Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful television show without losing her mind.
Jack brings in several famous musical artists to perform a benefit song so his biological father can get a kidney, Tracy is afraid to speak at his high school's graduation, and Liz finds a talent in ...
Elizabeth "Liz" Lemon is the executive show runner for a late night sketch comedy show called "The Girlie Show", that stars her close friend and major drama queen Jenna Maroney. When GE hires a new executive vice president for NBC named Jack Donaghy, he decides to take Liz Lemon under his wing and turn around TGS, which for years has been unable to find the proper audience it deserves. So to do so, he brings on unhinged, wildly unpredictable star Tracy Jordan to turn the series into a ratings hit. But Liz soon finds out that controlling her odd ball writing staff, the NBC page program, keeping Tracy on a short leash, and getting him to get along with Jenna proves to be one disaster after another. Will TGS ever see true success? And will Liz find the right partner to get married and start a family?Written by
In season one, Jack (Alec Baldwin) mentions watching Friends (1994) and makes several references to the show. Baldwin made an appearance in Friends (1994) as Parker, the overly enthusiastic man Phoebe dates in season eight. Also, David Schwimmer, who played Greenzo in season two, episode five, "Greenzo", and Jennifer Aniston, who played Liz and Jenna's crazy friend in season three, episode three, "The One with the Cast of Night Court", guest starred on this show. See more »
[Tending to one of three cast members who have been rendered unfilmable for that week's episode]
Liz Taylor really messed him up! He might have brain damage.
God. Maybe the musical guest can do some extra songs this week. Who is it?
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It's a great, funny show. Fey is very good in the lead role; she blew away my expectations. Kudos to her for creating such a fun, funny, witty and quality TV show. Baldwin is at his dry-witted, brilliant best (someone at work said to me, "yeah I heard Alec Baldwin is in it, but isn't that show a comedy?" ...did not know the man did comedy. Did not know). Morgan (who I don't normally like; not on SNL or elsewhere) is hysterical and plays the role perfectly. The minor characters are all very good and amusing, and I can't wait to see them develop more and more. The writing/material is quality crazy with sit-com wackiness, sketch comedy variety/character and fast-paced intelligent wit. If you like to laugh (something a comedy should make you do), please check this show out; if you think a lot of the other crap on TV is amusing, you'll really love this one. Hurry, before it gets canceled.
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