It looks like the two funniest women in television, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, might reprise their roles as hosts of the Golden Globe Awards. The duo hosted the 2013 installment of the Globes to critical acclaim, but hadn't yet been invited back. Unlike Ricky Gervais, who had an option for a second go-round at the gig built into his contract, Fey and Poehler had reportedly only signed on for just the one.
Now, though, it appears that they've received an "informal invitation" to take another stab at it as NBC and Dick Clark Prods. look to gauge their interest.
I hear there are no active conversations between the network and the funny ladies who have received an informal invitation versus a formal offer as NBC and DCP are looking to gauge their interest. Both Fey and Pohler are very busy: 30 Rock creator Fey, in the first season under a mega four-year deal at Universal TV, already has sold two high-profile comedy projects and is expected to pitch more shows, including one written by her. Poehler is the star-producer of NBC’s Parks And Recreation, and the two also have active movie careers. But unlike the Oscars, which are a massive undertaking requiring about three months of prep work for the host(s), the Golden Globes are not as labor intensive for the hosts, who don’t have as big a role on the free-wheeling show. In fact, until the 2010 show hosted by Gervais, the Golden Globes were held without a host, showcasing the movie and TV stars aided by the abundance of alcohol at the ceremony. A Globes hosting gig normally is a couple-week commitment, which makes it manageable for in-demand personalities like Fey and Poehler.
Apparently the idea is that the companies will open a more formal discussion next month in hopes to have Fey and Poehler locked into a deal by November. Last year's show saw a 17-percent bump in ratings (28-percent in the key 18-49 demo). [Deadline]
Let's just have them host every awards show from here on out, OK?