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
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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
Mary Steenburgen will join in on the fun at TGS when 30 Rock returns to NBC’s midseason lineup. (In other words, it’ll return later rather than sooner, dang it; NBC has yet to reveal its premiere date).
Steenburgen will play Charlotte, the highly spirited and attractive mother of Avery (Elizabeth Banks). The multi-episode role should be a gas because the uber-WASP Charlotte butts heads with Jack (Alec Baldwin).
The actress also begin a four-episode arc this Monday opposite husband/star Ted Danson on HBO’s Bored to Death. The role will be a huge stretch for Steenburgen: She’ll play a vocal coach-cum-love interest for her husband’s character George Christopher.
Steenburgen’s starred in this summer’s hit film The Help.
Alec Baldwin is preparing for life after 30 Rock, working with New York public radio on an interview show that will be available via podcast starting Oct. 24. The first interview posted will be with actor Michael Douglas, who talks about watching Glee with his young daughter. Other interviews to follow will be with Republican campaign strategist Ed Rollins, reality-show celebrity Kris Kardashian Jenner, comic Chris Rock, actress Kathleen Turner, author Erica Jong and veteran talk-show host Dick Cavett, station WNYC said Thursday. READ FULL STORY
An X-Men star is coming to the halls of 30 Rock. EW has learned that James Marsden will appear in an episode (or two?) when the Emmy-winning comedy returns to NBC later this season. (We wish we had an exact date, but the Peacock doesn’t have one yet).
Speaking of which, NBC is also remaining tight-lipped about Marsden’s role — but we’d like to think he’d make a fine new lover for Liz Lemon. Last month, the comedy put out a casting call for a man ages 36-40 who can play Tina Fey’s latest love interest.
Here was 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.
Can you see a love connection between Liz and the hunk who played Cyclops?
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). READ FULL STORY
Alec Baldwin will host the season premiere of Saturday Night Live, as first reported by the New York Times. It will mark the 16th time that Baldwin has hosted the show, a record. NBC has also confirmed that Bridesmaids‘ break-out star Melissa McCarthy will host the season’s second episode. Both actors will be surrounded by familiar faces; producer Lorne Michaels told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour that the entire cast will be returning for this season, the show’s 37th.
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30 Rock star Tracy Morgan returned to his hometown Saturday night to take the stage for the first time since his infamous homophobic rant in Nashville earlier this month. Earlier this week, Morgan returned to Nashville and personally apologized for the tirade, but did the comedian stay serious during his set last night? (Not quite.) Read more after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Tracy Morgan, who’s spent the last week apologizing for a homophobic rant that culminated in him saying that he’d stab his own son if he acted gay, returned to the scene of the crime, so to speak, to apologize to the Nashville audience that attended his notorious performance. Morgan met with offended audience members at the Nashville Convention Center this morning, and later told reporters, “I just wanted to take this opportunity to help and not hurt,” according to the Associated Press. Video after the jump. READ FULL STORY
The Critics’ Choice Television Awards — created by the recently established Broadcast Television Critics Association — were designed in part to be a counterpoint to the annual Emmy Awards (and the more established TCA Awards). The winners of the first annual CCTAs, however, echoed several Emmy winners of the recent past: AMC’s Mad Men took home Best Drama; ABC’s Modern Family won Best Comedy; Best Actress in a Comedy went to 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey; and The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons earned Best Actor in a Comedy.
The majority of winners, however, have not snagged an Emmy award — or, in some cases, even a nomination — but remain long-standing fan favorites. READ FULL STORY
Everyone from Tina Fey to Chris Rock seems to have an opinion about Tracy Morgan, who made headlines after he made a series of homophobic jokes during a stand-up show in Nashville last week. Now Marlon Wayans — who co-starred with Morgan in the 2006 comedy Little Man — has added his voice to the fray. “He has the right to say what he says,” the comedian told reporters at the 15th Annual Webby Awards yesterday. “But he has to be a little more responsible and write a little bit and think a little more before he does it next time.”
“But that’s why I don’t like people having cameras in the comedy clubs,” Wayans continued. “Because you’re just throwing thoughts out there, and that’s the creative process. READ FULL STORY
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