Tina Fey on 30 Rock's Future: The End Is on the Horizon
Tina Fey says there may not be much more 30 Rock in our future.
Fey took a seat on The View's couch Thursday, where she was asked about a series of tweets from co-star Alec Baldwin that said he is "leaving NBC just in time." (Baldwin was complaining about a camera crew from Today that was purportedly outside of his apartment.) Fey said Baldwin's tweets were simply referring to the looming end of the veteran NBC comedy.
Alec Baldwin renews contract with 30 Rock — if the show stays on
"As far as I know, he's not leaving the show. We're all in this together 'til the end," she said. "I think that he just maybe means that the end of the show ... is visible on the horizon."
Barabra Walters seemed to be disturbed by the news. "We can't do this for 35 years," Fey told her.
Both Fey and Baldwin have signed on for Season 7, should NBC decided to renew it.
Check out the clip here:
-live show will have returning guests and new ones
-different jokes for west coast, just like last year
-the show is not ending - Alec and Tina have both signed on for another year if NBC renews it
-she is friends with Renee from Mob Wives (does anybody even watch this?)
-shows a clip from QUEEN OF JORDAN PT. 2, AIRING MAY 3 OMG
Alec also tweeted about this:
Donald Glover to Appear in Live Episode as Tracy Jordan!
30 Rock‘s second live outing has just been upgraded from fun stunt to must-see TV, and here’s why: Community‘s Donald Glover has been recruited to appear in the April 26 episode playing the rather key role of, um, Tracy Jordan.
Naturally, there’s a catch.
Glover isn’t replacing Tracy Morgan. Rather, the Greendale 7 vet will play Tracy “as a younger man,” executive producer Robert Carlock tells TVLine exclusively, adding, “Donald does an excellent Tracy Morgan-slash-Jordan impression.”
The gig marks a homecoming for Glover, who previously worked as a writer on 30 Rock. He also has made a handful of blink-and-you-missed-it cameos on the Emmy-winning comedy, including one that actually foreshadowed his live episode stint.
As Carlock reveals, a special extended version of Jordan’s classic Season 1 jingle, “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah,” actually features vocals by Glover. “Tracy wasn’t available, so Donald came in and [performed the extra material],” he explains. “I don’t think you can tell. It’s pretty remarkable. All the spoken stuff is Donald doing Tracy.”
Back to the live episode, the plot revolves around Kabletown’s decision to discontinue TGS as a live show. Liz and Jack welcome the move, since shooting canned episodes will be far less time consuming. Kenneth, however, “tries to convince everyone that live television is worth doing,” explains Carlock, “and he does that by taking us back through the history of TGS.” As a result, a good portion of the half-hour features newly-created “flashbacks to old shows, and our [cast] jumps around playing all of those old parts.”
30 Rock Scoop: Elizabeth Banks Set to Return in May – Will Avery Be Set Free?
Is 30 Rock releasing Avery Jessup from captivity? That’s our guess in light of news that her portrayer, Elizabeth Banks, is set to make her first appearance on the show in over a year.
The busy Hunger Games actress has signed on to reprise her role as Jack’s (Alec Baldwin) other half — who’s currently being detained in North Korea and married against her will to Kim Jong-un — during May sweeps, TVLine has learned.
In other 30 Rock news, NBC officially confirmed earlier today that the show will go live again on Thursday, April 26. Here’s the (rather revealing) logline for the episode: “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, urging that nothing can replace the communal experience of live television. He tries to convince the TGS staff to fight for their right to be live by taking them and our audience through a magical look back at the illustrious history of Studio 6H.”
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Most excited for the second Queen of Jordan episode but the live show is going to be great too!!! Also, tonight's LNJF will be awesome. Very excited for all of this!