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Author Roe, Mike (Journalist), author.

Title The 30 Rock book : inside the iconic show, from Blerg to EGOT / Mike Roe.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Abrams Press, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  791.4572 ROE    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 293 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-293).
Summary "It's hard to remember a time when Tina Fey wasn't a star, but back in the early 2000s, she was an SNL writer who was far from a household name. It's even harder to remember when Fey's sitcom 30 Rock was tanking, but it was--it premiered in the fall of 2006, and by November, the New York Times wrote that 30 Rock was "perilously close to a flop." But despite all expectations (including those of some of the cast and crew), Tina Fey's eccentric buddy comedy lasted 138 episodes, spanning seven seasons. It resurrected the career of Alec Baldwin, survived an extended absence by Tracy Morgan, and permeated the culture-- its breakneck pacing, oddball characters, and extremely rich joke writing are deeply beloved by millions of fans. Through more than fifty original interviews with cast, crew, critics, and more, culture writer Mike Roe brings to life the history of the gloriously goofy show that became an all-time classic."--
Contents Introduction: Seven seasons of superspecific weirdness -- Creating the 30 Rock pilot -- Season 1 (2006-07): 30 Rock vs. Studio 60 -- Season 2 (2007-08): The strike -- Season 3 (2008-09): Tina's doppelgänger celebrity -- Season 4 (2009-10): Selling NBC, a new cast member, and the quest for the EGOT -- Season 5 (2010-11): Breaking the format -- Season 6 (2012): Jack vs. North Korea -- Season 7 (2012-13): Happy-ish endings -- 30 Rock's legacy: From Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to Mr. Mayor.
Subject 30 Rock (Television program)
Situation comedies (Television programs) -- United States -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Added Title Thirty Rock book
ISBN 9781419750441 (hardback)
1419750445 (hardback)

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