With 30 Rock drawing to a close at the end of the month, NBC has a special hour-long episode planned, and the network is bringing some guest stars to pepper throughout those extra minutes of run time. Today, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced she will be making a cameo during 30 Rock’s finale, which will air on January 31.
It's that time of year again! The big guy's making a list and checking it twice, so we thought we'd take the opportunity to share our own personal TV-related wishlist in anticipation of the coming new year. Between new and returning shows, not to mention a couple of series drawing to a close, there's so much potential for great television in the new year and we're especially hopeful that our holiday dreams come true this year.
30 Rock spends the episode after Liz's wedding dealing with the Jenna fallout and says goodbye to one of the series best regulars. Liz's nuptials were a surprise for just about everyone the next day at TGS, none more than Jenna who was planning to have her own surprise wedding that very day on the show with Paul L'Astname; yes, that is his last name.
NBC is making it a common occurrence to pair the ending of one popular program with the debut of a new series. Next month, we'll get an early look at the network's new midseason comedy 1600 Penn, which will air following the final performance episode of The Voice, and come January, we'll see the premiere of Do No Harm, which will debut immediately following the final episode of 30 Rock.
Liz Lemon is getting married and she doesn’t want to make a big deal about it, at least she doesn’t think she does, and the results are pretty spectacular. Liz has a chance encounter with her old flame Dennis who now has a kid through adoption since he is married. The idiot that is Dennis was considered more adoption worthy than Liz because he got a ring and it is driving her crazy.
30 Rock put together a silly and hilarious episode this week that sees the possible end of Hazel and the rise of Jack Donaghy. No not that Jack Donaghy, Aunt Phatso’s archnemesis Jack Donaghy. Who’s Aunt Phatso? That’s Tracy’s latest Tyler Perry rip…oh it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that the two get entangled in a power struggle that leads to the brilliance that is a four hour rendition of the Sanford and Son theme.
30 Rock is partway through Season 7, and Liz Lemon may finally, ultimately end up with the man, well, maybe not of her dreams, but very much within the bounds of a comfortable reality. Lemon’s popular character, portrayed by Tina Fey, has been dating Criss Chross for over a season, now, and apparently the organic hot dog truck owner really lights her fire, at least enough that she’s set to tie the knot with the young man during the series’ November 29 episode.
30 Rock finishes its political two parter with a much more successful half hour of comedy after a lot of set up took up most of part one. If you missed last week’s episode, Jenna’s Jimmy Buffett rip off of a song gains her a cult following in Northern Florida that will ultimately decide the election.
30 Rock gets political this week and hits far more than it misses as it has a lot of fun with both political parties. Jack is running a fundraiser and he “invites” Liz to fill in for his Mexican sideline reporter girlfriend who is on pelvic rest. Liz, blinded by the free shrimp, doesn’t realize she was a liberal prop for Jack to encourage higher donations to his super PAC and they end up making a bet over who can influence the most voters; Liz through words, J
30 Rock tackles “women aren’t funny” and send Jack and Jenna down the path to being old in a surprisingly straight forward episode for the show. 30 Rock is usually juggling a lot of balls in the air and can’t always handle it, but this week’s episode held a pretty strong through line and folded everything together rather nicely.
30 Rock premiered it’s seventh and final season just a couple of weeks ago, and things have been a bit slow-going thus far. Next week, NBC’s comedy has plans to shake things up a bit by introducing a few new guest stars, including Olympic gold medal winner Ryan Lochte, who has been gearing up for television for several months now. Lochte will play himself on the show, and in NBC’s clip from the episode, the words coming out of his mouth are already managing to irritate Jack, who is working on his dating game.
30 Rock’s second episode of the season is full of a lot of half baked ideas and not many big laughs.
30 Rock returns for its seventh and final season and the results are quite a strong start for the beginning of 30 Rock’s end. The title of the episode is not just a reference to the show’s impending finale, but also to Jack’s plan to tank NBC. Jack wants his Cabletown boss to sell the network and the only way he can assist in that is to make the channel as bad as possible.
With an upcoming appearance on the CW's 90210 and a possible reality show in the future, Ryan Lochte appears to be looking to stay in the public eye. And now it seems he has another network TV cameo in the works. Word is, the Olympic swimmer is set to make an appearance on 30 Rock next season.
With Breaking Bad having just wrapped up the first half of its final season on AMC, it was looking like we weren't going to see Bryan Cranston on the small screen until next summer. While we'll still have to wait until next summer for Breaking Bad to return, Bryan Cranston will be appearing in NBC's comedy series 30 Rock at some point in the series' upcoming seventh season.