30 Rock Recap: Wearing the Pants

Yesterday, NBC announced that 30 Rock will end next year after a truncated 13-episode run. While this news shouldn’t shock anyone, it does force us to look at the last two episodes of season six in a whole new light. Whatever happens now will set the stage for the show’s brief — but presumably glorious — final season.

The world without 30 Rock is going to be a sadder place, but at least last night’s show gave us reasons to be optimistic about next year. With just 13 episodes in season seven, the show might be able to convince Elizabeth Banks to stick around until the end. Also, a short season might be just enough time for Liz and Criss to get past their gender-role issues and have that…plant they keep talking about. If 30 Rock was going to last for several more years, it might not make sense for Liz’s life to change so dramatically. But a shorter arc could leave room for a few baby jokes without turning the show into Up All Night. Read More...



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