May 8, 2012
'30 Rock' to return for seventh and final season?
NBC is close to renewing its acclaimed sitcom for one more year
30 Rock is set to be picked up for a seventh and final season.
NBC are close to commissioning the cult comedy, set behind the scenes of a Saturday Night Live style comedy show, for one more year. The new order would likely be reduced to 13 or 14 episodes, according to Deadline.
There had been speculation that the current sixth series could be the end of 30 Rock, after comments made by Alec Baldwin, who plays network executive Jack Donaghy. However creator and Liz Lemon actress Tina Fey clarified the comments, saying: "As far as I know, he's not leaving the show. We're all in this together 'til the end. I think that he just maybe means that the end of the show... is visible on the horizon."
NBC is also close to picking up its sitcoms Parks And Recreation and Community, although the futures of Whitney and Up All Night are said to be uncertain.
30 Rock's sixth season is currently airing in the UK on Comedy Central on Friday evenings. Storylines including Liz's new relationship with Criss, played by James Marsden, Jenna's new career as a 'nasty' judge on talent show America's Kidz Got Singing, and Jack's attempts to rescue wife Avery, who after being kidnapped is currently the first lady of North Korea.
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