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'30 Rock' Lived (and Died) By Its Own Rules

Although its references to the 2012 political seasons will be as dated as Murphy Brown's Dan Quayle references, 30 Rock, against all odds, goes out on a perfect note.

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Murder, They Watched: Are the French Obsessed with American Crime Drama?

Why are there so many American police procedurals on French TV? Is it because French women have a massive crush on David Caruso? This and other hypotheses come to mind...

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20 Questions: Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress is blowing up: a new special on Comedy Central, a show on Adult Swim, and -- of course -- answering PopMatters' 20 Questions, revealing why he may wear the same pair of jeans for two weeks, wonders what a conversation with a drunken President Obama would be like, and how he'd love to see what cell phones would like like 50 years in the future . . .

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"Blinged Out the Toilet with Play-Doh": A Video Chat with Sherri Shepherd

Emmy Award-winner Sherri Shepherd is known for her roles on 30 Rock, The View, and her forthcoming stint on Dancing with the Stars. Shepherd dishes on new 30 Rock plot details and which Oscar-winner she was mistaken for (frequently) on the red carpet this year.

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30 Rock is Finally Back on Track with '30 Rock: Season Five'

"Never thought I'd feel sorry for a guy with a tattoo of a leprechaun vomiting on a book." And with that, 30 Rock begins a small and welcome renaissance ...

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The Year In TV: May 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in May 2010.

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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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'Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan' Does Nothing to Alleviate Some Fears About Morgan

This collection showcases an outdated show's attempts to effectively utilize a "crazy black guy" to produce laughs, and proves that 30 Rock is far more suitable for the task.

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The Ten Best Holiday Episodes

A countdown of the 10 best holiday themed TV episodes

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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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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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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.

Jesse Hicks
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30 Rock: Series Premiere

Whether Fey the writer lacked willingness to insert any 'edgy' material into her show or Fey the producer removed it is irrelevant. The result is the same: a show neutered beyond relevance and devoid of entertainment value.

Noah Davis

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