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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 11, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
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  • Summary: Oprah and Jennifer Aniston are among some of the guests set to appear on the Tina Fey comedy's third season.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
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: Verne Gay
    100
    This is TV's best comedy. And there's nothing in the first two episodes that would suggest otherwise.
  3. 88
    A fast-paced, funny show that has bounced back from last spring's post-strike slump.
  4. A screwball comedy that's married Fey's responsible and subversive sides and harnessed the power of Alec Baldwin for funny, not fear.
  5. The series is a clever update, not to say rip-off, of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” set behind the scenes at an NBC comedy show rather than in a television newsroom, and it is very funny.
  6. 80
    Tonight's premiere isn't one of the series' most cleverly wrought scripts; it's more of a welcome-back party than a gem.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    30 Rock remains merely a good comedy whose shortcomings prevent it from joining the ranks of great ones.

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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 . Expand
  2. Jan 21, 2011
    10
    This is the season that made me fall in love with 30 Rock. I think this is probably the show's finest hour. For the most part every episode is hilarious (every sitcom since the beginning of time has never had a perfect season, yes, not even Arrested Development, and certainly not Seinfeld) and the show has such a manic, exciting feel that you just can't help but succumb to it. Man, I could watch "El Generalissimo" on repeat all day (hyperbole, of course). Expand
  3. 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. Expand
  4. 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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  5. Jul 5, 2011
    2
    This is the most overrated show on tv. This show is absolutely horrible, it's unfunny and the plots suck. The Office is 1000 times better than 30 Rock could ever be. Expand

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