Earlier this week, we learned that Tina Fey was teaming with former 30 Rock showrunner Robert Carlock for a TV comedy in development at NBC, putting the writer/actor/producer back with the network that helped put her on the map, between, Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock.
30 Rock will have one last hurrah at the Emmy Awards next month-- and could easily win a big farewell Best Comedy statue-- but after that the show will only live on in fond memories and endless, endless re-runs in syndication. Can a new show from Tina Fey help us move on from our 30 Rock nostalgia?
We still don't really want to admit that 30 Rock has gone off the air once and for all, but given how much we've been thinking about Jack's invention of clear dishwashers since last Thursday, it's probably time to come to terms with it once and for all. The final episode of the wickedly irreverent show went in for a little more sentiment than it usually does
Hosting an awards show is hard. Some of the greatest comedic minds of the last five decades have stepped up to the plate and wound up embarrassing themselves. Let the record show Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have not added their names to that depressing lot. In fact, the ladies positively crushed their opening monologue, generating a couple of laughs so big they actually had to leave an extended pause to let the audience recover.
The 2013 Golden Globe awards are happening tonight, celebrating some of the best film and television from the last year in one big star-studded event. We're live blogging the event, from the red carpet to the ceremony to all of the winners! Follow along with our live blog as the event plays out, and feel free to chime in with your own two cents on the winners, the speeches, the celebrities, and hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
The longtime American Idol host is not a comedian, but he is slyly funny and more importantly, ruthlessly efficient. He’s one of the hardest working, most professional men in Hollywood, and if given the Globes assignment, he would put in the time, energy and thought needed to keep the show running on time, reduce awkwardness and put out the most professional product possible.
Part of the anticipation of the 2013 Golden Globe Awards is getting to see nominees Tina Fey and Amy Poehler take the stage to host the event. NBC released a promotional photo of the two NBC funny women today and from the look of it, they're ready for the spotlight.
With the 2013 Golden Globe nominations announced, NBC wasted no time reminding us that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are hosting the event by releasing a new promo, which has the two hosts practicing their hosting voices in anticipation of the big night. Fortunately, they have a month to work on that. Watch the promo ahead!
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey have a few key things in common. They both rose to fame through their roles on Saturday Night Live, they're both currently starring in NBC Thursday night comedies, and they're both especially funny women who deserve the credit they receive for what they bring to television. Oh, and they're both hosting the Golden Globes next year!
Just yesterday, we learned that Ryan Lochte was set to film a cameo for 30 Rock, and now it seems 30 Rock star and creator is off to do her own guest appearance on another series. Tina Fey, who is well known for playing Liz Lemon on the NBC comedy series, is set to join the ranks of many other celebrities who've provided their voice to a guest role on The Simpsons over the series' lengthy run.
Both Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig have announced they will not return to Saturday Night Live. Common sense would tell us that’s a bad thing, but the history of the show tells us it will not be. It tells us we’re about to start appreciating a few people a whole lot more and about to start experiencing a whole new brand of comedy.
Zach Galifianakis' Between Two Ferns had its first big television special on Sunday night. Between Two Ferns: A Fairy Tale of New York was the lead in to Comedy Central's second annual Comedy Awards and featured some great guests like Jon Stewart, Sir Richard Branson and Tina Fey. The network released previews of the first two interviewees but the spot with Fey was saved for the big show. And rightfully so since she sums up the entire series so, uh, nicely. Take a look.
The popular Funny or Die series Zach Galifianakis' Between Two Ferns has been turned into an upcoming TV special called BTF: A Fairy Tale of New York which is set to air ahead of the channel's second annual Comedy Awards. The special will feature celebrity guests as always, this time with appearances from Jon Stewart, Sir Richard Branson and Tina Fey. Here are clips from the first two followed by a really telling quote from the third.
There has certainly been a lot of talk about the mid-season scheduling shake-up at NBC, and the recent antics of actor Alec Baldwin, but none of the press so far has actually focused on the returning, multiple Emmy Award-winning program that is 30 Rock. Sure, Community got the bump and, well, so did Alec, but what didn’t get the bump is the upcoming season of Tina Fey’s comedy. Here's a preview of Season 6.
NBC's 30 Rock isn't scheduled to return until the new year because of Tiny Fey's pregnancy but they have already started lining up the guest stars and possibly plot lines for the sixth season. Will Arnett already announced that he will be coming back to reprise his role as Devon Banks, Jack's 'Gay Shark' nemesis. We don't know if the new star set to appear on the series will go toe-to-toe with Jack but we do know that it's James Marsden.