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Fox Passes on Tina Fey's Pilot 'Cabot College'

Tina Fey and Robert Carlock's women's college-themed Fox pilot Cabot College has been stuck in a state of limbo for a while now, but today Variety reports that the network has officially passed on the comedy starring Fortune Feimster, Margaret Cho, Broadway performer Jack Cutmore-Scott, and Guiding Light regular Bonnie Dennison as the announced cast. Here's what Fortune Feimster had to say about the pilot taping in our interview with her from June:

The experience was amazing. It was the first pilot I had been a part of as far as a scripted sitcom, and for me it was a magical experience because I was playing a [...]

Tina Fey Is Not Making a 'Hocus Pocus' Sequel (UPDATE)

There's a sequel to Hocus Pocus in the works, and it's coming from an unlikely source: Tina Fey. The Tracking Board reports that Fey is producing an untitled Hocus Pocus sequel via her production company Little Stranger. There are currently no stars attached to the film, but it's written for two female leads and one of them could hypothetically end up being Tina Fey if she's interested. The original movie, a horror comedy starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as three witches/sisters tormenting modern day Salem Massachusetts, wasn't a big hit when it was released in 1993 but it went on to become very popular on home video and [...]

Tina Fey and Jason Bateman Are Mourning Siblings in the Trailer for 'This Is Where I Leave You'

Here's the trailer for the comedy-drama This Is Where I Leave You, based on the 2010 Jonathan Tropper novel of the same name that stars Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Kathryn Hahn, and more and looks pretty good if you like the idea of Tina Fey punching Dax Shepard in the face (or heartwarming dramedies about death and family — whichever).

The 24 Best Sketches of 'SNL' Season 39

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here we recall some of our favorite sketches from the season — both live sketches and videos.

Season 39 of SNL certainly hasn't been the most popular among viewers, with its first half bogged down with criticism over the lack of diversity in the cast, and its second half attacked (often unfairly) for uneven writing under new head writer Colin Jost. Even though the show hired Sasheer Zamata (along with two black female writers), and the script [...]

Tina Fey Gives an Update on the 'Mean Girls' Musical

"I think we really want to find interesting people that no one has seen before. I don’t think I can say Audra McDonald will play Cady. Hopefully we’ll find a young person who, at this moment, is still in college but will be making her way to New York as we write. Still a fetus somewhere."

-Tina Fey giving Vulture an update on the Mean Girls musical she and composer/producing partner/husband Jeff Richmond are working on. Richmond says they're close to being done writing and that they'll be workshopping it sometime later this year.

Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch's Old Second City Show 'Dratch & Fey' Is Now Online

Before they broke into SNL stardom, Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch starred in a two-woman show together called Dratch & Fey that ran at Second City and New York's UCB from 1999-2000, and a couple days ago an old VHS copy of the entire show showed up on YouTube. The quality isn't the best, but considering it's nearly an hour of vintage Dratch and Fey in their element, a few VHS bugs shouldn't hold you back. (via)

Maya Rudolph Joins Amy Poehler and Tina Fey in 'The Nest'

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey's upcoming film written by Paula Pell now sounds even more amazing with news that fellow SNL alum Maya Rudolph has also signed on for a role. According to THR, Rudolph will play a childhood friend of Fey and Poehler's sister characters in The Nest who are "summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house." James Brolin has also signed on to play the father. Rudolph will film her part in The Nest before starting production on her next project — an indie drama with Catherine Keener called The Greens Are Gone.

Watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Burn Don Rickles and a Table of Famous Rich Dudes

Here's a quick preview clip of Spike's recent tribute night to legendary comedian Don Rickles that's set to air on May 28th featuring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who certainly know how to crush it when performing to a table full of rich, famous, white male comedians and Hollywood celebrities. Click through for two more clips from the special featuring Tracy Morgan telling a story and Don Rickles making fun of Robert De Niro.

Tina Fey and Seth Meyers Have an 'SNL' Head Writer Reunion on 'Late Night'

Tina Fey was a guest on last night's Late Night, where she talked about performing with Amy Poehler at Spike TV's Don Rickles Tribute as well as the many sketches she had to turn down during her run as SNL head writer — including one from Al Franken she ended up making fun of on 30 Rock. Click through for the second part of the interview, where Fey admits that the late night wars are her personal Super Bowl and reveals how she thinks women will eventually break through the late night format.

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 [...]

Buzz Aldrin Loved Doing '30 Rock'

"My father, in 1925, 1926, in the Reserve of the Air Corps, worked as Aviation Fuel Manager for Standard Oil of New Jersey, that's where I lived at that time, and he would go into NYC and work at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. So when I was asked to consider participating, I jumped for joy, and I can't remember a more pleasant episode of discussions with Tina Fey as we talked about her fictitious mother's (I think it was) love affair that she had with me, Buzz Aldrin. And then we looked at the moon, and we both sort of cursed at it for various reasons and said – I'll never [...]

Ike Barinholtz Cast as the Lead in Tina Fey-Amy Poehler Movie 'The Nest'

Mindy Project star Ike Barinholtz has landed a big movie role. THR reports that Barinholtz is playing the male lead in The Nest, an upcoming movie starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Written by SNL alum Paula Pell and to be directed by Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect), The Nest follows two dissimilar sisters who return to their childhood home to clean out their rooms before their parents sell the place, only to decide to throw one big party for their friends. Barinholtz, an alum of MADtv recently played a supporting role in the Seth Rogen hit Neighbors and is currently a series regular and writer on The Mindy Project.

The Episodes of 'SNL' Season 39, Ranked

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at each episode as a whole, ranking them in order of overall success and positive resonance with viewers.

Obviously comedy is subjective, and everyone watches SNL looking for different things — this list is just one of many you can find online. As far as we're concerned, things like musical guests, surprise cameos, and drama surrounding the show are less important than the plain-and-simple comedy aspects of an episode: How many sketches had [...]

Jane Krakowski Joins Tina Fey's NBC Show 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

While Fox has passed on Dead Boss starring Jane Krakowski, Deadline reports that the former 30 Rock star has found a new home with her former NBC friends on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the Tina Fey/Robert Carlock comedy starring Ellie Kemper previously titled Tooken. Krakowski will have a recurring role as "a rich Upper West Side mom who hires Kimmy [Kemper] as a nanny." Much like 30 Rock, the role originally went to another actress for the pilot (Megan Dodds on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmdt; Rachel Dratch on 30 Rock), which was then reshot to include Krakowski in the new role.