Nothing slows Tina Fey down, folks. Not 24 hours after word broke that the very funny lady is five months pregnant with her second child, a rumor started swirling that the 30 Rock star is set to host an upcoming installment of Saturday Night Live.
Well, TVLine can confirm that Fey will indeed play host at her former stomping grounds for a third time (fourth if you count the Betty White/Mother’s Day 2010 outing), on May 7.
Fey last solo-hosted SNL in April 2010, with musical guest Justin Bieber.
As for Fey’s announced pregnancy: One wonders if it may have factored into her sitcom’s early renewal, which was announced wayyy back in November. As then-pregnant Amy Poehler’s Parks and Recreation did last TV season, might 30 Rock get a jump on production on some fall episodes this spring, thus affording its star and creator more time with baby before returning to the daily grind?
Actually, as I think about it, Fey would have had to report her pregnancy to NBC almost immediately upon conceiving, the pick-up came so long ago. Still, let’s get the unofficial word…. “At this point,” an NBC insider tells us, Fey’s pregnancy “isn’t expected to impact production.”