NBC is making it 2006 once more, by way of science or magic: “30 Rock” is returning to the Peacock subsequent month for a brand new, authentic remotely-produced occasion that may even double as an upfront particular for the NBCUniversal properties.
The particular, which is able to air Thursday, July 16 at eight p.m. on NBC, will characteristic the return of solid members Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer and others, reprising their “30 Rock” roles for what NBC is describing as “a first-of-its-kind all-audience upfront event.”
The return of “30 Rock” comes as NBC additionally lately aired a brand new episode of “Parks and Recreation,” that includes the present’s stars reprising their roles in an all-new story. On this case, the “30 Rock” particular may even be filmed remotely — however the story will moreover function a promo for NBCUniversal programming.
The hour-long, commercial-free occasion will first premiere on NBC after which shall be rebroadcast throughout USA, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, and CNBC in addition to out there to stream on NBCU’s new service Peacock on Friday, July 17 at 9 p.m. ET. That’s two days after Peacock’s July 15 nationwide launch. (“30 Rock” is out there to stream on Peacock.)
The “upfront event” will characteristic “30 Rock” characters together with Liz Lemon (Fey), Jack Donaghy (Baldwin), Tracy Jordan (Morgan), Jenna Maroney (Krakowski), Kenneth Parcell (McBrayer), and extra touting “the stories and talent featured in NBCUniversal’s 2020-21 television season,” the community stated.
“We’re all happy to have this excuse to (remotely) work together again for NBC,” stated “30 Rock” govt producers Fey and Robert Carlock stated in a joint assertion. “To quote Kenneth the Page, there are only two things we love in this world, television and everyone.”
Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc. in affiliation with Common Tv and NBCUniversal Artistic Partnerships, are behind the particular, which is being pushed by NBCU’s promoting division. OzRodriguez (“Saturday Night Live”) will direct the particular.
“At NBCUniversal, we’re excited to produce an upfront that reflects a new reality and celebrates our relationship with viewers and advertisers alike,” stated Linda Yaccarino, chairman, promoting and partnerships, NBCUniversal. “Historically, this event is about the future of programming; this year, it’s about the future of our industry — a future where we can meet audiences wherever they are, with the stories that move them.”
Yaccarino’s quote additionally included a line that presumably wasn’t written by Fey and Carlock: “As the old saying goes… when life hands you Lemon, have her host the Upfront!”
The “30 Rock” Upfront particular will characteristic visitor appearances from expertise from throughout NBCUniversal, highlighting new and returning programming from NBC, Telemundo, USA Community, SYFY, E!, Bravo, and extra. It sounds a bit like the autumn preview specials that the networks produced for years, typically that includes performers of their community sequence character, touting new TV shows.
“We put our fans first in everything we do at NBCUniversal, so of course our audiences are at the heart of our reimagined Upfront experience,” stated Josh Feldman, govt VP, head of promoting and promoting inventive, NBCUniversal.
“30 Rock” aired on NBC from October 2006 to January 2013, scoring 16 Emmys, together with three consecutive wins for comedy sequence. The present additionally landed seven Golden Globes, 22 guild awards amongst SAG, WGA, DGA and PGA; in addition to Picture, Peabody and AFI Awards. The sequence can also be the record-holder for many Emmy nominations in a single season for any comedy sequence, and acquired a complete of 103 Emmy nominations over seven seasons on NBC.