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Live from New York, it’s…err…Sunday Night! Tonight, NBC celebrates four decades of Saturday Night Live with a huge, live SNL 40th Anniversary Special. There have been so many great sketches and characters over the years, and the series has launched the film and TV careers of so many hilarious men and women. Dozens of former cast members and guests will return for tonight’s special—thirty or so have already been confirmed, with likely even more celebs making surprise appearances. The confirmed former guests include Justin Timberlake, Emma Stone, Derek Jeter, Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Melissa McCarthy, Robert De Niro, Paul Simon, Jerry Seinfeld, Jack Nicholson, Peyton Manning, Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin, Taylor Swift, Christopher Walken, Tom Hanks, and Betty White. And the confirmed former cast members include Jimmy Fallon, Chevy Chase, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Molly Shannon, Steve Martin, Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Amy Poehler, Dana Carvey, Kristen Wiig, Dan Akroyd, Chris Rock, Garrett Morris, Andy Samberg, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Bill Murray, and Sara Silverman.
With so many talented folks involved, it should be one amazing show! Will the special feature the returning folks doing the same characters and routines that made them famous? Or will they just take advantage of this amazing cast and come up with all new material? Or will they find a way to mash up the SNL world, bringing old and new characters together into fun new scenarios? And will there be some sort of tribute to cast members who are no longer with us, like John Belushi, Phil Hartman, Chris Farley, and Gilda Radner?
The night kicks off at 7/6c with a 1-hour red carpet special, followed by a three-and-a-half-hour show! I feel bad for the West Coast, who will need to try to avoid the live tweets and spoilers!
While I’m watching 4.5 hours of SNL, I’ll also be recording CSI, The Simpsons, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, Worst Cooks in America, The Walking Dead, Togetherness, Looking, Shameless, and Episodes.
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The 15th season of CSI comes to a close tonight with two new episodes, including the finale. It’s been a good season, with a big focus on the Gig Harbor case, which started in Seattle when Russell and Julie Finlay lived and worked there. Mark-Paul Gosselaar was uber-creepy as brothers Paul Winthrop and Jared Briscoe. Briscoe was killed several episodes ago when they forced Daniel Shaw to kidnap Russell’s daughter. But Winthrop escaped, so he’ll be back tonight to hopefully wrap up that story arc for good. This season also included Greg and Sara being quarantined after possibly being contaminated by diseased blood (they weren’t, obviously), a case about “witchcraft” and chemistry gone wrong, a murder at a weed shop, a mass shooting at a forensics conference, “rubber dolls,” a flying man, a 10-year-old murder/suicide, a dead superhero, and on the last episode, a victim who’d been killed when they were drowned in liquid chrome used on cars. Nasty way to die…
CBS apparently let it slip during a commercial for another show last week that this week is the series finale. There’s been no official word of that yet, but given the show’s declining ratings, the fact that George Eads (Nick Stokes) is leaving the show at the end of the season, it wouldn’t surprise me if tonight were, in fact, the series finale. I’ll miss it—I’ve really come to love the show again—but after fifteen seasons, its cancellation wouldn’t come as a huge surprise.
On tonight’s first episode, “Under My Skin,” the CSI team investigates a murder with ties to two teenaged kidnapped girls. Lisa Rinna guest stars. Then on the season/series finale, “The End Game,” the CSI unit faces the final showdown with the Gig Harbor killer whose motives are finally revealed. Meanwhile, Nick Stokes makes a decision that will affect the entire team moving forward. Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mark Valley, & Eric Roberts guest star.
See how the season/series ends tonight on CBS at 9/8c & 10/9c.
I’ll also be watching/DVRing The Great British Baking Show, Guy’s Grocery Games, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Worst Cooks in America, & Cutthroat Kitchen.