• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 11, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 100
    Fey's back to her day job tonight and 30 Rock is as funny as ever, as cynical as we hoped, and as fresh as if it were a freshman show.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    91
    Rock manages to layer in quieter scenes between Baldwin and Jack McBrayer's Kenneth the Page that remind you of an iron law of feather-light farce: No matter how crazy the characters seem to us, they have to relate to each other as though they're making perfect sense.
  3. 100
    Both episodes are tightly constructed and full of delicious comic gems, and the show relies heavily on crisp editing and a subtle but sprightly soundtrack to keep the energy level high.
  4. 88
    A fast-paced, funny show that has bounced back from last spring's post-strike slump.
  5. 88
    Tonight's episode does have a few moments when it goes over the comedy top and seems just a tad too broad. But who cares? Overall, it's a joy.
  6. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    100
    This is TV's best comedy. And there's nothing in the first two episodes that would suggest otherwise.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Oct 18, 2010
    10
    hands down the best sitcom on tv at the moment, just as good if not better than arrested development . Full Review »
  2. Oct 17, 2010
    10
    Many people started to complain that the onslaught of guest stars was a deterrent to the show's third season, but I loved all of it. Oprah and Jennifer Aniston were both hilarious, and even though Tina Fey was busy on Saturday Night Live with her killer Sarah Palin impersonation, it didn't affect the the creative perfection on display here. Full Review »
  3. May 26, 2013
    8
    With the characters established throughout the first two seasons the third, and arguably best, season set out purely to make audiences laugh and it was very rare that it failed to deliver.

    The antics of the cast and crew of The Girlie show continued to entertain and Liz Lemons relationship woes intensified with numerous guest stars such as John Hamm (Mad Men) and Steve Martin providing her with only short lived hope. Again however it was the scenes between Liz and Jack Donaghy that really made the show in what has become one of the funniest and strangest relationships on television. If you enjoyed seasons one and two you won't be disappointed.
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