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Thursday, January 31, 2013

It's over! Discuss the '30 Rock' series finale

After seven years of Emmy-winning brilliance and madcap kookiness, "30 Rock" called it a wrap tonight with a raucous hourlong episode that deftly mixed cynicism and warmth while poking fun at itself and the creative limitations of broadcast television. more
San Jose Mercury News ( 1/31/2013 9:01:10 PM -08:00 )

It's over! Discuss the '30 Rock' series finale
“Dark times are these.” You're right, Liz Lemon. Dark times, indeed. We've finally come to the end of this seven-season journey. Liz Lemon & Co. have said their final goodbyes. 30 Rock will live on in syndication, our hearts, and frequent night cheese tributes. more
Entertainment Weekly ( 1/31/2013 9:00:50 PM -08:00 )

'30 Rock': Ends a 7-season marathon of mirth
NEW YORK (AP) — You wanted resolution on the ''30 Rock'' finale? You got it. Sort of. At least, the sort befitting ''30 Rock,'' with its loopy storytelling mixed with joy in spoofing the culture of TV. Closure, if that's what it is, came in a two-minute postscript on this more ( 1/31/2013 8:45:57 PM -08:00 )

'30 Rock' goes out with gags blazing
Tina Fey's surreal sitcom had “quick cancellation” written all over it. So we all owe NBC a huge debt of thanks for keeping it on the air for seven years. Especially since 30 Rock made a point of mercilessly mocking the network at least once in every episode. more
Philadelphia Inquirer (blog) ( 1/31/2013 8:16:43 PM -08:00 )

30 Rock Finale: Celeb Fans Tweet Farewell to NBC Sitcom
30 Rock Finale: Celeb Fans Tweet Farewell to NBC Sitcom"....rural juror, rural juror....." Alec Baldwin tweeted tonight, highlighting one of the many, many memorable soundbites that have sprung from 30 Rock over the course of seven smart, quirky seasons. With the critically acclaimed NBC series signing off for good more
E! Online ( 1/31/2013 8:16:24 PM -08:00 )

Saying goodbye to '30 Rock'
Emmy-winning TV comedy “30 Rock” bowed out after seven seasons on Thursday with bittersweet farewells but giving all its zany characters a happy ending. The satirical show-within-a-show about the inside workings of a fictional television sketch series saw more
Toronto Sun ( 1/31/2013 8:01:36 PM -08:00 )

30 Rock Finale: Honest Goodbyes, Finding Bliss and a Snow Globe!
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the series finale of 30 Rock, so if you haven't seen it yet, grab some Sabor de Soledad and get on it!] I don't want tonight's show to happen because I don't know how to say goodbye, Liz Lemon. more
Seattle Post Intelligencer ( 1/31/2013 7:26:13 PM -08:00 )

Ben & Jerry's unveils new '30 Rock' flavor: Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt
Ben & Jerry's unveiled a "30 Rock"-themed ice cream on Thursday night: Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt. By Danika Fears, TODAY. Mourning the loss of Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy and all your other friends at "30 Rock"? Ben & Jerry's has created a new pint more (blog) ( 1/31/2013 7:25:18 PM -08:00 )

US comedy show '30 Rock' bows after seven seasons
LOS ANGELES: Award-winning US comedy “30 Rock” bowed out after seven seasons Thursday, with a double helping of the cult TV show starring Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin. The multiple Emmy-winning comedy show — about the cast of a TV comedy sketch more
New Straits Times ( 1/31/2013 7:08:57 PM -08:00 )

'30 Rock' Is Over. What Did You Think of the Finale?
Jack Donaghy's boat trip is over almost as soon as it started–and perhaps now he'll set sail on something more meaningful with Liz Lemon. But maybe none of this matters since, in a nod to “Citizen Kane” and “St. Elsewhere,” “30 Rock” may just be a pitch more
Wall Street Journal (blog) ( 1/31/2013 7:04:08 PM -08:00 )

'30 Rock' finale: Top 10 moments
"30 Rock" had plenty of ups and downs during its seven-year run. But with Thursday's finale, it stuck the landing. The hour-long episode was full of the ingredients that made NBC's irreverent comedy work so well -- meta humor, social satire, insider jokes, more
Chicago Sun-Times (blog) ( 1/31/2013 6:42:08 PM -08:00 )

30 Rock Series Finale Recap
30 Rock Series Finale RecapWell, Liz Lemon did it. She went to there. And by there, we mean the end of 30 Rock. The NBC comedy aired its final episode tonight, and no words can accurately convey the emotions we are feeling in our Tina Fey-loving hearts right now. But as it turns out, more
E! Online ( 1/31/2013 6:27:26 PM -08:00 )

Greek Frozen Yogurt Finale Flavor to Benefit Jumpstart The "30 Rock" Season
NEW YORK, Jan 31, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The finale of NBC's "30 Rock" will be more sweet than bitter as NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group and "30 Rock" join forces with iconic ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's to unveil the ice cream more
MarketWatch (press release) ( 1/31/2013 6:10:30 PM -08:00 )

Jack McBrayer
The 30 Rock finale was one of the most delightful series wrap-ups I can remember. Not only were Liz Lemon and her fellow NBC colleagues not dead – there's really no getting over the end of Lost – but they were full of the sparkling, absurd liveliness that more
People Magazine ( 1/31/2013 6:09:35 PM -08:00 )

30 Rock Finale: I Lizzed, I Cried
30 Rock Finale: I Lizzed, I CriedIf you had asked me to describe 30 Rock back when it debuted in 2006–or really, most any time between then and now–the first phrase that came to mind would not have been “love story.” But the series' sharp, nostalgic, funny and heartfelt finale made it clear more
TIME ( 1/31/2013 6:02:01 PM -08:00 )

'30 Rock' takes its final bow. Did you watch?
Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin's Emmy-winning NBC sitcom "30 Rock" has officially ended. The comedic series centered on life behind the scenes of a fictional sketch comedy live show at the network's famous home in New York City (yes, as we all know by now more (blog) ( 1/31/2013 6:01:13 PM -08:00 )

Recommended: Ben & Jerry's unveils new '30 Rock' flavor: Liz Lemon Greek
Satisfy your craving for exciting eats and interesting trends, and get up close and personal with fab food personalities. Want recipes? Head to TODAY Food or follow us on Facebook and sign up for the TODAY Food newsletter. ↓ About this blog; ↓ Archives more (blog) ( 1/31/2013 5:55:06 PM -08:00 )

Goodbye 30 Rock: Low Ratings but Plenty of Awards
Goodbye 30 Rock: Low Ratings but Plenty of AwardsSix years ago the world met Liz Lemon & Co., a strange group of the most likable misfits you've ever met on television. We saw Liz buying all the hot dogs from a hot dog vendor because she was upset that someone tried to cut the line and start a new one. more
Forbes ( 1/31/2013 5:30:40 PM -08:00 )

Time eroded the whimsy of '30 Rock'
It's hard to keep the sitcom fun going when funny is all you've got. That may sound contradictory: "Funny" is, after all, one of the main qualities most viewers look for in a comedy. But while it may be necessary, it's seldom been sufficient, at least not to maintain more
Detroit Free Press ( 1/31/2013 5:06:49 PM -08:00 )

30 Rock series finale live: You watch, we blog
30 Rock series finale live: You watch, we blogAfter seven seasons, two live shows (or four, depending on how technical we're getting) and one unforgettable Meat Cat, 30 Rock comes to an end on Thursday night. The show, created by Tina Fey and starring Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer more
National Post ( 1/31/2013 4:34:52 PM -08:00 )