#ConversationStarter | New Era. New Tonight. Classic Jimmy.

Actor, former “Late Night” host and SNL alum, Jimmy Fallon, made his debut as a new host of The Tonight Show: Starring Jimmy Fallon. Check out some clips below.

From CNN:

How will Fallon fare?

That’s the big question.

For one thing, the late night landscape has changed. The hosts — like Conan O’ Brien and Jimmy Kimmel — skew younger. And with Fallon, NBC hopes the audience will too.

While one-time host Johnny Carson has been the template all future hosts emulated, Fallon says he will fashion his stint after a different host: The original host, Steve Allen.

Conversation Starter:  What did you think about his first night?

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#ConversationStarter: Minority Players on #SNL.

Kerry Washinton on SNL.

Kerry Washinton on SNL.

Saturday Night Live took a jab at itself–with guest host, Kerry Washington in tow–after several SNL cast members and the media began asking why aren’t their any black women on the late night laugh fest which is now in its 39th season.

The opening skit had Washington playing First Lady Michelle Obama, then running out the room to change into Oprah.

According to Melissa Harris-Perry, Washington is the eighth  African-American woman to hold down guest hosting duties.

Series creator Lorne Michaels says finding a black woman for the show is a priority.

From The LA Times:

Michaels said he is focused on finding an African American female cast member for the NBC series, but he did not specify how soon it would happen.

“It’s not like it’s not a priority for us,” Michaels said in an interview with the Associated Press on Thursday. “It will happen. I’m sure it will happen.”

Kenan Thompson, a SNL veteran who tells the LA Times he’s tired of putting on drag, puts the lack on black female performers.

However, there are plenty of black women who have graced comedic television–Debra Wilson and Wanda Sykes to name a few.

So chime in who in the minority would like to see on SNL? And let’s not just limit it to black women as one person on twitter pointed out:

#ConversationStarter: Preacher’s Wife Responds To Outfit Criticism.

DeVon Franklin with wife and actress, Meagan Good. (via HipHollywood)

DeVon Franklin with wife and actress, Meagan Good. (image via HipHollywood.com)

Good with the cast of Cousin Skeeter. She played Nina in the 90s sitcom.

Good with the cast of Cousin Skeeter. She played Nina in the 90s sitcom.

Meagan Good is catching heat from some on social media after the preacher’s wife donned a dress with a plunging neckline.

She wore the striking blue ensemble at the BET Awards while presenting the Best Gospel Artist award.

Good, who gained fame in the 90s in the Nickelodeon sitcom Cousin Skeeter, is married to Sony Pictures Executive and Seventh Day Adventist pastor Devon Franklin.

Below is a sample of the reaction on twitter:

The star of the NBC drama, Deception, had this to say to her critics:

From The Christian Post:

“I never forgot God was there for a second.. and would never be ashamed of what I’m wearing (in) front of him…,” Good responded to one person on Instagram. “He loves me for exactly who He created me to be despite what anyone else thinks…”

From NewsOne:

I’m not any less holy because the dress I wore -I may not be who people think I should be -but I’m morphing into exactly who God wants me to be.. My excuse is never “I’m going to do me” and I don’t feel that I need to make an excuse or defend or what I wore .. I know I have a responsibility -and I’m working daily to fulfill the full potential of all God has created me to be..

A dialogue was started about my character, integrity, my walk with God and my Husband -simply based on a dress that I wore.., Of course I’m going to have a reaction to people saying negative things… It’s just sad.. Makes me sad not regretful.. My heart and spirit is always open to whatever my Father would want to share with me… And my spirit tells me to be exactly who I authentically am -because that’s what’s going to reach who I was authentically designed to touch.. people like me who are often misunderstood and told their cut of God’s promise -because they don’t look the role …when God doesn’t care about us “looking the role”..he is always cared about bringing us in -and us being whatever we need to be to bring Those left out in ..

Chime in: Was the dress all good? Or do you side with the “social media motherboard” (as NewsOne puts it) who thinks it was too much?

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Return to 1313 “Mockingbird Lane.”

The Munsters: "Mockingbird Lane."

The first family of fright returns to television just less green, more ghoulish and just as quirky (2012’s “Mockingbird Lane” on left and 1964’s “The Munsters” on right).

Fans of the Munsters can return to 1313 Mockingbird Lane once again.

The classic sitcom which first aired on CBS in the 1960s is getting reboot or a “re-imagining” as Jerry O’ Connell who steps into the shoes of Herman Muster calls it.

As of right now it is airing as a Halloween-special for the peacock network.

However if the ratings are good it could become a regular series and creator, Bryan Fuller, says he still has hope for it.

“The thing that gives me a lot of hope is that first, I think show is wonderful, I think the cast is great. But also that NBC is putting it on the air. They don’t have to do that,” said Fuller.

The pilot, bearing the name of the Munsters’ address in the original series, still centers around goofy but loveable Herman Munster, his vampire wife Lily and her blood-sucking dad also known as Count Dracula.

Rounding out the Munster clan is, abnormally normal niece, Marilyn and son Eddie who is going through a monstrous transition as he hits puberty.

O’ Connell said he thinks fans will find homage in the new and folks who have never met any incarnation of the clan will find it fun too.

“While it is an homage to the original, I think it’s going to be very enjoyable to the people who don’t know the original,” said O’Connell.

This will be the third time (in series form) viewers take a trip to ‘1313.’

The first with the original series in 1964 and the second in 1987 with the syndicated sitcom, The Munsters Today.

The latter ran for three seasons which is one more longer than the original.

The Munsters also made a theatrical and several made-for television film appearances.

Unlike previous versions this will be a full hour of fright and be much darker in tone compared to the original–from Eddie learning about his werewolf power to Herman’s heart going on the fritz and needing a new one.

The pilot will air tonight (Friday, October 26th) at 8/7c on NBC.

Chime in: Are you up for seeing the Munsters return with a brand new spin?

Watch more clips below.