’30 Rock’ to Stage Another Live Episode
Well, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? At least that’s what the writing staff behind ‘30 Rock’ must be telling themselves these days, as the series continues looking to the past for buzz-worthy developments. The latest? Lights, camera, misanthropy! ’30 Rock’ is going live once again.
During an interview with Extra, ’30 Rock’ star Alec Baldwin cavalierly announced that the Emmy-winning NBC comedy, now in its sixth season, would be staging another live episode for its April 26 outing. The show had previously experimented with the live format during an October 2010 episode titled appropriately enough, “Live Show.”
It is unknown what story the second live outing will tell, after “Live Show” dealt with the TGS staff forgetting Liz Lemon’s 40th birthday and Tracy Jordan deciding to break character repeatedly on stage in an homage to classic mishaps from ‘The Carol Burnett Show.’ 2010′s star-studded effort featured guest appearances from longtime collaborator Rachel Dratch, as well as Liz Lemon boyfriends past Matt Damon and ‘Mad Men‘ star Jon Hamm. Julia Louis-Dreyfus also guested playing Liz Lemon herself, in scenes too difficult for Tina Fey to race across different stages to.
The previous live show was staged twice, once for the East Coast and West Coast audiences, respectively, and the same is expected of the April 26 sequel.
What say you, ’30 Rock’ fans? Is the show scraping the bottom of its own barrel for story ideas, or do you welcome another chance to see the cast and crew hold it together with all of America watching? Give us your take, or pitch a few story ideas in the comments!