On Monday (Nov. 15), NBC announced a busy midseason schedule that included transferring the Emmy-winning drama "30 Rock" to the 10 p.m. hour.
Given the scarcity of successful network 10 p.m. comedies in recent years, perhaps it's no wonder that NBC decided to simultaneously renew "30 Rock" for an additional season, just as a show of good faith.
"We are happy to confirm the pickup of ’30 Rock’ for another season," States NBC Entertainment President Angela Bromstad. “It continues to be a bold, hilarious, sophisticated comedy that has become a classic in its own time."
A three-time Emmy winner for Outstanding Comedy Series, "30 Rock" has suffered a ratings drop at 8:30 this season, but NBC wants to emphasize that the series ranks among TV's most upscale shows and that it's one of the most time-shifted comedies on TV. The series also got a big ratings boost earlier this fall from a much-discussed live episode.
"30 Rock" will celebrate its 100th episode this spring.