Season Cast 67

  1. Tina Fey

    Tina Fey

    Liz Lemon (23 Episodes)

  2. Alec Baldwin

    Alec Baldwin

    Jack Donaghy (23 Episodes)

  3. Jack McBrayer
  4. Scott Adsit
  5. Judah Friedlander
  6. Jane Krakowski
  7. Keith Powell
  8. Kevin Brown
  9. Grizz Chapman
  10. John Lutz

    John Lutz

    J.D. Lutz (23 Episodes)

  11. Katrina Bowden

    Katrina Bowden

    Cerie (23 Episodes)

  12. Maulik Pancholy

    Maulik Pancholy

    Jonathan (23 Episodes)

  13. Elizabeth Banks
  14. Chris Parnell
  15. Sherri Shepherd
  16. Adriane Lenox

    Adriane Lenox

    (3 Episodes)

  17. Matt Damon

    Matt Damon

    (3 Episodes)

  18. Ken Howard

    Ken Howard

    (2 Episodes)

  19. Will Forte

    Will Forte

    (2 Episodes)

  20. Lester Holt

    Lester Holt

    (2 Episodes)

  21. Cheyenne Jackson
  22. Tituss Burgess

    Tituss Burgess

    D'Fwan (2 Episodes)

  23. Rachael Ray

    Rachael Ray

    Herself (2 Episodes)

  24. Chloë Grace Moretz
  25. Eion Bailey

    Eion Bailey

    (1 Episode)

  26. Ann Curry

    Ann Curry

    (1 Episode)

  27. Bill Hader

    Bill Hader

    (1 Episode)

  28. Daniel Sunjata

    Daniel Sunjata

    (1 Episode)

  29. Rob Reiner

    Rob Reiner

    (1 Episode)

  30. Alan Alda

    Alan Alda

    (1 Episode)

  31. Philip Rosenthal

    Philip Rosenthal

    (1 Episode)

  32. Kelsey Grammer

    Kelsey Grammer

    (1 Episode)

  33. Thomas Roberts

    Thomas Roberts

    (1 Episode)

  34. John Slattery

    John Slattery

    (1 Episode)

  35. Susan Sarandon

    Susan Sarandon

    (1 Episode)

  36. Victor Garber

    Victor Garber

    (1 Episode)

  37. David Gregory

    (1 Episode)

  38. Rob Riggle

    Rob Riggle

    (1 Episode)

  39. Richard Belzer

    Richard Belzer

    (1 Episode)

  40. Kevin S. Bright

    Kevin S. Bright

    (1 Episode)

  41. Terrence Mann

    Terrence Mann

    (1 Episode)

  42. Aaron Sorkin

    Aaron Sorkin

    (1 Episode)

  43. Robert De Niro

    Robert De Niro

    (1 Episode)

  44. Queen Latifah

    Queen Latifah

    (1 Episode)

  45. John Cho

    John Cho

    (1 Episode)

  46. Dean Winters

    Dean Winters

    (1 Episode)

  47. Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  48. Reg E. Cathey

    Reg E. Cathey

    (1 Episode)

  49. Margaret Cho

    Margaret Cho

    (1 Episode)

  50. Rachel Dratch
  51. Will Arnett

    Will Arnett

    (1 Episode)

  52. John Amos

    John Amos

    (1 Episode)

  53. Jon Hamm

    Jon Hamm

    (1 Episode)

  54. Buck Henry

    Buck Henry

    (1 Episode)

  55. Ina Garten

    (1 Episode)

  56. Paul Giamatti

    Paul Giamatti

    Ritchie (1 Episode)

  57. Condoleezza Rice

    Condoleezza Rice

    (1 Episode)

  58. Meredith Vieira

    Meredith Vieira

    (1 Episode)

  59. Ben Bailey

    Ben Bailey

    Ben Bailey (1 Episode)

  60. Vanessa Lachey

    Vanessa Lachey

    (1 Episode)

  61. Ice-T

    Ice-T

    (1 Episode)

  62. John Riggi

    John Riggi

    (1 Episode)

  63. Elaine Stritch

    Elaine Stritch

    (1 Episode)

  64. Cristin Milioti
  65. Nikki M. James

    Nikki M. James

    Erica (1 Episode)

  66. Dana Gaier

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Season Crew 55

Directing

  1. Don Scardino

    Don Scardino

    Director (6 Episodes)

  2. John Riggi

    John Riggi

    Director (5 Episodes)

  3. Beth McCarthy-Miller
  4. Ken Whittingham

    Ken Whittingham

    Director (2 Episodes)

  5. Michael Engler

    Director (1 Episode)

  6. Tricia Brock

    Director (1 Episode)

  7. Todd Holland

    Todd Holland

    Director (1 Episode)

Writing

  1. Tom Ceraulo

    Writer (23 Episodes)

  2. Luke Del Tredici

    Writer (23 Episodes)

  3. Colleen McGuinness

    Writer (23 Episodes)

  4. Robert Carlock

    Writer (4 Episodes)

  5. Ron Weiner

    Writer (3 Episodes)

  6. Kay Cannon

    Kay Cannon

    Writer (3 Episodes)

  7. Tina Fey

    Tina Fey

    Writer (3 Episodes)

  8. Matt Hubbard

    Writer (3 Episodes)

  9. Jack Burditt

    Jack Burditt

    Writer (3 Episodes)

  10. Vali Chandrasekaran
  11. Josh Siegal

    Writer (1 Episode)

  12. Dylan Morgan

    Writer (1 Episode)

  13. John Riggi

    John Riggi

    Writer (1 Episode)

  14. Hannibal Buress

    Hannibal Buress

    Writer (1 Episode)

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Episodes 23

December 7, 2011

Jack begins to meddle in Liz's new relationship with Carol.

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December 14, 2011

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.

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December 21, 2011

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.

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Live Show

January 18, 2012

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.

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Reaganing

January 4, 2012

Jack's determined to save Liz's relationship with Carol and Tracy shoots a commercial.

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January 11, 2012

"Gentleman's Intermission" is the sixth episode of the fifth season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock, and the 86th overall episode of the series. It was written by co-executive producer John Riggi and directed by series producer Don Scardino. The episode originally aired on the National Broadcasting Company network in the United States on November 4, 2010. Elizabeth Banks and Buck Henry guest star in this episode, and there are cameo appearances by Ann Curry, Lester Holt, and Meredith Vieira.

In the episode, Avery Jessup becomes suspicious of the relationship her fiancé Jack Donaghy has with his employee and friend Liz Lemon, so she orders Jack to set boundaries in their friendship. This proves a problem for Liz when her father, Dick Lemon arrives in town on a break from his marriage. Meanwhile, actor Tracy Jordan is upset when he discovers that his pre-recorded NBC obituary shows him to have done nothing worthwhile in his life, whilst Jenna Maroney learns of the video obituaries, she decides to make a video of her own.

The episode received generally good reviews from television critics, especially in regard to guest star Buck Henry. According to Nielsen Media Research, "Gentleman's Intermission" was watched by 5.311 million viewers during its original broadcast and received a 2.4 rating/7 share among adults aged 18–49.

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January 25, 2012

"Brooklyn Without Limits" is the seventh episode of the fifth season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock, and the 87th overall episode of the series. It was written by co-executive producer Ron Weiner and directed by Michael Engler. The episode originally aired on the National Broadcasting Company network in the United States on November 11, 2010.

In the episode, Liz Lemon finds a pair of jeans that make her look sexy, but which leave her with an unexpected moral dilemma; Jack Donaghy attempts to stop Regina Bookman being elected by endorsing her political rival Steven Austin; and a jealous Jenna Maroney attempts to sabotage the chances of the new Tracy Jordan film winning a Golden Globe Award.

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College

February 1, 2012

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.

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February 8, 2012

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.

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February 15, 2012

"Christmas Attack Zone" is the tenth episode of the fifth season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock, and the 90th overall episode of the series. It was written by show story editor Tracey Wigfield and directed by co-executive producer John Riggi. It originally aired on the National Broadcasting Company network in the United States on December 9, 2010. Guest stars in this episode include Alan Alda, Elizabeth Banks, Will Forte, and Elaine Stritch.

In the episode, Liz Lemon and Avery Jessup convince Jack Donaghy to confide in and grow closer to his visiting mother Colleen Donaghy at Christmas time. At the same time, actor Tracy Jordan tries to stop the release of his new film before it ruins his new serious persona, and Liz also tries to fix Jenna Maroney's relationship with her former boyfriend Paul L'Astname.

This episode of 30 Rock received generally positive reviews from television critics. According to Nielsen Media Research, "Christmas Attack Zone" was watched by 4.759 million households during its original broadcast, and received a 2.9 rating/5 share among viewers in the 18–49 demographic.

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Mrs. Donaghy

February 22, 2012

"Mrs. Donaghy" is the eleventh episode of the fifth season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock, and the 91st overall episode of the series. It was written by co-executive producer Jack Burditt and directed by Tricia Brock. The episode originally aired on the National Broadcasting Company network in the United States on January 20, 2011. Guest stars in this episode include Meng Ai, Jean Brassard, Todd Buonopane, Tituss Burgess, Cheyenne Jackson, Chris Parnell and Sherri Shepherd.

In the episode, the fictitious show The Girlie Show with Tracy Jordan staff are affected by budget cuts at NBC. Meanwhile, Jack Donaghy married his girlfriend Avery Jessup but following the wedding he learns that the minister did not marry the two of them. At the same time, TGS star Jenna Maroney shares a dressing room with her co-star Danny Baker, and Tracy Jordan has a health scare.

Before the airing, NBC moved the program to a new timeslot at 10:00 p.m., moving it from its 8:30 p.m. slot that began in the beginning of the fifth season. This episode of 30 Rock was generally, though not universally, well received among television critics. According to Nielsen Media Research, "Mrs. Donaghy" was watched by 5.338 million households during its original broadcast, and received a 2.7 rating/7 share among viewers in the 18–49 demographic.

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February 29, 2012

"Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning" is the twelfth episode of the fifth season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock. It was written by executive producer Robert Carlock. The director of this episode was Beth McCarthy-Miller. It originally aired on the National Broadcasting Company in the United States on January 27, 2011. Guest stars in this episode include Robert De Niro, Lester Holt, Sherri Shepherd, and Dean Winters.

In the episode, Jack Donaghy decides to pre-tape a celebrity benefit for a natural disaster, but his plan goes terribly wrong. Meanwhile, Tracy Jordan continues to drive Liz Lemon crazy with his irresponsibility. However, when a reality show camera crew starts to follow Tracy around, Liz tries to use it to her advantage.

"Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning" was universally well received and praised by television critics. According to Nielsen Media Research, the episode was watched by 4.922 million households during its original broadcast, and received a 2.4 rating/7 share among viewers in the 18–49 demographic.

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March 7, 2012

"¡Qué Sorpresa!" is the thirteenth episode of the fifth season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock, and the 93rd overall episode of the series. It was directed by John Riggi, and written by Matt Hubbard. The episode originally aired on the National Broadcasting Company network in the United States on February 3, 2011. Guest stars include Ken Howard, Vanessa Minnillo, Brian Williams, Richard Belzer, Ice-T, and Elizabeth Banks.

In the episode, Jack Donaghy meets with Kabletown's boss, Hank Hooper. Jack doesn't like Hank's tactics of being a friendly boss and, in order to impress him, steals Kenneth Parcell's idea. Liz Lemon keeps Avery Jessup's pregnancy from relentless reporter Carmen Chao. Meanwhile, Tracy Jordan and Jenna Maroney fight over a sweatshirt.

According to Nielsen Media Research, "¡Qué Sorpresa!" was watched by 4.784 million viewers during its original broadcast and received a 2.4 rating/6 share among adults aged 18–49.

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December 28, 2011

"Double-Edged Sword" is the fourteenth episode of the fifth season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock, and the 94th overall episode of the series. It was directed by Don Scardino, and written by Kay Cannon & Tom Ceraulo. The episode originally aired on the National Broadcasting Company network in the United States on February 10, 2011. Guest stars in this episode include Elizabeth Banks, John Cho, and Matt Damon.

In this episode, Jack Donaghy heads to Toronto with his wife, Avery. When she goes into labor, they try their best to get back to the United States with the help of a meth smuggler, Lorne. Meanwhile, Liz Lemon boards a plane with her boyfriend, Carol, as the pilot. Things do not go well when the plane has not flown yet and Carol keeps telling them that they will leave "in about half an hour" several times. Elsewhere, Tracy Jordan deals with the pressure of having won an EGOT and the formal expectations that he has to meet.

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March 21, 2012

"It's Never Too Late For Now" is the fifteenth episode of the fifth season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock, and the 95th overall episode of the series. It was directed by John Riggi, and written by Vali Chandrasekaran. The episode originally aired on the National Broadcasting Company network in the United States on February 15, 2011. Guest stars in this episode include Eion Bailey, Adriane Lenox, and Sue Galloway.

In the episode, Liz Lemon decides to give up on love and tries being a spinster but eventually meets a man named Anders. However, there is more going on than there first seems. Meanwhile, Jack Donaghy finds it hard to negotiate a proper salary with his night nurse, Sherry since she has some sort of leverage on him; and Pete Hornberger and Frank Rossitano form a band and write a song.

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TGS Hates Women

March 28, 2012

"TGS Hates Women" is the sixteenth episode of the fifth season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock, and the 96th overall episode of the series. It was written by co-executive producer Ron Weiner and directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller. The episode originally aired on the National Broadcasting Company network in the United States on February 24, 2011. Guest stars in this episode include Cristin Milioti and Chloë Grace Moretz.

In the episode, The Girlie Show with Tracy Jordan is accused of being misogynistic, so Liz Lemon hires a female writer, Abby Flynn in order to prove that it isn't. However, she becomes frustrated when it turns out that Abby is provocative and extremely stereotypical. At the same time, Jack Donaghy formulates a plan to one day become the CEO of Kabletown, but to do that he needs to eliminate his competition, the current CEO's granddaughter, Kaylee Hooper.

This episode of 30 Rock received mixed reviews from television critics. According to Nielsen Media Research, "TGS Hates Women" was watched by 4.501 million viewers during its original broadcast, and received a 2.3 rating/6 share among viewers in the 18–49 demographic.

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Crew 2

Directed by: Beth McCarthy-Miller

Written by: Ron Weiner

Guest Stars 4 Full Cast & Crew

  1. Chloë Grace Moretz

    Chloë Grace Moretz

    Kaylie Hooper

  2. Terrence Mann
  3. Cristin Milioti

    Cristin Milioti

    Abby Flynn

  4. Dana Gaier

    Dana Gaier

    School Girl (uncredited)

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Queen of Jordan

April 4, 2012

"Queen of Jordan" is the seventeenth episode of the fifth season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock, and the 97th overall episode of the series. It was written by Tracey Wigfield and directed by Ken Whittingham. The episode originally aired on the National Broadcasting Company network in the United States on March 17, 2011. The episode follows a reality show format, and often parallels the events of the Real Housewives franchise. Guest stars in this episode include Sherri Shepherd, Susan Sarandon and Tituss Burgess.

This episode aired as an episode of Queen of Jordan, a fictional reality series that started sometime during the events of "Mrs. Donaghy". In this episode, Jack Donaghy convinces Liz to convince Angie to convince Tracy to come back from Africa. Meanwhile, Frank is found by his lost love. Throughout the episode, Jack gets into embarrassing situations and Jenna tries to be the focus of the reality show's cameras.

This episode of 30 Rock received generally positive reviews from television critics. According to Nielsen Media Research, "Queen of Jordan" was watched by 4.192 million households during its original broadcast, and received a 1.7 rating/5 share among viewers in the 18–49 demographic.

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Plan B

April 11, 2012

"Plan B" is the eighteenth episode of the fifth season of the American television comedy series 30 Rock, and the 98th overall episode of the series. It was directed by the show's composer and producer Jeff Richmond, and written by Josh Siegal & Dylan Morgan. The episode originally aired on the National Broadcasting Company network in the United States on March 24, 2011. Guest stars include Ken Howard, Aaron Sorkin and Will Arnett.

In the episode, Liz Lemon discovers that without Tracy Jordan, NBC is putting TGS on a forced hiatus. However, when she passes on the news to the cast and crew, they all assume that the show will be cancelled and turn to their backup plans, leading Liz to wonder about her own. Meanwhile, Jack Donaghy is forced to hire his nemesis Devon Banks in order to turn around his disastrous acquisition of TWINKS, a network for gay men.

According to Nielsen Media Research, "Plan B" was watched by 4.359 million viewers during its original broadcast and received a 1.9 rating/5 share among adults aged 18–49.

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April 11, 2012

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.

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100 (1)

April 18, 2012

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.

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100 (2)

April 18, 2012

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.

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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.

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Respawn

May 2, 2012

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.

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