11/14/2011 09:35 am ET Updated Nov 15, 2011

Tina Fey On 'The Real Housewives' And Maternity Leave

When you're pregnant, maternity leave sounds great, doesn't it? Three whole months off -- you can finally reorganize your kitchen, or maybe you'll pen that book you've always dreamed of.

But then, the baby comes and you realize you won't be doing much of anything but holding her -- probably with bad TV on in the background. But you're not alone, even the Queen of TV admits to watching some less-than-favorable programming during her "nine-day" leave:

"You watch different stuff because you're up nursing or something in the middle of the night, and you watch like 'Extreme Couponing' and 'Cake Boss.' You know, you -- you know it's like your maternity leave's about to end and you're like, 'Oh, I've seen this 'Cake Boss,'" Tina Fey told Brian Williams on "Rock Center."

As for the mother of all guilty-pleasure TV, Fey said she's a fan of the "The Real Housewives," but not when they're fighting. And she can only watch New York and Beverly Hills.

Jersey? "Subhuman," she said.

Orange County? "I literally can't tell the women apart. I literally -- they look like a fire at a wax museum."

While she might be up on her "Cake Boss" and some of the "Housewives," the new mom hasn't tuned into the news since Penelope was born.

"I know we're suppose to prepare for Hurricane Irene," she joked (we think...). Who has time for the news anyway when your "head's in a diaper," as she says.

Watch the whole interview below. The parenting stuff starts at 2:22.



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