Earlier this week Alec Baldwin was at some NYC fund-raising gala when he let a big secret slip about the future of 30 Rock. Asked whether he planned to follow in Tina Fey's shoes and write a book, he teased, "I will tell you one thing ..."
Then he dropped the bomb:
"And that is our show next year is our last year of the show."
He went on to explain that their contracts expire in 2010, and that Tina Fey will surely be moving on to directing films and writing.
Is it just me, or should this news have been delivered tenderly, via important network executives, with great explanation and apology so as to not upset the fans? Because the idea of next year being the last season of this fantastic show makes me feel extremely BLERG.
Instead, Baldwin just tossed it out there like it's NO BIG DEAL.
(You think he was drunk?)
If this is true, here's what I'm wondering:
• Will there be a spinoff show? With Tracy Jordan, maybe? Or Kenneth? Or, like, EVERYONE?
• Will Dealbreakers be made into a real thing? Please say yes.
• Just how crappy is NBC comedy going to be with no 30 Rock and a no-Steve-Carell Office?
• What will we all do without our weekly addition to the pop culture lexicon? Like Horseville. As in, "What is this, Horseville? 'Cause I'm surrounded by naysayers. Wordplay!" -- Tracy Jordan
Seriously, I'm super bummed about the possibility of the show coming to an end next year, although god knows it's better to go out on a high note while things are still funny. I'm looking at you, Scrubs.
What do you think about 30 Rock ending next year?
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