In addition to Liz Lemon (Fey) and Jack Donaghy (Baldwin), the 30 Rock reunion includes Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan), Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) and Kenneth Parcell (Jack McBrayer).
“We’re all happy to have this excuse to (remotely) work together again for NBC. To quote Kenneth the Page, there are only two things we love in this world, television and everyone.”, said “30 Rock” executive producers Fey and Robert Carlock said in a joint statement.
The special broadcast doubles as what’s called an “Upfront” event, to introduce the network’s new season of programming. remotely produced Upfront special event.
It also will feature guest appearances from across the NBCUniversal its portfolio and platform, to highlight new and returning programming from NBC, Telemundo, USA Network, Syfy, E!, Bravo, and more.
30 Rock, of course, is the building in Rockefeller Center where NBCUniversal is headquartered, including NBC News and WNBC-TV Channel 4. It is the tallest building in the Rockefeller Center complex, and includes the Top of the Rock observation deck.
The special will air at 8pm, Thursday, July 16, and will be rebroadcast across USA Network, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Syfy and CNBC as well as available on the new Peacock streaming service at 9pm, Friday, July 17.
Award-winning 30 Rock
“30 Rock” aired on NBC from October 2006 to January 2013, scoring 16 Emmys, including three consecutive wins for comedy series.
The show also landed seven Golden Globes, 22 guild awards among SAG, WGA, DGA and PGA; as well as Image, Peabody and AFI Awards.
The series is also the record-holder for most Emmy nominations in one season for any comedy series, and received a total of 103 Emmy nominations over seven seasons on NBC, according to Variety.
Corporate Statements about the Broadcast
“We put our fans first in everything we do at NBCUniversal, so of course our audiences are at the heart of our reimagined Upfront experience,” said Josh Feldman, NBCU’s EVP, Head of Marketing & Advertising Creative in a statement. “This very special 30 Rock event will bring together video, advertising, and humor to show the world the power of One Platform in a whole new way.”
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