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Not Such a Lemon After All: NBC Orders Full Season of "30 Rock"

In a surprising (but glee-inducing) move, NBC has granted a reprieve to struggling comedy 30 Rock.

30 Rock, created by Tina Fey and starring Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jane Krakowski, and Tracy Morgan, had recently shifted into a new home on Thursday nights, amid the Peacock's stable of fellow single-camera comedies My Name is Earl, The Office, and Scrubs. In a sign that the network wants to continue to nurture the series, NBC has ordered the back nine episodes of 30 Rock, bumping it to full-season status.

The move comes on the heels of announcements of additional script orders for 30 Rock (guess those scripts were pretty damn impressive) and now means that four of NBC's six freshman series have received full season orders, as 30 Rock joins Heroes, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and Friday Night Lights in the 22-episode club. (Kidnapped and Twenty Good Years were not so lucky, having gotten cancelled earlier this season.)

Let's just hope that star Tracy Morgan's recent, um, brush with the law doesn't derail things for the 30 Rock crew.

Comments

Anonymous said…
YES!!!! This is great news. My wife and I love 30 ROCK, even more since NBC moved it to Thursday. I wasn't sure about the show when it started but it's gotten stronger each week and now it is a MUST SEE every week for us.

Great blog. Keep up the good work!
The show has definitely gotten stronger. I still don't think it's reached its full potential but I'm hoping that it will continue to get better each week. And I love it as part of the new Thursday night lineup. Good news!

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