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TV Tonight: 30 Rock Returns!


Jeez, it's about time 30 Rock came back. Since the NBC comedy was last on the air, it's picked up a passel of Emmys, and its creator and star, Tina Fey, has gotten wildly famous for her side job as Sarah Palin. Which is all well and good, of course — it's just been quite the wait to see the 30 Rock gang together again, doing what they do best.

In tonight's premiere episode, the first of many guest stars (Megan Mullally) drops by the set of The Girlie Show to evaluate whether Fey's Liz Lemon is a good candidate for adoption, prompting Liz to try to convince her coworkers to act normal. Good luck with that. Also, Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) returns from his brief stint in DC to resume his position at the network, putting him toe-to-toe with Devin Banks (Will Arnett), whom Fey recently revealed is based on real NBC entertainment chairman Ben Silverman.

Things really heat up next week, when Oprah makes her highly anticipated guest appearance as Liz Lemon's aisle-mate on a flight. Steve Martin, the whole cast of Night Court, and Jennifer Aniston will be by later in this season, but for tonight, I'll take any 30 Rock I can get. To watch a preview of the season with scenes from some of the guest stars, just read more.

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