It's a sad day on television and one I am not fully prepared to admit is happening - the final episode of 30 Rock airs tonight and we must say goodbye. It is a show that has struggled in the ratings really during its seven seasons on air, but for the fans who watch and love it, it has been an important part of their lives.
30 Rock follows the lives of Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy and more characters than I can list. The show revolves around the behind the scenes happenings of "TGS with Tracy Jordan". It is a sketch show that airs on NBC under the parent company "Kabletown". One of the best parts about 30 Rock is the fact that it doesn't take itself too seriously and in fact, exposes and makes fun of many of the ridiculous aspects of the network television business. If you want to know what it is like - watch 30 Rock - no joke.
Tina Fey created and stars in the show as Liz Lemon and Alec Baldwin's turn as Donaghy was one of the first times a major film star appeared on a comedy series. The quirky boss of the show who for years just hasnt seemed to be able to get her life together. However, it looks like in tonight's series finale, things might finally come together for Liz and her "family".
It's a sad day (and year for comedy) as we say goodbye to 30 Rock and The Office, especially for NBC. With Community's fate always unknown and Parks and Rec in the middle of its 5th season it is hard not to wonder what is next for network comedy. Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother are all entering later life and New Girl on FOX appears to be to only recent comedy to be even somewhat of a hit. It's a sad time for laughing.
I have tried not to read too much about tonight's 30 Rock series finale as I would like to be surprised. I do know that several celebrities will be making guest appearances and reprising their roles.
So, tonight in honor of a great show, I implore you to grab a glass of scotch, sit back, relax and say goodbye to one of the best comedies of our time.
Oh, and if you ever ask nice enough perhaps I will show you a picture from my childhood in which I was Young Liz Lemon's Doppelgänger. No joke.
The series finale is an hour long episode and airs on NBC tonight 8:00pm (7:00pm Central). Weep Weep.