Say it ain’t so, but we hear from an insider that Saturday Night Live star and head writer Tina Fey is, in fact, be leaving the show. Rumors arose last week after the season finale that Fey was mulling her options.
Fey, who took a brief hiatus from SNL to have her first child, created and is set to star in NBC’s 30 Rock, a sitcom loosely-based on SNL, and has yet to renew her contract.
NBC announced its fall lineup in May that, curiously, also includes another SNL-related show, the drama Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
30 Rock co-star Rachel Dratch told the Cape Cod Times recently that the season finale may have been their last at SNL:
“Tina and I aren’t really sure what the deal is. It may be our last show.”