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'Saturday Night Live' recap -- Christina Applegate sang and danced her way into our hearts

Christina Applegate resuscitated a flatlining season of Saturday Night Live with her brilliant song and dance numbers this weekend.

The Up All Night actress last graced the SNL stage 19 years ago in her Kelly Bundy days, but looked right at home last night. She seemed to be over-selling herself during a few sketches, especially those that involved speaking in accent, but redeemed herself with song. And unlike last week’s dull treatment of the first presidential debate, the gang had a field day with last Thursday’s vice presidential debate.


Christina Applegate hosts tonight's 'Saturday Night Live': Talk about it here!

NBC synergy alert! Christina Applegate is not only a great comedic actress known for starring in one of the funniest movies of all time (Anchorman) — she’s also headlining Up All Night, a Peacock sitcom with sleepy ratings. Will an appearance on SNL boost Up All Night‘s low profile?

Maybe, maybe not. What really matters is that unlike last week’s host, Applegate is a known quantity when it comes to comedy. She may not have appeared on this show since her Kelly Bundy days, but in the past 19 years, Applegate has only gotten funnier — so it’s reasonable to have fairly high expectations for her performance. (Digression: If you’re feeling nostalgic, check out the sketches that were performed during Applegate’s first hosting stint. Coffee Talk! The Gap! Deep Thoughts! Matt Foley’s first-ever appearance! It’s like an early ’90s SNL greatest hits list.)

As a bonus, Applegate could very well bring Up All Night co-stars Maya Rudolph and Will Arnett in for cameos; their presence would be much appreciated. Then again, the episode’s biggest sketch might not feature Applegate at all.


Christina Applegate's 'SNL' promos will make you feel old -- VIDEO

The last time Christina Applegate hosted Saturday Night Live, Bill Clinton had been president for just four months, Silk’s “Freak Me” ruled the Billboard charts, and Justin Bieber, Chloe Moretz, and three of One Direction’s five members hadn’t yet been born.

Yes, the onetime star of Married With Children hasn’t been to Studio 8h since May of 1993 — a fact you won’t be able to forget after watching these promos.

But even though the videos are a little too obsessed with the gap between Applegate’s first and second hosting stints, there’s some good stuff here. Especially at the end, when she and promo partner Jason Sudeikis prepare for Saturday’s show — New Jack Swing-style. Watch J. Suds and Xtina Apple G. get down below:


'Up All Night' season premiere: Revamp verdict?

Up All Night has returned, and things have changed: Ava, the talk show hosted by Ava (Maya Rudolph) and produced by Reagan (Christina Applegate) has been canceled. After returning to his old job as a lawyer proved too soul-sucking, Chris has decided to go into business with Reagan’s contractor brother Scott (Luka Jones) while Reagan spends time raising their daughter, Amy, and helping Ava figure out her next move. The introduction of Scott was awkward — even if you hadn’t read spoilers, you knew Chris would end up being his businessman long before Chris did. But by episode’s end, I found Scott’s presence less distracting than Will Arnett’s new tan and muscles. READ FULL STORY

Last Call! Turn the Emmy-snubbed into EWwy winners by voting in all 10 categories here!


Voting for EW’s 5th Annual EWwy Awards — honoring the shows, actors, and actresses readers believe deserved an Emmy nomination but didn’t receive one — ends Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. (Winners will be announced Friday.) For a deep dive into the nominees, click through the Comedy categories and the Drama categories. Or, cast your ballot now by voting in the 10 polls below.

And the Drama nominees are…


EWwy Awards reminder: Voting ends Thursday!


With tonight’s return of Sons of Anarchy, recipient of four nominations in EW’s 5th annual EWwys — a celebration of the Emmy-snubbed — it’s a good time to remind you that voting for the 2012 EWwys ends this Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. Winners will be announced on Friday. View the drama nominees and vote here (there’s a poll after each category). Click here for the comedy nominees.

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Emmys: Snubs in Comedy? Vote to Make ‘em EWwy 2012 Winners!
Emmys: Snubs in Drama? Vote to Make ‘em EWwy 2012 Winners!
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EWwy Awards: 'An election we all can agree on,' says Rob Lowe


It’s Day 3 of voting for EW’s 5th Annual EWwy Awards for the Emmy-snubbed, and today’s reminder comes courtesy of Rob Lowe, a nominee for Best Actor, Comedy, alongside his Parks and Recreation castmate Adam Scott, Community‘s Joel McHale, The Big Bang Theory‘s Johnny Galecki, and Up All Night‘s Will Arnett. Campaigning is not only welcome, it’s encouraged! Use the hashtag #EWwy.

EW's 5th Annual EWwy Awards for the Emmy-snubbed: Voting starts now!


It’s September, which means it’s once again time for the EWwys, EW.com’s annual awards honoring the shows, actors, and actresses that should’ve been nominated for an Emmy but weren’t. This year’s nominees are a combination of those who made EW critic Ken Tucker’s Emmy wish list and those who readers felt were most grievously snubbed when the Emmy nominations were announced in July. Check out the nominees in the five EWwy Comedy categories and vote for your favorites hereClick through the nominees in the five EWwy Drama categories and cast your votes here. Polls will remain open through Sept. 13. Winners will be announced Sept. 14. There are trophies involved, to which two-time EWwy winner Courteney Cox can attest: READ FULL STORY

'Up All Night' season finale: Did Chris' proposal get you misty? Watch!

On last night’s Up All Night season finale, Chris (Will Arnett) finally got to purpose to Reagan (Christina Applegate), who eight years ago, interrupted his plans to pop the question at a bar while “Total Eclipse of the Heart” was playing by drunkenly dropping to her knee and asking him to marry her.

When he found her wedding ring, which she still hadn’t had sized down from her pregnancy, in the soap dish, he took the opportunity to recreate the moment. Only Reagan thought she’d lost her ring for good, had another one made, and was going to surprise him with a second proposal of her own. Series creator Emily Spivey told EW she cried every time Arnett and Applegate rehearsed the scene and from every angle they filmed it. Did it get you misty? Watch it below. READ FULL STORY

Fall TV post-mort: What are you still watching? DVR'ing?

Let’s think back for a moment to the start of the fall TV season when we were giddy with hope and optimism about all the new (Hart of DixieNew Girl! The X Factor!) and old (Modern Family! Glee! Fringe!) shows we’d watch in the months ahead. Back then I posted a series of blog posts outlining what I planned to view live versus DVR every night of the week. At the time, I really did have every intention of sticking to my schedule, but naturally as the weeks wore on and plotlines developed my interests began to waver, for better and for worse. I’m sure you know what I mean, unless you’re one of those people who actually follows through with your goals, in which case we can’t be friends. Nevertheless, now that we’re in the midst of the dreaded hiatus period, I figured it would be a good time to reflect on where we started off this season and where we ended up. Check out my day-by-day post-mort below, beginning with all the shows I so naively intended to watch: READ FULL STORY

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