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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 Frank Rossitano / ... (139 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Jack Donaghy / ... (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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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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Watch this show: it ROCKS
20 January 2007 | by (Toronto, ON) – See all my reviews

-Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey are brilliant -the writing is so funny and appealing to both a male and female sense of humor -I love Liz Lemon. This is a female character I don't think I've really seen before or not for a very long time. She is smart and nerdy and neurotic and successful...and she can hang with the guys and is kind of a dweeb...so relatable for nerdy girls like me! This and Ugly Betty (for different reasons) are the best new shows and they will run for a long long time.

The writing is so good and caters to smarty-pants type of people who like their comedy wry and subtle...

I applaud you Tina Fey: you are genius and the best TV heroine right now.


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