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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:
...  Liz Lemon / ... 138 episodes, 2006-2013
...  Tracy Jordan / ... 138 episodes, 2006-2013
...  Kenneth Parcell / ... 138 episodes, 2006-2013
...  Pete Hornberger / ... 138 episodes, 2006-2013
...  Frank Rossitano / ... 138 episodes, 2006-2013
...  Jack Donaghy / ... 138 episodes, 2006-2013
...  Jenna Maroney / ... 137 episodes, 2006-2013
...  Toofer / ... 130 episodes, 2006-2013
...  Cerie 99 episodes, 2006-2013
...  Dot Com 84 episodes, 2006-2013
...  Grizz 80 episodes, 2006-2013
...  J.D. Lutz 76 episodes, 2006-2013
...  Jonathan 62 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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Tracy Morgan (Tracy Jordan) and recurring player Rachel Dratch followed creator and star Tina Fey from Saturday Night Live (1975) to create this show. In addition, Alec Baldwin holds the record for the most times hosting "Saturday Night Live" (17 times as of February 2017). See more »

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Liz Lemon: Hey, nerds! Who has two thumbs, speaks limited French and hasn't cried once today? This moi.
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Witty, Intelligent and Funny
26 October 2006 | by 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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