Great news! According to an exclusive scoop filed by Michael “Raisin Bran” Ausiello, Amy Poehler is planning to rejoin Seth Meyers as a co-anchor of Weekend Update this fall. However, don’t get your hopes up too high, as there is a bit of a catch. Seeing how Poehler will be in the midst of filming the second season of Parks and Recreation for her Peacock overlords, she won’t be able to commit to returning to the Saturday-night show on a full-time basis. Instead, she’ll be working alongside Meyers on at least two editions of the Weekend Update Thursday program, set to launch on September 16. Still, we find this to be an exciting development; we thought Meyers did an admirable job of pulling off Weekend Update as a solo anchor after Poehler left the show back in December, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t say that the Poehler-less segment felt like it was missing a little je ne sais quoi. Really?!
EXCLUSIVE: Amy Poehler Returning To SNL [Ausiello Files/EW]