October 11, 2006 |
It would be confusing opinion with fact to definitively call any series "the best show of the fall season," but I can state unequivocally and without fear of contradiction that "30 Rock" -- one of two new NBC shows set backstage at a broadcast-live sketch comedy -- is my favorite. I feel an almost proprietary desire to see it succeed, and given the high mortality rate of such newborns, I light this small candle against its demise.
April 5, 2007 |
"30 Rock" will be back next season. But say so long to "7th Heaven." NBC confirmed Wednesday that, low ratings notwithstanding, it has renewed "30 Rock," the first-year comedy starring Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. Meanwhile, the CW network said its drama about the Rev. Eric Camden and his family would air its final episode May 13, wrapping up an 11-year run.
May 16, 2013
From 138 episodes, name a favorite. An impossible task, to be sure, but we had to ask: Tina Fey (head writer Liz Lemon) Season 1: "'Tracy Does Conan' because it's when the show really started to find its tone. " Season 2: "'Rosemary's Baby' because I have fond memories of the writers' room for it, and Carrie Fisher was so great" as a guest star. STORY: Tina Fey gets to let loose on the 'fun stuff' in '30 Rock's' final season Season 7: "'Mazel Tov, Dummies' because I'm happy that Liz was able to find love without compromising who she is. And I'm happy Dennis Duffy was at her wedding but not as the groom.
November 15, 2012 |
Liz Lemon's love life has been one of the great ongoing jokes of "30 Rock's" seven seasons, but her creator, Tina Fey, isn't letting her ride off into the sunset alone. On Thursday, NBC announced that on the Nov. 29 episode of "30 Rock," Lemon would finally be getting married to her boyfriend of the last two seasons, Criss (James Marsden). The wedding announcement, sent to fans via the show's official Twitter account features a photo of a Lemon with a wedding ring and the text, "What the What?
July 21, 2009 |
On Thursday, NBC's butterflies-on-pins comedy "30 Rock" was nominated for a record 22 Emmy awards. Or was it 24? Two of the spots nominated for Outstanding Commercial -- a category since 1997 -- feature Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey shilling for Hulu and American Express, respectively, and in each the actors are madly channeling their "30 Rock" personas.
August 29, 2010 |
In the television world, repeats are to be kept to a minimum. As the stars gear up for Sunday's 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, there's one question looming: Will it be like 2009 (and 2008) all over again? "Mad Men" and "30 Rock" took home the night's two biggest prizes, for drama and comedy series, respectively, both years — proof of either the excellence of the shows or the dissappointing state of the industry. "With the Oscars, movies are different every year by nature," said television historian Tim Brooks.
April 24, 2007 |
THE Watergate tapes were America's obsession during the brilliant run of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." The Alec Baldwin tape was what America was obsessing over late last week, in the midst of the brilliant run of NBC's freshman sitcom "30 Rock." Baldwin's voicemail tirade at his daughter (he called her a "rude little pig" and seemed confused about whether she was 11 or 12) was presumably leaked to the celebrity website TMZ.com as a vindictive strike in the actor's divorce from Kim Basinger.
April 6, 2008 |
You will talk about: The return of good TV. Our TiVo has been depressingly bare these last few months -- nothing but "Simpsons" reruns and "America's Best Dance Crew" to come home to at night. Thankfully, NBC puts an end to that: New episodes of "30 Rock" and "The Office" premiere this week. It's about time. (Thursday) You could talk about: The return of OK TV. Our personal jury is still out on whether we like ABC's "Samantha Who?" We definitely like Christina Applegate, but her character isn't really nice, is she?
October 11, 2012 |
With “30 Rock” winding down its seven-season run in just a few months, Tina Fey has a lot on her mind: namely, what will happen to Tracy Morgan once the show is over. On Wednesday night Fey paid a visit to “Late Night,” where her former “Weekend Update” co-anchor Jimmy Fallon asked about what it's like working now on “30 Rock,” knowing the end is in sight. “I'm sad every day,” she said. “Half the day I'm crying, then I'm like, 'I'm sick of you people!