New film and show planned for Tina Fey
After receiving a fourth Screen Actors Guild award, comedian Tina Fey will be busy creating a new show for US network NBC.PT1M25S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2di3s 620 349 January 29, 2013
30 Rock might be coming to a close after seven seasons, but it won't be the last we'll see of Tina Fey on the small screen. The creator and star of the show has revealed she has a deal with US network NBC to develop a new show.
I look forward to another generation of nerds finding it and enjoying it.
Speaking to the press on Monday at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, she said: “My [creative] partner Robert Carlock and I have a new overall deal with NBC to eventually - over the next couple of years - develop another television show.”
"Amy I've known you since you were pregnant with Lena Dunham" ... Tina Fey wins for 30 Rock. Photo: AFP
Carlock is a frequent collaborator of Fey's and is a writer and producer on 30 Rock whose credits include Friends and Saturday Night Live.
Fey also announced she was planning to co-star with The Office's Steve Carell in the movie comedy Mail Order Bride. The film is still in development, reportedly co-written by Carlock with shooting expected to take place during the US summer. It will be a second outing for Carrell and Fey who previously had success with the movie comedy Date Night in 2010.
At the SAG event, Fey won best actress in a television comedy for her role in 30 Rock, beating the likes of Amy Poehler of Parks and Recreation and Modern Family's Sofia Vergara. The win was especially sweet for Fey as shooting on 30 Rock had just finished with the final episode of the NBC comedy due to air in the US later this week.
Hey y'all ... Tina Fey and Julianne Moore meet on stage at the SAG awards. Photo: AFP
In Fey's acceptance speech, she urged people to tune in to the finale: “Our finale is on this Thursday at eight, up against The Big Bang Theory. Just tape The Big Bang Theory for once, for crying out loud. Thank-you.”
Fey also thanked her fellow Saturday Night Live alumnus and good friend Poehler: “I share this with my sweet friend Amy Poehler, who I've known for so long. I've stolen so many of your moves.
“Amy, I've known you since you were pregnant with Lena Dunham. I've known you so long and I love you.”
Fey, who came into mainstream consciousness with her portrayal of Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live, was presented with the SAG award by Julianne Moore, who played Sarah Palin in the acclaimed mini-series Game Change.
Speaking of Moore's portrayal, Fey said: “I thought Julianne was incredible in Game Change. I thought she really disappeared into the character ... she did an excellent job, a real film acting job. You wouldn't want a sketch performance in that movie. I thought she was great.”
Fey said she hoped 30 Rock would live on in reruns.
“I really hope 30 Rock has a long life in syndication. I look forward to another generation of nerds finding it and enjoying it.”
The final season of 30 Rock will air on Seven in 2013.