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30 Rock: Season 2 (2007-2008)




Critic Consensus: 30 Rock's return not only avoids the pitfalls of a sophomore season, but finds the series hitting its jubilant stride with a trove of quips and ingenious gags.


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Tina Fey's acclaimed sitcom about the backstage goings-on at a sketch-comedy TV show opens its second series with Jack (Alec Baldwin), the ever-shifty network executive, planning to insert classic clips from "Seinfeld" into current series, a move that doesn't sit well with Jerry Seinfeld. Other episodes find Jack angling to become the new CEO of General Electric; Jack turning to a P.I. (Steve Buscemi) to learn what dirt G.E. is digging up on him; head writer Liz (Fey) hiring an idol (Carrie Fisher) to work on the show; and Jack falling for a congresswoman (Edie Falco) whose political leanings don't match his. The series' other guest stars include Al Gore, David Schwimmer, Elaine Stritch, Dean Winters and Tim Conway, who earned an Emmy Award for his portrayal of a TV star from the 1940s and '50s. Conway was not the season's only Emmy winner, however; Fey, Baldwin and the writing staff all pulled down Emmys, and the show itself was named best comedy.


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
Al Gore
as Himself
Marceline Hugot
as Kathy Geiss
Rip Torn
as Don Geiss
Dean Winters
as Dennis Duffy
Will Arnett
as Devin Banks
Sherri Shepherd
as Angie Jordan
Steve Buscemi
as Lenny Wosniak
Buck Henry
as Dick Lemon
Carrie Fisher
as Rosemary Howard
Anita Gillette
as Margaret Lemon
Tim Conway
as Bucky Bright
Brian Dennehy
as Mickey J
Andy Richter
as Mitch Lemon
Elaine Stritch
as Colleen Donaghy
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Critic Reviews for 30 Rock: Season 2

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

When "30 Rock" is clicking like this, it isn't so much a show that you review as one where you list all the jokes that you liked.

October 4, 2007 | Full Review…

"30 Rock" may be the most quotable show in the history of the TVs. Each and every time I sit down to write about it, I'm tempted to list all the lines that make me laugh.

June 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Even though the second season was shortened due to the writer's strike, it isn't short on laughs.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

With Liz tying all the hilarity of "SeinfeldVision" together, 30 Rock delivers a fantastic episode to open the season.

October 4, 2007 | Rating: 9.4/10 | Full Review…

What truly elevates 30 Rock is its willingness to follow seemingly throwaway jokes to their logical, full-blown conclusions.

October 4, 2007 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

It's a losing game, and 30 Rock used to be too good for it. The writers might want to spend the summer remembering why.

October 4, 2007 | Full Review…

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