Well, those bastards did it. Those magnificent bastards did it. In a world where the desire to make well-crafted, self-aware comedy can turn into a pressure capable of crushing the final product (right? that's not just me?), 30 Rock turned out a truly wonderful conclusion to seven wonderfully bizarre seasons.
Now, obviously I don't have to tell you that the reason 30 Rock is/was the comedian's sitcom was because you could see Tina Fey’s influence in every aspect of the show. That’s the dream about having your own show, right? People just immediately know it’s yours. Having read her book approximately a trillion times, I'm always tickled when I [...]
Tina Fey is hoping to work on a musical based on the movie Mean Girls soon. While asked about it on the red carpet at the SAG Awards last night, Fey said, "Maybe! We want to. I would love to. I'm trying to develop it with my husband, who does all the music for 30 Rock and I think Paramount's onboard." She also mentioned Mariah Carey as a possibility for Amy Poehler's "cool mom" part. With 30 Rock ending its run this week, the Mean Girls musical could end up being one of her next projects, but it'll be hard to squeeze it in with all the stuff [...]
Ratings are in for last night's Golden Globes with extremely well-received hosts Tina Fey in Amy Poehler. Amongst audiences 18-49, the show earned a 6.4 rating, up 28% from last year's 5.0 under host Ricky Gervais. With overall viewers, the ceremony was up 17% with 19.7 million watching. It was also the second highest-rated Golden Globes since the 2004 one, which is pretty impressive. Given the impressive ratings and how much fun Amy Poehler and Tina Fey seemed to have doing it, the Globes people are crazy if they're not meeting with the duo right now about coming back next year. And there's still time to just let [...]
30 Rock has just three weeks left before it ends its run, and Jimmy Fallon had the core cast – Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, and Jack McBrayer – on his show last night to discuss the show and to say goodbye. Fallon ditched his desk to just sit around with the gang and chat like Oprah, and you can watch the rest of the show after the jump, which also includes Tracy Morgan covering a Boyz II Men song.
Back in 2006, when 30 Rock's original pilot was being developed and produced, Tina Fey's longtime SNL and Second City collaborator Rachel Dratch was cast as Jenna DeCarlo, the star of TGS, the show-within-the-show. A second pilot was then commissioned and shot with Jane Krakowski replacing Dratch and the role (and the show) being changed drastically. Now, Popfocal has compiled all of Rachel Dratch's scenes from the original pilot into this video, and it's a pretty astounding to see how different the show was and would have been with Dratch in the role. Don't worry though, Tracy Morgan is still playing Tracy Jordan.