30 Rock Preps for Live Show

October 13, 2010
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On Thursday, October 14, “30 Rock” will be airing its first ever live show on NBC. In order to prepare for the broadcasts, the cast and crew have been tirelessly preparing for the event. For more info on the “30 Rock” live broadcast tomorrow and how the cast and crew has been prepping for it, keep on reading!

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“30 Rock” fans are in for a treat tomorrow as Tina Fey and the award winning comedy’s cast will be hitting the airways live. But what does it take to go from studio filming to a live broadcast? The cast and crew of “30 Rock” has been letting us know as they prepare for their live bi-coastal broadcasts this week.

Normally, it can take up to a week for a show to rehearse and film just one episode of a show, so a live broadcast presents all kinds of new challenges for cast a crew members. Thankfully, “30 Rock” has some experience with going live. Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan were both longtime cast members on Saturday Night Live, and Jane Krakowski is a veteran theater actor.

Ironically, the live “30 Rock” performance is being filmed in studio 8-H of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the usual home of SNL. This means, of course, that SNL is on hiatus this week as “30 Rock” has taken over, and will return again on October 23.

It’s not too far fetched that “30 Rock” would do a live episode, since creator/producer Tina Fey has written the show around her experiences as a head writer on SNL, with her character Liz Lemon dealing with the drama and hilarity that goes into creating a sketch comedy.

The cast and crew have been doing multiple run-throughs of the episode this week to prep as much as possible for “30 Rock” live (or “Dirty Rock” as Tracy Morgan has been calling it). However, you can only do so much prep for a live show, and with cast members who are this talented and funny (not to mention filming in front of an audience), I’m sure there will be a lot of entertaining slip-ups.

“30 Rock” broadcasting two live episodes, one for the east coast and one for the west coast. The east coast episode will air at it’s normal time of 8:30/7:30c. For the west coast, you can expect to catch “30 Rock” at 8:30 pacific/11:30 eastern.

What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to the live “30 Rock” tomorrow? Let us know, and check out some bloopers from Season 1 below!

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