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TV Tonight: The "30 Rock" Finale

TV Tonight: The "30 Rock" Finale

"30 Rock" had a rough start this season, with uneven episodes, low ratings and the unfortunate fate of being one of two NBC series going behind the scenes at late-night shows. And yet, it's become one of the shows I most look forward to watching every Thursday night. The show got better the second it ditched the weak Rachel Dratch cameos and gave its other actors room to work. Say what you will about Alec Baldwin these days, but his Jack Donaghy is one of the most consistently funny characters on TV (so, uh, he better not be going anywhere). Tina Fey figured out how to write Liz Lemon as a modern-day Mary Tyler Moore, Tracy Morgan got less annoying, and the supporting cast — most of all the wonderful Jack McBrayer (don't forget to read my interview with him!) — gave the show dimension. I'm thrilled that it will be back in the fall.

But first, we must say goodbye with the final "30 Rock" of the season, guest-starring Sean Hayes as Kenneth's cousin. Jack's mom shows up, and Liz tries to make things work with Floyd, who's apparently off to Cleveland. Plus, Tracy is still missing, and Kenneth is tasked with finding him. To watch that hilarious fake trailer of Tracy's Jefferson movie one more time,


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