Tina Fey may soon make her grand return to “Saturday Night Light” as head honcho … well, that’s if Lorne Michaels has anything to do with it.
The show’s longtime executive producer said Tina could easily take over the reins when he inevitably retires — though speaking at the Emmys red carpet Sunday, he said nothing’s set in stone cause other people were also in the running.
Lorne clearly has a soft spot for Tina … praising her as brilliant and great at everything she does … adding she’s a very important person in his life.
The 79-year-old co-created the iconic comedy sketch show in 1975 … and he plans to hold onto his legacy for another year — staying on until at least the show’s 50th anniversary next year.
Tina kicked off her ‘SNL’ career in 1997 as a writer … later promoted to head writer in 1999 and then a cast member in 2000 … leaving six years later to write and star in “30 Rock.”
Meanwhile, Tina fans did get to see her back in her ‘SNL’ roots alongside Amy Poehler … the pair reviving the show’s iconic ‘Weekend Updates’ segment for the Emmys — a great moment resulting from two competing networks coming together.
We broke the story … sources told us that Emmys producers over at Fox approached NBC’s ‘SNL’ peeps to make the throwback moment happen.
Following the reaction to the segment … we can only hope it signals NBC bosses to bring Tina back for the reunion special next year, too!