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30 Rock (2006–2013)

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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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Series cast summary:
 Liz Lemon / ... (138 episodes, 2006-2013)
 Tracy Jordan / ... (138 episodes, 2006-2013)
 Kenneth Parcell / ... (138 episodes, 2006-2013)
 Pete Hornberger (138 episodes, 2006-2013)
 Frank Rossitano / ... (138 episodes, 2006-2013)
 Jack Donaghy / ... (138 episodes, 2006-2013)
 Jenna Maroney / ... (137 episodes, 2006-2013)
 Toofer / ... (130 episodes, 2006-2013)
 Cerie (99 episodes, 2006-2013)
 Dot Com (85 episodes, 2006-2013)
 Grizz (81 episodes, 2006-2013)
 J.D. Lutz (77 episodes, 2006-2013)
 Jonathan (63 episodes, 2006-2013)


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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Tina Fey wrote Kenneth Parcell with Jack McBrayer in mind to play him. See more »


Bucky Bright: Boy, 30 Rock. Stories I could tell about this plays. Eh, nobody wants to listen to me anymore.
Kenneth Parcell: Oh, Mr. Bright, I would love to hear about the good old days.
Bucky Bright: Well, it was different back then, I'll tell you. Yes, sir, boy, they were classy. Yeah. Yeah, it was. We didn't have any of those shirts with words on them or dungarees or anything like that. No, sirree. Men came to work in ties and hats.
Kenneth Parcell: That's so elegant.
Bucky Bright: And you had tailor-made suits and a little place here for a little carnation in your...
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World Class comedy!
5 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's an ever-so-faint "Woody Allen" tinge to this inspired behind the scenes look at a live network TV comedy show. But Tina Fey and the other writers can ALWAYS be counted on to take everything just a step or two farther. The performances are uniformly brilliant. Jane Krakowski is delicious as the slightly passé actress who blissfully pounces on the feeblest opportunity to perform. Tracy Morgan is unrestrainedly larger than life in a role that only he could play. Alec Baldwin has such a rich insight into his convoluted, unpredictable character and plays him with such abandon -- it just makes you gasp! And the rest of the cast plays with a level of virtuosity that has only been seen a few times in the history of network television. The comedy is so dense and so polished that it's hard to believe you are watching a weekly program. I come by way of Monty Python, SNL, SCTV, Kids In The Hall, Frasier, Seinfeld, Larry Sanders, Jackie Thomas, Newsradio, Just Shoot Me, and Everybody Loves Raymond. I can hardly believe I'm saying this, but, even after all these GREAT comedies, I think this is the smartest and the funniest TV show I've ever seen!

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