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February 1, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"30 Rock" has finally come to an end. We'll no longer have a chance to check in on Liz, Jack, Tracy, Jenna and poor, hapless Lutz. But that doesn't mean we can't keep our amazing memories of the "TGS" gang going through endless requoting and YouTube clip-watching. There will be no shortage of debate as to the greatest moments of "30 Rock's" run, but here is our humble attempt to point out five moments that captured just what made "30 Rock" one of the funniest shows on TV. Tracy Jordan as unstoppable stabbing robot Times critic Robert Lloyd described Tracy Morgan's character, Tracy Jordan, as the show's id. And while there are examples of that uncontrolled impulse in nearly every episode of the series, nothing sums it up more succinctly than the first season episode "Tracy Does Conan.
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January 31, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Tracy Morgan may be be saying farewell to "30 Rock," but the actor is saying hello to baby No. 4. Morgan and fiancée Megan Wollover are expecting their first child together, People reports . "I am over the moon excited and just want a happy and healthy baby and a safe delivery for Megan," Morgan, 44, told the magazine. PHOTOS: Memorable TV finales The actor-comedian plays Tracy Jordan on the NBC comedy, which is airing its final episode Thursday. We just hope that the comedian doesn't plan to consult "Tracy Jordan's Guide to Irresponsible Parenting.
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January 31, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
I fell in love at first sight with Tina Fey's "30 Rock," the NBC sitcom that Thursday night will end our seven-season relationship with a double-length series finale. We have both grown in the interim - well, "30 Rock" has - and if it is not now the same series that first won my heart, by winning my head, it is an even better one, bold and confident and more completely itself. The show that premiered on Oct. 11, 2006, was in many respects a conventional backstage comedy. Fey's show runner Liz Lemon struggled with corporate interference in the form of Alec Baldwin's Jack Donaghy, "the new vice president of East Coast television and microwave programming" - GE owned NBC at the time - and an unruly new star, Tracy Morgan's Tracy Jordan , who introduced himself to her letting her know that, contrary to tabloid reports, "I'm not on crack, I'm straight-up mentally ill. " At the same time, it contained the seeds of all it would become - as a comedy series on NBC about a comedy series on NBC, it was self-referential and meta-fictional from the start, and an unpredictable line like "We're a team now, like Batman and Robin, like chicken and a chicken container" (Tracy to Liz)
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January 31, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
The sad news is that after seven seasons on the air, "30 Rock" is finally leaving us. The good news is that it will live on in our hearts, our minds ... and our guts? On Thursday, the one-hour series finale will bring to a close the story of Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy and the cast and writers of "TGS. " At the series finale after-party to be held Thursday night in New York City, near the real Rockefeller Center, Ben & Jerry's co-founder Jerry Greenfield, is to introduce a new flavor of ice cream inspired by the NBC comedy.
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January 28, 2013 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
If it came as something of a surprise to audiences that PBS period drama "Downton Abbey" won the Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble in a drama series, it was positively a shock to the cast of the British period piece. Only Michelle Dockery and a handful of the show's other stars were in attendance at the Shrine Exposition Center on Sunday night to accept SAG's prize, and they seemed startled to be onstage. Phyllis Logan, who plays housekeeper Mrs. Hughes on the series, registered her disbelief with a polite "Shut the French windows!"
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January 25, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SUNDAY You go, "Good Wife": The lovely and talented Julianna Margulies will have the chance to add to her record number of SAG trophies - she's got eight already, mostly from her stint on "ER" - at the "19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. " (TNT, 5 p.m.) Last time we saw a giant squid, it was engaged in a life-or-death struggle with Capt.
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January 11, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
The “30 Rock” series finale doesn't air until Jan. 31, but for the cast of the acclaimed sitcom, the fun ended last month when they wrapped production on the series after seven seasons on NBC. Cast members Tracy Morgan, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jack McBrayer and Jane Krakowski came together Thursday night  for what is hoped will be the first of many reunions. The entire ensemble sat down with Jimmy Fallon for a lengthy look back at the series. It was an unusual format for a late-night talk show - more “Oprah” than “Late Night” - but for “30 Rock” fans it was a treat.
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November 30, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Where there's a "Rock," there's likely to be a hard place nearby. NBC has moved its struggling news program "Rock Center with Brian Williams" to make way for new midseason drama "Do No Harm" -- and has given "30 Rock" an end date too. "Do No Harm," about a neurosurgeon with a dangerous alter ego (think Jekyll and Hyde), will take up the 10 p.m. Thursday slot -- a tough time period for the network--beginning Jan. 31.  Its premiere will follow the hourlong series finale of "30 Rock.
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November 15, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
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?
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October 11, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
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!
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