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East Coast/West Coast Beef Reignited by Slight Differences in the 30 Rock Live Shows

Last night's 30 Rock was great. Right? Right. Remember last year's episode, which was fun and an interesting idea but not really a good 30 Rock episode? This wasn't that. Last night's was so sharp, so funny, so unbelievably quick. It was a tribute to live television explicitly but even more so implicitly, by just showing how dynamic it can be. I found myself rooting for the actors and crew, nervously excited to see if they were going to be able to pull it off. It was special.

Like last year, there were slight differences between the two broadcasts but unlike last year, it seems to matter less, as just [...]

Director Beth McCarthy-Miller on Filming the 30 Rock Live Episodes

According to director Beth McCarthy-Miller, the most impressive thing about the 30 Rock live episodes was not Jon Hamm, but rather that no one managed blow the whole thing. As McCarthy-Miller tells The Hollywood Reporter, "During the show, I was in the booth calling it live, and I think two people missed a line. Not one camera shot was missed. I mean, it was so lucky. All the special effects happened on time; all the cues happened on time. It was crazy how perfectly it all came together." Having directed on SNL for 11 seasons, getting the go-ahead from Lorne to shoot the eps at the SNL [...]

Cheyenne Jackson Is Returning for the New Live 30 Rock

Cheyenne Jackson will be back on 30 Rock as Danny for the show's second live episode this April 26. That's exactly one month from today, if you're planning some kind of Lent-esque fast to cleanse yourself of your sins before the holiness of all live episodes. Or whatever. Me? No, I'm not doing that. What?

The 17 Differences Between the East Coast and West Coast 30 Rock Episodes

So, the live 30 Rock was last night, and it was pretty great. It was surreal seeing a strange SNL/30 Rock hybrid, with a live audience, awkward beats between transitions, and a different-looking set. It's probably not the way we'd want to see the show every week, but it was incredibly cool to see it like this once. Or twice, if you're a big enough superfan to watch both versions. Both are available on NBC.com already: here's the east coast version and here's the west coast version.

Not interested in watching the version you missed? Vulture was nice enough to watch both and make a detailed [...]

Alec Baldwin Promises a Live 30 Rock This April

Alec Baldwin's been running his mouth again. But who can be mad at him when he's promising a 30 Rock live episode on April 26? Nobody can, barring some kind of amazing grudge-holding supervillain. And they'd probably still be mad at him about the Words With Friends thing, so whatever.