TV Quick Hits: Kit Harrington on ‘Seth Meyers’; Anne Hathaway imitates Miley Cyrus; NBC News loses steam
It has been a while since we’ve given you some assorted news highlights through a TV Quick Hits article, but this is something we envision ourselves doing a little bit more in the weeks ahead. One of the reasons why is because with May sweeps ahead, we’re going to have more stories than we can create individual articles for!
Kit Harrington spoofs Jon Snow – In our second “Game of Thrones” story today, take a look Harrington’s hilarious appearance on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” Monday, which included a great sketch about him attending a dinner party as Jon Snow and trying to fit in. Interestingly, watching this reminds us somewhat of the puppet sketch on “Saturday Night Live” with Bill Hader playing a war vet explaining his horror stories through a puppet who looks just like him.
Anne Hathaway as … Miley Cyrus? – The Spike TV series “Lip Sync Battle” is taking the inter by storm, and the biggest thing that we give them credit for is somehow managing to cast extremely big-name actors on a cable show without a guarantee of success. You saw The Rock face off against show executive producer Jimmy Fallon last week, and on Thursday night’s episode, Anne Hathaway and her former “The Devil Wears Prada” co-star Emily Blunt are going to do battle.
If you head over to YouTube and search for the battle, you can watch a pretty-shocking sneak peek in which Hathaway goes all-out in her impersonation of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” video. While not entirely NSFW, we still recommend not checking it out in the office. (This is why we’re not linking to it here.)
NBC Nightly News loses – For the first time since 2009, NBC Nightly News has lost a week in ratings to ABC World News with David Muir. Is this due to the Brian Williams fiasco? It’s a little hard to blame simply him since that was weeks ago, but like with “The Today Show” debacle years ago, we do think viewers are getting annoyed with network dysfunction at 30 Rock. They are looking for something more consistent.