'30 Rock' scoop: Who should play Liz Lemon's next lover?

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It would be pretty hard to top Jon Hamm and Matt Damon but 30 Rock is going to try: The NBC comedy just put out a casting call for a man ages 36-40 (talk about a very particular age window!) who can play Liz Lemon’s next love interest. Here’s the official description: “California-bred with liberal values and a youthful innocence. Easy-going but confident with a strong sense of self.” The role would definitely involve a multiple-episode commitment.

The comedy is asking for stars as well as lesser-known names, so just about any Hollywood hunk could get the chance to snuggle with Liz. Still, we prefer the idea of a big star to play opposite the great Tina Fey. Who says Armie Hammer couldn’t portray a California-bred babe? Or wouldn’t Channing Tatum pretty up the halls of TGS? (Okay, so maybe we’re not totally sticking to that 36-40 age window, but a girl can still dream, right?)

Help the good folks of 30 Rock and take our poll! Or suggest one of your own. Just remember: Patrick Wilson is booked on CBS’ A Gifted Man so that California babe is taken (for now).


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  • DJ

    Bring back Wesley! I loved him!

    • Flyer

      Yes! That’s exactly what I was thinking! Why is 30 Rock having casting calls for YET ANOTHER boyfriend, when Liz clearly belongs with Wesley? It’s DESTINY!

      • DJ

        I’m so glad someone feels the same way I do!

      • TedStriker

        Paul Rudd.

      • i dont know

        JERRY TRAINOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • i dont know

        WILL FRIEDLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        HE PLAYED ERIC ON BOY MEETS WORLD AND WAS THE BEST PART OF THE SHOW – HE WAS HILARIOUS AND WOULD STEAL THE SHOW IF HE WAS ON 30 ROCK – HE COULD PLAY HIS ALTER EGO – THE GOOD LOOKING GUY

      • KC

        LOUSY SHOW AND YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE

    • Amy

      Wesley for the win!

    • Cate

      Yes!!!

      • i dont know

        WILL FRIEDLE IS THE CLEAR CHOICE – ERIC MATTHEWS MUST RETURN TO TELEVISION

    • Theresa

      Wesley!!!!

    • atd

      And then there was Wesley…

      • i dont know

        ……………..BUT THEN YOU REALIZED THAT WILL FRIEDLE WAS THE BETTER CHOICE !!!!!!!!!!!

    • Joan

      Yes! I love WESLEY SNIPES.

    • amanda

      Wesley treated Liz like crap why would you want her with someone like that?

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  • noa

    most of them are too young… not 36-40

  • jeffrey bryan

    Who came up with that list? Seriously?

    • Joan

      ITA. That list can eat my poo

    • KLH

      Horatio Sanz pre weight loss

  • M

    I’m sorry, but this is the stupidest poll ever. None of those actors are even in the given age range and the only one who is (Shemar Moore) is already a regular on another series that films on the other side of the country.

    • i dont know

      THIS IS WHY WILL FRIEDLE IS THE OBVIOUS ANSWER

      • imahrtbrkbeat

        I think he’d be a great fit, too! I miss him on TV. He’s too talented for just voice-overs.

    • Redeyecat

      Chazz Bono. Lock it.

      • Joy

        That is genius. I can completely imagine a story line in which LL doesn’t know if she is in a friendship with a woman or romantic relationship with a man.

      • Tiffany

        Joy, that is pretty smart thinking. I remember Stephanie March’s episode when she was a lesbian and everyone thought they were dating because Liz was not as neurotic and easy going. This can go along the same lines.

    • Shawnuel

      Shemar Moore is 41 and has no hope of ever again, Technically, being on a 36-40 list. Freddie Prinze Jr. is 35 and will be 36 before the season is over (February). I’d give him the benefit of the doubt on being “in the age range”

      IMO, Paul Rudd and Josh Lucas are good choices and, if it can be worked into his shooting schedule, David Boreanaz would be a hoot.

  • Jon

    Misha Collins, since he’s not a regular on Supernatural anymore.

  • j

    How about Josh Lucas?

  • GrumpyGoomba

    I think Liz needs a manly-man. Justin Timberlake is too pretty.

    Nathan Fillion would be a good fit for Liz… too bad he has Castle.

  • Dennis Duffy

    Whatever loser she wastes her time with this year won’t last. Liz is mine, dummies.

    • Floyd

      Nice jean jacket Dennis.

      • Dennis Duffy

        Thanks bro, I got it from some hobo for like five bucks when the Beeper King thing went under

      • negatory

        awesome. :) I wish they’d bring back Dennis and have him rolling in coin from a commercial gig.

    • Sue

      The 36 to 40 range really hampers it so I’m gonna go a little outside that range (and I’m not sure of the ages of some of the suggestions).

      Well he’s a bit old but — Scott Bakula
      Ditto for Matthew Fox

      Alex Denisof is a good suggestion
      Chris Klein
      Jamie Bamber (who could pull it off – he gets rid of his British accent well)
      Owen Wilson (or his brother Luke) would work
      Ben Afflack – just because Matt Damon was also on the show

      Brendan Fraser

      • Steph

        Jamie Bamber is too good looking for Liz.

        Brendan Fraser is too ugly for Liz.

        Ben Affleck might work but he’s still sleeping w/ Jimmy Kimmel.

        I don’t like the other guys. They don’t mesh well with Liz.

      • i dont know

        your list forgot the unforgettable WILL FRIEDLE!!!!!!!!!

      • Shawnuel

        “Matthew Fox”

        Well……we don’t want anyone who might slap Liz around…..

      • ps4373

        cast Jamie Bamber and I will start watching religiously again!

    • Steph

      Funny

  • lefty

    Yeah…I vote for none of those choices.

  • Robert Tyson

    Owen Wilson fits the bill to a T.

  • Sydney

    Ohh, that word really bums me out unless it’s between “meat” and “pizza”.

  • drew

    Channing Tatum? Really? Can we narrow down the choices to someone who can actually act, please? I’m still hoping for Wesley Snipes to return. You pick the pale Englishman everytime.

    • Shawnuel

      I’m one of the biggest Tatum bashers ever and even I have to admit the guy has picked up some chops, recently.

  • Shana

    Nathan Fillion would have been perfect!! Damn you Castle

  • Javadude54

    How old is Chas Bono? He’d fit right in on that show.

    • Carol

      OK, that would make for great comedy.

      • Odin

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  • maggie

    Alexis Denisoff from Angel & Buffy. He was funny on How I Met Your Mother.

    • wildwest

      I like that choice!

    • Molly

      Excellent choice!

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