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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 Liz Lemon / ... (139 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Tracy Jordan / ... (139 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Jenna Maroney / ... (139 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Kenneth Parcell / ... (139 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Pete Hornberger (139 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Toofer / ... (131 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Cerie (100 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Dot Com (86 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Grizz (82 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 J.D. Lutz (78 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Jonathan (64 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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Tracy Morgan had to be written out of a few episodes of season 5, because he was having surgery to get a kidney transplant. See more »

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Jack: Have you ever considered becoming the celebrity face of the Republican Party?
Tracy Jordan: What? Hell no! Black people supporting Republicans? Does hot support cold? Does rain support the Earth?
Jack: Now, that mis-perception is precisely why the GOP needs better celebrities. And a black celebrity, such as yourself, would really make us look good. Now, do you like lower taxes?
Tracy Jordan: If I paid taxes, I sure would.
Jack: How about gun ownership?
Tracy Jordan: Go on.
Jack: States' rights?
Tracy Jordan: I love states' rights!
Jack: And, let none of us forget that the ...
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Pete Schwetty Fan Club Members, Be Advised..................
24 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

It's always been my contention that great comedians make some of the best dramatic actors.

Well, what we have here is the corollary to the above-stated theorum. Our good buddy, Alec Baldwin, he of the "Third place is you're fired" monologue from "Glengarry", has quietly honed his comic timing via a run of "SNL" appearances and movie roles ("State and Main")and emerged as one of the funniest actors around. His delivery has gotten so good that he's become one of those guys that's funny standing still, before he utters word one. You're laughing before you even know what the premise is. It's a hard pill to swallow, but it's gotten to the point that I don't know if I'll ever be able to watch Alec Baldwin again in a dramatic role without lapsing into hysterics before he deigns to offer a line of dialogue. "30 Rock" may put the final nail in the notable career of Alec Baldwin-"Serious Actor", but I sure ain't complaining. If for no other reason, you should be watching this show just to see him deliver a line.

And if you still want another reason, Jack McBrayer is a flat-out hoot, and Tina Fey, who wisely scrambled from the deck of "SNL" before the ship utterly submerged, is obviously having the time of her life.

"30 Rock" fits neatly into the "no laugh-track zone" that has become NBC's funniest Thursday night line-up ever.


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