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30 Rock: Season 4 (2009-2010)

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Critic Consensus: Though a tad uneven and perhaps a victim of its own success, 30 Rock's fourth season nevertheless continues to deliver plenty of subversive satire and hearty laughs.

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The fourth series of the sitcom about the backstage machinations at a network sketch-comedy series features an array of famous faces stopping by for an episode or two, including Elizabeth Banks, Matt Damon, Jon Bon Jovi, James Franco, Jan Hooks, Julianne Moore and Michael Sheen. Among the story arcs: the purchase of the network by Kabletown, a Philadelphia-based cable company; the search for a new cast member; and Jack (Alec Baldwin) finding it difficult to choose between two very appealing, but different, women (Banks and Moore). In other events, Tracy (Tracy Morgan) suffers at home as a result of an advice book written by Liz (Tina Fey); Jack offers Liz the opportunity to create a pilot; and Jenna (Jane Krakowski) auditions for a role on "Gossip Girl."

Cast

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
Cheyenne Jackson
as Jack/Danny
Julianne Moore
as Nancy Donovan
Will Arnett
as Devin Banks
Marceline Hugot
as Kathy Geiss
Jan Hooks
as Verna
Jon Hamm
as Dr. Drew Baird
Dean Winters
as Dennis Duffy
Betty White
as Herself
Al Gore
as Himself
Jimmy Fallon
as Himself
Larry Wilcox
as Himself
Sherri Shepherd
as Angie Jordan
James Franco
as Himself
Anita Gillette
as Margaret Lemmon
Adam Trese
as Richard
Jon Bon Jovi
as Himself
James Rebhorn
as Dr. Kaplan
Elaine Stritch
as Colleen Donaghy
Jack Welch
as Himself
Horatio Sanz
as Jenna's Stalker
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Critic Reviews for 30 Rock: Season 4

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (14)

In mocking popular (populist?) taste, Tina Fey and friends bit a hand that isn't even feeding them. What a racket.

October 15, 2009 | Full Review…
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So far, a mere one episode in, Rock remains the best comedy - though probably dead-even with "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

October 15, 2009 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The problem, unfortunately, is that it's been a while since 30 Rock has clicked consistently.

October 15, 2009 | Full Review…

30 Rock remains one of the class acts of the current sitcom world.

October 15, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

One of the small miracles about 30 Rock' is that the writers can break out such meta-moments without popping the show's fictional-story bubble.

October 15, 2009 | Full Review…

"30 Rock," of late, has become a show propelled by three or four outstanding one-liners in otherwise mediocre episodes... Those two lines alone were worth 22 minutes of my life.

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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