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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 Jack Donaghy / ... (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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The same year that "30 Rock" started airing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006), another show set behind the scenes of a fictional Saturday Night Live (1975)-type show, also premiered. Even though there were many differences between them (including "30 Rock" being a half-hour sitcom while "Studio 60" was an hour-long drama), many critics compared the two shows and engaged in speculation about which one would survive. "Studio 60" was canceled after one season, and creator Aaron Sorkin and former regular Nate Corddry both went on to guest-star on "30 Rock." 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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