'30 Rock': Setting up for a final season
May 18th, 2012
11:33 AM ET

'30 Rock': Setting up for a final season

[This post contains spoilers for the May 17 season finale of "30 Rock."]

Thursday's season 6 finale of “30 Rock” was good at blending humor and heart, just like Liz Lemon while officiating a vow renewal ceremony.

While Liz was having a Randy-Newman-parody-scored daydream about raising a plant, Criss still felt insecure: “You know what kind of women in their 40s have never been married? Uggos, crazies and bailers. You’re not an uggo, and you’re haha crazy, not 'oh boy' crazy. Which means you bail!”

Meanwhile, Jack and skinny arm-haver Avery were ignoring their problems while arranging their vow renewal ceremony. Liz: “What Bill O’Reilly erotic novel are you living in?”

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'30 Rock' to end next season
May 14th, 2012
05:43 PM ET

'30 Rock' to end next season

After much back-and-forth, it seems that "30 Rock" is, as was previously suspected, headed into its final season.

Last week it was widely reported that the sitcom was going to be picked up for one final, 13-episode season, although NBC didn't comment at the time.

But on Sunday there seemed to be a shred of hope for fans of the series, as the chairman of NBC Entertainment, Bob Greenblatt, said the show wasn't definitively ending next season. By Monday, that hope was lost.

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'30 Rock' to 'Rap Rap Rap Up'
May 11th, 2012
12:53 PM ET

'30 Rock' to 'Rap Rap Rap Up'

After six seasons of critical acclaim and middling ratings, this next one will be the last for “30 Rock," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The realization that there will be only 13 more episodes of the show after next week’s season finale is bittersweet. Though I’ll miss it, I’m glad that Tina Fey and Co. can give these beloved characters a proper ending, which was never assured because the show has been on the verge of cancellation as long as it’s been on the air.

I can’t wait to see what Fey does once her schedule clears, but it will be sad to say goodbye to what is, in my opinion, the most consistently funny show on TV.

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May 8th, 2012
02:25 PM ET

'New Girl's' Max Greenfield and the breakout characters of the season

Fox's "New Girl" has not only become one of this season's success stories, but it's also introduced a character that has, in some ways unexpectedly, become one of the most talked about of the year.

Of course, we're speaking of none other than Schmidt, as played by Max Greenfield.

This first season, which wraps up with its finale Tuesday night, has been "very surreal," Greenfield told us in an interview.

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'30 Rock': The 'Queen of Jordan's' big night
May 4th, 2012
10:45 AM ET

'30 Rock': The 'Queen of Jordan's' big night

What could possibly follow last week’s absurdly fun live episode of “30 Rock”? A second installment of beloved reality show within the show, “Queen of Jordan."

Angie was preparing for her "big night" - just like every woman on a Bravo reality show ever - a.k.a. the fashion show for her clothing line Cheek (pronounced chic. It’s French.).

You see, she was expanding her brand: “I’m an octuple threat. Reality star. Actress. Singer/Songreader. Perfumist. IBS survivor. Best-selling author of a book I didn’t write. Catchphrase coiner, ‘I’ll take that with cheese.’" (Well, as she said, they don’t all work.)

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'30 Rock' goes live with Kim K., Jon Hamm
April 27th, 2012
12:35 PM ET

'30 Rock' goes live with Kim K., Jon Hamm

“Live television? Who cares?”

“30 Rock” does! In their second attempt at a live show, Tina Fey and Co. turned out an exuberant half hour of TV for those of us on East coast time, and then did it again for the West coast.

To start, Jack told Liz TGS would no longer be live. She objected, until he said she’d have to write and shoot the entire season in two weeks.

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