Profile of 30 Rock
Tina Fey pairs her real life experience from Saturday Night Live with _______________ story lines to create a fresh show every episode.
Hey, I'm Brice Sander for About.com, and today we're profiling one of NBC's must-see comedies, 30 Rock.The brainchild of Tina Fey, the series follows the behind-the-scenes antics of the cast and crew of a late-night sketch show, "The Girly Show," or "TGS." Fey stars as Liz Lemon, the head writer of the sketch series. She's surrounded by a kooky cast of writers and actors, including over-the-top personalities Tracy Jordan and Jenna Maroney.Alec Baldwin stars as Liz's boss, Jack Donaghy. He's a network exec who often butts heads with Lemon. But, over time, the two realize they make a good team, and become unlikely friends.The series premiered in 2006 and, while never a major ratings hit, has been critically acclaimed from the start. Over its seven season run, 30 Rock has been nominated for almost every major award, including a whopping 57 Emmy nods. The series has won many of those trophies, including acting accolades for Fey and Baldwin.A hallmark of the series would be its guest stars. Every season, Fey recruits famous faces to join her cast. Stars like Jennifer Aniston, Julianne Moore, Salma Hayek and Jim Carrey have all stopped by.Fey pairs her real life experiences at Saturday Night Live with over-the-top storylines to create a fun, fresh show every episode. To learn more about 30 Rock, check out About.com.