It’s been a long run for 30 Rock. Not many comedy series get to enjoy seven seasons on air. However, good things do come to an end and although 30 Rock gets one more season with NBC it is going to be its last.
Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, announced that Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin will get another 13 episodes at NBC aka. the seventh and last season. Although last week the network confirmed that 30 Rock will stay with NBC for another season, it wasn’t until this Monday that it became official the series will end after season seven.
He was pretty sure of his announcement, although one day earlier he told reporters no decision was made regarding the end of the series. “As they age”, said Greenblatt referring to 30 Rock and Community, “it’s obviously something you look at. We haven’t definitely said that with any of them yet”. The last season of 30 Rock will feature 13 episodes and an hour long finale.
Monday morning, Greenblatt had a talk with advertisers in New York. It was a pitch for the network’s upcoming comedy material. Participants at the presentation were told that NBC has “some real comedy strength that will expand the reach of the network”.
Some people argued that Monday’s announcement regarding the last season of 30 Rock was determined by Alec Baldwin’s recent and public discontent with NBC. There were even some worries that Alec Baldwin would be sanctioned for that and would miss season seven, but the chairman of NBC cleared the air and mentioned the actor will return for the last season.
From Greenblatt’s point of view, he’s sure that Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin are going to put on a last season you’re going to remember. “I know Tina, Alec and the rest will deliver some of their best work” explained the chairman of NBC Entertainment.
However, even though 30 Rock enters the last mile, it looks like Tina Fey has a future at NBC. Greenblatt said: “We think the world of Tin Fey, who is truly a comic genius and hope she will be in the NBC family for years to come”.