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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. DominicD
    Jan 8, 2010
    10
    I love this show.I really like the guest stars- Jennifer Aniston, Salma Hayak, Megan Mullally, Steve Martin and Oprah.They really added I love this show.I really like the guest stars- Jennifer Aniston, Salma Hayak, Megan Mullally, Steve Martin and Oprah.They really added substance to the show.It was just unbearingly hilarious.All the originals of the show of course were also great. Expand
  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 andMany 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
  3. Oct 18, 2010
    10
    hands down the best sitcom on tv at the moment, just as good if not better than arrested developmenthands down the best sitcom on tv at the moment, just as good if not better than arrested development . Expand
  4. JD
    Sep 1, 2009
    9
    Such a funny show. I don't see how anyone could believe that it is unfunny. It's probably the funniest show on TV. Keep it up Fey and gang!
  5. 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 laughWith 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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  6. BillN.
    Jan 22, 2009
    8
    Like all of the best comedies that are given time before cancellation, 30 Rock has developed its characters into more rounded and real people Like all of the best comedies that are given time before cancellation, 30 Rock has developed its characters into more rounded and real people which provides many more opportunities for comedy. Kudos to NBC for allowing 30 Rock the time to develop the characters in 3 dimensional people with lives and stories that can be used for humor. The cast is now developing into into a place that shows liek Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke reached where the work place is funny because of the great charcters that work there. Not the greatest comedy in history, but the best one on the air right now and getting better each episode. Collapse
  7. AtticusM
    May 28, 2009
    0
    Brutally unfunny.

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