"Tracy has already told me that when he is well, he wants to be on the show," Fey tells E! News exclusively. "And I said, ‘You got it.'"
More than six months after being involved in a six-vehicle pileup that left a friend of his dead and three others injured, the 30 Rock star is still recovering after suffering a traumatic brain injury and broken bones. But his friend and Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock co-star believes he will get better.
"I saw Tracy," Fey said while promoting her new series. "I went and visited him before the holidays. He's doing good. He's got a long road ahead of him, but he's going to get there."
As for other 30 Rock stars coming on Kimmy, Fey says she'd love to have them, but can't have the two NYC-based shows exist in the same universe, story-wise. "We did joke about Kenneth doing a fun cameo in the background," Fey told me. "The only reason we have to keep the two universes separate now is because of Jane [Krakowski], really, because the universe would implode because Jane Krakowski is a part of [both shows]."
Morgan and others were traveling on the New Jersey Turnpike, having just performed a show in Delaware on the night of June 7, when a Walmart truck slammed into their party van. The driver of the truck, Kevin Roper, has pleaded not guilty to one count of vehicular manslaughter in the death of James "Jimmy Mac" McNair and four counts of assault by auto.
"He's fighting to get better," Morgan's attorney Benedict Morelli recently told reporters. "If there's a chance to be back to the Tracy Morgan he once was, he is going to try to do that. We just don't know. But is he doing much better? He's doing better."
Our thoughts and prayers are with Tracy for a full recovery.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, starring Ellie Kemper, premieres March 6 on Netflix.