Universal Dates Tina Fey-Amy Poehler Comedy ‘The Nest’ For December 2015

By | Tuesday April 22, 2014 @ 11:45am PDT

Universal-Pictures-logo-2013__140130232555__140321183123-275x141The comedy starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will hit theaters on December 18, 2015. Pitch Perfect helmer Jason Moore directs The Nest, about two disconnected sisters cleaning out their parents’ family home who throw … Read More »

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Amy Poehler Joins Tina Fey As Partying Sisters In Universal’s ‘The Nest’

By | Tuesday April 8, 2014 @ 6:57pm PDT

Amy PoehlerThe once and future Golden Globes hosts are teaming up again, this time for the big screen. Amy Poehler is in final negotiations to star alongside Tina Fey in Universal’s comedy The Nest. They’ll play sisters who come home to find their parents’ house has been put up for sale. They spend a last wild weekend together, bonding and feuding and finally growing up. Fey is producing through her Little Stranger banner along with Jay Roach and his Everyman Pictures. Poehler also will executive produce. Pitch Perfect helmer Jason Moore will direct The Nest from a screenplay by Paula Pell. SVP Production Erik Baiers and creative executive Chloe Yellin are overseeing for the studio.

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Sara Chase & Lauren Adams Board NBC’s ‘Tooken’; Debra Monk In ‘Feed Me’

By | Wednesday March 19, 2014 @ 2:13pm PDT

Sara Chase and Lauren Adamssarachase1laurenadams1 have joined NBC comedy series Tooken from 30 Rock’s Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. It centers on Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York. Chase, repped by TalentWorks and Perennial Entertainment, will play Cyndee, Kimmy’s best friend from the cult. Adams will play Gretchen, a member of the cult for the past 10 years and the only member who has been successfully brainwashed and believes everything she was told. Adams is with CESD, Luber/Rocklin and attorney Jeffrey Hynick.

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Next Golden Globes Set For January 11, 2015 On NBC

goldenglobeThe Hollywood Foreign Press Association and dick clark productions said they will air the 72nd Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 11, 2015, and confirmed that hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return for a … Read More »

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Brandon Jones Cast In Fox’s Matt Hubbard Pilot, Trio Join ABC’s ‘American Education’

By | Saturday January 18, 2014 @ 9:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

brandonBrandon Jones has been cast in Fox‘s multi-camera comedy pilot/soon-to-be-series created/executive produced by Matt Hubbard and exec produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Directed/exec produced by Pam Fryman, the comedy is set at a women’s college that begins accepting men for the first time. Jones, repped by Greene & Associates and Velocity Entertainment, will play Gerald White, one of the four male students at the college — strapping, handsome, corn-fed, incredibly naive, from a town of 300 in Utah and a devoutly Mormon family. Read More »

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Fortune Feimster Cast In Fox’s Matt Hubbard Pilot

By | Thursday January 16, 2014 @ 8:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

greenChelsea Lately regular and writer Fortune Feimster has been cast in Fox‘s multi-camera comedy pilot/soon-to-be-series created/executive produced by Matt Hubbard and exec produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Directed/exec produced by Pam Fryman, the comedy, which has … Read More »

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Golden Globes Ceremony: The Good, The Bad, And The Creepy

By | Sunday January 12, 2014 @ 10:12pm PST

LisaColumn__131015210634-275x198Tina Fey and Amy Poehler once again made it look easy to rain down snark on the entertainment industry and get them to like it. “Welcome to the annual Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Lee Daniels The Butler’s Golden Globe Awards,” Fey opened — a nod to Warner Bros mockable battle with The Weinstein Company over the right to name a movie The Butler, in which WB insisted it had the right to the title dating back to its 1916 silent comedy short of same name.

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Tina Fey & Amy Poehler’s Golden Globes Monologue: Video

Hosts Tina Fey & Amy PoehlerLike Ricky Gervais, the guy they replaced, Fey and Poehler seemed to suffer from Second-Year Slump, though sartorially things went much better his year for the First Women of Comedy. They’ll “keep doing it until everybody hates it,” they promised — they’ve already been signed for next year.

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Hollywood males got a special skewering this year:

“Matt Damon is here for being in Behind The Candelabra. Any other night in any other room you’d be a big deal. Tonight you’re basically a garbage person.”

Best film nominee Gravity is about “how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die rather than spend another minute with a woman his own age,” Fey said moments later.

“And now, like a supermodel’s vagina, let’s give a warm welcome to Leonardo DiCaprio,” Fey snarked as the Wolf Of Wall Street star came out to present an award.

Matthew McConaughey did amazing work this year. He lost 40 pounds for his role in Dallas Buyers Club – or what actresses call Being In A Movie.”

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Tina Fey & Amy Poehler’s Golden Globes Monologue: Video

By | Sunday January 12, 2014 @ 8:29pm PST

Funny ladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned to the Beverly Hilton to emcee their second Golden Globes. Watch the celeb-roasting monologue that kicked off the night’s awards and weigh in on Fey & Poehler’s sophomore turn hosting this year’s relatively tame Read More »

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Bonnie Dennison To Star In Fox’s Matt Hubbard Comedy Pilot

By | Friday January 3, 2014 @ 12:06pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

dennisonEXCLUSIVE: Third Watch and Guiding Light alumna Bonnie Dennison has landed a lead role in Fox‘s multi-camera comedy pilot created/executive produced by 30 Rock co-executive producer Matt Hubbard and exec producer by  30 Rock creator/co-showrunner Tina Fey and … Read More »

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Fox’s Matt Hubbard/Tina Fey Comedy Gets Pilot Order With Pam Fryman Directing

By | Monday December 23, 2013 @ 12:14pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

pamfrymanEXCLUSIVE: A multi-camera comedy from 30 Rock co-executive producer Matt Hubbard, creator/co-showrunner Tina Fey and co-showrunner Robert Carlock already had a series commitment from Fox where it landed in August in a bidding war. Now the project has … Read More »

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How Departed NBC Comedy ‘30 Rock’ Landed SAG Awards Nominations

By | Wednesday December 11, 2013 @ 8:15am PST
Nellie Andreeva

gal-sag-tina-fey-alec-baldwin-jpgBecause of the discrepancy between the broadcast TV season (September-May) and the eligibility period for the SAG Awards (calendar year), broadcast series get an extra shot at SAG Awards for the January-May portion of their final seasons. NBC’s 30 Rock did one better today, landing three SAG nominations despite airing only five episodes during the 2013 calendar year — the series’ final five installments.

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According to the SAG Awards rule book, eligible on the comedy side are “30 minute comedy series (with a minimum 21-23 minutes of actual programming content) with an ongoing theme and storyline in a minimum of six continuous episodes (reducible to a storyline of four continuous episodes in the cases in which the series is subject to a “short order.”) 30 Rock was not a subject of a short order; its final season included 13 episodes. But it qualified as SAG Awards’ eligibility rules are different for final seasons, said SAG Awards executive producer Kathy Connell. “In a final season, we allow a show to wrap as long it is in the calendar year,” and the six-episode minimum does not apply, she said. Read More »

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Warner Bros Slots ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ For September

By | Tuesday November 26, 2013 @ 6:37pm PST

Shawn Levy‘s ensemble dramedy about a dysfunctional family reluctantly brought together for the funeral of its patriarch will hit theaters September 12, Warners said tonight. This Is Where I Leave You stars Jason Bateman, … Read More »

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Nancy Pelosi To Deliver Top-10 List On David Letterman’s ‘Late Show’ On Election Night

By | Monday November 4, 2013 @ 8:28am PST

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Democratic leader of the House of Representatives, will present the Top Ten List on the Late Show With David Letterman on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5, CBS announced this morning. This will … Read More »

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NBC Picks Up Comedy Series From ‘30 Rock’s Tina Fey & Robert Carlock Starring Ellie Kemper With 13-Episode Order

By | Thursday October 31, 2013 @ 10:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

30 Rock executive producers/showrunners Tina Fey and Robert Carlock will be back on NBC next fall with a new New York-based single-camera series starring another familiar NBC face, The Office alumna Ellie Kemper. The network has given a straight-to-series 13-episode order to the untitled project, written by Fey and Carlock. It will center on a woman (Kemper) who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City. Universal TV and Fey’s studio-based Little Stranger are producing, with Fey, Carlock and 3 Arts’ David Miner executive producing.

“Tina and Robert, who cemented their partnership on 30 Rock, have created a new signature comedy for us that is audacious, emotional, and clever,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt. Added Entertainment President Jennifer Salke, “Original voices like Tina and Robert don’t come along very often, and we wanted them back on the air as soon as possible. And to have them working with Ellie Kemper — who we watched grow up on The Office from supporting player to leading actress — puts the whole package together.”

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Deadline’s Best TV Stories Of The Week

Catch up on the best of this week’s Deadline TV coverage:

Fey Poehler Taylor SwiftTina Fey & Amy Poehler To Return As Golden Globes Hosts In 2014 And 2015
By Nellie Andreeva – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have closed deals to host the next two Golden Globe Awards, starting with the January 12, 2014 ceremony.

Zooey Deschanel Producing Comedy Projects For Fox And NBC
By Nellie Andreeva – New Girl star Zooey Deschanel and her producing partner, Rivka Sophia Rossi, have sold two projects under their first-look deal with 20th Century Fox TV.

Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci Team With Nick Santora & Justin Lin For CBS Put Pilot, Sell CW Terrorist Drama
By Nellie Andreeva – Three years after the end of Numbers, CBS is high on another drama procedural with a genius at the center.

‘SNL’ Camp’s Latest Theory On New Cast: Black Comediennes Aren’t “Ready”
By Lisa De Moraes – Saturday Night Live has spent a considerable amount of energy lately explaining away its lack of cast diversity, since announcing the latest crop of white performers to be added to the show. Read More »

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Tina Fey & Amy Poehler To Return As Golden Globes Hosts In 2014 And 2015

By | Tuesday October 15, 2013 @ 6:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have closed deals to host the next two Golden Globe Awards, starting with the January 12, 2014 ceremony. Fey and Poehler were approached about coming back over the summer, following the duo’s very successful first Golden Globes turn this year, which drew warm critical reception and big ratings. Fey and Poehler solidified their status as TV’s hottest comedy act last month with their scene-stealing bit at the Primetime Emmys, which became the highlight of the show’s opening. Unlike Ricky Gervais’ original Golden Globes hosting deal, which had an option for a second year, Fey and Poehler had agreed to host the 2013 ceremony as a one-time thing with no obligation to come back. But given their success, it was no surprise that NBC, Golden Globes producer Dick Clark Prods and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association wanted to get them back. The Fey/Poehler-hosted January ceremony drew 19.7 million viewers, up 17% from last year and one of the most watched Globes ever. In the key adults 18-49 demo, the show posted a 6.4 rating, up 28% from 2012. “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’s alternative programming president Paul Telegdy. “We’re elated they wanted to host together again and that they committed for the next two years.” Read More »

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‘SNL’ Season Debut Best In 3 Years Demo-Wise And 2 Years Overall

By | Thursday October 3, 2013 @ 1:21pm PDT

The 39th season premiere of NBC‘s Saturday Night Live, with host Tina Fey and musical guest Arcade Fire, scored the highest adult 18-49 rating for an SNL debut in three years and delivered the biggest overall audience for a season opener in two years, NBC said today. This is damning with some pretty faint praise, given that last year’s SNL season debut was a total ratings write-off — not because Seth MacFarlane hosted, mind you, but because NBC decided to debut SNL early (September 15) so it could start in on those election year plug-a-Thursday-hole Weekend Update specials as fast as possible, only people didn’t seem so ready to start their new SNL season. The end result was a 2.2 demo rating and 6.0 million viewers. Read More »

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Premiere Just Shy Of Last Year’s Opener, On Par With Finale

By | Sunday September 29, 2013 @ 10:28am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Last night’s 39th season premiere of Saturday Night Live with host Tina Fey and musical guest Arcade Fire drew a 4.7/12 in metered-market households and 2.7/13 in adults 18-49 in the Local People Meters. … Read More »

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Strap In For ‘SNL’ Rebuilding Year

By | Sunday September 29, 2013 @ 8:58am PDT
Mike Fleming

In last night’s season opener of Saturday Night Live, the running joke was that we will all have to suffer through a rebuilding year after the exit of stalwart cast members. Host Tina Fey said as … Read More »

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