Tina Fey to sub for Colin Jost amid ‘SNL’ COVID-19 outbreak

“Weekend Update” is planning to go back in time many thanks to a COVID-19 outbreak.

An insider advised The Submit that “Saturday Evening Live” alum Tina Fey, 51, was in talks “to fill in” for Colin Jost, 39, on the “Weekend Update” desk tonight when he reportedly nixed undertaking the demonstrate following a rash of good assessments among the the solid.

In addition, musical guest Charli XCX officially bailed on carrying out, saying she was “devastated and heartbroken” by the convert of activities.

Fey’s alleged physical appearance would suggest a return to the 30 Rockefeller Middle anchor chair for her: She co-anchored “Weekend Update” alongside Amy Poehler, 50, from 2004 to 2006 and formerly with existing “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon, 47, from 2000 to 2004.

Emmy winner Fey’s “SNL” return could also indicate a reunion of kinds with Fallon, who an insider stated was between the “possibilities” to pop up throughout host Paul Rudd’s monologue to celebrate his fifth time internet hosting the sketch sequence. Jost generally hosts “Weekend Update” with Michael Che, 38.

An insider instructed The Write-up that there will be “minimal” crew for tonight’s sketch present — whatever type it could possibly take — and that the only forged member who stayed powering was longtime staffer Kenan Thompson, 43, who would be obtainable to introduce pre-taped movie segments. The source mentioned they ended up “not sure what they have been going to do” as much as structuring the episode, incorporating that a “clip show” was even a probability.

Prior to a are living audience was nixed and solid and crew had been sent household, government producer Lorne Michaels experienced reportedly been “trying to maintain on” to make the exhibit happen in some sort.

“Everyone is fearful below,” the insider explained to The Submit previously in the day.

The clearly show, now in its 47th season, declared Saturday that it would not have a live viewers for this week’s taping as coronavirus conditions have spiked — and established records — in New York Town and further than.

“Due to the new spike in the Omicron variant and out of an abundance of caution, there will be no dwell viewers for tonight’s taping of ‘Saturday Evening Live’ and the present will have confined solid and crew,” the present said in a statement. “The show carries on to observe all federal government security recommendations in addition to a arduous screening protocol.”

Rudd was set to host with singer Charli XCX, who introduced on Twitter that she would not conduct on Saturday night.

“hi absolutely everyone. because of to the constrained crew at tonight’s taping of snl my musical performances will no for a longer period be ready to go in advance,” she wrote. “i am devastated and heartbroken. myself, caroline, christine and all of our crews and teams have worked so difficult all week along with the snl crew to convey the most awesome musical performances to life. it just can’t happen this time but I’ll be back!

“i am now harmless and healthy but of class quite unhappy,” she ongoing. “please appear just after yourselves out there and make certain you get vaccinated if you haven’t currently. plenty of like, Charli.”

Associates for “SNL,” Fey and Rudd did not react to requests for remark from The Post

“The optimistic instances were so quite a few that it was generating absolutely everyone terrified,” an “SNL” insider informed The Post about the outbreak and its result on the solid and crew.

“Whatever comes about it will be exciting to see what is aired tonight,” they extra.

The outbreak arrives as a string of Broadway exhibits — including “Company,” “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” “Hamilton,” “Harry Potter and the Cursed Little one,” “Ain’t Far too Very pleased,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” and “Freestyle Enjoy Supreme” — have all temporarily shut down this past week because of to COVID concerns.

The Radio Metropolis Rockettes — just all-around the corner at Radio Metropolis Songs Corridor on Sixth Avenue — also slice their season short on Friday just after an outbreak.