Thursday, February 23, 2012
Deadline is reporting that Abby Elliott has landed the lead in a new Fox pilot, Ben Fox Is My Manny. Penned by Dana Fox (What Happens in Vegas), Ben Fox Is My Manny centres on an uptight single mother (Elliott) whose slacker brother moves in with her to help raise her daughter. The question on everybody's lips is what this means for Elliott's future on SNL. Deadline reports that if the pilot gets picked up to series, Elliott will leave the late-night comedy show. If not, it is likely she will stay on. Elliott has been with SNL since '08.
NBC announced today that Lindsay Lohan and Jonah Hill will both host SNL in March. As was announced during last weekend's show, Lindsay Lohan will host March 3rd with musical guest Jack White. Jonah Hill, fresh off his Academy Award-nominated performance in Moneyball, will host on March 10th with musical guest The Shins.