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
Work can be such a production.
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Donald Glover, who was a staff writer for 30 Rock from 2008-2009, also appeared on camera in several fleeting appearances during that period (for instance, as Young P.A in "Jack-Tor" or as Gay Kid in "Kidney Now!"). After he left the staff of 30 Rock for a role on Community (which made him a star), he returned to play Young Tracy Jordan in the 2012 live episode. During an April 2012 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Tina Fey said that they already knew that Glover "could sound like Tracy, because we did an extended version of [Tracy Jordan's novelty song] 'Werewolf Bar Mitzvah,' and by the time we finished it, we were wrapped and didn't have Tracy. So half of it is just Donald imitating Tracy." See more
So what's your religion, Liz Lemon?
I pretty much do whatever Oprah tells me to do
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