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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 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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 Jenna Maroney / ... (138 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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In her 2011 book "Bossypants," Tina Fey said that during the early years of the show, Donald Glover was its only black writer. She also said that he was so young that when he started on the writing staff, he was still living in an NYU dorm and working there as a Resident Adviser. Since he came from a large family in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Fey said that Glover was especially good at writing for the character of Kenneth, who was also supposed to be from Stone Mountain. Glover later became a star as an actor on the TV show Community (2009). See more »

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Tracy Jordan: I love this cornbread so much I want to take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant
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Extremely clever but also laugh-out-loud funny
8 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wasn't sure to expect from 30 Rock, having watched the steady decline of SNL over the last seven years or so. I felt, however, that this was not really a result of the writing as much as it was of the underutilization and/or departure of the most talented players (Ferrell, Oteri, and now Maya Rudolph, for example) and the periodic overexposure of less talented players (I'm looking at you, Jimmy Fallon). I was also encouraged by the fact that the many of the bright spots in SNL's history during that period were provided by host Alec Baldwin. So I was not 100% surprised to find that I love 30 Rock. Baldwin is, as usual, brilliant, and Tina Fey is a fantastic writer who also is humble enough to recognize her strengths and limitations as an actor. Tracy Morgan is constantly off his chain and, along with Baldwin and Jack McBrayer, provides most of the "God, I had to rewind because it was so damned ridiculous" moments ("Imagine Christmas wishes shooting out of your eyes.") The supporting cast is also talented and well utilized; I was very glad to see that "Toofer" and "Cerie," among others, were upgraded to regulars for Season Two. From political satire to slapstick, it's all here. And as an African-American, I was impressed by the way racial issues were handled, from the use of the "N word" to the "white guilt" issues to the country club episode; they were skillfully handled, as some of these are hot button topics and could have gone very, very wrong. This show is just plain good.


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