’30 Rock’ Season 7 To Be Its Last; Extended Series Finale

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30 Rock Ends After Season 7 TV 30 Rock Season 7 To Be Its Last; Extended Series Finale

So it’s finally official: NBC’s hit comedy 30 Rock will meet its end at the conclusion of its upcoming seventh season. NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt confirmed Monday at the NBC upfronts presentation in New York that the Emmy Award-winning comedy will end after its 2012-2013 season – but the series will receive a special hour-long series finale.

Although there was heavy speculation about whether or not Season 7 would be the last, the official announcement comes a day after Greenblatt told reporters that a decision had not yet been made either way – even in the midst of somewhat suggestive comments from series stars Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey. NBC’s previous decision to shorten 30 Rock and some of its other veteran comedies to 13-episode runs added to the conjecture that NBC might be reducing cost and clearing space for new comedic blood. Greenblatt also confirms that despite Baldwin’s previous comments, he will return next season.

While fans of 30 Rock are definitely feeling the sting of the show’s imminent swan song, a ray of hope may be that NBC is eager to see Tina Fey stick around on a more permanent basis. Said Greenblatt:

“We think the world of Tina Fey, who is truly a comic genius, and we hope she has a home at NBC for years to come. I know Tina, Alec and the rest [of the cast] will deliver some of their best work”.

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No word yet on what new storylines the seventh season will feature or how the show will end (personally I hope Liz gets a baby) – but it is expected the show will continue to rollout A-List celebrities to see the series off. The sixth (and current) season finale is set to air this Thursday and will feature Jack (Baldwin) and his previously-kidnapped reporter wife, Avery (Elizabeth Banks), renewing their vows.

So there it is – after seven years we will have to say a fond farewell to the 30 Rock gang, and after seeing a slow but steady decline in viewership, it’s probably a good thing that the award-wining series bows out on a high note before it becomes too stale. Although the news is kind of sad, die-hard fans of the show shouldn’t get too bent out of shape; seven seasons on the air in tandem with a plethora of awards (including 10 primetime Emmys) is great run for a series – and you can bet a show like 30 Rock will go out with a hilarious bang.


Check back with us for more updates on the seventh and final season of 30 Rock and catch the season 6 finale this Thursday @ 8:30 on NBC.


Source:  TV Line

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  1. I will miss 30 rock when it ends. But I have the first 5 seasons on dvd, so I can always revisit it once the rest are out. I would like to see another show by Tina Fey though.

    • I’m with you. Gonna miss Liz Lemon, Jenna Maroney, Jack Donaghy and Kenneth Parcell.

      I dislike most all sitcoms but 30 Rock rocks.

      Tina Fey is a brilliant writer.

  2. This makes me sad :( 30 rock is my favorite network comedy. Tina Fey and the cast will be sorely missed. I hope Fey gets another show her comedic genius is next to none, except maybe Matt Groening

  3. The sixth (and current) season finale is set to air this Thursday and will feature Jack

  4. IMO over the past 6 seasons 30 Rock has been great throughout. Even though I’ve watched every episode when it airs I still watch reruns and it’s always funny.
    So I’m sad to see it go but I can’t complain.
    Hopefully after this Tina Fey will still continue to want to work in TV.

  5. I’m disappointed but it’s best to stop while it’s still good rather than plodding along regurgitating the same stuff (familyguy). I rewatch 30 Rock constantly. Liz and jack are the best on-screen double act ever! I’m gonna miss them.

  6. Well I just found out this show existed 3 months ago and i love Tina i think shes funny , so i spent the past 3 months watching all 6 seasons and im upset its gona end, Liz Lemon is my hero, lmho. good show !