The third time may be the charm, but it will also be the end for Golden Globes co-hosts
The comedic duo who emceed the 2013 and 2014 Globes to rave reviews and strong ratings are returning for one more installment Jan. 11, but after that they'll hang it up, Poehler told the
"It's [the] law of diminishing returns, which is why this is our last time," Poehler said while promoting her new book, "Yes, Please." "Unless you want to be a perennial host, there's nowhere to go but down."
She added, "It'll be like our farewell tour," then joked that she and Fey could also "be like the Jay-Z of the Globes and never retire."
Last year, their debut as Globes hosts was hailed as one of the stronger podium performances in recent memory, drawing 19.7 million viewers, the show's highest ratings since 2007. On the success of that outing, Poehler and Fey signed a two-year hosting deal, and their sophomore show in January boosted viewership to 20.9 million.
Fey and Poehler have long been in business with
Before Fey and Poehler, the Globes were hosted by Ricky Gervais for three years; before that the show went without a host for many years.
The 2015 Golden Globe Awards will once again air live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, from 5 to 8 p.m. Pacific time.