On those networks, the One-Time Special will air on Friday, July 17 at 9 p.m. Yesterday’s satire is today’s news. Silvercup Studios - 4222 22nd Street, Long Island City, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. And the copious in-house promos, which would have been unremarkable at an industry confab in Radio City Music Hall, broke the rhythm and undercut the satire with dead-earnest flogging. While the reunion spent a majority of the hour promoting NBC's content, it also gave a glimpse into what the 30 Rock characters have been up to seven years after the series finale aired. 30 Rock ran from 2006 to 2013 and was created by and starred Tina Fey. I really loved the reveal that Liz used to be a bully and in a sense kind of still is. In his depression, he heads with Liz to her reunion, where Liz finds out she was such a great bully.Overall, this is a really enjoyable and quite funny episode. View production, box office, & company info. (Twitter/30Rock) NBC is going back to the well and reviving another beloved comedy for a special reunion episode. The upfronts often feature skits, live or recorded, in which the network talent is drafted to perform for the suits. The TV-biz satire spent a joking-not-joking night selling NBCUniversal TV, winking so hard that it injured itself. This FAQ is empty. What is the 30 Rock Reunion Special? The 12 … Unlike some pandemic-inspired reunions, the special managed to re-create, briefly, the feel of an actual episode, partly because of a decent standard of production (which relied generously on green screen and on cast members’ families), partly because the forced isolation of quarantine meshes well with a breakneck comedy that always relied on brief cutaway jokes. At the 66th Golden Globe Awards, 30 Rock won the award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, Alec Baldwin won Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, and Tina Fey won Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Jane Krakowski on a ‘30 Rock' Reunion and the 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Interactive Special. Title: The best material was front-loaded into the beginning: the chemistry, even over teleconferencing, of Tracy Morgan and Jane Krakowski; Jack slapping Liz through a new feature of his iPhone 40 (in a gag that tweaked Peacock for not having the rights to “Friends”); a fantastic throwaway bit in which Tracy Jordan (Morgan) reads the entire dictionary in front of a green screen so that his acting can be rendered by computer. The special took the place of the annual “upfronts,” the springtime song-and-dance shows networks put on for advertisers in Manhattan theaters in order to tout their new series and woo companies into buying airtime. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. Tonight 30 Rock returns for an all-new reunion special tackling the recent COVID-19 pandemic with its trademark acerbic wit. Yesterday’s satire is today’s news. [Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for the “30 Rock” reunion, “30 Rock: A One-Time Special.”]. In theory, “30 Rock” was the perfect brand for the job. Use the HTML below. Shut it down!). Was this review helpful to you? But global health crisis or no, it’s hard to imagine how the razor-edged cynicism of “30 Rock” — which spoofed media synergy and amorality as ridiculous but inept — would fit into a moment when the actual president is a crossover character from an NBC reality show. (04 Dec 2008). Break out your night cheese and fire up the Tracy Jordan Meat Machine, because 30 Rock is officially coming back. The hour ends with Liz insisting to Jack that she has too much artistic integrity to write his remarks for a sales meeting. But seriously. But we already knew it was possible to wink so hard you injure yourself. It made comedy out of real-life corporate mandates, as in “Greenzo,” an episode about an environmentalist mascot that came out of an actual network-wide “Green Is Universal” programming requirement. By Liz Shannon Miller May 13, 2020. It's also good to have back the ever-charming Rip Torn as Don Geiss.In this episode, "Reunion," Don Geiss finally awakens from his coma and tells Jack that he will remain as CEO for time-being.