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Here's All the Fake TV Shows from '30 Rock'

Fast Company has compiled a list of all the fake TV shows from the past seven seasons of 30 Rock, from Queen of Jordan to Bitch Hunter. Check out the list here, which is a pretty great trip through 30 Rock memory lane, even if they forgot to include the fake hit BET series Black Frasier.

'The Office's Ellie Kemper Might Star in the NBC Pilot 'Brenda Forever'

Ellie Kemper is circling a new project that could end up being her next job once The Office goes off the air in May. Deadline reports that Kemper has had informal talks with NBC about starring in a new pilot called Brenda Forever and that she's interested in the lead role. Kemper has become an in-demand actress in both TV and film, having recently played supporting roles in Bridesmaids and 21 Jump Street and guest starred in The Mindy Project and NTSF:SD:SUV. Locking the busy actress down to the lead role in a new show would be a major coup for NBC. Written by Andrew Leeds and [...]

Max Greenfield Was Too Shy to Tell Lorne Michaels About His 'SNL'-Themed Bar Mitzvah

New Girl star Max Greenfield went on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night and shared this funny story about deciding to tell Lorne Michaels about his SNL-themed bar mitzvah and then wimping out. I guess Lorne Michaels never stops being a super intimidating figure for comedy people, even when you're the star of a hit network show.

Watch The Lonely Island Return to 'SNL' with "YOLO"

If you missed SNL this weekend or aren't one of the 3 million+ people who already caught it on YouTube, here's The Lonely Island's digital short "YOLO" from Saturday, featuring Adam Levine, Kendrick Lamar, and the silent acting talents of Danny McBride. Please help spread the word about this video so that more people see it.

So, What Did You Think of the End of Last Night's Episode of 'The Office?'

Last night's episode of The Office took a surprising turn in the last few moments. For those who missed it, Jim and Pam had an emotional fight over the phone. After Pam hangs up, a new character, Brian the good-looking boom mic operator on the documentary (played by The Three Stooges' Chris Diamantopoulos) comes over and comforts her. It's the first we've seen of the documentary crew on the show during its nine-year run, but it definitely won't be the last. Greg Daniels told reporters last week that the final few episodes will "start to break down what's going on with this documentary and see [the] behind [...]

NBC Is Developing Another Roseanne Sitcom

Last season, NBC ordered a pilot called Downwardly Mobile starring Roseanne Barr and John Goodman as a couple living in a trailer park. The show didn't make it past the pilot stage, but the network is now taking another stab at developing a new show around Barr, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She'll produce and develop the series alongside Steven Greener, whom she worked with on her one-season-and-out Lifetime reality show Roseanne's Nuts last year. No title or plotline has been announced. Roseanne Barr recently filmed an episode of IFC's Portlandia and will appear in a three-episode arc in The Office's final stretch of episodes as a [...]

Roseanne Barr Will Guest Star on One of the Final Episodes of 'The Office'

Failed 2012 presidential candidate Roseanne Barr will be appearing in one of the final episodes of The Office's nine-season run, according to Entertainment Weekly. Barr also recently shot an episode of Portlandia and kicked off a Las Vegas residency with her stand-up act. Last year, she starred in a pilot called Downwardly Mobile, in which she reunited with John Goodman to play a couple living in a trailer park, but NBC opted to not pick up the show. In her episode of The Office, Barr will play a talent agent by the name of Carla Fern who helps Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) to realize his show business dream. Could [...]

Watch Tina Fey's SAG Awards Acceptance Speech

The Screen Actors Guild Awards were held in Hollywood last night, and Tina Fey walked away with the "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series" trophy. It's pretty impressive they can fit that super-long award name all on one trophy. That thing's gotta have some small print. Fey's acceptance speech is above, and you can see the full list of comedy-related winners and nominees from the SAG Awards after the jump. If you want drama-related winners and nominees, go to the TNT network's website or something:

Watch a Remix Trailer for the New 'Community' Season

Community's fourth season starts up in two weeks on Thursday, February 7th, and NBC (probably) won't be changing the premiere date last-minute again. Here's a fun new remix trailer to promote the new season, which ends with a quote from Troy and Abed, "You tried to destroy us but you only made us more awesome," that almost seems like a direct message to the network.

NBC Orders a Pilot from 'The Office's Craig Robinson and Greg Daniels

NBC just commissioned a pilot episode of a potential series starring Craig Robinson and produced by The Office showrunner Greg Daniels, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The untitled show, which NBC began developing in October, stars Robinson as a musician adjusting to his new life as a middle school music teacher, as he deals with kids, other teachers, and single moms. Owen Ellickson, a new writer for The Office who previously worked on King of Queens and The Goode Family, wrote the script.

This is the second pilot producer Greg Daniels has sold this season after NBC bought a show about a bunch of 20something guys [...]

Adam Scott Named His Production Company "Gettin' Rad" Because It's the Worst Name

Here's Adam Scott on Conan last night, talking about the new, totally real company he started with his wife, Gettin' Rad Productions, a name they picked because it's a terrible name. Scott runs through some other awful name options, but the company's "tiger with sunglasses" logo is so good it can make any of these names work.

Saturday Night's Children: Darrell Hammond (1995-2009)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 37 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

Nothing fuels comedy quite like tragedy, and there's no way to do full justice to every setback longtime SNL cast member Darrell Hammond has faced in his life. Considering he holds the SNL distinctions of being the oldest hired cast member, most celebrity impersonations, final 90s-era player to leave the show, longest overall tenure, and most times saying "Live from New York, it's Saturday [...]

'SNL' Review: Adam Levine Hosts a Stellar Night

It seems SNL has struck gold with booking music stars as hosts. Despite my long-standing pet peeve of musical guests making cameos in sketches — No one wants to watch Cee Lo read cue cards! — I have been proven wrong, again and again, as pop stars and rock legends have strapped on their host shoes and presided over far better episodes than most athletes, comedians, or A-listers have. While I was never sold on the argument that musicians' live-concert backgrounds causally make them natural live sketch performers, musicians are often less likely to let their nerves get the best of them, and they typically bring a fun-loving charisma and game-faced hustle [...]

NBC Greenlights a Pilot Written by and Starring John Mulaney, Produced by Lorne Michaels

NBC just ordered up a pilot for a multi-camera sitcom written by and starring stand-up John Mulaney, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The untitled show is a loosely based on Mulaney's life as a stand-up comedian and has been described as "a young ensemble vehicle." Mulaney serves as a writer on Saturday Night Live and has appeared twice on the show to do commentary at the Weekend Update desk. His SNL boss Lorne Michaels is producing the sitcom via his company Broadway Video, which also produces 30 Rock, Portlandia, Up All Night, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, SNL, and the YouTube channel Above Average. Michaels has one other [...]