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TV ratings: 'Glee' gets a boost from 'American Idol' as FOX wins Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013"American Idol's" Thursday telecast was off a little from its first hour last week, but it dominated its hour (thanks in part to CBS being in repeats). It also helped "Glee" score some of its best overnight ratings of the season as FOX scored a win for the night.For ABC, "Grey's Anatomy" was up a tick over last week and led its hour in adults 18-49. NBC's "30 Rock" also improved a little, while "Beauty and the Beast" had its best outing in more than two months.FOX averaged 11.2 million viewers and a 6.4 rating/10 share in households to lead the night. CBS (9.3 million, 5.9/9) came in second, a good distance ahead of ABC (6.7 million, 4.4/7). NBC was fourth with 3.8 million viewers and a 2.4/4. The CW (2.3 million, 1.4/2) trailed.FOX also topped the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.9 rating. ABC and CBS tied... //

'30 Rock': Alec Baldwin taking Jack Donaghy's wardrobe with him

Making Jane Krakowski look stunning is not difficult. Making the men of "30 Rock" look funny is.Costume designer Tom Broecker, who has been with "30 Rock" since the beginning, succeeds.Among the more challenging actors for whom to find clothes that fit are Tracy's (Tracy Morgan) buddies, Grizz and Dot Com (Grizz Chapman, Kevin Brown)."One is 6-10, and one is 6-8," Broecker tells Zap2it. "Here is the thing: With this guy, part of the problem -- the speed with which the show has to happen, we are at the mercy of what is made by manufacturers. Sometimes we have the luxury of making the crazy stuff. We are at the mercy of the Internet and four stores in New York. Plus-size clothing for men and women is virtually impossible."Having been with the show since its pilot, Broecker has accommodated the evolution of characters. "When we started this, they were the backups to Tracy, less noticeable except... //

30 Rock Season 7 Episode 11 “A Goon’s Deed in a Weary World”

30 Rock  "A Goon’s Deed in a Weary World" Season 7  episode 11  airs Thursday Jan 24 2012 on NBC (8-8:30 p.m. ET) Episode Synopsis :  As she and Criss (guest star James Marsden) receive some unexpected family news, Liz (Fey) tries to rally her staff to save "TGS". Tracy (Tracy Morgan) and Jenna (Jane Krakowski) start to plan for their careers beyond the show, while Kenneth (McBrayer) interferes with Jack’s (Baldwin) appointment of a new NBC president. READ MORE...

30 Rock Season 7 Episode 10 “Florida”

30 Rock  "Florida" Season 7  episode 10  airs Thursday Jan 17 2012 on NBC (8-8:30 p.m. ET) Episode Synopsis:  Jack (Baldwin) encourages Liz (Fey) to be spontaneous and accompany him on atrip to Florida  where they uncover a shocking  secret about his mother. In Liz’s absence, Tracy (Morgan) and Jenna (Krakowski) assume responsibility for "TGS" with disastrous results for Kenneth (Jack McBrayer.) Tim Meadows guest stars. READ MORE...

EXCLUSIVE: '30 Rock' Cast Says Farewell

The " 30 Rock " cast is saying farewell ... but it's not quite over yet. There are still a couple episodes left of the misadventures of Liz Lemon and the gang at "TGS" before the "30 Rock" series finale airs on Thursday, Jan. 31. The cast assembled for a wrap party in late December and looked back on the last seven years of "30 Rock." "The writing ... I doubt I'll ever encounter it again. That's what I'll miss the most," Alec Baldwin says. Check out the video for more from the "30 Rock" cast. "30 Rock" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on NBC. Stay tuned to HuffPost TV for more "30 Rock" finale features. //

Alec Baldwin Considered Quitting '30 Rock' Over Weak Scripts

But even "anemic" writing "is still better than everybody else's," the star allows. //

TV ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Scandal' hit series highs yet again Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013Ho-hum -- another Thursday, another series-best performance for "The Big Bang Theory." The CBS comedy scored nearly 20 million viewers and posted a 6.3 rating among adults 18-49 in leading the network to a big ratings win for the night. "Scandal" also continued its second-season surge on ABC, scoring series highs in viewers and the 18-49 demo. On a smaller scale, NBC's comedies were also up a little bit. The Critics' Choice Movie Awards put up decent numbers for The CW.CBS averaged 14.65 million viewers and a 9.0 rating/14 share in households for the night. ABC (7.8 million, 5.1/8) finished a distant second. NBC (3.9 million, 2.6/4) came in third, followed by FOX (2.65 million, 1.7/3). The CW trailed with 1.9 million viewers and a 1.4/2.CBS also won the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.6 rating. ABC (2.4) was the only other network to get above the 2.0... //

'30 Rock' Cast Reunite on 'Fallon,' Discuss Wild Parties and Backstage Secrets (Video)

Among the revelations: Tracy Morgan is pregnant (with Alec Baldwin's child), how Tina Fey originally pitched the show and Jack McBrayer's Jordan impression. //

'30 Rock': Octavia Spencer May Be Crazier Than Tracy

Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer proved to be a real handful on the latest episode of " 30 Rock ." Tracy brought her on to play the lead in his Harriet Tubman biopic, but Spencer proved a real handful. She was as outrageous as Tracy -- and even had a female version of his entourage with Mizz and Dot Gov. What Tracy realized was that he had to handle Octavia the same way Liz has handled him for the past seven years, so he borrowed her hair and did his best impression. All that did, though, was inspire Octavia to new levels of lunacy. But the entire experienced helped Liz realize something important. She wanted a baby, but was afraid to take on an older one. She thought she might not be able to handle a child with an already-developed personality. After hearing Tracy talk about how she'd been managing him -- and isn't he a lot like a toddler in the way his brain works -- she realized she was more than capable of taking a child who's six or seven-years old. The final season of "30 Rock" continues every Thursday at 8 p.m. EST on NBC. It all comes to a close with a one-hour series finale at 8 p.m. EST on January 31. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser. //

30 Rock Season 7 Episode 9 “Game Over”

30 Rock  "Game Over" Season 7  episode 9  airs Thursday Jan 10 2012 on NBC (8-8:30 p.m. ET) Episode Synopsis :  Jack recruits rival Devin Banks (guest star  Arnett) as his ally in an elaborate plan to discredit teenage nemesis and future KableTown CEO, Kaylie Hooper (Moretz). Liz (Fey) explores her options to become a mother while Tracy tries to direct Octavia Spencer (guest star Spencer) in his new movie. Megan Mullally also guest stars. READ MORE...