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Tina Fey Could Take Over ‘Saturday Night Live’ From Lorne Michaels

The queen of 30 Rock could be making her return to 30 Rock. A source tells the New York Post that Tina Fey is being courted to take over as executive producer of Saturday Night Live when creator and current executive producer Lorne Michaels departs. So far, Michaels, 78, has not formally announced any intention to leave the weekly sketch comedy series he created for NBC in 1975.

Lou Gehrig Series From Lorne Michaels In The Works At Apple

Lorne Michaels Of ‘SNL’ To Be Honored At PEN America Gala

PEN, the literary and free expression organization, is giving Saturday Night Live creator-executive Lorne Michaels its PEN/Audible Literary Service Award, which in previous years has gone to Toni Morrison, Stephen Sondheim and Patti Smith among others. The May 18 event will be hosted by Colin Jost, the longtime SNL writer and “Weekend Update” co-anchor.

Lorne Michaels Discusses The ‘Year Of Reinvention’ Coming To ‘SNL’

The Saturday Night Live creator explains how the show is handling one of its biggest cast turnovers in decades and why he has no plans to retire.

Lorne Michaels Considering ‘SNL’ Retirement

The Saturday Night Live boss says the show’s upcoming 50th anniversary could very well be the right time to exit.

Lorne Michaels To ‘SNL’ Cast Veterans: Stay A Little Longer

Saturday Night Live impresario Lorne Michaels has an intriguing offer for veteran cast members thinking of leaving the show: Don’t. Each summer brings with it an annual SNL ritual in which Michaels and top producers try to figure out which members of the current troupe of the show’s “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” will leave and which will remain. The process usually starts in August, but has commenced earlier this year, according to two people familiar with the matter, as Michaels works to convince cast members whose contracts may have lapsed not only to stay, but to stay for a while.

Lorne Michaels Among Kennedy Center Honorees

This 44th class of honorees for lifetime achievement in the creative arts is heavy on musical performers. The honorees also include Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, actress-singer Bette Midler, opera singer Justino Diaz and folk music legend Joni Mitchell. All will be honored on Dec. 5 with a trademark program that includes personalized tributes and performances that are kept secret from the honorees.

Lorne Michaels Isn’t Sure ‘SNL’ Can Pull This Off

NBC’s Saturday Night Live returns Oct. 3 with Chris Rock as host. In an interview, Michaels, the show’s creator, talks about pandemic preparations and why “a little danger” can be good for comedy.

Lorne Michaels Sending Pete Davidson To Get Help

TV Names Among Presidential Medal Winners

President Barack Obama today unveiled 21 recipients for the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Among them are Ellen DeGeneres, Lorne Michaels and former FCC Chairman Newton Minow

Lorne Michaels’ Digital Comedy Studio Raises $15M

Lorne Michaels Reflects On 40 Years Of ‘SNL’

NEW YORK (AP) — With less than two hours before dress rehearsal for the Mother’s Day edition of “Saturday Night Live,” the mood seemed relaxed. Studio 8H at NBC’s 30 […]

HBO Orders Lorne Michaels’ ‘Brothers In Atlanta’

Lauren Michaels? An Oops Moment For ‘Today’

NEW YORK (AP) — A graphic on NBC’s “Today” show on Wednesday misidentified “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels as “Lauren.” The flub by a graphics person, made on the […]

Lorne Michaels Finds New Way To Profit From ‘SNL’

Tina Fey, Lorne Michaels Opening 39th SNL Season

NEW YORK (AP) — When “Saturday Night Live” returns this weekend for its 39th year, executive producer Lorne Michaels won’t be fretting. “We’re gonna do a good show,” he declared. […]

‘SNL’s Nasim Pedrad To Star In NBC Comedy Pilot

NBC Picks Up Comedy Pilot From Lorne Michaels

Will Arnett to Star in Lorne Michaels Comedy Pilot

NBC Picks Up Pilots From Lorne Michaels, Tad Quill