30 Rock

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30 Rock
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Premiere October 11, 2006
Finale January 31, 2013
Creator Tina Fey
Network NBC
Style 30-minute single-camera sitcom
Company Broadway Video
Little Stranger, Inc.
NBC Universal Television Studio
(Season 1)
Universal Media Studios
(Seasons 2–5)
Universal Television
(Season 6)
Seasons 7
Episodes 138
Origin USA

30 Rock is a sitcom that aired on NBC.

The series main character is Liz Lemon, head writer on a demanding, live TV program in New York City. Lemon is jolted when a brash new network president interferes with her show and bullies her into convincing Tracy Jordan, a wild and unpredictable movie star, to join the cast. Lemon must manage the unmanageable so that the show — and her dream — can go on.

In the original pilot Rachel Dratch was the star of the "show within the show" but on the August 14, 2006 Variety reported[1] that Dratch's role had been modified to that of a utility player instead of the lead of Lemon's series, The Girlie Show. Jane Krakowski was later cast to take over the lead role of The Girlie Show. In the original Variety article Lorne Michaels made it clear this was done due to the fact that the retooled show would focus more on the interplay between Fey's, Baldwin's and Morgan's backstage characters leaving Dratch a reduced role and they felt this approach would better utilize her comedic talents.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Tina Fey Liz Lemon 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Tracy Morgan Tracy Jordan 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Jane Krakowski Jenna Maroney 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Jack McBrayer Kenneth Parcell 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Scott Adsit Pete Hornberger 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Judah Friedlander Frank Rossitano 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Alec Baldwin Jack Donaghy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Katrina Bowden Cerie Xerox 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Keith Powell James "Toofer" Spurlock 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Lonny Ross Josh Girard 1 2 3 4
John Lutz J.D. Lutz 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Kevin Brown Walter "Dot Com" Slattery 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Grizz Chapman Warren "Grizz" Griswold 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Maulik Pancholy Jonathan 1 2 3 4 5 7
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Chris Parnell Leo Spaceman 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Dean Winters Dennis Duffy 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Sherri Shepherd Angie Jordan 1 2 3 4 5 6
Jason Sudeikis Floyd DeBarber 1 2 4
Sue Galloway Sue Laroche-Van der Hout 1 3 4 5 6 7
Rachel Dratch Various characters 1 5 6
Marceline Hugot Kathy Geiss 2 3 4 6 7
Will Forte Paul Lastname 4 5 6 7
Cheyenne Jackson Jack "Danny" Baker 4 5 6 7
Subhas Ramsaywack Subhas 4 5 6 7
Elizabeth Banks Avery Jessup-Donaghy 4 5 6
James Marsden Criss Chros 6 7
Kristen Schaal Hazel Wassername 6 7

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
NBC
Unaired Pilot Unaired
Season One October 11, 2006 April 26, 2007 21
Season Two October 4, 2007 May 8, 2008 15
Season Three October 30, 2008 May 14, 2009 22
Season Four October 15, 2009 May 20, 2010 22
Season Five September 23, 2010 May 5, 2011 23
Season Six January 12, 2012 May 17, 2012 22
Season Seven October 4, 2012 January 31, 2013 13

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Season 1 September 4, 2007 3 purchase
Season 2 October 7, 2008 2 purchase
Season 3 September 22, 2009 3 purchase
Partial Season Sets
Season 1, Volume 1 September 4, 2007 2 purchase
Season 1, Volume 2 September 4, 2007 1 purchase

External Sites


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