Air Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-8:30 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: (#101) "Pilot"
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Wednesday October 11, 2006
8:00 PM 0.5 30 ROCK

HEAD WRITER LIZ LEMON (TINA FEY) FINDS HERSELF DEFENDING HER LIVE TV SHOW WHEN BRASH NEW NETWORK EXECUTIVE (ALEC BALDWIN) STARTS MEDDLING -- The premiere episode features single comedy writer Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) living every comedy writer's dream - head writer on a demanding, live TV variety program in New York City, which stars one of her closest friends, the sweet, but self absorbed Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski). Her world is turned upside down when brash new network executive Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) interferes with her show and staff, and bullies Lemon into convincing Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) a wild and unpredictable movie star, to join the cast. Donaghy encourages Lemon to get to know Jordan before she rejects him outright, and in an attempt to spend quality time with him, she finds herself swept up with him and his entourage in some unlikely places and positions. "30 Rock" also features Scott Adsit ("Pete Hornberger") as the variety show's producer, Jack McBrayer ("Kenneth the Page") as the over-eager NBC 'Page' - a highly sought after entry level position with the network and Rachel Dratch ("Saturday Night Live") who will appear in multiple episodes, playing a wide array of characters on the series.

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