Kim (Blair), who have the love/hate, push/pull dysfunctional relationship that on...
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NBC Gives Full-Season Pickup To 'Kath & Kim'

November 3rd, 2008 12:58pm EST
Kath & Kim
NBC has ordered an additional nine episodes of its freshman comedy "Kath & Kim" (Thursdays, 8:30-9 p.m. ET) to complete a full-season order, it was announced today by Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.

"'Kath & Kim' is a show we love and believe in," said Teri Weinberg, Executive Vice President, NBC Entertainment. "We have incredible confidence in the creative auspices of this show and we believe it's a perfect fit with our Thursday-night comedies."

In its four telecasts to date, "Kath & Kim" has retained 100 percent of its adults 18-49 lead...
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DOA: Fall TV Most Likely To Be Canceled

September 4th, 2008 11:30am EDT
Kath & Kim
It's often difficult during a show's first season. Characters come and go, storylines are tweaked, and main players sometimes get replaced. Remember the Aunt Vivs of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" or the husband swap on "Bewitched?"

If a show hasn't proven itself early on, it's an uphill battle. After last season's writers' strike, this may be the first time viewers come to their TVs with welcomed anticipation instead of judgment for new shows. Maybe. But there are some shows that will struggle more than others:

"Kath & Kim," NBC, premieres Thursday, Oct. 9

The Australian com...
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Must See (Or At Least Must TiVo) New Comedies This Fall Season

August 25th, 2008 9:01am EDT
Kath & Kim
With the new fall season just around the corner (where did the summer go?), there are a slew of new comedies on the horizon that network marketing execs want you to believe are the most revolutionary things since the invention of color television.

Due to the recent writers' strike, a good chunk of these programs got pushed through to series without networks even seeing a pilot episode. So how can viewers weed through them to find the deep belly laughs amid piles of mere canned chuckles? That's where we come in. Here we break it down night by night and highlight what is worth a try ...
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Fall TV Preview

August 22nd, 2008 9:00am EDT
Grey
Summer's almost over, which means cooler weather and time to hit the books for school. But it also marks the return of our favorite shows and the beginning of a few fresh new series. Old favorites will be back and some new shows are hoping to hit it big with viewers and make it to a second season.

With the presidential election coming up, most of the shows will not air until after all of the presidential debates. So expect to see many of your favorite series hitting the airwaves in mid to late September. To hold you over until then, here's a sneak peek at the fall 2008 TV lineup and s...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

July 7th, 2008 9:16am EDT
Enrico Colantoni
Monday, July 7

The Big Bang Theory (CBS, 8 p.m.) - Penny must nurse a sick Sheldon in this rerun.

The Middleman (ABC Family, 10 p.m.) - Wendy and the Middleman stumble upon a subculture of exiled aliens addicted to plastic surgery. Hey, it's not easy being green.

Weeds (Showtime, 10 p.m.) - Doug finally joins the Botwins in Ren Mar, while Nancy asks Andy to join her on a little trip south of the border. Seven days of mourning sure does make Nancy antsy.

Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Showtime, 10:30 p.m.) - Belle does a lot of things in the bedroom, but there may be someth...
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NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates, Including 3-Hour 'Heroes' Return

May 23rd, 2008 2:33pm EDT
Heroes
NBC unveils the Fall 2008 series premiere dates for new programs and returning favorites including a three-hour launch of the hit drama "Heroes" on Monday, September 22, the Thursday night debut of the new comedy "Kath & Kim" (9:30-10 p.m. ET) on October 9.

"America's Toughest Jobs," the new extreme competition series, will debut with a two-hour premiere this Fall on September 12 (8-10 p.m. ET). In addition, the new drama series premieres include "Knight Rider" on September 24 (8-9 p.m. ET), "My Own Worst Enemy" on September 29 (10-11 p.m. ET) and "Crusoe" on October 17 (8-10 p.m. ET)...
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The Best Movies About Summer Camp

May 16th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Camp Nowhere
Ahh, summer camp. It conjures up musty cabins, s'mores, mosquitoes, swimming, summer romance, and much more. Once kids have the summer sun in their sight line, they're ready to toss aside their textbooks and number 2 pencils for the dewy grass and sparkling lakes that only summer camp can provide. Want to get a jump start on the seasonal spirit? Then check out the following summer camp films:

Fat Camp

Judd Apatow's (Knocked Up, Superbad) first foray into film was with the 1995 childhood classic Heavyweights, so it should be no surprise that it has taken the "Best Film About Fat...
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The 10 Greatest Cast Members Of 'Saturday Night Live'

April 7th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Eddie Murphy
Live from New York, it's Saturday Night! These seven words have been shouted from Studio 8H of Rockefeller Center since Lorne Michaels created "Saturday Night Live" in 1975. The original name of the show was simply "Saturday Night" because at the time ABC had a show entitled "Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell."

Choosing 10 of the show's best cast members is not a task to be taken lightly. We looked at what qualities go into making a perfect cast member as opposed to just picking performers who went on to greater fame after they left the show (though sometimes this happened anyw...
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'The Hills' Are Alive With Paris And Sleazy Older Men

March 25th, 2008 9:22am EDT
The Hills
Well "Hills" fans, we've made it through a barren, frigid winter, and now spring has delivered us unto Paris, home of "The Hills" season premiere. Since we've last seen Lauren and Co., our heroine has purchased a $2.3 million home, provided some extra bedrooms for her best girls Lo and Audrina, and launched a global fashion line. Heidi has graced the cover of Maxim and US Weekly, with and without Spencer, and Audrina's "artistic" nude photos surfaced. Ahh, stars. They're just like us.

First line of business for this recap - did anybody enjoy the endless posturing and wide-eyed manneq...
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'Kath & Kim' Starring Molly Shannon & Selma Blair To Air On NBC

February 7th, 2008 12:08pm EST
Molly Shannon
NBC has announced a series pickup of the American adaptation of the Australian hit comedy series "Kath & Kim," starring Molly Shannon and Selma Blair.

"Kath & Kim," a series adapted from Australia's hit comedy of the same title, is a look into the minutiae of middle-class suburbia that digs deep into the daily lives of Kath, a cheerful, forty-something divorcee, and her self-absorbed daughter, Kim. It's the love and hate, push and pull, of the dysfunctional relationship only a mother and daughter could share.

-Selma Blair Pictures

-Molly Shannon Pictures
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'Pushing Daisies' Season One: Redefining the Word 'Charming'

January 15th, 2008 10:46am EST
Pushing Daisies
My dear sweet Pushing Daisies, you left us far to soon. One might say the strike has caused you to be...pushing daisies! Oh that was clever. Bad puns aside, we're left without new episodes of one of this season's best new offerings. Even though it barely had time to hop off its training wheels, let's take a look at this modern-day fairy tale.

Wait, so Ned can make zombies?

Not exactly. Ned (Lee Pace) has the ability to bring the dead back to life. The catch is that if they are alive for more than one minute someone else dies in their place. Oh and if he touches them again they die...
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Molly Shannon To Guest Star On 'Pushing Daisies'

October 31st, 2007 2:26pm EDT
Molly Shannon
Molly Shannon ("Saturday Night Live") will appear in a three-episode arc of ABC's critically acclaimed new series "Pushing Daisies." Filming begins this week.

Shannon will play Dilly Balsam, a competitor of Ned's (Lee Pace) who opens a rival sweets shop across the street from the Pie Hole. Writer/actor Michael White will play her brother, Billy Balsam.
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