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Who Dat Ninja: NBC Renews "30 Rock" for a Second Season!

Looks like Jack Donaghy made quite an impression on his fellow Peacock execs.

I was overjoyed to learn just a second ago that NBC has ordered a second season of comedy 30 Rock, easily my favorite new series this year.

I had it on very good authority that NBC was thisclose to renewing the series and had placed a good amount of confidence in the series, enough to bring it back to the schedule earlier than anticipated (it returns tomorrow night with a super-sized episode and Will Arnett), but NBC has now confirmed that it will indeed be giving us more Liz Lemon, Jack, Tracy Jordan, and Kenneth the Page.

NBC's president Kevin Reilly has said that he hopes the 30 Rock's fortunes will favor that of fellow comedy The Office, which premiered to some dismal ratings its first season but soon went on to become a critical and audience favorite and usher in a new (post-Arrested Development) era of smart comedy.

Fingers crossed that America finally wakes up and realizes just how hysterical 30 Rock truly is.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Yippppeeeeee!!!!!!

My mind grapes are thrilled.
Anonymous said…
Awesome! Now if they can just renew Friday Night Lights I will be one happy lady.
Excellent news! "30 Rock" is easily the best new comedy on television and is the perfect partner for the clever comedy of "The Office." And I can't wait for tomorrow's episode with my favorite new comedian, Will Arnett!
Eric said…
I hope next season it will still have the boldness of a much younger show.
Anonymous said…
This just made my day!!!!

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