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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to Star as Sisters in 'The Nest'

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are reuniting for their first starring film roles together since 2008's Baby Mama. According to Variety, Poehler is in final negotiations to join Fey in The Nest, a comedy by longtime SNL writer Paula Pell about two sisters "who decide to throw one last massive party in their parents' house before it's sold, and in the process they learn to mature." Pitch Perfect's Jason Moore is set to direct the film, with Fey, Poehler, and Jay Roach all serving as producers. The duo most recently shared a cameo in Anchorman 2 and cohosted the Golden Globes together in January, leading the awards [...]

Here's a Trailer for Greg and Amy Poehler's 'Welcome to Sweden' Featuring Will Ferrell

Nearly a year ago it was announced that Amy Poehler and her brother Greg sold a show to the Swedish television network TV4 called Welcome to Sweden starring Greg as an American accountant who falls in love with a Swedish woman and follows her back to Stockholm. The series premiered in Sweden on Friday, and above is the trailer featuring special guest Will Ferrell speaking both English and Swedish. NBC bought the rights to Welcome to Sweden back in October, so if the series does well across the pond then hopefully we can watch Swedish Ferrell in the near future. Click through for a clip from the season [...]

Here's a 'Parks and Rec' Deleted Scene Starring Amy Poehler, Adam Scott, and the Iron Throne

NBC just released this extended version of a scene from the most recent episode of Parks and Rec, in which Leslie gives Ben a replica of the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones. It's pretty much just three minutes of Amy Poehler and Adam Scott dicking around and improvising with the Throne, and it's a fun watch.

A Look at the Debut Episode of 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'

After a long wait, Late Night with Seth Meyers finally premiered after Fallon's Tonight Show last night with guests Amy Poehler and Vice President Joe Biden and musical guest A Great Big World. While there was definitely a bit of first-episode nerves apparent throughout the episode, Meyers brought the charm he's known for having on Weekend Update, and Poehler broke the ice as his very first guest interview. Above, watch Meyers deliver his first Late Night monologue, then click through to check out some other highlights from the episode, including Poehler and Biden's interviews as well as the very Fallon-esque cold open.

Rita Moreno Joins Amy Poehler's NBC Pilot 'Old Soul'

Recent SAG lifetime achievement recipient and EGOT winner Rita Moreno has joined Amy Poehler's NBC pilot Old Soul. According to Deadline, Moreno will star opposite Natasha Lyonne as one of her elderly clients in the tailor-made role of Rita, "a flamboyant, larger-than-life Broadway vet who has been happily married to her writing partner/husband for over 50 years." David Wain is also signed on to direct the Old Soul pilot, which is the first project to get a pilot order from Amy Poehler's 3-year development deal with NBC. To catch up on the rest of pilot season, check out a complete breakdown here.

Swedish TV Renews Greg and Amy Poehler's 'Welcome to Sweden' for Season 2

Welcome to Sweden, the Swedish sitcom Amy Poehler is producing that was created by and stars her brother Greg, was renewed  for a second season by Swedish broadcaster TV4 today, Digital Spy reports. The show was such a big hit over there that it was renewed after just two episodes. Season two will consist of 10 episodes, just like the first season.

Welcome to Sweden will make its US premiere on NBC July 10th, airing as a summer series. Depending on how the show does in the ratings in the US, NBC could end up acquiring broadcast rights to the second season, as well. Welcome to Sweden is [...]

Amy Poehler Calls 'Parks and Rec' the Best Job She's Ever Had

"Mike and I knew each other at SNL and he just said a very simple thing to me when he was pitching me the show and the idea of the show, which was: 'You will really like the way we do this show, and I promise you this will be, like, the best job you will ever have.' Something very simple and he was right."

- Amy Poehler on being approached by Mike Schur to join Parks and Rec during last night's Q&A panel at PaleyFest.

Ellen Burstyn Joins the Cast of Amy Poehler's NBC Pilot 'Old Soul'

Old Soul, the NBC comedy pilot Amy Poehler co-created and is producing, is continuing to add big names to its cast. Deadline reports that Oscar winning actress Ellen Burstyn has joined the cast, which also includes Natasha Lyonne, Nick Thune, Fred Willard, Rita Moreno, and Greta Lee.

The pilot, co-created and produced by Poehler, Josh Bycel, and Jonathan Fener, follows cleaned-up party animal Nadia (Lyonne) who has a business caring for the elderly and identifies more with them than with people her age. Burstyn is playing Nadia's "earthy lesbian" cancer survivor aunt who takes care of her while Nadia takes care of her friends. Standup [...]

Patton Oswalt Names His Dream Comedy-to-Drama Crossovers

"Something gritty. Something early-70s. Boston. Icy grime. Low-stakes larceny, with her psyche as collateral. I don’t think there’s anything Amy can’t do."

- Patton Oswalt in a new piece for New Republic, in which he nominates Maria Bamford, Kevin James, Martin Short, Amy Poehler (above), and Eric Idle as the comedy actors he'd most like to see make the jump to more dramatic roles.

Matt Damon Gets Caught in the Middle of the Clooney vs. Fey/Poehler Prank War

When Tina Fey and Amy Poehler ragged on George Clooney at this year's Golden Globes, they were signing up to be the known prankster's newest targets. Last night, Matt Damon AKA The Garbage Man told Letterman about involuntarily getting thrown in the middle of the situation and read a threatening letter signed by "grown-ass professional comedians" Fey and Poehler.

'Kroll Show's Second Season Evolves Into "Sketch-uational Comedy"

As far as character showcases go, it doesn't get much more elaborate than Kroll Show.

When Nick Kroll's sketch series on Comedy Central returned for its second season in January, it was clear that he had set his sights firmly on the pseudo-celebrity culture of reality television, with a lineup of characters inspired by the most despicable monsters that crawled out of the Jersey Shore and Real Housewives muck: the Guido womanizer Bobby Bottleservice, the psychopathic publicists of "PubLIZity," the man-child toilet-baby C-Czar, the self-destructively vain Rich Dicks, etc. But if the first season served to introduce the freakshow, the second season unleashed them out into [...]

Amy Poehler: "Movies Are Dumb, and TV Is Awesome"

“Movies are dumb, and TV is awesome. If we take away anything from the night, let’s all remember that TV is better than film and everybody knows it.”

- Amy Poehler preaches to the choir while introducing inductee Julia Louis-Dreyfus at last night's TV Hall of Fame ceremony.

Amy Poehler Announces 'Broad City' Has Been Renewed for Season 2

During her interview on Late Night's debut episode, Amy Poehler announced that Broad City — Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's new Comedy Central series that Poehler executive produces — has been picked up for a second season. THR confirms the news today, reporting that the new season will, once again, consist of 10 episodes. This renewal is a hopeful indication for Poehler's upcoming projects and development deal with NBC, through which she's currently developing the Natasha Lyonne-starring series Old Soul. As for the Broad City creators and stars, it's some well-deserved good news before they kick off their live tour next week.

Amy Poehler, Kanye West, Joe Biden, and More Will Be Seth Meyers's First Guests

Late Night with Seth Meyers is premiering on NBC on Monday, February 24th, and the show just announced the list of guests for its first week. Here's the full list:

Mon., Feb. 24: Amy Poehler, Vice President Joe Biden and musical guest A Great Big World.

Tues., Feb. 25: Kanye West and author Robyn Doolittle (Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story).

Wed., Feb. 26: Kelly Ripa, Brad Paisley and musical guest Brad Paisley.

Thurs., Feb. 27: Lena Dunham, Anthony Mackie and musical guest John Mayer Trio.

Fri., Feb. 28: Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart, Sophia Bush and comedian Michael Che.

Meyers said a year ago that he wanted his former "Weekend Update" co-anchor [...]