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30 Rock: Season 5 (2010-2011)




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Air date: Sep 23, 2010
Air date: Sep 30, 2010
Air date: Oct 7, 2010
Air date: Oct 14, 2010
Air date: Oct 21, 2010
Air date: Nov 4, 2010
Air date: Nov 11, 2010
Air date: Nov 18, 2010
Air date: Dec 2, 2010
Air date: Dec 9, 2010
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Season 5 of the sitcom, which takes place backstage at a network sketch-comedy series, is accented by an episode that, as its "The Live Show" title suggests, was broadcast live on both the East and West coasts. Story arcs include head writer Liz (Tina Fey) flying through some turbulence in her relationship with airline pilot Carol (Matt Damon), whom she met at the end of Season 4; and Jack (Alec Baldwin) struggling with the responsibilities that come from being a new husband and expectant father. In other events, budget cuts impact the staff; a pre-taped disaster telethon goes wrong; and the show is threatened with cancellation. Guest stars include Margaret Cho, Paul Giamatti, Kelsey Grammer, Tom Hanks, Buck Henry, Ken Howard, Michael Keaton, Rob Riggle and Susan Sarandon.
Premiere Date:
Sep 23, 2010
Executive Producers:


Tina Fey
as Liz Lemon
Alec Baldwin
as Jack Donaghy
Tracy Morgan
as Tracy Jordan
Jane Krakowski
as Jenna Maroney
Scott Adsit
as Pete Hornberger
Jack McBrayer
as Kenneth the Page
Kevin Brown
as Dot Com
Elizabeth Banks
as Avery Jessup
Ken Howard
as Hank Hooper
Sherri Shepherd
as Angie Jordan
Queen Latifah
as Regina Bookman
Elaine Stritch
as Colleen Donaghy
Terrence Mann
as Bob Ballard
Will Arnett
as Devin Banks
Cristin Milioti
as Abby Flynn
Rob Reiner
as Himself
Margaret Cho
as Kim Jong-Il
Buck Henry
as Dick Lemon
Alan Alda
as Milton
Vanessa Lachey
as Carmen Chao
Chloë Grace Moretz
as Kaylie Hooper
Chris Parnell
as Dr. Spaceman
William McCauley
as Congressman
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Critic Reviews for 30 Rock: Season 5

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

Its production was competent. Its humor was merely competent.

Full Review… | October 14, 2010

Several new elements come into the mix that help raise 30 Rock up to heights not previously seen since Season Three.

Full Review… | October 14, 2010

Not a perfect episode, but a very good one in what's so far (the live experiment excepted) been a very strong rebound season for "30 Rock."

Full Review… | October 14, 2010

Tina Fey's showbiz sitcom still sizzles in its fifth season, even as weaknesses are beginning to show.

Full Review… | October 14, 2010
Cleveland Plain Dealer

The actual performance was a bit choppy at firs, but both script and performances picked up by the first commercial break.

Full Review… | October 14, 2010
TIME Magazine

It was silly, it was risky, and even if audiences didn't get the thrill of something going horribly wrong, it was entertaining.

Full Review… | October 14, 2010

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