If you want to get an indication of just what NBC may be looking at right now when it comes to their to comedy pilots, know this: Lorne Michaels has been able to convince his longtime collaborator Jimmy Fallon to appear on one of his newest co-creations.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fallon is set to play himself in an upcoming comedy pilot executive-produced by Michaels and starring “Saturday Night Live” writer John Mulaney and cast member Nasim Pedrad. The project is based loosely on Mulaney’s life, and most other details surrounding it at the moment remain tragically unclear.
Over the course of the past year or so, it has become increasingly clear that all things Lorne are slowly starting to take over the world of NBC. “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” is already on five days a week, and it is set to become “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” early next year. Meanwhile, Seth Meyers, the current “Weekend Update” host on “SNL,” is the favorite to take on the new “Late Night.” Michaels had two comedies on NBC this year in “Up All Night” along with “30 Rock,” but neither one of them is moving forward beyond this year. Fallon himself executive-producers the sitcom “Guys with Kids,” but it is currently unclear if we are going to see more of it or not in 2013 due to some low ratings this spring.
“Saturday Night Live” did not feature Fallon as a host this year, but one of the other top alumni in Kristen Wiig is set to return for the May 11 episode. After all, Jimmy’s going to have his work cut out for him as it is.
If you want to see Michaels speak out more about his future on “SNL” along with some of his other projects, be sure to check out the story here.