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Cue the “Weekend Update” music, because we have some breaking news to report: “Saturday Night Live” is about to open a museum-style exhibition, and it’s going to rock your (Wayne’s) world.
Opening on May 30 at New York City's Premier Exhibition 5th Avenue — a fancy new state-of-the-art events space — and coinciding with the iconic TV series’ 40th anniversary, “Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition” basically sounds like a mini-Smithsonian dedicated to all things related to the show. And honestly, SNL kind of deserves that. The show is basically an American institution at this point. We forgive the lackluster seasons because every week, it plugs our finger into a socket of kinetic NYC energy. (“Saturday Night Live” might be the most successful accidental tourism campaign, like, ever.) And even the lame episodes become entertaining as reruns, when they take on the air of nostalgia – like televised yearbooks reminding us of the news events, pop culture chatter, and god-awful hairstyles of bygone eras.
If the travel funds are a little low this season there’s always television, and thanks to the New York Times and Travel Channel there just might be something worth watching. The two—the newspaper and the channel—are teaming up to bring the popular 36 Hours series to your screen, and they’re doing so with hosts Kristen Kish and Kyle Martino. They’re of Top Chef and USA Soccer fame, respectively, and we’re sure they’ll do a great job.
Right now there are six episodes that have been given the go-for-launch treatment, and the hosts will have—you guessed it—36 hours to check out foodie hotspots, hobnob with the locals, and check out the latest and greatest each city has to offer. The newspaper folks will work behind the scenes to provide some insight as well, as they’ll be passing notes regarding their expertise—a quick search of Yelp this is not
Everything that's old is new again, at least on television. Many of TV's biggest hits from the 1990s are being rebooted, including Twin Peaks, The X-Files, and Full House, the latter which is being reincarnated as Fuller House.
Here are three famous filming locations you can visit right now from the original series to help you get you ready for their return this fall.
Louie's fifth season has just debuted on FX, bringing more of the comedian's dark humor, and favorite New York hangouts, to the small screen. In honor of Louie C.K.'s return, here's a look at three Louie-style date nights to some of the most memorable restaurants and comedy clubs ever featured on the show. Hopefully, you'll have more luck in love than Louie did.
The fifth season of Game of Thrones debuts on April 12, just in time for the launch of a brand new Westeros-themed tour.
Zicasso’s new Game of Thrones Spain Tour: Season 5 will bring fans to the show's latest filming locations in Madrid, Seville, Osuna and Granada over seven days and eight nights.
Binging on the best new TV shows isn't just a great way to spend a weekend, it's also a way to find your next vacation destination.
Netflix's latest binge-worthy drama Bloodline, starring Kyle Chandler, Linda Cardellini, Sissy Spacek, and Ben Mendelsohn, follows the Ryaburns as their oldest son comes home, bringing the family's "secrets and scars" back with him. All of this drama is set in the sun-soaked Florida Keys, which are so integral to the series' plot they're like another character on the show.
House of Cards might be set in the high stakes world of Washington D.C., but the series is actually filmed on location in Baltimore. Here's a look at where you can eat, stay, and be entertained in Frank and Claire's world.
Where to Eat:
During the first and second season of House of Cards Frank frequented Freddy’s BBQ Rib Joint but, unfortunately, Freddy's doesn't really exist. So, if you're in Baltimore and want some authentic BBQ Chaps Pit Beef is the next best thing.
If you want to check out another HOC hotspot, try Werner’s in downtown Baltimore. This diner was featured in the first season and the third season as one of Doug's many meeting places.
Conan O’Brien made history last night when he aired an episode of his late night talk show that was filmed entirely in Cuba, making him the first American late-night talk show host to broadcast from the country since Jack Paar interviewed Fidel Castro for The Tonight Show in 1959.
O'Brien, along with a small crew, spent four days in Havana, Cuba over Presidents' Day weekend with no real plan, other than trying to meet the people of Cuba and "make friends."
Game of Thrones has already brought more than £87 million to Northern Ireland, where it is primarily filmed, but that hasn't stopped local officials from looking for new ways to cash in on the hit HBO show.
With GOT's fifth season debuting in April, the Northern Ireland Tourist Board has put together a map of the series' filming locations, including a 3-day itinerary for the ultimate Game of Thrones road trip. The new, free resources are designed to bring more tourists, and tourism dollars, to the region.
Last weekend, to celebrate the return of Comedy Central's Broad City, the Lyft App gave fans in NYC a ride in their spiffy new Broad City RV (pictured above). For those who missed out, we have the next best thing.
Here are 5 Broad City filming locations you can visit anytime, without Bevers, Abbi's roommate's boyfriend, screwing it up for you.
Abbi is employed as a Cleaner at NYC's trendy "Soulstice" (seriously, it's the title on her t-shirt) but if you were planning on getting a membership, you're out-of-luck since the gym doesn't actually exist. You can check out the next best thing though, Chalk Gyms in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where the Soulstice scenes are filmed. Get ready to Slide and Glide, mothaf*ckers!
With the return of Girls, Looking, and the debut of Togetherness, Sunday night on HBO has become the most travel-inspiring night on TV.
Each show perfectly captures the city in which it is set, for Girls, that means Brooklyn, for Looking its San Francisco, and now, Togetherness is showing us a new side of L.A.
Hannah might be moving to Iowa on the show but, in reality, she never leaves Brooklyn. A few of the new locations to look out for in season four of Girls include Brooklyn's Ditmas Park neighborhood, which is playing Iowa on the show, to the dismay of locals.
After a few years of taking the hits on their city's strange culture, and laughing about it too, the actual people who inhabit Portland, Oregon may be totally done with the "Portlandia" sketch show starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brown (and occasionally, Kyle Maclachlan.)
Still, there's no denying that even skits that have nothing to do with Portland (like the Battlestar Galactica marathon) had us wanting to go to there and hang out with some like-minded peeps.
So whether you visit Portland to locate the "Feminist Bookstore", or take an Instagram-worthy shot of the "Keep Portland Weird" sign, or eat your way through the Food Trucks, here are some ideas for your visit.