NBC has picked up a new half-hour comedy written and produced by 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. A synopsis of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which stars The Office alum Ellie Kemper, from nbc.com:
Ten years ago today, Upper Darby’s own Tina Fey and Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels brought us Mean Girls, and, in one way or other, we’ve been under its spell ever since. To honor this pop culture milestone, I threw on my XXL pink shirt and came up with the 10 reasons we’re still so obsessed with the film after all these years.
Last week CBS dropped a bomb on us when it announced out of the blue that Stephen Colbert will take over for David Letterman when he leaves the Late Show in 2015. Not a terrible choice (though we will miss our Colbert Report), but, if you believe a new set of stats from Keyhole, he wouldn’t have been the first choice of viewers. They wanted Tina Fey.
The first episode of the final season of Mad Men aired last night on AMC, a bittersweet moment for fans who are happy to welcome it back but leery about inching closer to a life sans Don and Peggy. For star Jon Hamm, though, the end has already come. How’s he coping with the loss? With a little help from hometown girl Tina Fey. Huffington Post reports:
Baby Mama mommas Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are in negotiations to pair up on the big screen again, this time playing hard-partying sisters in a comedy helmed by Pitch Perfect director Jason Moore. The Hollywood Reporter has more on The Nest:
The script tells of adult sisters (Fey and Poehler) who decide to throw one last massive party in their parents’ house before it’s sold, and in the process they learn to mature.
Fey will produce through her Little Stranger Inc. banner alongside Jay Roach and his Everyman Pictures. Poehler will also executive produce. …
The Nest will be the pair’s second movie together after the 2008 comedy Baby Mama. Universal also distributed that movie, which made $60 million domestically.
Philly will be well represented at this year’s MTV Movie Awards: Bradley Cooper is in the running for Best Male Performance for American Hustle, Tina Fey (alongside Amy Poehler) is up for Best Cameo Performance in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, and Kevin Hart nabbed two nominations — Best Comedic Performance for Ride Along, and he and Ice Cube are nominated together for Best Comedic Duo in the same film. My guess is that Hart is a shoe in, especially for Best Comedic Performance, since he just took home a similar prize at the way-more-prestigious NAACP Spirit Awards.
The MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Conan O’Brien, airs Sunday, April 13, at 9 p.m. on MTV.
Tina Fey sat down with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Monday night, and after the interview the pair took part in a new segment called “Lip Swap,” where their mouths are digitally swapped and they have to talk for each other. It’s pretty hilarious/creepy. Check out the video above.