January 13th, 2012
09:32 AM ET
It's been a long time (since May, to be exact) since we've had new "30 Rock," so Thursday night's season premiere was a sight for sore eyes.
The new season saw Liz on cloud nine, Jenna judging "America'z Kids Got Singing," Jack conflicted about canceling her show, and Kenneth looking forward to the end of days.
Liz was happy – too happy, in fact. Something was up.
Jenna, on the other hand, was laughing all the way to the bank by crushing little kids' dreams on national television ("Congratulations, you're a disgrace"), while sitting by John McEnroe, the nice judge.
New parent Jack (whose wife is still in North Korea) was *thisclose* to pulling the plug on the whole thing when his daughter said the words "I love mommy," which Jack interpreted as "I love money," so the show was saved.
Pete and the "TGS" writers resisted the temptation to poke fun at Kenneth's beliefs about the apocalypse (Pete made them stop, even though three of them were dressed as the devil, Santa Claus and Jesus), and showed Kenneth the ocean for the first time.
This, combined with the revelation that Liz has a secret, unseen boyfriend, made for one of the best endings for a "30 Rock" episode in recent memory.
So, who is Liz's new man? We'll see how long before that's revealed.
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