Articles tagged tina fey

27 Jul 2015 // 10:00 AM

The Beautiful Brokenness of ‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

Make no mistake: Kimmy Schmidt is broken, and that may be her greatest strength.

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In Defense of Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Other Women Who Make Us Laugh

The recent surge in popularity of women as comedy contenders doesn't just highlight the fact that girls are typically funnier than boys.

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Oprah May Say Goodbye, But I Say Hello

Not since the Beatles broke up has there been such a communal feeling of abandonment as there is with Oprah's final airing of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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19 Apr 2011 // 4:27 AM

Funny lady: ‘30 Rock’ star Tina Fey on stardom

CHICAGO — We want to go to there. That’s how Liz Lemon herself would probably put it. If she were in a Charlie Kaufman-esque meta

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Trapped Inside the Chuckle Hut That Is ‘30 Rock: Season Four’

Down but not out, 30 Rock: Season Four creates problems by beefing up the supporting cast's character arcs at the expense of Liz Lemon's ...

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The Marriage Ref: NBC’s Next 10 p.m. Revolution?

When NBC moved Jay Leno to ten, the network thought it was going to change the very face of TV. The goals in developing Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref were undoubtedly more modest. But Jerry may yet succeed where Jay failed.

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4 Oct 2009 // 9:00 PM

30 Rock: Season Three

Sometimes comedies, no matter how ridiculous or off-the-wall they may be, can give us the perfect mirror to our own lives.

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11 Feb 2009 // 11:22 AM

Fast chat with ‘30 Rock’ co-star Jane Krakowski

No one would ever have to ask Jane Krakowski what her astrological sign is. She’s a die-hard Libra, always looking for balance in everything

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Back to Basics - The 30 Best TV Shows of 2008

The Year in TV was a lot like the US economy: struggling until summer and then tanking under the hope of a 2009 comeback. Still, our staff found 30 solid reasons to be cheerful come entertainment investment time.

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29 Oct 2008 // 4:58 AM

It’s two days before Halloween, and I just had a scary thought: What if “30 Rock” is on its way to becoming “Will & Grace”?

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NEW YORK - Inside NBC’s storied Studio 8H, which for 33 years has been the home of “Saturday Night Live,” the show’s head writer

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8 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

30 Rock: Season 2

The jokes are smart, fast, and often too subtle to catch -- a welcome antidote to nearly every other sitcom out there.

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22 Sep 2008 // 3:03 AM

Tina Fey is Emmy’s new golden girl. NBC’s “30 Rock,” which she created, was named top comedy series at the 60th annual awards Sunday

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25 Apr 2008 // 2:29 AM

Baby Mama

If he's not precisely magical in Baby Mama, Oscar (Romany Malco) does function as wise advisor for white women who should know better.

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21 Apr 2008 // 5:49 AM

On “30 Rock,” the NBC comedy Tina Fey created, writes and produces, she plays Liz Lemon, a competent television producer whose personal life is a catastrophe.

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High Redefinition: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2007

In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.

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16 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

30 Rock

With American Gladiators outdrawing its scripted predecessors, it's hard not to feel a pang of dread that 30 Rock, the most writer-centric sitcom in recent memory, might become the strike's first casualty.

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14 Nov 2007 // 11:15 AM

Paging the breakout new face from ‘30 Rock,’ Jack McBrayer

NEW YORK—Some stars spend Sundays lounging by the pool. For Jack McBrayer, who plays naive page Kenneth Parcell on the NBC sitcom “30 Rock,” Sunday

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8 Oct 2007 // 2:47 AM

CHICAGO—A year go, few people would have bet Tina Fey’s show, “30 Rock,” would last an entire season, let alone take the best-comedy award

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Net-Works: The Best TV of 2006

You won't have to look far along your television dial to discover the Top TV picks from PopMatters staff. From 20 upward, each entry represents the boob tube at its best.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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