Last month, the announcement we had been waiting for finally came to pass with the news that 30 Rock was coming back for a one-time only reunion special on NBC.
Much like the socially distanced Parks and Recreation special before it, the show would be done remotely, with all the cast interacting via Zoom and phone. However, judging from the opening from the trailer, it seems like at least Liz Lemon will be leaving the confines of the house as she berates someone for not wearing a mask. And we do get a good glimpse at some of the others including Jack Donaghy, Tracy Jordan, Kenneth Parcel, and Jenna Maroney. And knowing 30 Rock, there will be a ton of Easter eggs that only die-hard fans will pick up on.
The premise of the special seems to be about as unique to the world of 30 Rock as you could possibly get. Basically, the special will serve as an Upfronts event for NBC. What exactly that will entail, whether it will feature real shows or comically fictional shows (like Bitch Hunter), is anybody’s guess. But all we know is, with Jack Donaghy in charge, anything is fair game because after all “there are no bad ideas in brainstorming”.
30 Rock: A One-Time Special premieres Thursday July 16th at 8/7c.