'30 Rock' rolls into fourth season
And the fourth season, which premieres Thursday, Oct. 15, on
"At the beginning of the season, Jack's (
Jack also begins to meddle in Liz's (Fey) comedy series, pressuring her to make the show more appealing to "real Americans," not just intellectuals (translation: Dumb it down), he adds.
One of the show's funniest running gags continues this season as "TGS" cast member Jenna Maroney (
"She's sure this werewolf movie is going to be the one (that makes her a movie star), because of the popularity of things like
Krakowski, a Tony-winning Broadway baby who recently earned her first Emmy nod for her work in "30 Rock," has emerged as one of the show's most valuable go-to players, walking fearlessly right up to the edge of violating good taste with Jenna's clueless political incorrectness.
"One of the things we're looking forward to," Carlock says, "is having Jenna in an arranged Hollywood relationship cooked up by two agents. But Jenna discovers it isn't fulfilling for her, and she has an emotional realization that she wants more, which I think is a cool turn for that character after three years of thinking that all she wants is to have her picture in the paper and have her hair look good."
"I love playing Jenna," Krakowski says, "and I think because she and Tracy's (Morgan, as loose-cannon comic Tracy Jordan) characters are so self-absorbed and unaware of the world around them that it gives them so much freedom to be wrong, and that is something that is so fun to get to play."