‘30 Rock’ plans to do another live episode
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‘30 Rock’ can’t seem to stay away from its live television roots. The NBC comedy is planning to do a second live episode on April 26.
Star Alec Baldwin spilled the beans on ‘Extra’ on Wednesday, revealing that the live episode would be the final episode produced in the comedy’s sixth season. But not the last one to air.
Baldwin is the current record-holder for hosting ‘Saturday Night Live.’ He’s hosted 16 times, with the most recent spin being the 37th season premiere last fall.
Additionally, costars Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan are ‘SNL’ alums, seemingly making the transition from recorded episodes to a live one easy.
Among the highlights of the first live ’30 Rock’ in October 2010 was a stream of celebrity guest appearances, including from Matt Damon, Jon Hamm and Julia Louis-Dreyfus as ‘Flashback Liz’ -- the version of Liz Lemon seen in the show’s trademark cut-aways and asides.
The first live episode (which was actually two episodes, one performed for the East Coast and one for the West) grabbed 6.7 million viewers, making it the highest-rated episode of the season.
No word on who, if anyone, will be making guest appearances in the upcoming live show.
-- Patrick Kevin Day