Monday, July 24, 2006

Moving from 30 Rock to '30 Rock'

One of my favorite Weekend Update anchors of all time, Tina Fey, and one of the most reliable sketch performers of the last decade, Rachel Dratch, are leaving "Saturday Night Live" to work on Fey's pilot, "30 Rock." (Yahoo News via )

"SNL" seemes prepared to "pare the cast" to cut the budget, rather than the number of shows per season. (Via Broadcasting & Cable)

And The Apiary believes talent scouts might be scouring the area to pluck talent from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, which not only was cofounded by "SNL" superpower Amy Poehler but also offers improv classes attended by yours truly.

On face value, these developments might amount to disaster, but I'm hoping any overhaul might just spark the show into another golden era. Especially if Lorne calls on me to co-anchor Weekend Update with Poehler.