Tina Fey is crazy talented, so it’s no surprise that networks are keen to pick up any project she pitches. After 30 Rock‘s critical success, while not always reflected in the ratings, made sure that pretty much anything she touches from here on out will turn to gold.
After selling a pilot to NBC over the summer, she’s now gone and got another project greenlit by Fox. This one sounds pretty funny, and will reunite her with some old 30 Rock colleagues including Robert Carlock (who’s also in on the NBC show) and Matt Hubbard.
We guess it was unlikely that NBC would snap up both of Tina Fey’s new sitcoms. It’s for the best. Everyone knows they produce more failed pilots than the French air force. While Fey’s doomsday cult comedy is headed over to NBC, Fox has officially ordered a pilot for the multi-cam pitch she co-created with Matt Hubbard and Robert Carlock, which as you might recall is about the first class of male students at a women’s college. How I Meet Your Mother‘s Pam Fryman will direct and executive produce, an idea we absolutely peacock. No, sorry. We fox it. We fox that idea very much.
Yup, I love it. In case you forgot, Tooken, her NBC show, stars Ellie Kemper and is about a woman who escapes from a doomsday cult by moving to New York. Also promising! Here’s hoping Fey has serious involvement in both and can make them as funny or funnier than 30 Rock. I still miss that show!
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Tina Fey is gonna host the 39th premiere of Saturday Night Live. According to many sources, the Daily News being one of them, Ms. Fey will host the show on September 28 with musical guest Arcade Fire. Arcade Fire has their first new song out in almost 2 years and it features one Mr. David Bowie singing in the background (Entertainment Weekly).
SOME VERY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS HERE:
– Do you still watch SNL?
– Will you watch Tina Fey’s new show?
– Which era of David Bowie is your favorite?
– What do you like to eat on your pasta?
So many regular cast members will be gone, leaving us with a league of future hopeful Bill Haders and Andy Sambergs. It’s up to us to care about them. Are you ready for it?
30 Rock is easily one of the best comedies to have aired in the past 10 years, but unfortunately we said goodbye to it once and for all earlier this year after seven great seasons. Tina Fey was the mastermind behind the show, and everyone has been waiting to see what she’d do with that NBC development deal she’s been keeping safely tucked away. Seems like we finally got some news on that: she’s developing a new show!
30 Rock creator/co-showrunner Tina Fey and co-showrunner Robert Carlock are back in business together and with NBC, backing another female-centered workplace project by a young female comedy writer. NBC has bought an untitled comedy from 30 Rock writer-producer Colleen McGuinness, which is being executive produced by Fey and Carlock through Universal Television, where both are based. Written and executive produced by McGuinness, the project, said to be in the vein of Cheers, is a character-driven workplace comedy where a young woman in search of reconnecting with her father finds a new home and family on Fire Island. This marks the first project from Fey’s Little Stranger production company under the four-year deal she inked with Uni TV last fall.
I’m not sure how I feel about the premise of the show, especially since Fey’s level of involvement is unclear from this initial report. I know a lot of people think she’s overrated, but she knows scripted comedy, that much is for sure.