Tina Fey, Andrea Martin Talk About New Comedy Series ‘Great News’ | TODAY


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>>>WELCOME BACK.
A NEW COMEDY IS COMING TO NBC
TONIGHT FROM THE CREATIVE MINDS
BEHIND “30 ROCK.”
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY TINA FEY
AND STARRING ANDREA FOLLOWS CA.
SHE HAS AN INTERNSHIP AT A NEWS
SHOW.
BUT HER DAUGHTER WORKS AT THE
SHOW.
>>I’M GOING TO STUDY TELEVISION
PRODOOUX.

DUCTION.
I CAN GET CREDIT FOR AN
INTERNSHIP.
AND I’M GETTING ONE HERE.
>>WHAT?
>>STUDENTS SHOULD USE THEIR
CONNECTIONS IN THE INDUSTRY.
SO, I’M STARTING FROM THE
BOTTOM.
YOU KNOW, LIKE THAT RAPPER
SINGS.
WHO IS THAT GUY?
THE CANADIAN WHEELCHAIR GUY WHO
DATED NICOLE MIRAGE?
>>DRAKE.
>>YES.
>>TINA AND ANDREA, GOOD MORNING
TO YOU.
ALL YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IS
YOUR MOM AT YOUR WORKPLACE AND
THIS IS FERTILE GROUND FOR A
SHOW.
>>ABSOLUTELY.
THIS SHOW IS THE BRAINCHILD OF A
WOMAN WHO WAS A WRITER AT 30
ROCK.
SHE WANTED TO WRITE A SHOW ABOUT
HER COMPLETELY INSANE
RELATIONSHIP WITH HER MOM.
SO, HERE WE ARE.
YEAH.
THE SHOT OF YOUR MOM IN YOUR
WORKPLACE IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND
WHY THAT WOULD BE A NIGHTMARE.
>>YOU’VE NORMALIZED THIS, SO
WHEN YOUR GIRLS GROW UP, YOU CAN
WORK WITH THEM.
>>I WILL BE THERE.
>>IS THAT THE PLAN?
>>JUST TO NORMALIZE THIS AND
MAKE IT OKAY FOR YOUR CHILDREN
TO LIVE WITH YOU FOREVER.
>>I THINK ONE OF THE GREATEST
COMPLEMENTS, WHEN THEY WERE
THINKING OF THE CRITICALWHOLE,
WHO IS GOING TO BE OUR MOM.
SHE THOUGHT-YOU.
SHE WANTED SOMEONE FUNNY AND
MIGHT I ADD, BEAUTIFUL.
>>SAY THAT MANY TIMES.
JUST PUT THAT ON A LOOP.
COME ON.
THIS IS — I THINK TINA SHOULD
LEGALIZE HER NAME TO THE GREAT
TINA FEY.
THAT’S WHAT EVERYBODY REFERS TO
YOU AS.
WHAT AN HONOR.
IT SOUNDS SILLY.
I REALLY MEAN THAT.
SHE’S SUCH A GREAT PERSON TO
WORK WITH.
>>WE DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THIS
ANDREA.
>>WE DO.
>>WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE
SHOW.
>>IT’S A GREAT SHOW.
I’LL TELL YOU WHY, BECAUSE OF
TINA FEY.
SHE WILL NEVER SAY ANYTHING.
AND SHE WOULD COME BACK AND
WHISPER A GREAT LINE.
NO EGO.
BEAUTIFUL.
>>I THOUGHT SHE WAS MY LOVER.
>>I HEARD THAT “30 ROCK” YOU
WERE GOING TO HAVE IN THE THUZ

NEWSROOM.
>>WE PITCHED NIGHT A NEWSROOM.
AND KEVIN RILEY, ONE OF MY MANY
WONDERFUL BOSSES AT NBC.
AND HE SAID, NO.
WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW.
AND THIS SHOW IN THE NEWSROOM,
IT’S A FERTILE PLACE TO SET A
SHOW, BECAUSE YOU’RE —
>>THAT’S WHAT I HAD.
THOUGH YOU THINK THIS IS A
COOKEY PLACE, THERE’S LOTS OF
WEIRDOS.
>>YES.
HAVING VISITED HERE.
YOU GUYS ARE CLOSE TO TOGETHER
ON CAMERA.
AND EVERYBODY KNOWS IT.
>>EXACTLY.
THANK YOU.
THAT’S EXACTLY THE POINT I WAS
TRYING TO MAKE.
ANDREA, YOU HAVE GROWN SONS.
FOR YOU, THIS ISN’T REALLY
ACTING.
I MEAN, THIS IS A ROLE YOU
EMBODY.
>>BEING A MOM ON TV IS MUCH
EASIER.
IF YOU SCREW UP YOU GET TO DO IT
AGAIN.
BUT NOT IN REAL LIFE.
AND MY KIDS — ARE THOSE — OH.
>>SHOW THEM AGAIN.
>>COME ON, EVERYBODY.
>>OH.
>>THAT’S THE TONY, THAT’S MY
SON, JOE.
AND JACK AND JOE.
COME ON.
HOW SWEET.
NAIR IN THEIR 30s.
I HAVE GOT TO LET GO.
>>NO, DON’T.
GET A JOB WHERE THEY WORK.
THAT’S OBVIOUSLY THE THING TO
DO.
TINA, BEFORE I GO —
>>YES?
>>YOU CONVINCED ALEC BALDWIN TO
PLAY TRUMP.
>>I DID NOT CONVINCE HIM.
I MAY HAVE SAID TO LORNE, YOU
KNOW WHO CAN DO IT?
WAS ALEC BECAUSE ALEC CAN DO
ANYTHING.
AND I FEEL LIKE HE’S GOT A
STRENGTH TO HIM — YEAH.
>>IT SOUNDS LIKE HE’S TRYING TO
QUIT US.
BUT WE CAN’T QUIT HIM.
>>YOU CAN’T QUIT THIS.
>>NO.
IT WILL DROP YOU WHEN IT’S
READY.
>>THE ROLE IS THERE.
>>IN THE GUTTER.
>>ONE OTHER LITTLE HOUSEKEEPING
ITEM BEFORE I PLUG THE SHOW ONE
MORE TIME.
ANDREA, YOU WERE ANT VULA IN “MY
BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING.”
A SCANDAL, TINA IS A
GREEK-AMERICAN.
HOW IS SHE NOT IN ONE OF THESE
MOVIES.
>>SHE’S NOT GREEK ENOUGH.
THEY SHOULD BE DOWN ON THEIR
KNEES.
>>I KNOW NIA.
I JUST ASSUMED THAT MY PHONE WAS
BROKEN.
>>NIA, WHAT DO THEY CALL THE
SEQUEL, THE THIRD ONE?
>>THE THIRD ONE.
>>THE —
>>MY WEDDING WITH TINA FEY.
>>THE GREAT TINA FEY.
THANK YOU, TINA, ANDREA.
“GREAT NEWS” PREMIERES TONIGHT.
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16 Replies to “Tina Fey, Andrea Martin Talk About New Comedy Series ‘Great News’ | TODAY”

  1. Great interview! I don't usually notice fashion, but Tina's dress looks absolutely beautiful. Does anyone have an idea where she might have bought it?

  2. Tina doesn't age. She looks the same as she did when she was doing Sarah Palin (remember her?) cosplays 9 years earlier.

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