Thursday, August 27, 2009

Amy Poehler returns for Weekend Update Thursdays!

Former SNL-er will be back for at least 2 episodes

It's not like this show needs to exist, but then again, the Weekend Update segments have generally been the best if not the only good thing about SNL lately. Having said that, if it's going to be on, it might as well start off with a bang. Apparently, that's just what NBC is thinking too.

Amy Poehler, who starred on Saturday Night Live from 2001 to 2008 and was co-anchor of Weekend Update with Tina Fey and then later with Seth Meyers, will be reunited with Meyers for at least the first two episodes of 'Weekend Update Thursday' when it premiere on September 17th.

As of right now, it's unsure who, if anyone will sit shotgun with Meyers after Poehler's second scheduled appearance, which airs on September 24th. SNL Weekend Update Thursday will air at 7:30 p.m. CST. Poehler, who was recently nominated for an Emmy for her work on SNL, is currently starring in her own sit-com for NBC, Parks and Recreation. Parks and Rec, which will also start its second season also on the 17th, is scheduled to air that night at 8:30 p.m. CST.


What this means for Andy fans is that we might get to see even more of Andy on Weekend Update Thursdays, including maybe even another digital short! Last year on Weekend Update Thursdays, TLI produced the short where Andy went around encouraging people to vote and he mostly just pukes. =^)

It's called Jam the Vote! Check it out:


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