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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Martin Freeman leaves Baker Street for streets of Kabul in ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’

If you’ve ever wondered why it takes 2 years between new Sherlock episodes, one has to understand just how popular and busy the two main stars have been, not to mention the packed schedules of co-creator/writers, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. We all know how crazy busy Benedict Cumberbatch is but his Sherlock co-star, Martin Freeman, is right up there […]

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‘7 Days in Hell’ up next for ‘Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington

Still sporting his Jon Snow long-hair and beard, Kit Harington made his first post-Game of Thrones appearance last week at The Championships at Wimbledon, immediately setting the Internets hair on fire. While it may be small hope, there is hope, nonetheless, that Harington’s character, Jon Snow, might reappear after being left to die in the cold at the […]

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PBS’ Arthur heads to ‘Fountain Abbey’ on Jan 26

I know, we’ve written (and, probably, overwritten) how you can tell when a series such as Downton Abbey instantly becomes a part of pop-culture. If it makes it to the mind palaces of such icons as Saturday Night Live  or Jimmy Fallon, whose Downton Sixby spoofs were priceless, then you know you have something. With […]

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Worlds collide when SNL visits ‘A Hobbit Office’

When Martin Freeman (The Office, Hobbit, Sherlock, Fargo) stepped onto the 30 Rock stage to host Saturday Night Live this past weekend, it almost reminded me of my university days when SNL was so good, you didn’t even think about going out on Saturday night until it was over. Those were the days of John […]

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Groundskeeper Willie speaks out on Scottish independence vote

When a program or series across the pond gets the parody treatment, it usually means you’ve arrived. With countless spoofs and parodies behind them, the leader in the clubhouse for the past several years has been Downton Abbey. From Jimmy Fallon to Saturday Night Live to Funny or Die, the British period drama has been the target of some top-notch brilliance in recent years. Prior to last weeks referendum vote on Scottish independence, there were countless celebrities putting in their two cents for both sides trying to swing the vote for either ‘Yes Scotland’ or ‘Better Together’.

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Become part of Sherlock's 'Homeless Network' with new iPhone app

We used to say that you know you’ve arrived when you are subject of a Jimmy Fallon parody, a Saturday Night Life sketch or featured in a segment on Red Nose Day. Owners of all three, Downton Abbey went one step further when Lady Mary, herself, participated in a game of antler toss to promote […]

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'Downton Abbey' reaches new heights with 'Iron Man 3' reference

From 30 Rock to The Office to The Chris Matthews Show to, most recently, Iron Man 3, the cultural impact of Downton Abbey knows no boundaries. We all know about the talented efforts of Sesame Street, The Colbert Report, Saturday Night Live and Latenight with Jimmy Fallon as they paid tribute to the likes of […]

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