“Saturday Night Live” unveiled the newest face on “Weekend Update” on its season premiere Saturday. Cast member Amy Poehler joined Tina Fey for the first all-female “Update” team in the show’s history.
Poehler replaces Jimmy Fallon on the segment. Fallon left in May after six years on the NBC live sketch-comedy show. Fallon and Fey had read the fake news together since 2000.
Poehler became a regular cast member in January 2001. Fey has been head writer for five years, and also starred with Poehler in the Lindsay Lohan comedy “Mean Girls.”
“Weekend Update,” long a trademark segment of “Saturday Night Live,” has a storied history of hosts including Chevy Chase, Dennis Miller and Kevin Nealon.
“Saturday Night Live,” now in its 30th season, airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. (ET) on NBC. This week’s show will be hosted by Queen Latifah, who will also be the musical guest.