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post #241 of 1183
Great decision by NBC. This is the smart show that, like The Office, needs time to catch on with a wider office.
post #242 of 1183
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Earl/30 Rock has become the highlight of my viewing week, and I'm glad to see they will continue next season.
post #243 of 1183
30 Rock Rolls On, Friday Night Lights Next Up
By Ben Grossman Broadcasting & Cable, 4/5/2007

NBC on Wednesday formally made the expected announcement that it will bring back rookie comedy 30 Rock for a second season, and the same result is now expected for fellow freshman Friday Night Lights.

That one's next, says NBC entertainment president Kevin Reilly.

A source close to the producers of the show also says they have been given quiet assurances that the tea leaves look positive for a second season.

Despite the 30 Rock pickup, a sophomore season for Friday Night Lights may not be formalized until closer to the network's May 14 upfront presentation in New York City.

It's a similar debate [as 30 Rock], but a little trickier from a scheduling standpoint, says Reilly. Where we can put it on our schedule just becomes more complex.

As for 30 Rock, the Tina Fey comedy has been one of NBC's best-lauded new shows, despite failing to capture ratings worthy of its buzz and quality. It is averaging a 2.7 rating/7 share in adults 18-49, though it consistently retains more than 80% of its lead-in.

Reilly says it was those modest ratings that kept the network from announcing the second season before this week.

Creatively the show is a no-brainer, but the ratings have been frustrating for all of us, he says. We unfortunately are in a ratings business. It created some pause, but when push came to shove, we have a great show and we believe it will be a part of our future.

And while Reilly has long said he hopes it will grow a la its new lead-in, The Office, he attributes the sluggish ratings to scheduling.

Time period, time period, time period, he says of the reason the show hasn't caught on despite garnering honors such as Alec Baldwin's Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards.

The show debuted in the fall Wednesdays at 8, a timeslot Reilly says is very tough for us, so those episodes went virtually under the radar.

It was then moved to Thursdays at 9:30, up against brutal competition including CBS's CSI and ABC's Grey's Anatomy.

Reilly also notes that Scrubs may not have been the best lead-in for the show, which is why the network has moved 30 Rock up a half-hour to 9 beginning April 12.

There was some evidence that Scrubs while a qualitatively good match is not demographically necessarily the best flow for the show.

NBC will continue to air 30 Rock through the summer, but Reilly is not expecting that to lead to a big groundswell.

I don't think that will have a huge impact, he says. You'd hope you get some sampling.

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/ind...leID=CA6431006
post #244 of 1183
I stumbled across this article about HD and 30 Rock -
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/1...osts.html?pg=3

Says Fey on why they use HD transfers of film:
"I hate being shot on HD video, because I look like two Frankensteins raped a Dracula."

Matt

Edit - Why doesn't my link work? tripledubya-dot wired.com/wired/archive/15.04/posts.html?pg=3
post #245 of 1183
some good lines tonight:

Jack:I leave particles of guys like you in my wind.

Devin:You got nothing.You're going down.
Jack:No,Devin.I don't do that.
post #246 of 1183
"Fireworks in mid-town, and not on the 4th of July? That's going to scare a lot of people".
post #247 of 1183
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Originally Posted by Roger Lococco View Post

Jack:I leave particles of guys like you in my wind.

Unfortunately this was just a slightly altered classic joke from SNL from about ten years ago.

This show has improved a lot but it still steals material from other shows sometimes.
post #248 of 1183
Yeah, the "Black guys dial like this, white guys dial like this" was done on the Simpsons a long time ago.

Matt
post #249 of 1183
NBC will never admit it - and it can never be proven - but all reasonable evidence shows the only reason NBC got the package from the VT shooter was because of this show.
post #250 of 1183
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Originally Posted by HDTVFanAtic View Post

NBC will never admit it - and it can never be proven - but all reasonable evidence shows the only reason NBC got the package from the VT shooter was because of this show.


What!
post #251 of 1183
What reasonable evidence is that?
post #252 of 1183
A statement like that deserves an explanation.
post #253 of 1183
The package was addressed to NBC at "30 Rockefeller Plaza", but the zip code was wrong so it didn't get delivered until the next day. But to take the leap that he sent the package there because of this show is pretty far-fetched.
post #254 of 1183
Actually, the package was addressed to '30 Rockefeller Ave.', and with the wrong zip code.

Even if it could be proven that 30 Rock was the "only reason NBC got the package", I still don't understand the necessity of that post and why it would even matter in the first place....
post #255 of 1183
Black Crusaders....4 of them and they have a meeting in the skull of the Statue of Liberty 4 times a year...

Where the hell do they come up with this stuff?????????


BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Great episode...I was LMAO

and then she's trying to find good things about NYC and the drunk dude just spits in her mouth...bwahahhahahahahahaha

The writers are so twisted
post #256 of 1183
I thought the highlight laugh was when the cop pulled the 'cream' from her purse and she says 'thats enough of that, lets just walk'.
post #257 of 1183
I thought the part where she said "by the hammer of Thor" was funny.
post #258 of 1183
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

The package was addressed to NBC at "30 Rockefeller Plaza", but the zip code was wrong so it didn't get delivered until the next day. But to take the leap that he sent the package there because of this show is pretty far-fetched.

As noted in another post, it was addressed to 30 Rockefeller Avenue, but then again, all you hear about in NY are all the addresses are Avenue (5th Avenue, Madison Avenue, Avenue of the Americas blah blah blah)....so

Tell us what other networks you know the address to? Or just the one which is well publicized with a TV show that doesn't list Plaza or Avenue.


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Originally Posted by ckramer View Post

Actually, the package was addressed to '30 Rockefeller Ave.', and with the wrong zip code.

Even if it could be proven that 30 Rock was the "only reason NBC got the package", I still don't understand the necessity of that post and why it would even matter in the first place....

Because NBC Nightly News has been loosing to ABC World News over the last few weeks and it needed a shot in the ratings - of which the overnights show this clearly gave it as the all important sweeps gear up.

The fact that the address was so publicized - even more so with this show - was what gave NBC the info that every other network wish they had been sent.
post #259 of 1183
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Originally Posted by HDTVFanAtic View Post

The fact that the address was so publicized - even more so with this show - was what gave NBC the info that every other network wish they had been sent.

I don't know which is more disturbing: that you've come to such a ridiculous conclusion based on the most flimsy premise, or that you're so sure you can see into the head of such an obviously twisted lunatic to such a degree that you "know" why he sent his package to one news outlet over any other. Maybe he was just a fan of Brian Williams. Who knows? Oh yes, you do.
post #260 of 1183
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Originally Posted by HDTVFanAtic View Post

As noted in another post, it was addressed to 30 Rockefeller Avenue, but then again, all you hear about in NY are all the addresses are Avenue (5th Avenue, Madison Avenue, Avenue of the Americas blah blah blah)....so

Tell us what other networks you know the address to? Or just the one which is well publicized with a TV show that doesn't list Plaza or Avenue.

Did you post similar crap in threads for The Today Show, Saturday Night Live, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien?? They all broadcast from there too, or are you positive 30 Rock was the reason??


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Originally Posted by HDTVFanAtic View Post

Because NBC Nightly News has been loosing to ABC World News over the last few weeks and it needed a shot in the ratings - of which the overnights show this clearly gave it as the all important sweeps gear up.

The fact that the address was so publicized - even more so with this show - was what gave NBC the info that every other network wish they had been sent.

Wow. So you're linking NBC receiving the materials to a ratings ploy?? That's got to be one of the most ridiculous things I've ever seen here in AVS...
post #261 of 1183
Next up, how the anthrax letter NBC News received in 1991 was due to The Golden Girls.
post #262 of 1183
Anyone who's watched The Today Show knows the 30 Rockefeller Plaza address (which they make repeated references to in every daily episode) and knows there's a newsroom there.
post #263 of 1183
kinda obvious he should take the hdtv part off his username...
post #264 of 1183
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Originally Posted by Roger Lococco View Post

I thought the part where she said "by the hammer of Thor" was funny.

I saw most of this show last night for the first time. Can't get the thought of that guy spitting in her mouth out of my mind. Euuck!!

However, does Tina Fey always wear those low cut fashions in every show? Kind of racey for the work place.
post #265 of 1183
she wears cleavage baring tops in every episode,and on all her talk show appearances,it's truly wonderful.
She isn't geting any younger,she might as well flaunt them while she has 'em,before they're sagging around her waist.
post #266 of 1183
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Originally Posted by Roger Lococco View Post

she wears cleavage baring tops in every episode,and on all her talk show appearances,it's truly wonderful.
She isn't geting any younger,she might as well flaunt them while she has 'em,before they're sagging around her waist.

They should add to the end-credits: Ms. Fay's cleavage, such as it is, courtesy of Wonderbra.
post #267 of 1183
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Originally Posted by jjohns View Post

However, does Tina Fey always wear those low cut fashions in every show? Kind of racey for the work place.

We've been thinking the same thing about Chloe on Smallville. She cleaves her way through the Daily Planet newsroom and not one guy takes a glance at her because they see it every day.
post #268 of 1183
(From Marc Berman's Friday, April 20, 2007, Programming Insider column and blog at Mediaweek.com )
http://pifeedback.com/eve/forums/a/t...451/m/12210174

ABC roared past the competition from 9-10 p.m., with Grey's Anatomy at 20.91 million viewers and an 8.5/22 among adults 18-49. Comparably, that outdelivered an encore telecast of CBS' CSI (Viewers: #2, 12.51 million; A18-49: #2, 3.3/ 9) by 8.40 million viewers and 158 percent among adults 18-49.

A distant third in the 9 p.m. hour were NBC comedies 30 Rock (Viewers: 5.20 million, A18-49: 2.4/ 6) and Scrubs (Viewers: 5.56 million; A18-49: 2.9/ 7).

Source: Nielsen Media Research data
post #269 of 1183
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

They should add to the end-credits: Ms. Fay's cleavage, such as it is, courtesy of Wonderbra.

What happened to her to get that scar she has on her face?
post #270 of 1183
Regarding HDTVFanAtic: Never trust a guy that continues to spell "losing" as "loosing" even after discussing the difference. He's a ....... ,well,............. fanatic.

On a more serious note, I know most people here think this show is a winner, but I can't seem to crack a smile during it. The NBC page could be a winner, however, if given more opportunity. He may get that opportunity once Alec Baldwin reaps the harvest of today's celeb news item. .......... Odd that he should call his 11 year old daughter a pig when he bears such a close resemblance himself. But, then, he's a funny guy, I guess.
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