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    Jimmy Kimmel leads a famous funny person farewell to Fred Willard (

    Monday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live turned out to be an extended response to 2020's latest sucker punch, the Friday death of comedian, actor, improviser, and secret ingredient in a half-century of comedies, Fred Willard. Starting out with a monologue paying tribute to Willard’s long and up-for-anything association with his late-night show, Kimmel played a clip of the night he deadpanned a heartfelt eulogy for the recently deceased, 74-year-old Willard, only to eventually reveal that the very much alive Willard was the one holding up the cue cards for his somber tribute. As it turned out, Willard made it another 12 years, dying at the age of 86 having done countless bits on Kimmel’s show as everyone from the neighbor who beat the crap out of Rand Paul, to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to Donald Trump’s disappointed dad, to reprising his character—stalwart and jumpsuited Captain Thomas Woods, in case you don’t remember—in the latest example of real life being too ludicrous for parody (although some are trying again), 1978's TV movie Space Force.

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    ‘Community’ Reunion: Donald Glover — and the Entire Cast — Are Ready to Do a Movie (

    Fans hoping for a “Community” movie announcement are going to have to wait a little longer. The cast and creator Dan Harmon reunited recently for a table read, followed by a Q&A to reminisce about the show — but continue to tap dance around the notion that the second half of the show’s “Six Seasons and a Movie” prophecy might come true.

    “We can’t make movies right now,” quipped Donald Glover, who was among the “Community” stars who gathered to read the Season 5 episode “Cooperative Polygraphy,” as part of an event to support COVID-19 relief charities. In particular, the reunion, which streamed on Monday on Sony Pictures TV’s “Community” YouTube page, was a benefit for Frontline Foods and José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen, two groups working to get means to frontline responders and vulnerable communities.

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    Who Got the Most Screen Time on SNL This Season? (

    The weirdest season of Saturday Night Live since the one with Anthony Michael Hall is over. It began with the one-two punch of hiring and then firing Shane Gillis (we don’t have to talk about that again), and it ended trapped in its own apartment complex, like Olivia de Havilland in Lady in a Cage. Eddie Murphy returned to the show that he saved in the 1980s, and a crowded Democratic primary made room for plenty of impersonations and stunt casting. Especially stunt casting. In all the years Splitsider and Vulture have been measuring SNL screen time, the most important cast member is the concept of fame, and celebrities and former cast members dominated season 45.

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    Dropkick Murphys and Bruce Springsteen to play "Streaming Outta Fenway" live event on Friday, May 29. (

    There is little ground more sacred to Bostonians than Fenway Park and one of the city’s favorite bands will kick off summer with a socially distanced gig from the field with special guest … The Boss.

    Dropkick Murphys will perform for the Streaming Outta Fenway live event on Friday, May 29.
    The performance will be free and the band will be joined remotely by their longtime friend Bruce Springsteen for a special “double play” of one DKM song and one Springsteen song.

    The full-electric performance — with no live audience present — will be simulcast worldwide from Fenway Park in Boston at 6 p.m. ES/3 p.m. PST on the band’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Twitch pages.

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    Dan Harmon confirms ‘Rick and Morty’ season 6 in the works

    Rick and Morty Season 6 is in development, as confirmed by co-creator Dan Harmon himself.

    Harmon subtly announced the show’s next season on an Instagram post where he spoke about the Community virtual table read. “One more magical thing about today: the script we’re reading, Cooperative Polygraphy, is by Community and Rick and Morty alum Alex Rubens, who is BACK at RaM writing on Season 6,” he wrote.

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    ‘Head of the Class’ Reboot in the Works at HBO Max

    “Head of the Class” could be back in session.

    HBO Max has issued a pilot production order (plus five additional scripts) for a potential series based on the classic ABC sitcom from the 1980s.

    Here’s the logline for the updated version: “Head of the Class” is about a group of overachieving high school students who meet their greatest challenge — a teacher who wants them to focus less on grades and more on experiencing life.

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    Peacock to Stream on Microsoft Xbox Devices for National Launch in Summer 2020 (

    Peacock just got some game: NBCUniversal inked a deal for the streaming service to be available on Microsoft’s Xbox One console family when Peacock is scheduled to make it nationwide debut in July.

    Peacock will be available on Microsoft’s Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One S and Xbox One X, when it launches nationally on July 15. Customers in the U.S. will be able to sign up for Peacock Free or upgrade to Peacock Premium directly within the Peacock app on Xbox devices using in-app purchase.