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Tina Fey as Gov. Palin is polling well

September 16, 2008|From the Associated Press

Never mind all those questions about who will win the election: The more pressing concern for many viewers is whether Tina Fey will return to play Gov. Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live."

The guest appearance by the show's former cast member and head writer was by all accounts a virtuoso impersonation and a viral hit. But Fey stars in NBC's weekly prime-time comedy "30 Rock," and it's unclear if she'll be moonlighting on "SNL" to skewer the Republican vice presidential candidate, to whom she bears a much-remarked-upon resemblance.

In preliminary numbers measuring the nation's major cities, "SNL's" 34th-season premiere logged a 7.4 rating and an 18% share of audience -- the largest viewership for an "SNL" season premiere since 2001 and up 64% from last year's opener, according to Nielsen Media Research.

Will Fey be back in the role? "We are taking it day by day," "SNL" spokesman Marc Liepis said Monday.

Could she be back as soon as this Saturday's show? "We don't even have a script written yet," Liepis replied.

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