Created by Tina Fey and fellow ex-30 Rock writer Robert Carlock, the series stars The Office’s Ellie Kemper in the titular lead role, and now Jane Krakowski has signed on for a recurring part. Will this be a 30 Rock reunion that begins, ends and middles with songs? We can dream…dream…dream a little dream of meee…
You know what’s better than a perfectly executed late night sketch? One that goes sort of akimbo and ultimately fails in the most hilarious of manners. And all of that is only made better when the folks involved are Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon. The duo attempted to “flip lips” — fairly self-explanatory, right? — in order for Fey to interview herself, only what transpired was a botched sing-a-long with a bevy of lip licking. Fail!
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has put a lock on our next outing with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and that date is Sunday, January 11, 2015. Also known as the airdate of the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards on NBC. The HFPA and Dick Clark Productions confirmed that the Fey-and-Poehler hosted award show will air on the network live from the Beverly Hills Hilton at 5PM PST/8PM EST. Hooray!
One thing remains fairly clear about NBC’s current pilot season strategy: ladies, ladies, ladies. And leading the pack is all-around queen of wonderful hilarity, Amy Poehler. The network has recently wrangled several new series for potential pick-ups next season from the likes of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, and even a CIA drama that would mark the television return of Katherine Heigl. That’s a lot of women running stuff over at the peacock, y'all.
Man, the 2014 Golden Globes were nutty, eh? Awards season’s drunkest cousin on the block had its night in the spotlight on Sunday evening and as is to be expected, they did not disappoint. From minute one the show was off on a rocketing and riotous pace, with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler absolutely nailing their opening monologue and things only continued off the rails from there. In a good way, of course!
It’s not always easy to predict how the Hollywood Foreign Press will go when it comes to their TV preferences from year to year. Last year it was all about Homeland, and this year, the Showtime series didn’t even make the list in any category.
What better day to celebrate the approaching return of Jerry Seinfeld’s comedian-focused Crackle series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee than on this December 23, the day die-hard Seinfeld fans will recognize as Festivus… for the rest of us! The new trailer has been making the rounds may not include any feats of strength, or airings of grievances, but it does give us a look at the celebrities and comedy in store for the new season.
Ellie Kemper needs to be the star of a TV comedy. People tried to make that happen earlier this year with a pilot called Brenda Forever, but NBC eventually passed on it when it came time to start ordering pilots to series. Fortunately, NBC’s still interested in Kemper, apparently as The Office actor is set to star in a new comedy from 30 Rock’s Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, and just to ensure that this one will actually happen, NBC’s ordering the untitled project straight to series.
Back in August, we learned that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were approached about hosting the Golden Globes again. Given how well the hilarious duo did last time around, not to mention the ratings the broadcast brought in, it's no surprise that the Hollywood Foreign Press would want them back. Today comes word that they're not only locked in to host the Golden Globe Awards in 2014, but also 2015.
Tina Fey returned to Saturday Night Live to host the series' season premiere last night, and if you tuned in, you know she delivered the goods. Among the best sketches of the night was a parody of HBO's Girls, which had Fey playing a visiting "girl" from Albania named Blerta. While Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna and Jessa are complaining about all of their major life crises, Blerta's just happy to have a roof over her head.
Saturday Night Live is the series that put Tina Fey on the map. The sketch comedy series benefited from Fey's talent, both as a writer and a commentator for years, and while she departed the NBC series a while back, this Saturday night Fey will return as host. This is actually Fey's fourth time hosting SNL, which means one more and she'll join the five-timers club! But that's thinking a bit ahead.
Miley Cyrus is everywhere right now. Leading up to her newest album, Bangerz, it makes sense that there would be plenty of Miley appearances, and the star is set to host an early episode of Saturday Night Live this fall. She won’t get to pop up in the premiere, however. That honor goes to Tina Fey and the musical guest Arcade Fire.
With 30 Rock sadly off the air, any excuse to get Tina Fey back on our televisions is a good one. Bring back Tina and Amy! Make the Golden Globes relevant and actually funny again!
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?