Saturday, July 22, 2006

Tina Fey to Leave SNL

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The groundbreaking first female head writer to SNL, Tina Fey is leaving the show. While her "Weekend Update" with Amy Poehler still hadn't clicked, he co-hosting with Jimmy Fallon was pitch-perfect. Before Fey took over head writing duties -- a job usually reserved for male, Harvard Lampoon alums -- the show was languishing. Fey leaves on top of her game. Says the AP:

"For the past six seasons, Fey has been head writer and co-anchor of the "Weekend Update" fake news segment.

"But appearing Friday night on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,' Fey said she wants to focus on her new NBC prime-time series "30 Rock." It's not much of a stretch. She portrays the head writer of a fictional late-night sketch show in the new program.

"Fey developed the series, which also stars Alec Baldwin."

We wonder who could replace Tina Fey. Hmmm. Snappy writing, good on deadline ... Hmmmm.

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