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Old 06-16-20, 03:08 PM
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30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20

https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/30-...nt-1234637182/

NBC is making it 2006 again, through science or magic: “30 Rock” is returning to the Peacock next month for a new, original remotely-produced event that will also double as an upfront special for the NBCUniversal properties.

The special, which will air Thursday, July 16 at 8 p.m. on NBC, will feature the return of cast members Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer and others, reprising their “30 Rock” roles for what NBC is describing as “a first-of-its-kind all-audience upfront event.”

The return of “30 Rock” comes as NBC also recently aired a new episode of “Parks and Recreation,” featuring the show’s stars reprising their roles in an all-new story. In this case, the “30 Rock” special will also be filmed remotely — but the story will additionally serve as a promo for NBCUniversal programming.

The hour-long, commercial-free event will first premiere on NBC and then will be rebroadcast across USA, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, and CNBC as well as available to stream on NBCU’s new service Peacock on Friday, July 17 at 9 p.m. ET. That’s two days after Peacock’s July 15 nationwide launch. (“30 Rock” is available to stream on Peacock.)

Just watch this will be another Zoom show like Parks.


Oops, forgot to add this: Looks like it is another remote show.

The “upfront event” will feature “30 Rock” characters including Liz Lemon (Fey), Jack Donaghy (Baldwin), Tracy Jordan (Morgan), Jenna Maroney (Krakowski), Kenneth Parcell (McBrayer), and more touting “the stories and talent featured in NBCUniversal’s 2020-21 television season,” the network said.

“We’re all happy to have this excuse to (remotely) work together again for NBC,” said “30 Rock” executive producers Fey and Robert Carlock said in a joint statement. “To quote Kenneth the Page, there are only two things we love in this world, television and everyone.”

Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television and NBCUniversal Creative Partnerships, are behind the special, which is being driven by NBCU’s advertising division. Oz Rodriguez (“Saturday Night Live”) will direct the special.

“At NBCUniversal, we’re excited to produce an upfront that reflects a new reality and celebrates our relationship with viewers and advertisers alike,” said Linda Yaccarino, chairman, advertising and partnerships, NBCUniversal. “Historically, this event is about the future of programming; this year, it’s about the future of our industry — a future where we can meet audiences wherever they are, with the stories that move them.”

Yaccarino’s quote also included a line that presumably wasn’t written by Fey and Carlock: “As the old saying goes… when life hands you Lemon, have her host the Upfront!”

The “30 Rock” Upfront special will feature guest appearances from talent from across NBCUniversal, highlighting new and returning programming from NBC, Telemundo, USA Network, SYFY, E!, Bravo, and more. It sounds a bit like the fall preview specials that the networks produced for years, often featuring performers in their network series character, touting new TV shows.

“We put our fans first in everything we do at NBCUniversal, so of course our audiences are at the heart of our reimagined Upfront experience,” said Josh Feldman, executive VP, head of marketing and advertising creative, NBCUniversal.

“30 Rock” aired on NBC from October 2006 to January 2013, scoring 16 Emmys, including three consecutive wins for comedy series. The show also landed seven Golden Globes, 22 guild awards among SAG, WGA, DGA and PGA; as well as Image, Peabody and AFI Awards. The series is also the record-holder for most Emmy nominations in one season for any comedy series, and received a total of 103 Emmy nominations over seven seasons on NBC.
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Re: 30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20

Are Grizz and Dot Com going to be remote entourage members?
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Re: 30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20

yay! this is what i asked for in the Parks & Rec Reunion thread. this is awesome!
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Re: 30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20

Will be a joy to see the characters back.

These Zoom episodes much be so cheap to make.
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Re: 30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20

I'll remind fans that Mill Creek recently issued the entire series on Blu-ray, retaining all the special features from DVD.

https://www.doblu.com/2020/05/01/30-...lu-ray-review/
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Re: 30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20

I hope they drop the price on that set

Cool though I could wait if they did a proper show without using Zoom
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Re: 30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20

I wonder if this will be as bad as the Parks and Rec episode.
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Re: 30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20

Cool, I just started re-watching the series the other day, good timing!
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Re: 30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20

So NOT 3rd Rock From the Sun.

Pass.
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Re: 30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20

This lasted maybe one or two years in syndication and I could not find one network on Directv that carries it.

Maybe the humor was topical?

I assume it will be on Peacock in July.
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Re: 30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20

Did a bunch of posts just delete from this thread.
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Re: 30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20

Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler View Post
Did a bunch of posts just delete from this thread.
They got moved into the "edited" thread

Here: https://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/65...al-issues.html
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Re: 30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20

Promo with new footage. Wow, looks like it's a real episode

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Good a zoom episode would be lame
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Re: 30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20


^ Are we sure about this?
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Re: 30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Promo with new footage. Wow, looks like it's a real episode

https://youtu.be/hXCgDEz7osA
The audio definitely sounds like they mailed out cameras.
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Re: 30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20

Wow. Iím in luv. I enjoyed seeing them on SNL a year or two ago. I miss the show so much.
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Re: 30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20

Some great 30 Rock-type stuff in that promo - I have high hopes! Looks great!
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Wow. Iím in luv. I enjoyed seeing them on SNL a year or two ago. I miss the show so much.

Thursdays without 30 Rock and Parks and Rec is not a world that I wanted to live in.
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Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
Thursdays without 30 Rock and Parks and Rec is not a world that I wanted to live in.
Why didnít they keep going With Thursday nights? 30 Rock, Community, and The Office. Parks and Rec didnít really get me but I watched it.

I couldnít tell you whatís on Thursday nights now.
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Re: 30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20

They still have comedies on Thursday night. It's been Superstore, Will & Grace, Brooklyn 99, and other random now-canceled sitcoms. It's supposed to go down to a single hour of comedies next season with just Superstore and B99.
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Re: 30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20

Your local NBC affiliate may not air the special.

https://tvline.com/2020/07/14/30-roc...iates-boycott/
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Re: 30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20

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Your local NBC affiliate may not air the special.

https://tvline.com/2020/07/14/30-roc...iates-boycott/
I've seen listings for other channels from the NBC empire re-airing it. E has a slot for it.
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Re: 30 Rock -- New 1 hour special coming to NBC -- 7/16/20

Even if you can’t see it live, it will be on Peacock, Hulu and the NBC app the next day.
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It will air again on Bravo on Fri night

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