Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind.

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 Liz Lemon / ... (138 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Tracy Jordan / ... (138 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Kenneth Parcell / ... (138 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Pete Hornberger (138 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Frank Rossitano / ... (138 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Jack Donaghy / ... (138 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Jenna Maroney / ... (137 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Toofer / ... (130 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Cerie (99 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Dot Com (85 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Grizz (81 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 J.D. Lutz (77 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Jonathan (63 episodes, 2006-2013)
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Elizabeth "Liz" Lemon is the executive show runner for a late night sketch comedy show called "The Girlie Show", that stars her close friend and major drama queen Jenna Maroney. When GE hires a new executive vice president for NBC named Jack Donaghy, he decides to take Liz Lemon under his wing and turn around TGS, which for years has been unable to find the proper audience it deserves. So to do so, he brings on unhinged, wildly unpredictable star Tracy Jordan to turn the series into a ratings hit. But Liz soon finds out that controlling her odd ball writing staff, the NBC page program, keeping Tracy on a short leash, and getting him to get along with Jenna proves to be one disaster after another. Will TGS ever see true success? And will Liz find the right partner to get married and start a family? Written by halo1k

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Jeff Richmond, Fey's husband, composes all of the show's music and also serves as a producer and guest director. He also appears in some episodes as the piano player on "TGS". See more »

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Liz Lemon: I know who I am. I know I'm not the funnest person in the group. I'm not the one you call when you want to go clubbing on the town and party dance all night.
Jack: Why are you speaking like a Persian immigrant?
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Watch this show: it ROCKS
20 January 2007 | by (Toronto, ON) – See all my reviews

-Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey are brilliant -the writing is so funny and appealing to both a male and female sense of humor -I love Liz Lemon. This is a female character I don't think I've really seen before or not for a very long time. She is smart and nerdy and neurotic and successful...and she can hang with the guys and is kind of a dweeb...so relatable for nerdy girls like me! This and Ugly Betty (for different reasons) are the best new shows and they will run for a long long time.

The writing is so good and caters to smarty-pants type of people who like their comedy wry and subtle...

I applaud you Tina Fey: you are genius and the best TV heroine right now.


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