NBC is bringing in the big guns to help launch its new Thursday night comedy lineup this fall. Actually, more like big gun: Amy Poehler.
Sources confirm to me exclusively that Poehler will reunite with Seth Meyers behind the anchor desk for Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday on Sept. 17. The Poehler-ized Update will lead into the second season premiere of Poehler’s Parks and Recreation at 8:30 pm, followed by the return of The Office at 9, and the debut of the new comedy Community at 9:30. (30 Rock returns October 15.)
Wait — there’s more…
Poehler, who just scored a second consecutive supporting actress Emmy nod for SNL (word is she wisely submitted the “Palin Rap” episode), will co-anchor SNLWUT with Meyers the following Thursday (Sept. 24) as well. It’s not clear who (if anyone) will join Meyers for SNLWUT’s third and final outing on Oct. 1.