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Maya Rudolph variety show may return on NBC

Maya Rudolph variety show may return on NBC

LOS ANGELES, July 13 (UPI) --NBC mulling possibility of more episodes of Maya Rudolph's variety show.
Danielle Haynes
Lorne Michaels says to expect 'SNL' cast changes next season

Lorne Michaels says to expect 'SNL' cast changes next season

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) --Lorne Michaels says that after losing so many cast members over last year, there are still casting changes ahead for "Saturday Night Live."
Danielle Haynes
NBC is planning a 40th anniversary special for 'Saturday Night Live'

NBC is planning a 40th anniversary special for 'Saturday Night Live'

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- NBC says it plans to air a 3-hour live television special, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking sketch comedy series, "Saturday Night Live."
Karen Butler
Maya Rudolph will return to NBC for her own variety show special

Maya Rudolph will return to NBC for her own variety show special

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- Maya Rudolph will be joined by Kristen Bell, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen and others on her new variety show special, "The Maya Rudolph Show."
Annie Martin
'Mean Girls' stars to reunite

'Mean Girls' stars to reunite

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Sources say that co-writer Tina Fey has been organizing a cast reunion for months to celebrate the 'Mean Girls' 10th anniversary.
Annie Martin
Rachel McAdams auditioned for Lindsay Lohan's role in 'Mean Girls'

Rachel McAdams auditioned for Lindsay Lohan's role in 'Mean Girls'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- {i:Mean Girls} director Mark Waters has stepped forward to spill a few behind-the-scene secrets from the film on the verge of its 10th anniversary.
Veronica Linares
Colin Jost to replace Seth Meyers as SNL's 'Weekend Update' co-anchor

Colin Jost to replace Seth Meyers as SNL's 'Weekend Update' co-anchor

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels has already picked a successor to Seth Meyers for Weekend Update on SNL.
Veronica Linares
'SNL' adding African-American woman to cast

'SNL' adding African-American woman to cast

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Sasheer Zamata, a female, African-American comedian, has joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live," the Hollywood Reporter said Monday.
SNL adds female African American cast member

SNL adds female African American cast member

Jan. 6 (UPI) -- "Saturday Night Live" is banking on Sasheer Zamata to add laughs and help take off some of the growing pressure over accusations that the show has a diversity problem.
Gabrielle Levy
'Saturday Night Live' holds auditions for black female cast members

'Saturday Night Live' holds auditions for black female cast members

NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- New York sketch comedy TV series "Saturday Night Live" will add an African-American woman to the cast as soon as January, the Hollywood Reporter said.
'SNL' held secret auditions for black female cast members

'SNL' held secret auditions for black female cast members

Dec. 12 (UPI) -- "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels said he plans to add new cast members to the show in January.
Kate Stanton

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.
By United Press International
Bill Hader leaving 'Saturday Night Live' after eight seasons

Bill Hader leaving 'Saturday Night Live' after eight seasons

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- Comedian Bill Hader says he is leaving the U.S. sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live" after eight seasons.
Seth Meyers to host NBC's 'Late Night' starting in 2014

Seth Meyers to host NBC's 'Late Night' starting in 2014

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- NBC announced writer/performer Seth Meyers will be the new host of "Late Night" in New York when Jimmy Fallon moves to "The Tonight Show" in 2014.
Myers, Carvey, Spheeris set for 'Wayne's World' reunion panel

Myers, Carvey, Spheeris set for 'Wayne's World' reunion panel

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels is to serve as host of a "Wayne's World" reunion panel in Los Angeles this month.
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Lorne Michaels, CM (born November 17, 1944) is a Canadian television producer, writer and comedian best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live and producing the various film and TV projects that spun off from it.

Michaels was born Lorne David Lipowitz in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of Florence (née Becker) and Henry Abraham Lipowitz, a furrier. He was the eldest of the Lipowitz children. He has a sister, Barbara Lipowitz, who currently resides in Toronto and a brother, Mark Lipowitz, who died from a brain tumor. Michaels attended the Forest Hill Collegiate Institute in Toronto and graduated from University College, University of Toronto, where he majored in English, in 1966. Michaels began his career as a writer and broadcaster for CBC Radio. He moved to Los Angeles from Toronto in 1968 to work as a writer for Laugh-In and The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show. He starred in The Hart and Lorne Terrific Hour, a Canadian comedy series which ran briefly in the early 1970s. During the late 1960s, Michaels married Rosie Shuster, who later worked with him on Saturday Night Live as a writer. She was the daughter of Frank Shuster, one half of the famous comedy team, Wayne and Shuster. Michaels and Shuster were divorced in 1980.

In 1975, Michaels created (with fellow NBC employee Dick Ebersol and president of the network Herb Schlosser) the TV show NBC's Saturday Night, which in 1977 changed its name to Saturday Night Live. The show, which is performed live in front of a studio audience, immediately established a reputation for being cutting edge and unpredictable. It became a vehicle for launching the careers of some of the most successful comedians in the world.

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