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Check Out Tina and Amy's 3 New Golden Globes Promos

Here are three new promos for the Golden Globes, again featuring hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler with their trusty white grand piano sidekick. Click through to see the ladies give us another preview of their musical opening number, followed by Tina accidentally confessing her love to Amy.

The Collected Wisdom of Tina Fey

It’s obvious Tina Fey is one of the most talented, hard working, and successful people in comedy history. She was the head writer for Saturday Night Live, host of Weekend Update, eight-time Emmy winner, author of The New York Times best seller Bossypants, writer of Mean Girls, star of films like Baby Mama and Date Night, and the creator and star of 30 Rock, not to mention a mother of two. Although 30 Rock ended its seven season run early this year, Fey is by no means taking a break. She created a new show — tentatively titled Tooken — that stars The Office's Ellie Kemper and received an early 13 episode order from NBC, in addition to developing a comedy for Fox[...]

Carol Burnett Received the Mark Twain Prize Last Night

Legendary comedian Carol Burnett was award the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor last night in Washington D.C., and was celebrated by stars like Amy Poehler, Martin Short, Maya Rudolph, Julie Andrews, and former Twain winner Tina Fey, who sang the opening number. Burnett starred for 11 years on the The Carol Burnett Show, a variety/sketch show that aired on CBS from 1967 to 1978 and won 25 Emmys in the course of its run. The Mark Twain Prize was founded 16 years ago by the Kennedy Center, but this wasn't the first time they had tried to honor Burnett. “They asked me quite a few times," the 80-year-old told [...]

'SNL' Review: Tina Fey Introduces The New Cast

For a show that evolves constantly, SNL does a remarkable job preserving its brand. Despite the changes in the cast, the writers, and the culture it parodies, SNL will always be that live, hip, New York-centered show that puts up a few sketches at the end of the week to try to make you laugh. There's the "Live from New York…" throw line, the theme music, Don Pardo listing off the cast, the host walking out on stage, followed by that predictable pattern of live sketches, videos, musical performances, and the news segment. Critics put down this structure in favor of looser, more inventive sketch show formats, but given SNL's [...]

Watch Tina Fey and Kenan Thompson Celebrate Their Friendship On Her 'SNL' Promos

Tina Fey is hosting the season premiere of Saturday Night Live this weekend, and she and Kenan Thompson recorded these promos for the episode, which promises no Breaking Bad cameos and no nudity (probably), just good old-fashioned friendship.

Watch Amy Poehler and Tina Fey Attempt to Duet in This Golden Globes Promo

Here’s the first promo for the Golden Globes starring second-time hosting team and forever-time amazing comedy duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Tina might not have the most musical talent here, but she’s certainly rocking some TRESemmé commercial-level hair. NBC will air the awards show live on January 12th, so expect more promos of these two in the near future.

This Week in Comedy: 'The Pete Holmes Show' Premieres, and NBC Orders 13 Episodes of a New Show from Tina Fey

-NBC ordered 13 epsiodes of a comedy starring Ellie Kemper and co-created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The show is tentatively called Tooken, and like 30 Rock, it will be filmed in New York City.

-TBS's post-Conan series, The Pete Holmes Show, premiered Monday. We talked to Holmes about making a more personal late night show.

-After 13 years, Tom Scharpling announced his beloved radio show/podcast The Best Show on WFMU is ending this December.

-Emile Hirsch will play John Belushi in the upcoming biopic about his life.

-Marcia Wallace, the voice of Mrs. Krabappel on The Simpsons, sadly passed away last weekend. Her character will be retired.

 -We interviewed Aziz Ansari about [...]

This Week in Comedy: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Are Hosting the Next Two Golden Globes, and 'Community' Is Coming Back

-Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the Golden Globes for the next two years.

-Kenan Thompson gave a quote about SNL's lack of diversity, and we investigated the issue in-depth.

-NBC announced Community is coming back in January.

-Former Academic Supervisor of UCB NY Will Hines wrote about improv as a religion and why people get obsessed.

-South Park missed its deadline for the first time in 16 years due to a power outage at the studio.

-We looked at how Louis C.K.'s directing style helps translate his standup to the screen in Louie.

-We reviewed The Birthday Boys' new IFC show, which [...]

Tina Fey Gave Jimmy Fallon Some Awesome Advice About Raising Daughters

Tina Fey dropped by her old Weekend Update co-anchor's show last night to address her recent Emmy win and give Jimmy Fallon advice on raising daughters. But don't worry; Tina's oldest daughter already sounds awesome. Below, Tina and Jimmy play a new late night game involving boxes and lies:

Tina Fey to Host the 'SNL' Season Premiere; Miley Cyrus, Bruce Willis to Follow

Tina Fey is coming back to Saturday Night Live to host the season premiere, TV Guide Magazine reports. The musical guest for the September 28th first episode of the season will be Arcade Fire. Miley Cyrus will serve as host and musical guest for the October 5th episode, and Bruce Willis is set to host the October 12th episode with musical guest Katy Perry.

The season premiere will mark Tina Fey's third time hosting the show; she previously hosted in 2008 and 2010. It's the second time hosting for both Miley Cyrus and Bruce Willis. Cyrus previously hosted in 2011, while Willis hasn't hosted since 1989, before Miley [...]

This Week in Comedy: A Movie from the 'Workaholics' Guys, and Damon Wayans Jr. Returns to 'New Girl'

-Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are producing a movie that the guys from Workaholics will write and star in.

-Damon Wayans Jr. returned to New Girl for the first time since the pilot, and he'll be staying for the rest of season three.

-Here's a big old pile of quotes from Tina Fey.

-Adam Scott's latest Greatest Event in Television History special aired, taking on the Too Close for Comfort opening credits this time with help from Catherine O'Hara, Jon Hamm, Kathryn Hahn, and more.

-We looked at Go to Hell, Mike Piazza, the baseball movie from Ben Stiller and Mike Piazza that was never made.

-We interviewed Jason Mantzoukas about The [...]

NBC Gives a Straight-to-Series Order to a Comedy Starring Ellie Kemper and Created by Tina Fey

It's pretty rare for a TV network to skip the pilot stage and order a new show straight to series, but NBC has ordered 13 episodes of a new comedy created by Tina Fey and starring Office alum Ellie Kemper, TV Line reports. Tentatively titled Tooken, Fey co-created the show with her 30 Rock co-showrunner Robert Carlock. It's a single-camera comedy that stars Kemper as a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City, which sounds like a pretty ballsy and unique concept for a comedy. Like 30 RockTooken will also be filmed in New York City, making it one of [...]

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Will Host the Next Two Golden Globes

Rejoice, for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are returning to host the Golden Globes for the next two years, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The two hosted this year's ceremony in January, garnering the event's highest ratings in six years as well as critical acclaim.

“Tina and Amy are two of the most talented comedic writer/performers in our business, and they were a major reason the Golden Globes was the most entertaining awards show of last season,” said NBC president of alternative and late night programming Paul Telegdy. “We’re elated they wanted to host together again and that they committed for the next two years.”

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What to Look Forward to in 'SNL' Season 39

Season 39 of SNL kicks off this Saturday night with Tina Fey, Arcade Fire, and a mouthful of new names for Don Pardo to read off in the opening credits. After several seasons of little turnover, the cast is experiencing a major upheaval, with six — six! — new cast members to replace the departed Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, and Fred Armisen. This is the largest staff hire in 18 years, tying the 1995-1996 season's addition of Jim Breuer, Will Ferrell, Darrell Hammond, David Koechner, Cheri Oteri, and Nancy Walls. After the show's dismal 1994-1995 season, which saw near cancellation and the firing/resignation of 12 cast members, those six were [...]