Is 'Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday' Too Much?
Now, however, there will only be one night in between "WUT" and "SNL" and how much could possibly happen during that time? Sure, Amy Poehler will thankfully return to her anchor chair (for the first two episodes ) after leaving "SNL" halfway through last season for "Parks and Recreation," but this still feels solely like an attempt to boost ratings for "Parks" and newcomer "Community." If NBC truly wanted to expand "Weekend Update" it would be better suited as a nightly mock news show in the vein of "The Daily Show" or "The Colbert Report" (which both obviously owe a huge debt to "Weekend Update.") We'd much rather watch that than Jay Leno every night. But mostly I'm just bitter that the show is taking up "30 Rock's" timeslot. Who else needs their Liz Lemon Now!?!
Story by Michael Mellini
Starpulse contributing writer
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