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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 11, 2006
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 106 Ratings

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  • Summary: The season begins with the cast and crew of TGS with Tracy Jordan being told their show is not connecting with all of America.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Welcome back, 30 Rock. Even in a season of wonderful sitcoms--trend story alert!--you get it done.
  2. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    88
    Next week's episode didn't have me quite as recklessly giddy, but 30 Rock on an off night is still equivalent to the kind of sugar rush you get from eating an entire Nerds Rope.
  3. 80
    30 Rock returns tonight with its best foot forward.
  4. 75
    As funny as this scattershot sitcom can be, the problem remains that show business (and in particular, GE's business) is a topic of limited long-haul mass appeal.
  5. Hilarity is supposed to ensue, but having had some laugh-out-loud experiences already this season with ABC's "Modern Family" and NBC's own "Community," I may just be less disposed to find even an outrageous parody of NBC's troubles amusing.
  6. 63
    Don't get me wrong, there are some good laughs here, but there's also the threat that 30 Rock could easily turn into that thing the writers relentlessly make fun of--TV shows and stars that are too smug, too smart and too out-of-touch for their own good.
  7. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    50
    In a time span shorter than a T.G.I. Friday's commercial, we saw a pungent contrast between two sets of cultural values. This was all very funny and more than a bit embarrassing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. Jan 26, 2013
    10
    Tina Fey's sitcom just gets better and better. This season contains more consistent laughs and develops more on the characters. The acting, as always, is top-notch with Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin stealing the show. Expand
  2. LoganF
    Nov 23, 2009
    10
    One of the best tv comedies of all time. Topical material, brilliant storyline in-jokes, along with dynamic personalities for each character, this show cannot be beat. With its depth of material, ignore all the critics who complain the show lives too much in its own universe, that's what makes it great. Expand
  3. Oct 18, 2010
    10
    the best sitcom on tv, fast,witty and fun . Expand
  4. DanielS.
    Oct 16, 2009
    9
    Excellent season premiere. 30 Rock returns for a fourth season in style.
  5. May 26, 2013
    8
    I have been a fan of 30 Rock since the very first season (The season 2 episode 'MILF Island' is possibly the finest half-hour of sit-com ever written) and, despite hearing comments that the show was losing its way, found season 4 just as enjoyable as any other season.

    Season 4 gets into its stride from the very first episode with Liz Lemon being tasked to find a new cast member whilst also dealing with the pressure of shooting the pilot of her own 'Dealbreaker' talk show. As the series progresses we see an increased focus on the love lives of Liz and Jack with the episodes featuring Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon) being particular favourites of mine.

    As ever the entire cast have the funny moments but the real stars continue to be Tina Fey as Liz Lemon and Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy who have one of the funniest relationships in TV history. If you are a fan of shows such as 'My Name is Earl' or 'Peep Show' this is must see comedy.
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  6. Jan 21, 2011
    7
    Every show has its missteps. The Office had season 6. Seinfeld had that uh, finale. Even Arrested Development started to feel a bit tired by the 3rd season. And now, it's 30 Rock's turn. Don't get me wrong, it still has a lot of laugh out loud moments and is mostly pretty solid, but the show starts to show strains by the latter half. It's not "season 6 of The Office" bad (man, getting through those episodes was... brutal) it gets better by the end (especially when Elizabeth Banks and Matt Damon step into frame, but overall it is a disappointing season. Thankfully the show returned to greatness with its fifth season. Expand
  7. Kyle
    Oct 24, 2009
    1
    Wow, this show is a way for NBC and SNL to continually give each other a word that rhymes Horatio and begins with an F. There are funnier shows out there... It's Always Sunny, Flight of the Conchords, The Mighty Boosh, Venture Bros., and a few other shows late on Adult Swim just to give a few examples. There's a reason Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon killed SNL. They aren't funny... sure Fallon is proving to not be a total waste trying something diff in late night. So I'll give him some credit. But 30 Rock is for pseudo-intellectuals who either didn't get Arrested Development or just really loved it and need a show to watch in primetime. Expand

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