Doctor Strange/Sherlock/Smaug/Khan to host SNL on November 5

I can remember a time when Saturday Night Live was so good, you didn’t go out until it ended. Those were the days of Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, John Belushi, Laraine Newman and Garrett Morris. Fast forward to the 90s and the days of Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Chris Farley and […]

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Red Nose Day USA returns with Craig Ferguson at the helm

Red Nose Day USA has secured the brilliance of Craig Ferguson to host the 2nd annual fundraising special to be broadcast May 26 on NBC. This is excellent news given that I’m still bitter over that fact that the former host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson was not tagged as David Letterman’s replacement when he retired […]

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Stephen Fry continues British invasion of American telly

Fresh off his stint as the sole member of the official UK welcoming committee at Heathrow Airport, the brilliant British actor/comedian/writer/game show host Stephen Fry is set to co-star opposite Joel McHale (E’s The Soup) in The Great Indoors, a CBS comedy pilot written by Mike Gibbons (Tosh.O) and directed by Andy Ackerman (Seinfeld). According to Deadline.com, the […]

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It’s a ‘Downton Abbey’ parody overload for your viewing pleasure

Over the past six years, Downton Abbey has become THE go-to show on telly. However, before the last under butler turns out the lights and leaves Downton for good, rather than contribute to the endless spoiler traffic surrounding the remaining 7 episodes on PBS that have been swirling the Internets since the series finale on Christmas Day […]

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The Sound of Music Live! next up for Lady Mae Loxley and friends…

Katherine Kelly, who charmed the ‘you know what’ off of Harry Gordon Selfridge for the last several years as Lady Mae Loxley in Mr. Selfridge, will turn her attention to a live on Christmas Day in the UK, TV adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound Of Music. Joining Kelly will be her Mr. Selfridge co-star, Kara Tointon, who played […]

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A few ‘Downton Abbey’ 6 bits and bobs just for you…

With Planet Earth’s favorite British period drama drawing to a close, most likely, on Christmas Day in the UK, filming has begun on what will be the tentative definite final farewell to the Crawleys, the Granthams and those who work for them. As you can imagine, in a technologically advanced world that would make the […]

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After 30 years, ‘Red Nose Day’ finally lands in America

The UK institution known as Red Nose Day has landed in America. Who knew the flight from Great Britain to America would take right at three decades. The 25+ year staple of a night of BBC 1 programming and the UK’s #1 television fundraising effort finally makes its way across the pond and will be […]

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Finally, America gets it’s own ‘Red Nose Day’

Ironically, as we (as in, Tellyspotting) head to Liverpool today for the 2015 BBC Showcase, news came down that the mind palace creation of Richard Curtis and Lenny Henry back in 1985, Red Nose Day, is coming to America. The U.K.’s #1 fundraiser event which takes over the BBC every two years for a night of […]

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