As we come to the end of another year in television, we take a moment to mourn the loss of those characters who gave their lives so that we could be entertained in 2012. Let us honor their memory with this list of 10 character deaths that shocked, surprised, saddened, and even sometimes delighted us.
The more we progress through '30 Rock's' final season, the more the impossible seems to happen. Not only are both Liz Lemon and Jenna Maroney finally married (not to one another), but the acclaimed series itself will finally close its doors with the January 31 series finale. And as the show cycles back through past guest stars, will Jack Donaghy find his happy ending as well? Could a returning Julianne Moore provide the answer? Details inside!
For as long as we've known and loved '30 Rock,' much of that love has come from its vast array of guest stars, everyone from Jerry Seinfeld to Elaine Stritch. That parade of celebs has been celebrated in the show's final 13-episode season, with a number of original and returning guests, but who will appear in the show's January 31 series finale? At least one star has come forth, but who will 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' tough guy Ice-T be playing in '30 Rock's' final episode?
The sitcom is, and always shall be, an ever-changing art. There exists no perfect formula for success between various three-camera and single-camera efforts over the years. While some may bemoan the heightened situations and laugh tracks of a three-camera outing like the modern 'Big Bang Theory,' others remember how 'Cheers' and 'Seinfeld' among others perfected the format. So according to a recent '60 Minutes' poll, what's the greatest sitcom of all time? Is it as funny as a bag of airline peanuts?
'30 Rock' won't close out its seven-year Emmy-winning run until January 31, but has series star Alec Baldwin already lined up his next gig? The one-time Hollywood movie star has officially inked a deal to remain with TV for the next several years, similar to a recent deal co-star Tina Fey made, but what might Baldwin do next? Could he produce an original series, or star in an all-new role? Find out inside!
Liz Lemon would be proud. With the final season of '30 Rock' now six episodes into its run, the home stretch seems imminent. And amidst life-changing announcements and and endless array of returning guest stars, there's always room for new ones, right? Thankfully yes, as we've just learned that 'LOST' vet and occasional 'Fringe' guest star Rebecca Mader is set for an appearance in one of the final episodes, but who might she play? Who from TGS will she have feeling 'LOST?'
After seven seasons, it's finally happening. '30 Rock' continues drawing to its inevitable end, returning with tonight's "Aunt Phatso vs. Jack Donaghy," but it seems the biggest news is yet to come. NBC has revealed that Jenna Maroney won't be the only major wedding in the Emmy-winning series' final season, but who might be the couple in question? Could Jack find himself a new bride, or will Liz finally take the plunge? What about dear old Kenneth?