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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Lee, the costume designer for "TGS", is played by Tom Broecker, who in real life is the costume designer for "30 Rock." See more »

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Jack: Lemon, I would like to teach you something. I would like to be Michelle Pfeiffer to your angry black kid who learns that poetry is just another way to rap
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Best Writing on TV to date
14 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show has the best writing on TV to date. I know Fey was the original creator of this show. She has reinvented comedy and especially women's place in it. Kudos Tina! You deserve all your success! I've been looking in vein on line to get the full list of staff writers for 30 rock but have yet to find the full list. They all deserve praise. The wit and repartee apparent in the writing is supreme... and the direction isn't too shabby either.

They also include a lot of parody of the genre as well as self deprecating humor. And the way they weave cross product plugs either in extreme obvious ways or so subtly the viewers don't know what hit them. This is true genius. An Emmy is not enough. OK... maybe not a Nobel Prize... but close?


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