Lemon Heads, Rejoice: Tina Fey Is Coming Back to TV!
According to Jack Donaghy, she's a “New York third-wave feminist, college-educated, single-and-pretending-to-be-happy-about-it, over-scheduled, undersexed, you buy any magazine that says ‘healthy body image’ on the cover and every two years you take up kitting for…a week.” Ahh, love that Liz Lemon and the brilliant woman behind her character, Tina Fey. Even better? For the first time since 2013, Fey is officially coming back to scripted prime-time TV.
The 30 Rock creator will make her grand return to television as Diana St. Tropez on the upcoming season of NBC’s Great News, a workplace comedy that she also executive produces. Fey’s character is what the series’s show runner Tracey Wigfield called “…Sort of the Sheryl Sandberg on steroids” at last Thursday’s Television Critics Association summer press tour event. Diana St. Tropez is the new boss at MMN (the fictional news network where the comedy takes place) and one of those elusive women who seem to have it all. She’s an author, a leader and a working mother.
Fey will guest star in seven episodes of the NBC comedy's second season returning to TV this fall.
Fall...are you there? Anyway, off to celebrate with a delicious Liz Lemon-style sandwich. Nom, nom, nom.