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Alec Baldwin Busts Out His Killer Tracy Morgan Impression on Conan

Alec Baldwin swung by Conan last night and reminisced about working with Tracy Morgan on the first season of 30 Rock. There's really just one word to describe it, and that word is - wait, don't tell me. I have it. I know the line. I have it. - [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Six Recent Examples of ‘Breaking the Fourth Wall’ Trope Subversion

When I learned the meaning of the expression “breaking the fourth wall” (which Urban Dictionary surprisingly accurately describes as when “a character [acknowledges] the fact that they are fictional”), all those many years ago, I was ecstatic [...]

By Joshua Kurp

When Did Great Sitcoms Have Their First Great Episode?

Yesterday, not long after Splitsider published an article by Samer Kalaf about the long-term health of network sitcoms with long-term arcs, Hallie Cantor followed up with a post, via The Hollywood Reporter, on how viewers and networks are [...]

By Joshua Kurp

Huzzah! Kristen Schaal Will Guest Star on Multiple 30 Rock Episodes

Ahhhh. This is like a soothing balm on the gaping midseason NBC wound that is the lack of Community. Kristen Schaal will join 30 Rock this season for a multi-episode arc. NBC is keeping her role a secret, but here are a few guesses as to her [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Is the 2011-2012 Sitcom Schedule the Worst in a Decade?

Every year in the fall, and then again in the middle of winter, we get our hopes up for some of the new network sitcoms that are set to premiere on the Big Four (ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC), and The CW, kind of, and we immediately write off others. [...]

By Joshua Kurp

Alec Baldwin and Guests Will Be Profound On the Radio

Alec Baldwin has a new radio show where he'll interview artists and policymakers. Here's the Thing will explore "what motivates his guests, how they feel about what they do and what keeps them up at night." On the one hand, it's a absolutely [...]

By Hallie Cantor

James Marsden, Denise Richards Coming to 30 Rock This Season

30 Rock just started shooting its new season this week, and already the guest star reports are coming in. First up, Denise Richards will be coming on board for a one-episode appearance, although who she'll be playing hasn't been announced. [...]

By Adam Frucci