Looks like it’s time to condense our ‘Save One Show’ poll (see sidebar). Via press release, NBC has just announced that it will renew its
ratings starved critically acclaimed comedy 30 ROCK (returning to the network’s lineup on Thursday, April 5, with a special supersized episode at 8:40 p.m. – 9:20 p.m. ET) for the 2007-08 season.
“From the beginning, 30 ROCK has proven to be the kind of quality comedy that doesn’t come around very often, and we are very pleased to have this show back for a second season,” said NBC president Kevin Reilly. “We expect it to continue to build its increasingly loyal audience and become another of NBC’s classic comedy series.”
Now with 30 ROCK renewed, all that’s left for Kevin Reilly to do in order to secure his status as network television God is to give an early renewal to his other critical darling FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. And while I’m wishing for things, how about bringing back STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP sometime this season.