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Poehler joins Feyat SNL’s ‘Update’ desk

Two are the first all-female team in show’s history
/ Source: The Associated Press

“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.