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What's on Variety.com this week

At the Start of Its Fourth Decade, 'SNL' Blitzes the NFL

"Saturday Night Live" returned for its landmark 40th season on Sept. 27 with a new announcer, a revived Weekend Update and a couple of digs at the National Football League. But the show continued to serve up something it largely avoided when it launched way back in 1975: the expected.

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SAY WHAT?

Notable quotes on this week's stories

I wonder which of today's popular him actors will be on procedural cop dramas in 20 years?"

Seth Rogen

@SethRogen

Every time they were done shooting, I would dance with each person individually. Mark Pedowitz and Thom Sherman from CW, I would dance with them. There's this whole dance montage that's going to be pretty fun to watch."

Ryan Hansen; Whitney Friedlander's "'Play It Again, Dick's' Ryan Hansen Talks the 'Veronica Mars' Spinoff Series"

"It's the most complicated movie I've ever worked on... I pray to God I never work on another time travel movie."

Screenwriter Simon Kinberg; Marc eraser's "Fox to Add Anna Paquin Back to 'X-Men; Days of Future Past"'

Announcement

Variety Expands Editor-in-Chief Roles for Eller and Wallenstein

Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein are assuming expanded responsibilities as co-editors-inchief of Variety as Cynthia Littleton transitions from her role as editorin-chief, television, to the newly created post of managing editor, television. …

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