Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are returning to the ring this Saturday, Feb. 22, for one of the most anticipated heavyweight rematches in decades. Wilder, aka The Bronze Bomber, first fought Fury, aka The Gypsy King, back in December 2018, and the match was much too close for comfort for the WBC heavyweight champion. The highly entertaining bout controversially ended in a draw, after one judge scored the fight for Wilder by 115-111, another had lineal champion Fury in the lead at 114-110, and the third had them tied at 113-113. Now, the two will get a second chance to prove their dominance when Wilder vs. Fury 2 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday, Feb. 22, starting at 9/8c.
There's no doubt Wilder will be bringing his signature high-powered punches into this rematch. This is his second major rematch in the last few months, after his follow-up fight with Luis Ortiz in November 2019. That match ended with Wilder knocking out Ortiz in the seventh round, despite being behind on the judges' scorecards. Fury is sure to use his quick feet and dizzying movements to his advantage throughout each round as well.
Unless Wilder vs. Fury 2 ends in another draw -- which would set up an already-likely trilogy event for this series -- the rematch will also cost one of the boxers his undefeated status. Coming into the fight, Wilder has 42 wins (including 41 knockouts) and zero losses, while Fury has 29 wins (including 20 knockouts) and zero losses. Each of them has just one draw, which is attributed to their first fight.
In other words, the stakes are as high as they can be as these two heavyweights come face to face for a second time. Wilder vs. Fury 2 is going to be an event boxing fans won't want to miss this weekend.
To watch, Wilder vs. Fury 2 will be available on ESPN+ and Fox Sports Go at the cost of $79.99. New subscribers of ESPN+ can sign up for the streaming service and watch the fight for $84.98. Cable and satellite providers will also offer the fight for the price of $79.99.
Wilder vs. Fury 2 begins on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9/8c on ESPN+, Fox Sports Go, and Pay-Per-View.
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If you're like us, you tend to plan your weekends around new episodes of Saturday Night Live. There's nothing quite like watching those sketch comedy segments live on Saturday nights to cap off each long -- and, lately, chaotic -- week of current events. Sure, DVR-ing those episodes works as well, but then you miss out on all the live-tweeting and GIF gaming, and that's not quite as fun, then, is it?
So, if you're here, chances are you also like to prepare your calendar for new SNL installments, and TV Guide is here to make good on its name and help you out with that.
This Saturday, Feb. 22, NBC will not air a new episode of Saturday Night Live. Instead, the network will air an SNL rerun and only returns with a new episode on Saturday, Feb. 29, with John Mulaney bringing a sack lunch (probably) to 30 Rock for his latest hosting stint, with musical guest David Byrne. The comedian isn't the only fan favorite who is expected to grace the SNL stage in the coming weeks; 007 Daniel Craig will be returning to Studio 8h for the first time in almost a decade to host on Saturday, March 7, with The Weeknd as the musical guest.
Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:30/10:30c on NBC. The episodes are subsequently available to stream on Hulu. NBCUniversal's new streaming service Peacock will also reportedly host all seasons of SNL when it launches in July 2020.
Joining Saturday Night Live for Season 45 as featured players are Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang. Comedian Shane Gillis was also originally expected to join the cast, but he was fired from the show after his disturbing remarks about race surfaced ahead of the season's premiere.
The two newcomers join the series' repertory players Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Beck Bennett, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Heidi Gardner, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, and Melissa Villaseñor. Michael Che and Colin Jost are also repertory players along with co-anchors of "Weekend Update."
TV Guide has been keeping tabs on Saturday Night Live all season long! Check out coverage of every Season 45 episode so far below, starting with the most recent chapter.
Episode 13: RuPaul and Justin Bieber
Saturday Night Live Plays It Safe with Democratic Debate Cold Open
RuPaul's Saturday Night Live Hosting Debut Was Definitely Not a Drag
Episode 12: J.J. Watt and Luke Combs
Saturday Night Live Cold Open Presents an Impeachment Trial with Actual Witnesses
JJ Watt Parodies Rudy on Saturday Night Live
Episode 10: Eddie Murphy and Lizzo
Eddie Murphy Gets a Hero's Welcome Hosting Saturday Night Live
Episode 9: Scarlett Johansson and Niall Horan
Kate McKinnon Became Greta Thunberg for Saturday Night Live
Episode 8: Jennifer Lopez and DaBaby
Jennifer Lopez Rocks her Iconic Green Grammys Dress for Saturday Night Live
Episode 7: Will Ferrell and King Princess
Will Ferrell Becomes Gordon Sondland for Saturday Night Live
Episode 6: Harry Styles
SNL Turned the Impeachment Into a Soap Opera Starring Jon Hamm
Episode 5: Kristen Stewart and Coldplay
Saturday Night Live's Cold Open Puts Kate McKinnon's Elizabeth Warren in the Spotlight
Episode 4: Chance the Rapper
Alec Baldwin Parodies Trump Rally on Saturday Night Live
Episode 3: David Harbour and Camila Cabello
Stranger Things Star David Harbour Brought the Upside Down to Saturday Night Live
Episode 2: Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Taylor Swift
Matthew Broderick Takes on Mike Pompeo in Saturday Night Live Impeachment Sketch
Phoebe Waller-Bridge Explains Hot Priest 'Horn-Storm' in SNL Monologue
Episode 1: Woody Harrelson and Billie Eilish
Saturday Night Live Kicked Off Season 45 with an Impeachment Party
Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:30/10:30c on NBC.
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Update 2/21/20: It's official! The Friends reunion is happening, HBO Max announced on Friday. All six stars of the hit NBC sitcom -- Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, and Matt LeBlanc -- will return for an unscripted reunion event at HBO Max, the new WarnerMedia streaming service that will feature the series on its library. Get more details and see Instagram posts from the stars.
2/7/20: That Friends reunion special might not be DOA after all. New reporting indicates that all six stars of the iconic sitcom may have finally reached an agreement with HBO Max to appear in that much-fussed Friends reunion event for the WarnerMedia streaming service, which launches this May with Friends as an (expensive) essential part of its library.
Deadline reports that Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, and Matt LeBlanc have a deal in place with Warner Bros. TV to star in a one-hour special for HBO Max, with each earning around $3-4 million for their time. Having them all sign the dotted line at once would certainly follow in the group's own tradition; the cast famously worked together to renegotiate their contracts during the course of Friends, insisting on equal pay.
Perhaps coincidentally, Matthew Perry teased that "big news is coming" this week on Twitter and then got a warm welcome to Instagram by Lisa Kudrow, who shared a Throwback Thursday photo of the two together -- a taste of what goodies they'll have to share with fans in the reunion?
Big news coming...— matthew perry (@MatthewPerry) February 5, 2020
HBO Max did not immediately respond to TV Guide's request for comment.
This development comes just weeks after HBO Max boss Kevin Reilly expressed uncertainty that a reunion special was actually coming together for Friends fans. At the Television Critics Association winter tour in January, he told reporters, "There's interest all the way around [for a Friends cast reunion], and yet we can't seem to quite get that interest sort of all aligned to push the button on it. So today, unfortunately, it's still a maybe." Perhaps they were just on a break with contract negotiations at the time.
Rumors of this Friends cast reunion first emerged in November, with the expectation that it would be an unscripted cast event, rather than a scripted revival or reboot of the series.
Friends will be available to stream on HBO Max when the service launches in May.
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