NBC is going back to the well and reviving another beloved comedy for a special reunion episode. First, it was Parks and Rec. This time, it’s 30 Rock, as NBC announced Tina Fey and the gang would be reprising their roles for a special reunion episode in July. Of course, there’s a twist this time around.
The episode, which will be a full hour, will also double as a special upfront presentation for NBC. Meaning we will get a healthy dose of “special guest stars!” from NBC’s fall slate. But don’t let that take away from the real score here, which is more Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy.
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30 Rock aired on NBC from 2006 to 2013, picking up 7 Golden Globes and 22 Emmys in the process. Along with Fey and Alec Baldwin’s Donaghy, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, and Jack McBrayer will be back as their popular characters.
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“We’re all happy to have this excuse to (remotely) work together again for NBC,” said “30 Rock” executive producers Fey and Robert Carlock said in a joint statement. “To quote Kenneth the Page, there are only two things we love in this world, television and everyone.”
30 Rock found a devoted audience because, simply, the show was really funny. It was densely packed with jokes (and not the laugh track kind) and great acting, and the hour-long special will be highly anticipated for fans of the iconic sitcom.
It also helps that Parks and Rec paved the way and showed a reunion in the remote format could work, and be both funny and also fulfilling as a reunion special.
The special premieres at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 16.
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