or


[01/21/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Presents New Behind-The-Scenes Special: 'Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live' on Sunday, February 20

[via press release from NBC]

NBC PRESENTS NEW BEHIND-THE-SCENES SPECIAL: �LIVE FROM NEW YORK: THE FIRST 5 YEARS OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE� ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20

NBC to Present Five Emmy-Winning Episodes from SNL's First Five Years in the 'All Night' Time Period Beginning Saturday, January 22

BURBANK, Calif. -- January 21, 2005 -- Marking the 30th Anniversary of NBC's "Saturday Night Live," the network will present a compelling behind-the-scenes look at the birth of this television icon in "Live From New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live" (Sunday, February 20, 9:00 � 11:00 p.m. ET).

From award-winning documentary writer-director-producer Kenneth Bowser ("Easy Riders & Raging Bulls"), "Live from New York" is a look at the creation of one of the most successful and influential shows in television history - it is SNL's story told by the people who lived it.

Viewers will get a rare, intimate look at the formative years of the show in new interviews with creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels; the show's original stars, including Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman and Garrett Morris; hosts such as Candice Bergen, Elliot Gould, Buck Henry, Eric Idle, Steve Martin, Penny Marshall and Lily Tomlin; writers (Al Franken, Jim Downey and many others), as well as original crew members and musicians (including original musical director, Oscar winner Howard Shore and Paul Shaffer).

These are the stories fans haven't heard - all presented in a funny, fast-paced, nostalgic format, framed by the legendary musical performances from that iconoclastic era (artists include The Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello, The Grateful Dead, Patti Smith, The Band, Blondie, George Harrison, Paul Simon, Ray Charles, Bette Midler, Randy Newman, The Blues Brothers as well as John Belushi's inimitable imitation of Joe Cocker).

In addition to the never-before-seen insights, the special will feature classic and hilarious footage from the 70's as well as recollections from SNL stars of recent years (Dana Carvey, Jimmy Fallon, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Norm Macdonald, Tim Meadows, former writer Conan O'Brien, and Molly Shannon) discussing the show's influence on them.

Leading up to the special, NBC will re-air Emmy-nominated and Emmy-winning episodes from the show's historic first five years in the "All-Night" timeslot (directly following SNL on Saturday nights or at 3 a.m. ET, check local listings) for the next five weeks beginning Saturday, January 22.

The January 22 "All Night" show, with host Elliott Gould and musical guest Anne Murray (from the 1975-76 season), won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy/Variety or Music series. The January 29 show features Candice Bergen/Frank Zappa, from the 1976-77 season. The February 5 show features Steve Martin/Blues Brothers from the 1977-78 season, and February 12 features Richard Benjamin/Rickie Lee Jones from 1978-79 season. All were nominated for Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music series. The episode on February 19 with host Teri Garr and music from The B-52's (from 1979-80) was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy-Variety or Music series.





  [january 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[05/04/16 - 12:02 PM]
"Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule" Season 4 Premieres Friday, June 17th at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim
The new season will be followed by "Decker: Unclassified," starring Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington.

[05/04/16 - 10:49 AM]
National Geographic Launches a Covert Investigation Into the Disappearance of Adventurer Cody Dial in Riveting True-Crime Series, "Missing Dial"
The six-part series launches Sunday, May 22 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[05/04/16 - 10:25 AM]
Valerie Bertinelli Entertains Friends & Family on the Return of "Valerie's Home Cooking"
Valerie is back in the kitchen sharing her tips for easy-to-make, delicious dishes and homemade recipes, adding her own signature touches and flavor along the way.

[05/04/16 - 09:01 AM]
The 23rd Annual SAG Awards(R) Ceremony Will Be January 29, 2017
The annual celebration of outstanding performances in film and television will be once again simulcast live on TNT and TBS.

[05/04/16 - 08:35 AM]
FYI Orders New TV Series "Prefabulous" (w.t.) from Vox Entertainment; Curbed.com to Partner with Series
The series celebrates America's next big trend in real estate, prefabricated homes.

[05/04/16 - 08:04 AM]
"CMT Crossroads: Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan" to Premiere Saturday, May 21 at 10pm ET/PT
The hour-long episode features hits from both artists.

[05/04/16 - 08:00 AM]
Syfy Reveals "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens" Cameos and Official Poster Art
The latest installment in the franchise premieres Sunday, July 31 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[05/04/16 - 06:53 AM]
Crackle's Critically-Acclaimed First Scripted Original Drama Series "The Art of More" Now in Production on Sophomore Season in Montreal
Returning to Crackle in Q4 2016, season two will dive deeper into the glamorous and surprisingly cutthroat world of premium auction houses in New York City with more twists and complex stories.

[05/04/16 - 06:00 AM]
Craig Ferguson and Hollywood Stars Come Together to Have Fun and Change Lives in NBC's Second Annual "Red Nose Day Special" May 26
Coming together for the FUN-raising special will be Ellen DeGeneres, Jack Black, Paul Rudd, Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Sarah Silverman, Tracy Morgan, Key & Peele, Anna Kendrick, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Ellie Kemper.

[05/04/16 - 06:00 AM]
Legendary Music Superstar Celine Dion to Receive Icon Award at the "2016 Billboard Music Awards" on ABC
Dion will also take to the stage for a special rendition of Queen's "The Show Must Go On" after she accepts one of the most prestigious Billboard awards an artist can receive.

[05/04/16 - 05:06 AM]
Video: New Top Gear Trailer Brings on the "Summer"
"Top Gear" makes its eagerly anticipated return with an all-new season premiering in May on BBC America.

[05/04/16 - 05:00 AM]
Hulu Goes Bigger and Bolder at 2016 Upfront Presentation
The streaming service has picked up critically acclaimed drama series "The Path" for a second season, as well as comedy series "The Mindy Project" for season five.

[05/03/16 - 10:36 AM]
Molly Ringwald, Meredith Vieira, Amy Sedaris, John Hodgman, and "Hamilton" Cast Members Guest Star in Season Two of Bravo Media's "Odd Mom Out"
They'll join the previously announced Drew Barrymore and Blythe Danner.

[05/03/16 - 10:31 AM]
AXS TV to Premiere Nine Acclaimed Music Documentaries in Its All-New "Reel to Real" Series
"Reel to Real" is hosted by popular TV and radio personality Eddie Trunk, who will be on hand to introduce every premiere, providing insights and facts about the production, the artists, the inspirations and the impact of each doc.

[05/03/16 - 10:01 AM]
TBS's "Search Party" Adds Rosie Perez, Ron Livingston, Christine Taylor & Parker Posey in Recurring Roles
In addition, Brandon Micheal Hall has been named a series regular.