Poehler Plans Early SNL Exit

Actress will move on to her own show after maternity leave
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2008 9:08 PM CDT
Comedians Will Arnett and Amy Poehler arrive at the 2008 gala for The Fresh Air Fund, benefiting summer vacations for inner city kids in New York.    (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
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(Newser) – Amy Poehler will make her exit from Saturday Night Live earlier than planned, E! News reports. The Emmy-nominated actress, who is expecting her first child with husband Will Arnett, won’t return to the show after her maternity leave, which starts in a few weeks. Instead she’ll start work on her new, untitled show from the producers of The Office. Poehler, 37, joined SNL in 2001 and quickly became a favorite.