NBC scheds "Saturday Night Live Backstage" special

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"SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE BACKSTAGE" SHOWCASES BEHIND-THE-SCENES
EXCLUSIVES, A NEW TWO-HOUR SPECIAL ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20 FROM 9 -11
PM ET/PT ON NBC

Dozens Of Never Before Seen Interviews With Cast And Hosts

NEW YORK - February 2, 2011 - SNL premieres a new special, "Saturday
Night Live Backstage," which takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour
throughout the show's long history highlighting previously untold
stories of auditions, censorship, Weekend Update, and more. Continuing
to tell the story of "Saturday Night Live," NBC presents a new
installment of the compelling behind-the-scenes documentary series
chronicling the highs and lows of the iconic comedy show. "Saturday
Night Live Backstage" airs on Sunday, February 20 from 9-11 p.m.
ET/PT.

The special is both a fast-paced journey through the years and an
insider's view of how and why it continues to be the trendsetting show
that it is. "Saturday Night Live Backstage" will also include musical
guest performances and never before seen interviews with many of the
show's brightest stars, writers, and guest hosts, as well as some of
the most memorable characters and sketches.

Along with auditions and fan favorite clips, the special will feature
stories and interviews with creator and executive producer Lorne
Michaels, and many of the stars of the show including: Alec Baldwin,
Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Jon Hamm, and many more.

"This new special really does give viewers a backstage look at how SNL
works. And it features both funny and candid behind-the-scenes stories
that you've never heard, told by the biggest stars in entertainment
from the entire span of the show," said Rick Ludwin, Executive Vice
President of Late Night and Prime Time Series.

Kenneth Bowser writes, produces and directs. Declan Baldwin produces.
                                            
Obveeus
This sounds like a sweeps stunt...likely to be overshadowed by an earthquake 
on Wisteria Lane or a nuclear bomb counting down in Miami.