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Ok, that's not really true, but it was a quote from my favorite funny girl, Tina Fey.

I love Tina Fey's work and her sense of humor. I was sad to hear that she recently announced she was leaving SNL, but I am looking forward to her work on the NBC sitcom "30 Rock."

BURBANK, Calif. -
Tina Fey is leaving the anchor chair at "Saturday Night Live." Fey says she's quitting the show after six seasons as head writer and co-anchor of the "Weekend Update" fake news segment to focus on her new NBC prime-time series, "30 Rock."

"The new show's going to take a lot of time," Fey said while appearing on Friday night's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

"I wanted to stop doing 'Saturday Night Live' so I could spend more time with Star Jones," she joked, referring to last month's dramatic departure of "The View" co-hostess.

Fey, 36, first joined "Saturday Night Live" as a writer in 1997 and became head writer in 1999.


Fey plays the head writer of a fictional late-night sketch show in "30 Rock," a show she developed for NBC that also stars Alec Baldwin.

"This is the big leap I'm making, it's a show about working at a late-night comedy show," she told Leno. "I'm very creative."

As a person who is sick and tired of "reality" shows and "talent" contests on TV, it's about time we see actual sitcoms on the air. In fact, the other evening I was flipping through the channels (I don't have cable so that took all of 10 seconds), and clicked through three talent-type shows and one reality show about raising kids. Not one comedy show or drama was to be found. And that is even counting the Spanish-language channels!