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Why ‘30 Rock’ Was the Best Comedy of 2011-2012 Season

Wrapping up this season, we asked some of our contributors to write about some of their favorite comedies that have aired since the fall. Instead of handing out accolades to just one show, we're looking at a number of shows that all deserve to [...]

By Jesse David Fox

Walk Through ‘30 Rock’ with Showrunner Robert Carlock

A.V. Club is giving 30 Rock the episode-by-episode interview treatment. Today, showrunner Robert Carlock walks through pivotal episodes "Pilot", "Jack The Writer", "Tracy Does Conan", and "Sandwich Day".

By Jesse David Fox

So, How Did NBC’s Finales Do in the Ratings Last Night?

Poorly! 30 Rock and all of the Communitys brought in a 1.3 18-49 rating (at least they're consistent?). In comparison, last week The Office did a 2.3 and Parks & Recreation a 1.7. This matched a series low for the Greendale 7. In real [...]

By Jesse David Fox

NBC Offers Up Their New Schedule and Clips from Their New Comedies

Yesterday was officially Mother's Day but, when NBC announced its projected fall lineup, it felt more like Christmas. How about another analogy? Sure. Upfronts are like the NFL Draft, they mark the end of one season and the start of the next, [...]

By Jesse David Fox

Hannibal Buress Is Too Good at Playing a Bum

While being one of the most, if not the most, revered emerging standups, Hannibal doesn't have tons of acting experience. Yet, as last week's 30 Rock proved, that hasn't hindered his ability to play one hell of a bum. However, maybe he's a bit [...]

By Jesse David Fox

Get Your Next Showrunner in the ‘30 Rock’ Producer Fire Sale

Last night, it was announced that longtime 30 Rock executive producer John Riggi signed a very lucrative deal with Warner Brothers TV. Riggi has been with the show since its first season and before that he worked on Will & Grace, The Bernie [...]

By Jesse David Fox

Laugh with, Not at, the Laugh Track

Unpopular Opinions is a bi-weekly column in which a writer takes a stand against popular opinion, whether it's asserting the true merit of a supposedly guilty pleasure or dissenting against the universally lauded.

By Lukas Kaiser

Summing Up All of Last Night’s Crazy NBC Scheduling News

We reported earlier in the evening that Anne Heche's Save Me and Ryan Murphy's The New Normal were joining Matthew Perry's Go On in NBC's fall schedule. Even later last night, NBC picked two more single-camera sitcom pilots, 1600 Penn and [...]

By Jesse David Fox