Liz Lemon (Tina Fey), 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 television show without losing her mind.

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Tina Fey ...  Liz Lemon / ... 138 episodes, 2006-2013
Tracy Morgan ...  Tracy Jordan / ... 138 episodes, 2006-2013
Jack McBrayer ...  Kenneth Parcell / ... 138 episodes, 2006-2013
Scott Adsit ...  Pete Hornberger / ... 138 episodes, 2006-2013
Judah Friedlander ...  Frank Rossitano / ... 138 episodes, 2006-2013
Alec Baldwin ...  Jack Donaghy / ... 138 episodes, 2006-2013
Jane Krakowski ...  Jenna Maroney / ... 137 episodes, 2006-2013
Keith Powell ...  Toofer / ... 130 episodes, 2006-2013
Katrina Bowden ...  Cerie 99 episodes, 2006-2013
Kevin Dotcom Brown ...  Dot Com 82 episodes, 2006-2013
Grizz Chapman ...  Grizz 77 episodes, 2006-2013
John Lutz ...  J.D. Lutz / ... 73 episodes, 2006-2013
Maulik Pancholy ...  Jonathan 62 episodes, 2006-2013
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Elizabeth "Liz" Lemon (Tina Fey) 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 (Jane Krakowski). When GE hires a new Executive Vice President for NBC named Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin), 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 (Tracy Morgan) to turn the series into a ratings hit. But Liz soon finds out that controlling her oddball 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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Lee, a costume designer for "TGS", is played by Tom Broecker, who was a costume designer for this show. See more »

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Liz Lemon: What the what?
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.66 (2012) See more »

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Extremely clever but also laugh-out-loud funny
8 October 2007 | by Hagar7See 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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