The upcoming season of 30 Rock will be the show’s last, NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt confirmed today. Rumors of the series’ end have been floating since the middle of last year, and when the show was renewed for a seventh season last week, we assumed it would be the last. In an NBC conference call just yesterday, however, Greenblatt still denied that that decision had been made. His announcement today finally confirms widely-held suspicions.
The final 13-episode run will bring the beloved sitcom, whose brilliant satire has poked fun at its very own network and show biz as a whole since 2006, to an end. In their pre-emptive farewells, fellow cast, crew, and network execs have nothing but well wishes for the show’s creator and star Tina Fey.
“Tina is gonna have a big career directing films and writing,” co-star Alec Baldwin said last June. “She’s going to be the next Elaine May. She’ll be great.”
“I know Tina, Alec and the rest will deliver some of their best work [in season seven],” Greenblatt said at NBC’s upfront presentation today. “We think the world of Tina and hope she will be in the NBC family for years to come.”
As with all good things, the Emmy-winner and sweeper of the first two Comedy Awards is ready to come to an end. Fans look forward to seeing a wrap-up of Liz Lemon’s perpetual search for sanity and Jack Donaghy’s ever-stunted rise to the top. As for Fey, we can’t wait to see where her career, another Saturday Night Live success story, goes next!