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30 Rock: Season 5 (2010-2011)

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Series 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 Series 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.

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
Ken Howard
as Hank Hooper
Sherri Shepherd
as Angie Jordan
Terrence Mann
as Bob Ballard
Will Arnett
as Devin Banks
Queen Latifah
as Regina Bookman
Elaine Stritch
as Colleen Donaghy
Buck Henry
as Dick Lemon
Cristin Milioti
as Abby Flynn
Rob Reiner
as Himself
Margaret Cho
as Kim Jong-Il
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.

October 14, 2010 | Full Review…
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Several new elements come into the mix that help raise 30 Rock up to heights not previously seen since Season Three.

October 14, 2010 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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."

October 14, 2010 | Full Review…

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

October 14, 2010 | Full Review…

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

October 14, 2010 | Full Review…

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

October 14, 2010 | Full Review…

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