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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.

Jimmy Fallon's "Lip Flip with Tina Fey" Is a Beautiful Train Wreck

Tina Fey visited her former Weekend Update co-anchor Jimmy Fallon last night, and they both gave the performance of a lifetime in a "Lip Flip" segment where they switch mouths, continue the interview, and sing a romantic duet. Click through to watch another clip from Fey's interview, in which she describes her daughter's very specific way of talking as "like a prostitute in a Vietnam movie."

Watch Jerry Seinfeld and Tina Fey Enjoy Some Cronuts and Wheat Milkshakes

Of course you want to watch the new Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode with Tina Fey, who doesn't have a driver's license, almost ran herself over with a car once, and admits to Seinfeld that she doesn't really miss the stressful 30 Rock work environment. She also tells Seinfeld that she'd love to write another movie, so maybe with some cronut bribery that can happen sooner than later.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Lead the Golden Globes to a 10-Year Ratings High

Ratings are in for last night's Golden Globes, the second year the ceremony has been hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, and it was the most-watched Golden Globes since 2004. 20.9 million viewers tuned in, 6% more than last year. Ratings were up 2% amongst adults 18-49. Last year's Poehler/Fey ceremony also saw an increase in ratings that led the show to a five-year high. The duo has already signed on to host the awards show in 2015, and I wouldn't be surprised if they're asked to keep doing it indefinitely after that.

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 [...]

Tina Fey Is Starring in a Movie Adaptation of the Memoir 'The Taliban Shuffle'

Tina Fey has lined up her next movie project. She's starring in and producing an adaptation of journalist Kim Barker's memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Variety reports. The book details Barker's time spent as a journalist in the region in 2002. Fey's 30 Rock co-showrunner Robert Carlock wrote the script for the adaptation, and Lorne Michaels is producing. There's currently no director attached to the project.

Fey can next be seen acting in The Muppets Most Wanted with Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell and the family comedy This Is Where I Leave You with Jason Bateman and Adam Driver. Both are [...]

Margaret Cho Joins Tina Fey's Fox Comedy Series

Margaret Cho has joined Tina Fey's new Fox comedy, THR reports. The comedian — who earned an Emmy nomination in 2011 for her role as Kim Jong-il on 30 Rock — has joined Fey and Matt Hubbard's untitled Fox series known as Cabot College about a women's university that starts accepting male students. Cho will play Laura Thibault, "the president of Cabot College who made the difficult decision to admit men into the school. She's further described as a divisive figure on campus and does her best to be welcoming of the male freshman but is often irritated by their antics."

Created by 30 Rock alum Matt Hubbard [...]

Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Among 2014 Golden Globe Winners

The Golden Globes aired last night, and in the realm of comedy, Mike Schur's NBC shows had a great night. Not only did Amy Poehler finally get an award for her work as Leslie Knope on Parks and Rec, but freshman sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine took home a surprising win for Best Comedy/Musical TV Series, with Andy Samberg also earning a Best Actor award for his work on the show this year. While the ceremony was sadly low on Fey/Poehler bits (probably due to how long it took every winner to walk to the stage), the comedy duo still knocked it out of the park with their monologue, and Amy [...]

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.

Watch Tina Fey Tell an Awful McDonald's Commercial Audition Story

Here's Tina Fey talking about a bad experience auditioning for a McDonald's commercial in Chicago in the '90s for an episode of The Tonight Show's web series My Worst Audition. It didn't work out, but at least Tina Fey didn't get really into being a commercial spokesperson instead of becoming a great comedy writer/performer.

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.

'Chelsea Lately's Fortune Feimster to Star in Tina Fey's New Fox Comedy 'Cabot College'

Tina Fey is producing two new sitcoms for the fall, and a bunch of plot details and castings were just released for the one she has set up at Fox. The comedy has a working title of Cabot College, and Chelsea Lately writer/performer Fortune Feimster has been cast as one of the main characters, THR reports. Bonnie Dennison (Third Watch) and Broadway actor Jack Cutmore-Scott have also been as regulars in the college comedy.

Created by longtime 30 Rock writer/producer Matt Hubbard, Cabot College is a multi-camera sitcom executive produced by Fey and her 30 Rock co-showrunner Robert Carlock. Fox won a bidding war for the show back in [...]