Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' just recently unveiled its Second Chance Theatre, an attempt to let former 'SNL' performers have a venue to show off beloved sketches that never made it to the air on the venerable comedy show. Meyers, however, is not the only former 'SNL' head writer to recycle old material -- Tina Fey did it, too!
ABC's monster Emmy-gobbler 'Modern Family' has never had difficulty reeling in celebrity guests, but its latest are equal parts welcome and surprising. 'Now You See Me' and 'The Social Network' star Jesse Eisenberg will drop by for an upcoming episode, along with '30 Rock' gem Jane Krakowski, and John Benjamin Hickey.
We'd known post '30 Rock' that NBC would stay in business with Tina Fey to develop new comedies, but today the network shows its surprising commitment. NBC has given a straight-to-series order to a new female-driven comedy led by 'The Office' star Ellie Kemper, following the tale of a doomsday-cult dropout in 'Tooken.'
The other day we found out Tina Fey would return to TV in spirit by producing a new NBC sitcom about a woman returning to her roots, but it would seem FOX has done the '30 Rock' creator and star one better. The network has given another collegiate comedy under Fey's producing watch a straight-to-series order, but will the former 'SNL' writer have any role on the show itself?
Among the many new pilots to debut this fall, 'SNL' vet Andy Samberg's 'Parks and Recreation'-style cop comedy 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' has attracted the most comedy heat by far. The new single camera series from 'Parks' producers Michael Schur and Dan Goor has just added another famous po-po to its ranks, tasking '30 Rock,' 'Law & Order: SVU' and 'Rescue Me' vet Dean Winters to its ranks, but will he still he the good guy?
It ranked among the sadder days in TV history when we finally said goodbye to Tina Fey's '30 Rock' after seven wonderful years, but our despair may already have been lifted. The former 'SNL' writer and '30 Rock' lead will return to NBC along with '30 Rock' co-showrunner Robert Carlock and writer-producer Colleen McGuinness for a brand-new female-centric workplace comedy, but how involved will Fey actually be?
The 2013 Emmy nominations have arrived and at first glance, it's more of the same. Of course 'Breaking Bad,' 'Mad Men,' 'Homeland' and 'Downton Abbey' seem to be dominating the drama category! Of course '30 Rock,' 'Louie' and 'Veep' are contenders in the comedy category! However, the big surprise with this year's nominations is that one of the most nominated shows wasn't even on TV at all.
'30 Rock' creator and star Tina Fey once joked about her fears for co-star Tracy Morgan's safety after the end of their show, but she can worry no longer. It seems the former 'SNL' star has landed on his feet at FX. The one-time Tracy Jordan will star in a new FX single camera comedy pilot titled 'Death Pact,' but will Morgan's new role prove as memorable as his Emmy-nominated '30 Rock' legacy?
Over the course of its seven seasons, '30 Rock' made no secret of its unabashed love for all things 'Mad Men,' including both stars Jon Hamm and John Slattery on the series and rattling off a number of random references in between, but did 'Mad Men' return the favor in this past Sunday's "To Have and To Hold"? It seems a certain 'Mad' man's drink order paid homage to a fictional drink from '30 Rock,' so find out about the subtle gag inside!