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"30 Rock" Will be Back! "Donnellys," Not So Lucky

"30 Rock" Will be Back! "Donnellys," Not So Lucky

Let's take the bad news first: According to Variety, "The Black Donnellys" is done, effective immediately. NBC had already planned to bump it in two weeks, but its poor showing this week apparently pushed NBC to shut it down earlier. According to Variety, the remaining episodes will stream on NBC's video site eventually.

Now the good news: "30 Rock" is coming back!

Yes, it's still early here on the West Coast, but I'm willing to bet this is the happiest news I'll hear today (unless, you know, "Friday Night Lights" gets renewed). I think "30 Rock" was the best new comedy this year — and it's evolved into one of the best shows, period. It's a perfect fit in NBC's Thursday lineup, and there's always at least one line that I can't believe they got away with saying on network TV. Plus, I know I don't have to tell you how I feel about Alec Baldwin.

To celebrate, I've got this excellent clip of some of Tina Fey's best moments from the show, which you can watch if you


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tiabia tiabia 10 years
I'm glad NBC is bringing back 30 Rock!!! But I absolutely love all 5 shows that come on on Thursday. The Andy Barker, PI show is hilarious...I sure hope that one sticks around too!!!
joyofadventure joyofadventure 10 years
the reason i ask is because i only casually watch it, i wanted to know if i had missed anything REALLY great!
Entertainment Entertainment 10 years
oh, joyofadventure, there have been so many. I'm still surprised they did the scene with Liz's horrible beeper-salesman boyfriend getting caught by Dateline trying to have sex with the underage girl, for one ... and Tracy's "take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant"
scratch5 scratch5 10 years
I just found 30 Rock and I love it. Tina Fey is too funny and so is Alec Baldwin.
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
Huzzah for 30 Rock! I love the Thursday night NBC line up with all it's unconvential comedies!
Ginger Ginger 10 years
That's so typical of NBC. They start these big cast ensemble shows then pull the plug. Last year it was Kidnapped, Windfall, and Conviction. It's really expensive to have such a large cast, especially if you shoot in New York City, but they keep doing it.
joyofadventure joyofadventure 10 years
btw what is the line you were amazed they got away with??
joyofadventure joyofadventure 10 years
o my goodness i love that show!!
patra1 patra1 10 years
Hi! I just looked around online and THERE IS A PETITION TO SAVE "THE BLACK DONNELLYS"!
patra1 patra1 10 years
"The Black Donnellys" was one of the few addictively good/quiality made shows currently on tv. Therefore it only stands to reason that NBC cancelled it without giving it another shot (another time slot, bring it back in the summer, they HAD options!). We need to start a petition of some sort or letter writing campaign or something! SAVE THE BALCK DONNELLYS!!
miss-britt miss-britt 10 years
I really like 30 Rock and happy it's sticking around. ****"Everything in life is only for now."-Avenue Q****
Entertainment Entertainment 10 years
CGW, I didn't like 30 Rock at first either, but around the fifth or sixth episode, it got good. I forgot to mention that the last few episodes are still online over here if you want to check them out
Itteebittiekitty Itteebittiekitty 10 years
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! 30 Rock is kinda sucky!!! Black Donnellys = potential major addiction!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! And PLEASE KEEEEPPPP FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS!!!! If nothing else...please.
Classy-Amelia Classy-Amelia 10 years
Noooo! I loved the Black Donnellys. I wanted NBC to show all 13 episodes. Ugh. At elast 30 Rock is still gonna be on.
CGW CGW 10 years
I liked The Black Donnally's. Oh well, it hasn't been quite as good since the piliot anyway. I never got into 30 Rock, I didn't like the first few eps that I saw. I have heard its gotten a lot better though, so maybe I'll start watching it.
mallomar mallomar 10 years
30 Rock is the funniest thing on TV right now, so glad NBC had the sense to save it! And Will Arnett is on the show tomorrow! GOB Bluth!
bpjedi bpjedi 10 years
I'm bummed--I really liked The Black Donnellys. I'm a sucker for mafia-family stuff (love the Godfather films, haven't gotten obsessed with The Sopranos, but got into the episodes I have seen), as well as stuff that makes its setting--especially one that is a major city--part of the story. The New York in The Black Donnellys isn't totally accurate (and seems to portray a city of a bygone era), but it is interesting and a nice counterpoint to all those shows that make it seem like 20-somethings that aren't i-bankers can live in huge apartments on Central Park. I've never been interested in watching Saturday Night Lights, and don't think there will be anything about it to interest me in the future.
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
I liked TBD, but it was just on too late (10pm) here. I need my beauty sleep ;)
Luxifer Luxifer 10 years
great clip.
mels mels 10 years
I actually liked the Black Donnelly's! Oh well, I'm sure I'll pull through.
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 10 years
Give it up for 30 Rock! Woot Woot!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Loved the clip! Great news about 30 Rock. If Friday Night Lights is renewed, all will be well!
blogsap blogsap 10 years
live everyday like it's shark week!
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