Posts Tagged ‘Lorne Michaels’

30 Rock Ending??? Say It Aint So!

Posted by BRADY in 30 Rock

April 8th, 2011, 05:02 PM

How are we going to live without this kind of Liz Lemon/Jack Donaghy awesomeness on our TV?!

Yes, it’s a sad, sad day for fans of awesome Thursday night comedy: it seems 30 Rock will be ending after one more season. This comes from Alec Baldwin, who said: “I will tell you one thing, and that is our show next year is our last year of the show.” Well, I’d say that’s pretty definitive.

However depressing, the news shouldn’t be too surprising. The show has been on over 5 years but has never gained a huge audience, instead getting to stay on the air because of a cult following, critical adoration, heaps of awards, and of course NBC’s love affair with Lorne Michaels and anything he produces for them. Or maybe they’re just scared of him. Unfortunately none of that earns advertisers, only pure numbers can do that. But still, NBC let it live on and it appears the creative team is getting to decided when the final curtain falls, which is a privilege most struggling sitcoms never get. Tina Fey, who is a writer, producer and star on the show (plus she makes her husband do all the music) is having her second child soon, so it’s probably not too surprising that she’s looking to move on to a slightly less demanding job. I mean she would probably like to see her kids at least 3 hours a week. Plus Alec Baldwin was kind of a movie star before Tina Fey lured him into a sitcom, so he might want to get back to that quaint little lifestyle. And Tracy Morgan needs to be crazy full-time.

Between Steve Carell leaving The Office and this news (not to mention the existence of and Perfect CouplesOutsourced…) Thursday nights are looking to be a lot less funny in the near future. At least we have Community and Parks and Recreation. God help anyone who tries to take away my Parks and Recreation

Saturday Night Live’s Jenny Slate Swears In

Posted by KAT in Saturday Night Live

September 28th, 2009, 04:18 PM

I’m sure you’ve all seen this in one place or another today!

New Saturday Night Live cast member Jenny Slate dropped an F-bomb on this weekend’s season premiere (hosted by Megan Fox, with musical guest U2).  Here’s the clip, somewhat NSFW:

Oopsies!  I’m on live television!  I love her puffed-out I-made-a-mistake cheeks.

But don’t worry, everybody, big man in charge at SNL Lorne Michaels ain’t mad at her.  Here’s what he had to say:

“It was literally her first time on the show. There was nothing dirty, just a slip of the tongue. It was ‘frickin’, frickin’, frickin’ ‘ and then boom! The pain that Jenny is going through is, I’m sure, considerably worse than that experienced by anybody who saw it.”

Heh.  Kinda being a drama queen there, Lorne, but I’ll take it.

I’m seeing this as more of a fun viral video moment of the week than an actual big deal.  Hopefully Slate sees it the same way.  Poor girl!

[Source: TV Squad]

MacGruber! Coming to the Big Screen, MacGruber!

Posted by KAT in Saturday Night Live

July 9th, 2009, 12:19 PM

Saturday Night Live: MacGruberHmm.  I’m thinking this is probably a bad idea.  Recurring Saturday Night Live skit MacGruber - a MacGyver parody - will be hitting the big screen.

The skit features Will Forte as the original MacGyver’s son, MacGruber.  In each episode, he’s in a room with ticking bomb that’s about to go off.  He gets distracted by unimportant matters, the bomb goes off, the skit’s over.  It all takes about 45 seconds, if that.  Oh yeah, and Kristen Wiig plays his assistant.

A 90-minute movie it shan’t make!  Sorry, I talk like that sometimes.

The movie will supposedly follow MacGruber as he’s pulled out of retirement as a monk in Ecuador by a colonel who needs him to fight on behalf of his country.  They’ll be fighting against a character named Cunth, who killed MacGruber’s bride.


Lorne Michaels, are you listening? DON’T MAKE THIS MOVIE! Saturday Night Live skit-to-movies are notoriously terrible, with the exception of Wayne’s World.

Ryan Phillippe and Val Kilmer are both in talks to appear in the feature film.  Whaeva.

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

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