On Thursday, October 14, ‚Äú30 Rock‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äú30 Rock‚ÄĚ live broadcast tomorrow and how the cast and crew has been prepping for it, keep on reading!
‚Äú30 Rock‚ÄĚ fans are in for a treat tomorrow as Tina Fey and the award winning comedy‚Äôs 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 ‚Äú30 Rock‚ÄĚ 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, ‚Äú30 Rock‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äú30 Rock‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äú30 Rock‚ÄĚ has taken over, and will return again on October 23.
It‚Äôs not too far fetched that ‚Äú30 Rock‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äú30 Rock‚ÄĚ live (or ‚ÄúDirty Rock‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôm sure there will be a lot of entertaining slip-ups.
‚Äú30 Rock‚ÄĚ broadcasting two live episodes, one for the east coast and one for the west coast. The east coast episode will air at it‚Äôs normal time of 8:30/7:30c. For the west coast, you can expect to catch ‚Äú30 Rock‚ÄĚ at 8:30 pacific/11:30 eastern.
What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to the live ‚Äú30 Rock‚ÄĚ tomorrow? Let us know, and check out some bloopers from Season 1 below!
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