With Jack Donaghy’s wife Avery in the grips, quite literally, of a North Korean dictator, you’d think he would take some comfort in getting to know her mother. Of course not. This is 30 Rock. In an exclusive clip, Jack and Charlotte Jessup (Mary Steenburgen) make a terrible, barb-trading first impression. Watch Steenburgen go toe-to-toe with Alec Baldwin after the jump. READ FULL STORY
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‘I know Commissioner Ray Kelly. We have a column in IRISH ARGUMENTS WEEKLY, the only all-caps magazine. But he hasn’t gotten back to me on this.’ Jack wants Len to help him form a private police force where the salary starts at $5 million, so the police have the same interest in protecting the rich.”
Other guest stars on 30 Rock‘s sixth season include Mary Steenburgen, Emma Stone, Andy Samberg, Will Arnett, and Kristen Schaal.
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In case you missed it (and judging by those ratings, you did), Thursday’s episode of 30 Rock addressed the scandal involving Tracy Morgan and his antigay slurs last June. In the episode, Morgan’s character Tracy Jordan ignites a protest after he angers audiences with his homophobic stand-up routine.
Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) reacts by telling Tracy he’s a public figure and “believe it or not, the dumb things you say may influence or hurt people. You need to apologize.”
So in true 30 Rock fashion, Jordan apologizes to the makers of Glad bags rather than GLAAD, a.k.a. the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Liz ends up apologizing for Tracy by saying “he’s not capable of hate…he’s just an idiot who doesn’t know what he’s saying.”
“I thought it was hilarious,” GLAAD’s senior director of programs Herndon Graddick told The New York Times. “We’ve been called worse than trash-bag manufacturers and forward to seeing the second part next week.”
Morgan came under fire last summer for an antigay rant during a weekend gig at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. He issued apologies (“I’m not a hateful person and don’t condone any kind of violence against others”) and met repeatedly with GLAAD. See the clip: READ FULL STORY
How fitting to have a Stone on a Rock: Emma Stone will make a cameo in an upcoming episode of 30 Rock, along with Andy Samberg and Nick Cannon, series creator-star Tina Fey tells EW.
In the Jan. 26 episode of the NBC comedy, Jenna (Jane Krakowski) stars in “a movie from the producers of Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve called Martin Luther King Day,” says Fey. “I want to lay claim to that bit before anyone gets it. It’s a movie that has everyone in the world in it.” That includes the aforementioned actors from The Help, Saturday Night Live, and Up All Night, who will be seen in a trailer for the faux film.
30 Rock, which kicks off its sixth season Thursday at 8 p.m., will also feature such guest stars as James Marsden, Mary Steenburgen, Will Arnett, Denise Richards, Kelsey Grammer, and Kristen Schaal.
UPDATE: NBC has moved the airdate of the episode to Feb. 2.
Jack Donaghy will remain in charge: Alec Baldwin has renewed his deal with 30 Rock, confirmed NBC’s entertainment chairman.
“We have Alec for this season and next season,” Robert Greenblatt said. “We quietly did that in the fall.”
But how, asked a critic, did the famously outspoken Baldwin keep quiet about it? READ FULL STORY
Can you believe 244 days have passed since the last episode of 30 Rock? That’s nearly 3.5 Kim Kardashian weddings! According to a new teaser from NBC, Jack Donaghy has continued subjugating Kenneth to creepy role play since Avery’s abduction by a North Korean dictator seven months back, while Liz Lemon has learned Spanish on a chain gang, brought back the dickey, and, yes, picked up a new boyfriend (we called it!).
Though it’s still to be determined whether Lemon’s new beau — ultra laid-back hot-dog vendor Chriss (James Marsden) — will ever measure up to “doorman to the sky” Carol Burnett (Matt Damon), one thing is certain: Jack does not approve. Also? Lemon’s new love celebrates really strange anniversaries with equally strange gifts. See what else the new season holds, including a full array of guest stars (welcome back, Devon Banks!), in the five-minute preview after the jump. READ FULL STORY
One of the saddest casualties of 30 Rock‘s belated season 6 is that audiences have been robbed of the sitcom’s annual Christmas episode. There was no Ludachristmas this year. No Lemon party. No Verdukian Holiday of Mouth Pleasures. Fortunately, when 30 Rock kicks off in three weeks, Liz Lemon makes up for it by eagerly sharing her family holiday stories with an unimpressed Jack. After six years, Donaghy knows his protegé well — too well, judging by the accuracy with which he can guess the highlights of Lemon’s trip home to Pennsylvania. But Lemon now understands there are some things you should keep close to the vest with your boss — or anyone with eyes. To Donaghy’s horror, it turns out the Lemons didn’t exchange tacky Christmas sweaters this year.
Watch an exclusive clip from the long-awaited season premiere, and tune in when 30 Rock returns Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. on NBC. Liz Lemon is back! And most likely, a little chilly. READ FULL STORY
Vacation’s over, Liz Lemon. The trailer for the upcoming sixth season of 30 Rock teases that everyone’s favorite “Night Cheese” crooner has got a secret that apparently only Kelsey Grammer can get to the bottom of. (Maybe he’ll also be running against Jack Donaghy for mayor of New York. Twist!) So what’s being kept so hush-hush? That she’s playing (and/or possibly cheering) for the WNBA team the New York Liberty? That her behavior has gotten so erratic (singing in public, grabbing her own boobs in an elevator) that even Tracy Jordan is concerned? We’ll have to wait until Thursday, Jan. 12, to find out. Until then, check out the promo, nerds: READ FULL STORY
NBC revealed its midseason schedule today, which includes the return of 30 Rock and the debut of the new dramas Smash and The Firm.
It also revealed new day and time period changes for Whitney, Up All Night, Rock Center with Brian Williams and Harry’s Law. Community will be temporarily benched but is expected to return later this season. Prime Suspect tabled, too.
Here is the schedule: READ FULL STORY
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