Really? Really, NBC? The network is expected to order a 30-minute version of “Saturday Night Live’s” cornerstone sketch, “Weekend Update,” for its fall schedule.
“SNL” star Seth Meyers will also host this primetime version, which will receive an order of at least six and as many as 13 episodes. NBC also hopes to have former “Update” stars Tina Fey (currently starring in “30 Rock”) and Amy Poehler (“Parks And Recreation”) make appearances on the specials. [source]
This is an excellent idea. I can’t think of how many times I’ve thought to myself, “You know, those ‘SNL’ writers just have TOO MUCH material — if only there was another outlet for their non-stop output of comedy.”
Did you catch my sarcasm there? Sometimes I gotta lay it on thick when I write, because you can’t see me rolling my eyes and doing the dismissive wanking motion while I type. And it’s not easy to type and air-wank at the same time.