News for 30 Rock

What's Hot Today

'30 Rock' parodies Chrysler's 'Halftime in America' commercial

"30 Rock" never stops finding news ways to amaze and, more importantly, things to make fun of. And for that, we should be forever grateful.The most recent example is a faux commercial for KouchTown couches, the newest subsidiary of Kabletown. In the "ad," Stacy Keach parodies Clint Eastwood from Chrysler's "Halftime in America" Super Bowl spot."When we get hit and are down, we don't stay down. We get up and we hit back, with our fists or our nunchucks," Keach says. And then he explains exactly why we need a KouchTown couch.If that isn't enough, then he tries to sell us Bazooka Joe Gum. And despite everything in the pitch, we're still buying.... //

30 Rock “Murphy Brown Lied To Us” Season 6 Episode 18

30 Rock  "Murphy Brown Lied To Us" Season 6 Episode 18 airs Thursday April 19 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. Episode Synopsis:  JACK (ALEC BALDWIN) GETS CREATIVE WHEN HIS NEW BUSINESS IDEA  FOR KABLETOWN GOES AWRY. JENNA (JANE KRAKOWSKI) STAGES A PUBLIC BREAKDOWN TO WIN BACK PAUL (GUEST STAR WILL FORTE). JAMES MARSDEN ALSO GUEST STARS. Jack (Baldwin) sets Liz up on a blind date to show her what she’s  missing  in her relationship with Criss. Meanwhile at KableTown, Jack has to scramble when his plan to manufacture couches hits a speed bump . With Tracy’s (Tracy Morgan) help, Jenna (Krakowski) orchestrates a public meltdown to get Paul’s (guest star Forte) attention. Read More... //  

Tina Fey on '30 Rock's' ending: 'It's visible on the horizon'

Tina Fey says Alec Baldwin doesn't know something the rest of us don't about his and "30 Rock's" future at NBC. But she acknowledges that the show is probably closer to its end than its beginning.Fey was a guest on "The View" Thursday (April 12), one day after a series of tweets from Baldwin directing his ire at NBC over a "Today" segment on the woman who's allegedly stalking him. The tweets included one that read "I think I'm leaving NBC just in time."That stirred up speculation that he might be leaving "30 Rock" prematurely, or that the show was not long for the world. Not so, Fey says."He's not leaving the show. We're all in this together till the end," Fey tells "The View" audience. "I think he just maybe means that the end of the show ... is visible on the horizon.""We can't do this for, like, 35 years," Fey adds. "... We'd... //

'30 Rock' & 'Community' Hit Ratings Lows: Fans Sound Off!

" 30 Rock " and " Community " hit series low ratings this week on Thurs., April 5. According to EW, 2.8 million people watched "30 Rock" and 3.1 million tuned in for "Community." Some blame the holiday week, but both shows have been facing eroding ratings against stiff competition like " The Big Bang Theory " and " American Idol " for some time. They are both beloved comedies, but where are the viewers? We asked our audience on Tumblr and Twitter if they were still tuning in for "30 Rock," now in its sixth season, and "Community," now in its third, or whether they had given up on the struggling comedies. On HuffPost TV's Tumblr , starbrows said, "I still watch both! 'Community' because it's getting better and better. I watch '30 Rock' because the jokes are hilarious!" However, waaastingaway said, "I use [sic] to be huge fans for those shows. I've stopped watching because of the lineup changes and the other 338 shows playing at the same time." NBC yanked "Community" off the air for three months in December. While it was on hiatus, fans took to social media to show their support for the series. "30 Rock" occupied its 8 p.m. ET timeslot for a while. "'Community' was brilliant last night, better than the other episodes since it came back," Tumblr user bubliya wrote. "'30 Rock' isn't funny anymore. Stale & predictable." Both shows have devoted followings on social media, many who say they watch the shows online the next day. "I love and still watch them both, but i have neither a TV nor a nielson [sic]," rufustfirefly said on Tumblr. Many Tumblr users echoed the delayed viewing. "I don't have cable so I watch both on Hulu," accio-blue-box said. "'30 Rock' S6 has proven that it's time for it to go. 'Community' however keeps getting better!" Readers on Twitter were more divided on the state of "30 Rock" than they were about "Community." Take a look at what they had to say in the slideshow below. //

30 Rock “Meet the Woggels” Season 6 Episode 17

30 Rock  "Meet the Woggels" Season 6 Episode 17 airs Thursday April 12 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. Episode Synopsis:  LIZ (TINA FEY) TRIES TO GET JACK (ALEC BALDWIN) TO HAVE AN IMPORTANT CONVERSATION WITH HIS MOTHER. GUEST STAR ELAINE STRITCH. When a health complication lands Jack’s mother (guest star Stritch) in the hospital, Liz (Fey) encourages Jack to share  his feelings before it’s too late. Meanwhile, Jenna (Jane Krakowski) tries dating a musician, and Tracy (Tracy Morgan) works to convince his son not to go to college. Read More... //  

30 Rock “Nothing Left To Lose” – Cheer Up, Pete

30 Rock  "Nothing Left To Lose" Season 6 Episode  16 airs Thursday April 5 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. Episode Synopsis:  After reading Pete’s (Adsit) discouraging KableTown self-evaluation, Jack (Baldwin) takes on the task of making Pete a respectable man. Tracy (Morgan) regains his long lost sense of smell and finds himself particularly fond of Liz’s (Fey) scent. Meanwhile, Kenneth unwittingly helps Jenna (Krakowski) plan  revenge  against the Pranksmen. Read More... //  

'30 Rock': Avery Jessup to return from North Korea

Could it be that there's been some behind-the-scenes hostage negotiations on "30 Rock?"TV Line is reporting that after a year in North Korea, Avery Jessup (Elizabeth Banks) is slated to return to the comedy during May sweeps. While in the communist nation, Jessup was married against her will to Kim Jong-un, or a reasonable facsimile of the North Korean dictator.Jessup's return will certainly make things interesting as it relates to her power partnership with Jack (Alec Baldwin). Perhaps she'll try to convince him that there's a place in the communist utopia with his name on it?In a related "30 Rock" item, NBC announced the storyline for the April 26 live episode. They say, "When their Kabletown bosses announce they will no longer pay for 'TGS' to be a live show, Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy realize their lives will actually be easier if they shoot canned episodes fast and cheap. Only Kenneth the Page objects,... //

'30 Rock': Elizabeth Banks' Avery Lives, But 'TGS' May Not Live as a Live Show

At last, Jack Donaghy may get Avery Jessup back from North Korea: TheWrap has confirmed that "Hunger Games" star Elizabeth Banks will return to "30 Rock" in May. But while Banks' Avery lives, "TGS" -- the "Saturday Night Live"-ish sketch comedy show-within-the-show -- is in danger of becoming a taped series. //

Elizabeth Banks Returning to '30 Rock'

  Alec Baldwin 's Jack Donaghy might soon be reunited with his wife. After spending almost all of season six off-camera but remaining a big part of the storyline,  Elizabeth Banks  is set to reprise her recurring role of Avery Jessup on  30 Rock . The Hollywood Reporter  has learned that Banks will appear in an episode of  30 Rock  this season. Although the exact timing is uncertain, sources confirm that it won't be for the  recently announced live episode  on April 26. Read More... //

30 Rock “The Shower Principle” Season 6 Episode 15

30 Rock  "The Shower Principle" Season  6 Episode 15 airs Thursday March 29 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. Episode Synopsis:  JACK (ALEC BALDWIN) STRUGGLES TO COME UP WITH AN INSPIRED IDEA TO EXPAND THE KABLETOWN EMPIRE. LIZ (TINA FEY) ATTEMPTS TO BREAK FREE FROM HER REPETITIVE LIFESTYLE.Jack (Baldwin) must come up with an idea that will impress Hank Hooper (Ken Howard) and transform KableTown, while Liz (Fey) tries her best to stick with a new hobby and prove she’s a new woman. Jenna (Jane Krakowski) believes she’s cursed and Hazel’s (Kristen  Schaal) obsession with Liz continues. Tracy (Tracy Morgan) signs on to do a new movie  in order to pay his unexpectedly high taxes. Read More... //