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Air weekdate:Thursday Cast:Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Jane Krakowski, Scott Adsit, Judah Friedlander, Jack McBrayer, Katrina Bowden, Lonny Ross, Tracy Morgan, John Lutz, Kevin Brown, Maulik Pancholy, Keith Powell, Grizz Chapman Genre:Comedy Channel:NBC Status:Ended
30 rock season 5 episodes list:
Jack begins to meddle in Liz's new relationship with Carol.
Liz uses her newfound confidence to solve Pete's problem with a difficult editor (Paul Giamatti); Jack tries to cheat mortality; Tracy vows to be present when his wife gives birth.
Jack must appear before Congress to discuss NBC's merger with KableTown. He hopes that he will charm celebrity members, but one Congresswoman, Regina Bookman, demands more diversity in its programming lineup. Jack quickly enlists Tracy to come up with some new development ideas. Meanwhile, Liz is fed up with the flack her writing staff gives her, and Jenna helps Kenneth reapply to the extremely competitive Page Program.
On show night, Liz Lemon grows increasingly infuriated when no one seems to remember that it's her 40th birthday. Just before the taping, Tracy Jordan becomes convinced that nothing is funnier than a performer laughing and breaking character, which he elects to do all night, much to Jenna Maroney's chagrin. Meanwhile, Jack Donaghy struggles with the consequences of his promise to give up drinking while Avery is pregnant. The episode was filmed twice. The East Coast version aired for the Eastern, Central and Mountain time zones. The West Coast version was aired in the western, Alaskan and Hawaiian time zones.
Jack's determined to save Liz's relationship with Carol and Tracy shoots a commercial.
Avery makes Jack set up some boundaries when it comes to his friendship with Liz.
Jack tries to sway the congressional election for the benefit of the network, while Liz finds the perfect pair of jeans.
Jack worries that GE's microwave sales have improved too much without his help and tries to find glitches in their newest design. Meanwhile, Liz partakes in a crew lottery despite Jenna and Tracy's warning her not to do so. Elsewhere, the TGS writers discover that Jack is the voice of an online dictionary's pronunciation guide.
Jack recommends that Liz start seeing a therapist when she worries that Carol is getting bored with their relationship. In an attempt to take Jack's advice, Liz begins talking to Kenneth about her problems. Jack also finds himself caught up in one of Tracy's schemes when Tracy tries to convince him to invest in his son's theme restaurant in Times Square. Meanwhile, Jenna and Paul celebrate their six month anniversary.
At the urging of Liz and Avery, Jack reveals some secrets to his mother over her Christmas visit. Liz tries to get Jenna and Paul back together. Tracy tries to protect his new serious image by buying a film of his so it will never be seen.
The "TGS" staff is affected by budget cuts at NBC. Liz's New Year's resolution could mean more trouble for Jack's wedding. Jenna shares a dressing room with Danny. Tracy has a health scare.
Liz tries to exploit the situation when a reality show follows Tracy's wife. Jack pre-tapes disaster telethons.
Jack ingratiates himself to Kabletown's executives. Liz fakes pregnancy to help out Avery. A gift from their new bosses puts Jenna and Tracy at odds.
Avery's going into labor during a getaway with Jack leaves them in peril of their child being Canadian. Meanwhile, Liz's trip with Carol can't get off the airport tarmac. Tracy realizes achieving EGOT status comes with a lot of responsibility.
With the TGS staff afraid Liz will become a spinster, Jenna tries to find love for her. Jack's lack of sleep puts him at a disadvantage when negotiating. Pete and Frank form a band.
Liz hires a new female writer who is, unfortunately, very stereotypically female. Jack works to position himself in KableTown's line of succession.
Angie's reality show visits TGS, resulting in a red-faced situation for Jack, Jenna pining for attention, and Liz leading a scheme to lure Tracy back from Africa. Meanwhile, Frank reconnects with a lost love.
Liz tries to reassure her staff that the show's forced hiatus is temporary, but everyone starts to focus on their fallback plans.Meanwhile, Jack attempts to salvage a cable network by enlisting his nemesis, Devin Banks.
Liz and Kenneth try to find Tracy's whereabouts before "TGS" can be canceled. Meanwhile Pete, feeling emasculated, challenges the writers and crew to a contest of strength.
With TGS facing imminent cancellation, Jack asks Hank Hooper to allow them to do their 100th episode as a final chance to prove they deserve a place on the air. Amidst the chaos of show preparation, Jack starts doubting a key decision in his life, and Jenna contemplates motherhood.
With TGS facing imminent cancellation, Jack asks Hank Hooper to allow them to do their 100th episode as a final chance to prove they deserve a place on the air. Meanwhile, Jack questions a life decision of his and Jenna wonders if motherhood is for her.
Liz realizes that she needs to take control of her personal life by fixing up her dream apartment, but she encounters an obstacle along the way. Meanwhile, Jack has his own problems to deal with when Avery is held hostage. Elsewhere, Tracy finds out that Kenneth, Dotcom and Grizz have bonded in his absence.
Tracy interrupts Liz's summer vacation. Meanwhile Jack feels lonely and turns to Kenneth, while Jenna must choose between being the Wool Council spokeswoman and her relationship with Paul.