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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 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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In 2012 Tina Fey explained the Emmy in Liz Lemon's office: "I've always sort of thought that it's a Daytime Emmy and that perhaps she got it for writing a really specific category, like Best Regional Promo for the show The Mommies (1993) or something like that . . . [Or] for writing jokes for Joy Behar for The View (2001)--it's definitely a Daytime Emmy. It's a local Daytime Emmy." See more »

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Witty, Intelligent and Funny
26 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alec Baldwin is great in this role. This is a very witty and funny show. It's not your usual numbing with canned laughter waste of 30 minutes. The characters are quirky and believable - they remind me of some people I work with. The only character that doesn't gel with me is Tracy Jordan. Somehow, it's not a good fit for him. Whereas Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin along with the rest of the cast are essential to the success of the show, Tracy Jordan could easily be left out and the show would still work.

If I'm not going to be home, I make sure it's recorded. This could turn into a very, very successful sitcom. Already it plays well even though it's quite new. It flows smoothly and the chemistry is there.

I've put the word out at work to be sure and tune in.


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