30 Rock

Winters returning to 30 Rock

Dean Winters will reportedly return to 30 Rock for an upcoming episode. The actor will reprise his role as Dennis Duffy – the sleazy ex-boyfriend of Liz Lemon (Tina Fey).

Willis lands Hawaii Five-0 role

Rumer Willis has landed a guest role on Hawaii Five-0 to play a potential love interest for Max (Masi Oka). Other guest stars for the new season include Star Trek’s George Takei and model Behati Prinsloo. Continue reading »

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30 Rock

9:30pm – Tuesday, November 6 on FOUR

It’s time for 30 Rock’s second-ever LIVE instalment when the hit comedy series continues its latest season on Tuesday, November 6 th at 9:30pm on FOUR. The special, titled “Live From Studio 6H”, was shot LIVE in Saturday Night Live’s Studio 8H in Rockefeller Centre, where series creator Tina Fey served as a cast member and writer for nine years.

Fey has promised that this week’s episode will be even “live-er” than the first, as well as some “exciting cameos”, including the possible returns of some “friends” of the show.

The series’ previously aired a LIVE episode in 2010, also shot from Studio 8H. Julia LouisDreyfus, Bill Hader, Matt Damon and Jon Hamm all made cameo appearances on that instalment.

So who will be joining Fey and co. this time round? Find out in the second 30 Rock LIVE episodes, screening on Tuesday, November 6 th at 9:30pm on FOUR.

When storm Sandy dug her claws into the East Coast of the US, the entertainment industry was hardly the biggest concern when both lives and livelihoods were at stake across several states.

But in the aftermath of the storm, the Hollywood Reporter has detailed the effect the violent weather had on the TV industry in New York.

When Sandy hit New York, there were 21 TV series currently in production in the city including Person of Interest, Gossip Girl, 30 Rock and new Kevin Bacon drama The Following. Continue reading »

Hurricane Sandy halts filming of TV shows
Hurricane Sandy has stopped the filming of many shows that are based on the east coast of the US. They include, Person Of Interest, The Good Wife, 30 Rock, Law And Order: SVU, Smash, Nurse Jackie, The Big C, Jimmy Kimmel, and many others which aren’t on New Zealand screens. It’s also closed cinemas and live shows in many areas. Some networks are also postponing new episodes of shows by one week. These shows include How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, Hawaii Five-0, Mike And Molly, Gossip Girl, and 90210.

Anderson Cooper’s show cancelled
Anderson Live has been cancelled. It was only in its second year of production, but low ratings has meant it won’t be returning next year. Continue reading »

Fey describes Ryan Lochte’s role on 30 Rock

Tina Fey has dropped a few hints regarding US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte’s upcoming cameo on 30 Rock. Fey said on the Emmy’s red carpet: “He played – if I may use this term on television – a sex idiot. He was good at it!.”

Abrams working on new drama pilot

JJ Abrams and director Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men, Harry Potter) have teamed up for a new drama pilot for the NBC network. The drama centres on a girl with a gift or powers which are to come to fruition in seven years’ time and a man who is tasked with keeping her safe from those who want to do her harm. Continue reading »

Tina Fey to voice character on The Simpsons

Tina Fey (30 Rock) will voice a teacher on The Simpsons in an upcoming episode. She’ll play Ms Cantwell, a substitute teacher who (gasp!) gives Lisa a B on an assignment.

Ryan Lochte to do cameo on 30 Rock

US swimmer Ryan Lochte is apparently making the most of his time in the spotlight, as he’s now been booked in to do a cameo on 30 Rock. Continue reading »

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30 Rock

9:30pm – Tuesday, September 4 on FOUR

This week sees Academy Award-winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) returning to 30 Rock when the hit series continues its latest season on Tuesday, September 4 th at 9:30pm on FOUR. In order to hide his relationship with Lynn (Susan Sarandon), Frank (Judah Friedlander) convinces his mother (Patti LuPone) that he is dating Liz (Tina Fey)!

Will Frank’s mother buy the sham relationship? Find out when 30 Rock screens on Tuesday, September 4 th at 9:30pm on FOUR.

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30 Rock

9:30pm – Tuesday, July 3 on FOUR

Entering its brand new sixth season, on top of its usual shenanigans, this year will see 30 Rock addressing the death of North Korea’s Kim Jong Il when the series returns to our screens on Tuesday, July 3 rd at 9:30pm on FOUR.

Leading up to this week’s premiere, 30 Rock producer Robert Carlock revealed that series star and creator, Tina Fey and the writing crew are set to plot the December 18, 2011 death of the North Korean dictator for the upcoming season.

The story will take place where the last season left off, where Jong Il (played by Margaret Cho) kidnapped Jack Donaght’s (Alec Baldwin) wife, journalist Avery Jessup (Elizabeth Banks), in North Korea while travelling on assignment.

“We sort of went back to the script because we’d already shot eight or nine episodes and we realised that luckily we hadn’t referred to King Jong Il by name yet, just to North Korea in general,” Robert Carlock explains. Following Kim’s death, fans immediately took to Twitter to find out what would happen on 30 Rock, leading Banks to tweet:

“Appreciate all the concern over Avery Jessup’s fate now that Kim Jong Il has died. We’re at a pivotal moment in history.” But what exactly does this mean for Jack and Avery? Find out when 30 Rock returns for its unmissable sixth season on Tuesday, July 3 rd at 9:30pm on FOUR.

Whitfield documentary needs funds

The makers of a documentary focusing on the final days of former Spartacus actor Andy Whitfield have asked fans for donations as production has halted due to a lack of funds.

Homeland adds Cruz

True Blood actress Valerie Cruz has been added to the cast of Homeland’s second season. Cruz has also appeared in Dexter and Off The Map. Continue reading »

Lost reunion on Californication

Lost actors Jorge Garcia and Maggie Grace will reunite in Californication’s sixth season. The pair, who played Hurley and Shannon on Lost, will appear together in one episode of the David Duchovny series.

30 Rock actress goes to police over Twitter abuse

30 Rock actress Sherri Shepherd has taken police action against Twitter users who continue to post abusive and offensive messages about her. One such tweet read: “Somebody should drag [Shepherd] in a back alley and rape [her].” Continue reading »