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Tina Fey to make guest appearance on “The Mapleworth Murders”

Tina Fey to make guest appearance on “The Mapleworth Murders”

It has just been announced by The Hollywood Reporter that Tina Fey will be making a guest appearance on “The Mapleworth Murders“, a comedic murder mystery series written by and starring Paula Pell. The series is also produced by Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers, and Mike Shoemaker. You can read more about it below!

The cast of Quibi’s murder-mystery comedy The Mapleworth Murders could double as a Saturday Night Live reunion.

A host of former castmembers from the NBC late-night institution — including Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, Fred Armisen and Tim Meadows — have signed onto the project, created by and starring SNL veterans Paula Pell and John Lutz. The show also counts Lorne Michaels and Seth Meyers among its executive producers.

Regulars from 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Good Place are also on board.

The Mapleworth Murders is a sendup of small-town crime shows (think Murder, She Wrote) that stars Pell (Wine Country) as Abigail Mapleworth, a mystery writer who solves crimes in her quaint hometown of New Woodstream. Each episode will feature guest victims and suspects, and also get at the question of just why so many homicides are happening in one small town.

Joining Pell and Lutz (30 Rock) as regulars are J.B. Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Hayley Magnus (The Dressmaker). Rudolph, Armisen, Meadows, D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place), Patton Oswalt (AP Bio), Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), Pam Murphy (Adam Ruins Everything), Ben Warheit (Late Night With Seth Meyers), Annie Mumolo (Bridesmaids), Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project), Mary Holland (Veep), James Anderson (SNL) and Drew Tarver (The Other Two) will all have recurring roles. 

Fey, Wanda Sykes, Chris Parnell, Andy Samberg, Terry Crews, Nicole Byer and Jimmy Carlson will all make guest appearances on the show.

Claire Scanlon (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) is directing the series, which is currently in production. Pell, Lutz, Michaels, Broadway Video’s Andrew Singer, Meyers and Mike Shoemaker executive produce; Hilary Marx, Jason Carden and Scanlon are co-EPs. The show comes from Broadway Video, Sethmaker Shoemeyers and Universal TV.


‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ to be released on DVD and Blu-ray

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ to be released on DVD and Blu-ray

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ is set to be released on DVD and Blu-ray next year, on February 4. You can find out more about it below!

The complete series set of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” will come out on DVD and Blu-ray Feb. 4 from Mill Creek Entertainment.

All 51 episodes from the show’s four-season run will be available for the first time together on DVD at $54.98 and Blu-ray at $74.98.

The series follows Kimmy Schmidt, rescued after 15 years in a cult, who decides to reclaim her life by venturing to New York, where she experiences everyday life with wide-eyed enthusiasm. On a whim, she rents a room from Titus, a gay wannabe Broadway actor and the unlikely pair find they’re well-suited to help each other out. Titus reintroduces Kimmy to modern life, and she provides him with the inspiration to follow his dreams.

Created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock (“30 Rock”), the comedy series earned 18 Primetime Emmy nominations including Outstanding Comedy Series for each of its seasons. The cast includes Ellie Kemper (“The Office”), Tituss Burgess (Dolemite Is My Name), Jane Krakowski (“30 Rock”) and Carol Kane (The Princess Bride) with guest appearances from Amy Sedaris, Jon Hamm, Josh Charles, Fred Armisen, David Cross and Tina Fey.

Netflix will be premiering an “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” interactive special in early 2020, the first interactive comedy event for the service.


Tina Fey to join Oprah on wellness tour

Tina Fey to join Oprah on wellness tour

It has been announced today that Tina Fey will be joining Oprah’s tour for an intimate interview on January 11 in St. Paul. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Read more about it below!

Oprah Winfrey’s going on tour, and she’s bringing a rock-star lineup with her, including former first lady Michelle Obama and Grammy- and Oscar-winner Lady Gaga.

Live Nation announced Wednesday that Winfrey’s wellness arena tour with WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined) — dubbed “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” — will also include guest appearances from Jennifer Lopez, Dwayne Johnson, Amy Schumer, Tina Fey, Tracee Ellis Ross and Kate Hudson.

On the tour, Winfrey will hold one-on-one conversations with the superstars, first with Gaga on January 4, 2020, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The nine-city tour will also visit St. Paul, Minnesota (Fey); Charlotte, North Carolina (Schumer); Atlanta (Johnson); Brooklyn, New York (Obama); Dallas (Ellis Ross); San Francisco (Hudson); and Los Angeles (Lopez). Winfrey will wrap the tour on March 7 in Denver with BFF Gayle King.

In addition to the celebrity interviews, each full-day wellness event will include Winfrey discussing her own wellness journey; a dance exercise from choreographer Julianne Hough; talks from inspirational guest speakers; a pre-show dance party; a WW-customized box lunch; and interactive concourse activations.


Tina Fey and Busy Philipps to host ‘Mean Girls’ Viewing Party

Tina Fey and Busy Philipps to host ‘Mean Girls’ Viewing Party

It was announced today that Tina Fey and Busy Philipps will be hosting a ‘Mean Girls‘ Viewing Party on October 3rd! The event will be live-streamed on Facebook and it starts at 8 pm EST!

Will this live-streaming stunt be fetch for Facebook?

On Oct. 3, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of comedy classic “Mean Girls,” Facebook will live-stream the movie for free in a one-time special Watch Party co-hosted by writer Tina Fey and Busy Philipps.

The Facebook Live event special is presented in partnership with Paramount Pictures and the Broadway musical adaptation of “Mean Girls.” The film’s live-stream will start at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 3, from New York City on the musical’s Facebook page. Fey and Philipps — who’s a “Mean Girls” superfan — will participate before, during and after the Facebook Live to play trivia; answer fan questions; and give away prizes including tickets to see the show on Broadway.

The Facebook Live broadcast of the movie will culminate in the announcement of a grand prize for one winner to visit the Big Apple and see the musical.

The Broadway show is produced by Lorne Michaels, Stuart Thompson, Sonia Friedman, and Paramount. It’s currently playing at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City, and there’s also a U.S. national tour. “Mean Girls” features a book by Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by Jeff Richmond, and lyrics by Nell Benjamin.

Paramount’s original 2004 teen comedy starred Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried, Lizzy Caplan, Lacey Chabert, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. In the movie, recent high school transfer Cady (Lohan) confronts The Plastics, a clique of popular girls led by Regina (played by McAdams). “Mean Girls” grossed $129 million at the box office worldwide.

Source: Variety

Tina Fey To Lead Pixar’s ‘Soul’

Tina Fey To Lead Pixar’s ‘Soul’

Pixar announced today at the D23 Expo that Tina Fey will be voicing a character on their new movie ‘Soul‘, alongside Jamie Foxx. Tina plays 22, a soul-in-training who has an unexpected encounter with Joe when he accidentally finds his way to the “You Seminar.” The movie is set for a June 19, 2020 release. Tina’s character look has also been revealed (as you can see in the photo above). Read more about it below!

Disney’s Pixar revealed Saturday at the D23 Expo that the animation studio’s new film Soul will be toplined by Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey. The pic is set to be the second original Pixar film for 2020 after March’s Onward, and it has a June 19, 2020 release date.

Directed by two-time Oscar winner Pete Docter, who was joined by co-director/writer Kemp Powers and writer Mike Jones on Saturday, the film takes place between New York City and the never-before-seen cosmic realms and “The You Seminar,” the fantastical place where we all discover our unique personalities. The tagline: Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams and your interests come from? What is it that makes you … you?”

The voice cast will also include Daveed Diggs, Phylicia Rashad and Questlove. The original score will come from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, with new jazz music from Jon Batiste.

The studio took the wraps off Foxx’s and Fey’s characters, Joe Gardner and 22, respectively. Foxx’s Gardner is a middle-school band teacher whose true passion is playing jazz. Fey plays 22, a soul-in-training who has an unexpected encounter with Joe when he accidentally finds his way to the “You Seminar.” Together, the two are going to find a way to get Joe back to Earth, making him think again about what it truly means to have soul.

Source: Deadline

The Hollywood Reporter: NBC’s Ted Danson-Tina Fey Comedy Was Originally a ’30 Rock’ Spinoff

The Hollywood Reporter: NBC’s Ted Danson-Tina Fey Comedy Was Originally a ’30 Rock’ Spinoff

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tina Fey and Robert Carlock were working on a ’30 Rock’ spinoff starring Alec Baldwin. He would reprise is role as Jack Donaghy but he backed out of the project. Tina and Robert then re-worked the script and went to Ted Danson instead. You can read more about it below!

Tina Fey’s beloved NBC comedy 30 Rock was this close to coming back to life with a spinoff for Comcast’s forthcoming streaming service.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the yet-to-be named platform was in talks with 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin to reprise his role as Jack Donaghy, the chairman of General Electric, in a new spinoff series from exec producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock that would have followed the character in his new role as mayor of New York.

Sources say Baldwin was in extended negotiations for the better part of a year before pulling out of the project. Writers and exec producers Fey and Carlock then went out to The Good Place star Ted Danson to take over the role.

When L.A.-based Danson declined to move to New York for the part, Fey and Carlock reworked the script to set the show on the West Coast — and remove any connections it had to 30 Rock. With the change, the show wound up moving to the streamer with a straight-to-series order. It’s unclear when the show will premiere as Danson is currently in production on the fourth and final season of NBC’s The Good Place.

The change is not without precedent, however. Years ago, The Office showrunner Greg Daniels was asked to do a spinoff at the height of the NBC comedy’s popularity. The result was Parks and Recreation.

NBC and Universal Television, producers of 30 Rock and the untitled Danson comedy, declined comment.