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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 television show without losing her mind.

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Series cast summary:
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 Brown ...  Dot Com 84 episodes, 2006-2013
Grizz Chapman ...  Grizz 80 episodes, 2006-2013
John Lutz ...  J.D. Lutz / ... 77 episodes, 2006-2013
Maulik Pancholy ...  Jonathan 62 episodes, 2006-2013
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

11 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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In addition to Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, Jason Sudeikis, and Rachel Dratch, many Saturday Night Live (1975) alumni were on this show over the years, including Chris Parnell as Dr. Spaceman, the late Jan Hooks as Jenna's mother, Verna Maloney, Will Ferrell as Shane Hunter, Fred Armisen as Frank 2.0, Bill Hader as Kevin, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Liz in a live episode, Rob Riggle as Reggie, Bobby Moynihan as Stewart Derr, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Patricia, Andy Samberg as himself, Kristen Wiig as Candice Van Der Shark , Amy Poehler as young Liz, Don Pardo as Sid the announcer, Horatio Sanz as Maynard, Molly Shannon as Katherine Catherine, and Lorne Michaels as Reverend Gimp. Conan O'Brien, a former Saturday Night Live (1975) writer from 1987-1991, also appeared as himself in two episodes, and was the inspiration for season four, episode eighteen, "Khonani". See more »

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World Class comedy!
5 January 2007 | by LeonardOsborneKaelSee all my reviews

There's an ever-so-faint "Woody Allen" tinge to this inspired behind the scenes look at a live network TV comedy show. But Tina Fey and the other writers can ALWAYS be counted on to take everything just a step or two farther. The performances are uniformly brilliant. Jane Krakowski is delicious as the slightly passé actress who blissfully pounces on the feeblest opportunity to perform. Tracy Morgan is unrestrainedly larger than life in a role that only he could play. Alec Baldwin has such a rich insight into his convoluted, unpredictable character and plays him with such abandon -- it just makes you gasp! And the rest of the cast plays with a level of virtuosity that has only been seen a few times in the history of network television. The comedy is so dense and so polished that it's hard to believe you are watching a weekly program. I come by way of Monty Python, SNL, SCTV, Kids In The Hall, Frasier, Seinfeld, Larry Sanders, Jackie Thomas, Newsradio, Just Shoot Me, and Everybody Loves Raymond. I can hardly believe I'm saying this, but, even after all these GREAT comedies, I think this is the smartest and the funniest TV show I've ever seen!


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