TVLine Items: Seth Meyers' SNL Status, Sherlock Ratings, Amazon's Barbarella Pilot and More
Speaking with The Wrap following his Sunday afternoon appearance at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Meyers surmised that he is “two shows away from cutting ties” with SNL. He explained that with his Feb. 25 Late Night debut nearing: “It’s too hard to try to do two of these things at the same time.”
Meyers also said that he would not be surprised if Weekend Update newbie Cecily Strong gets paired up with another co-anchor.
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* Sunday night’s Season 3 premiere of Sherlock on PBS’ Masterpiece drew four million total viewers, up 25 percent from the sleuthing drama’s sophomore opener.
* SNL alum/Portlandia star Fred Armisen and funnyman Patton Oswalt will take part in Modern Family‘s springtime Las Vegas getaway, playing, respectively, half of a gay couple and a magician who crosses paths with Phil, TV Guide Magazine reports.
* Chicago P.D.’s Sophia Bush will cross over to Dick Wolf’s Law & Order: SVU on Wednesday, Feb. 26, to share a scene with Mariska Hargitay. Leading out of that episode, Chicago P.D. will host a visit from SVU‘s Ice-T and Kelli Giddish.
* Amazon has tapped Skyfall‘s Neal Purvis and Robert Wade to pen a pilot adaptation for Barbarella, based on the character created by Jean-Claude Forest and made famous by Jane Fonda in the 1968 sci-fi movie, our sister site Deadline reports.
* At the 25th annual The Producers Guild Awards held on Sunday night, Breaking Bad won The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama, while Modern Family won the Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy.